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Special issue of SEM Quarterly ignites conversations around SEM

by AACRAO  ·  October 20, 2017

​In preparation for its 27th Annual SEM Conference, AACRAO has released a special edition​ of Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly. Over the past five years, SEMQ has highlighted the work of enrollment management practitioners, from distinguished thought leaders, as well as young, emerging researchers in the field. This special issue includes selected articles from the past five years of the peer-reviewed journal, presenting core SEM concepts including:

See How Research is Evolving SEM Practice

by AACRAO  ·  October 16, 2017

AACRAO strives to facilitate the move towards more data driven decision making models by providing a venue for content experts to share their findings with the higher education community. At the 2017 Strategic Enrollment Management Conference in Phoenix, see how cutting-edge research is changing the SEM landscape.

There’s still time to register for a conference workshop!

by AACRAO  ·  October 09, 2017

​Pre-Conference Workshops SEM Institute​ (Additional Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Writing a SEM Plan​ (No Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Half-Day Workshops​ (Additional Fee) – Sunday, October 29 – 2:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Inside Higher Ed: Higher Education Groups Issue Transfer Guidelines

by AACRAO  ·  October 06, 2017

In a statement issued on October 6, three higher education associations set forth guidelines on student transfer and the awarding of college credits.

AACRAO, together with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the American Council on Education, base their guidelines on the “essential principle” that every college and university determines its own approach to the transfer of credit.

I’m a new Registrar. Now what?

by AACRAO  ·  September 26, 2017

Starting a new job can lead to excitement, nervousness, and every emotion in between. For many, it’s an easy transition, but what if you find yourself in over your head?

Inside Higher Ed: Homeschooled Student’s Transcript Might Be for a Cat

by AACRAO  ·  September 12, 2017

According to Inside Higher Ed, the University of Rochester is raising questions about transcript oversight for homeschooled students after revoking an admissions offer. Associate Executive Director of AACRAO Consulting and SEM, Dr. Tom Green is quoted in the article, offering possible solutions for a more broad review homeschoolers’ admissions information, including curriculum, transcripts, GPA and test scores.

Foster A Culture of Innovation

by AACRAO  ·  September 08, 2017

Invest in your team’s potential

Strategic enrollment management professionals understand that targeted enrollment goals and student support initiatives require teamwork across all levels of an institution. At AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Conference, we invite you to participate in the Team Experience and bring key SEM concepts back to share on your campus

Four key questions when building your class

by AACRAO  ·  September 01, 2017

Every campus is different, but there are still essential strategies that can be applied to building an incoming class.

According to Dr. Brent Gage​​, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, University of Iowa, building a class requires both science, such as quantitative analytics, and the art of relationship-building.

Inside Higher Ed: How a Regional Public University Reversed Enrollment Decline (and It’s Not Free Tuition)

by AACRAO  ·  August 28, 2017

In an article published in Inside Higher Ed, SUNY Fredonia speaks about the difficulty it previously had with enrollment and how this year’s enrollment of the freshman class has increased by 25 percent. Among the factors that SUNY Fredonia attributes to this increase is the role that AACRAO Consulting played through our Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) planning services.

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