Like You, We’ve Been Busy

AACRAO Consultants have been hard at work, partnering with universities and colleges across the U.S. and Canada to achieve best practice improvements and drive institutional performance. You’ll find us on campuses and in key professional meetings across North America and abroad. Here’s one way we make it easy to keep up with the latest developments at AACRAO Consulting.

Enrollment Professionals: The backbone of student success initiatives

by Susan Gottheil, Vice-Provost (Students), University of Manitoba, and Senior AACRAO Consultant

Dr. Vincent Tinto’s seminal book “Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition” (1987, 1993) has influenced generations of higher education students and, importantly, shaped the evolution of the Strategic Enrollment Management framework in the United States and Canada. Continue reading

AACRAO staff holiday drive helps homeless in DC

There are 8,350 homeless men, women and children in our nation’s capital. Nearly one in five DC residents live at or below the poverty line.

This holiday season, AACRAO’s staff and Board of Directors are contributing to the DC-based organization SOME (So Others Might Eat). Founded in 1970, SOME is an interfaith, community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation’s capital. Continue reading

Comprehensive Student Records Project participants convene in Indianapolis

Participants in the Comprehensive Student Records (CSR) Project came together Nov. 28 and 29 in Indianapolis to showcase innovative approaches to expanding the student transcript. The CSR project is focused on developing comprehensive student records that document evidence of student learning and achievement beyond traditional transcripts. Continue reading

C&U Journal: Should Institutions Expand the Academic Record?

Dr. Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant to the Provost, at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, and Dr. Connie Book, Provost and Dean of the College at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, co-authored an article in AACRAO’s September 2016 College & University Journal. Continue reading

Keep transfer students at the forefront of effective SEM planning

by Alicia MooreAACRAO Consultant and Dean of Student and Enrollment Services for Central Oregon Community College

Long gone are the days in which students pursue college immediately after high school graduation and complete their higher education career all within the confines of one institution.   Continue reading

What it means to be an “Engaged Scholar in Critical Thinking”

How can student records most accurately reflect student learning?–That’s the question driving the pilot Comprehensive Student Records (CSR) project funded by a grant from Lumina Foundation and spearheaded by AACRAO and NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education. Continue reading

Tips for Student Success and Retention

William Serrata, president of El Paso Community College and Christine Kerlin, former Everett Community College Vice President for Strategic Planning and current AACRAO Senior Consultant, hosted a roundtable discussion at the AACRAO SEM Conference on Retention, Completion and Student Success. Continue reading