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“Field Notes” is an occasional Connect column covering practical and philosophical issues facing admissions and registrar professionals. The columns are authored by various AACRAO members. If you have an idea for a column and would like to contribute, please send an email to the editor at email@example.com.
AACRAO Managing Consultant Michele Sandlin will be speaking at IMS Global Learning Consortium’s annual Summit on Digital Credentials, at Arizona State University in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 27 – 28, 2018.
The members of Pacific Association of Collegiate Registrars (PACRAO) gathered on November 5-8 in Spokane, Washington, for their Annual Meeting. The meeting themed “Shining a Light on Innovation” was PACRAO’s 91st annual meeting. Our meeting is always a highlight of the year for the PACRAO membership.
Complete College America (CCA) has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2017 Seal of Approval. The award, established in 2016, recognizes software tools that most effectively promote college completion and student success through alignment with CCA’s Game Changer strategies. This year’s winners are EAB Navigate and Starfish by Hobsons.
After 48 years in our current location of One Dupont Circle, AACRAO will be transitioning to a new location in June 2018. At the direction of the Board of Directors, AACRAO has entered into a contract to purchase an office in Washington, DC.
AACRAO Senior Consultant Howard Shanken and David Sauter, University Registrar at Miami University, have written an article in AACRAO’s November 2017 College & University Journal titled: ” Office of the Registrar: Mission and Vision”.
According to surveys, the top reason that AACRAO members cannot get the professional development they deserve is a lack of institutional financial support. As budgets tighten and the supply to encourage career and institutional development diminishes, AACRAO wants to step in and keep the tools for success available to all.
Dr. Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant to the Provost, Jess Parrish, Assistant Registrar for Communications and Jack Fryer, a third year undergraduate collaborating with the Office of Registrar at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, co-authored a study in AACRAO’s November 2017 College & University Journal.
In an article published in The Atlantic, titled: “How Campus Racism Could Affect Black Students’ College Enrollment” AACRAO’s Associate Executive Director for Consulting and SEM, Dr. Tom Green, is quoted warning against concluding that the declining yield rates of black students applying to UVA means they are less interested.
At the 2017 SEM Conference in Phoenix, the SEM Conference advisory board met to discuss this year’s content and look ahead to 2018 planning. At their meeting, the group was riveted by a recently-released AACRAO study on the the career path of the Chief Enrollment Officer. That study indicates that there will be almost 750 upcoming vacancies in the field of enrollment management.