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AACRAO's SEM journal redesign: Greater impact, easier citation

by AACRAO  ·  June 11, 2018

​AACRAO released the first newly designed issue of SEM Quarterly in May. The journal moved from a traditional online format published by Wiley Online Library to an innovative style published in-house by AACRAO. SEMQ articles can now be read directly from the new AACRAO website, and PDFs of the articles and issues are also available to download.

Get endorsed by AACRAO for competency in SEM

by AACRAO  ·  May 04, 2018

Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) director Christopher Tremblay chatted with AACRAO Annual Meeting attendees at his session covering AACRAO’s SEM-EP program. The program is a self-paced professional development program which promotes industry competency and readiness.

Overlooked inefficiencies in Admissions that can impact yield

by AACRAO  ·  May 03, 2018

​All too often institutions focus efforts, strategies, and resources on the front end of the admissions funnel, thinking that the recruitment and marketing emphasis is the greatest factor in yield and although these areas are crucially important, the same attention and allocation of resources must also be applied to the operational and follow-up emphasis, otherwise spending on recruitment and marketing may be for naught.​

Rethinking advising for online students

by AACRAO  ·  April 30, 2018

Online degree programs bring unique challenges for faculty, staff and students. In a recent article in College & University, Rich Simpson, Registrar for the Online and Professional Studies Division at California Baptist University, calls on colleges and universities to do more to support online students’ success by rethinking advising.

Looking back: One year into the new FAFSA filing timeline

Looking back: One year into the new FAFSA filing timeline

by AACRAO  ·  April 24, 2018

As colleges and universities entered into the first year of the new filing timeline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), there were a number of questions and concerns swirling in the minds of enrollment managers as they headed into the 2017 admission cycle.

SEM-EP grad’s home institution benefits from her research and credential

by AACRAO  ·  March 09, 2018

​Stepping into her role as Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management at Buffalo State in 2014, Erin Alonzo wanted to deepen her understanding of SEM. First, she signed up for the 2015 AACRAO SEM Conference, as well as preconference workshops.

Swirlers, Dualists, Reversers and Traditionals

by AACRAO  ·  March 02, 2018

​The how, who, what and why of transfer credit practices are making an increasing mark in the higher education arena. According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, nearly 10 percent of college students attended more than one institution within the 2014-15 academic year, and 37 percent transferred to another institution within a six-year period

Applications are open for the Comprehensive Learner Records (CLR) project

by AACRAO  ·  February 28, 2018

AACRAO and NASPA invite colleges, universities, and systems interested in developing and implementing Comprehensive Learner Records (CLRs) to apply for participation in the CLR project.

AACRAO to join the University Alliance for Refugee and at Risk Migrants

by AACRAO  ·  February 14, 2018

​The first UARRM (University Alliance for Refugee and at Risk Migrants) convening was held February 2, 2018, at Rutgers University. UARRM is a group of researchers, practitioners and policymakers seeking to harness the potential of university communities for the empowerment and protection of refugees and at-risk migrants in the United States.

Is it armageddon?

by AACRAO  ·  February 02, 2018

​Given the rapidly-changing landscape of higher education over the last decade, many registrars are looking to the future to try to anticipate and understand our profession direction in order to gracefully and efficiently influence and adapt to those changes when they occur.

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