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The true value of the oft-scorned mission statement

by Wayne Sigler, Ed.D., Senior Consultant, AACRAO Consulting

“The mission says why you do what you do, not the means by which you do it.” 1

“The end here is not the mission statement itself.  It’s aligning people behind key goals.” 2

“A fundamental responsibility of leadership is to makesure that everybody knows the mission, understands it, lives it. 1 Continue reading

C&U Journal: AACRAO Research: A year in Review 2016

AACRAO Senior Consultant Wendy Kilgore has written an article in AACRAO’s June 2017 College & University Journal titled: ‘AACRAO Research: A year in Review 2016’. The article focuses on AACRAO Research’s successful year and on the eleven projects that were completed. Among these projects were eight 60-second surveys and three comprehensive projects. To access the full article, please click here.

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

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

Using data and research to drive SEM planning

Tom Green, Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM, AACRAO; Dan Merian, Director of Enrollment Research and Analysis, University of Michigan Dearborn; and Janet Ward, Senior Consultant at AACRAO, presented a three-hour workshop on the many ways that data are used to support decision-making and strategic enrollment planning and management in higher education.  The workshop opened with the importance of research questions, knowing what we want to learn, in the context of the enrollment cycles of higher education.  These drive how we collect and report data to inform the progress of students in their educational journeys and to predict how our enrollments may materialize in the short and long terms. Continue reading