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Institutional goals drive transfer policy

by Christine Kerlin, AACRAO Senior Consultant

The AACRAO 2017 Annual Meeting roundtable on “Transfer Best Practices,” moderated by Seth Kamen, Articulation, Transfer and Academic Services Manager at Montgomery College, attracted about 80 people, mostly from baccalaureate institutions. Topics and questions generated by the participants ranged widely from the use of college credits earned by high school students, to faculty decision-making in the credit evaluation process, to limits on the number of transferable credits, to which office performs the credential evaluations, to age limits on transfer credit, to credit for study abroad, and beyond. Continue reading

AACRAO’s Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM, Dr. Tom Green, quoted in The Atlantic

AACRAO’s Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM, Dr. Tom Green, was quoted in The Atlantic article “Where College Admissions Went Wrong” in March 2016. The article examines the effect that the current competitive college admissions environment has on students. To view the article, click here.

International student success: A SEM priority

by Clayton Smith, Ed.D., Vice-Provost, Student Affairs and Dean of Students, University of Windsor and Senior Consultant, AACRAO Consulting

Students from abroad are increasingly choosing to study at North American colleges and universities. Currently, 1.2 million international students study at North American postsecondary educational institutions, with 336,000 choosing Canada and 886,052 enrolling in the U.S. (Canadian Bureau of International Education 2014; Institute of International Education 2014). Further, enrollments are growing. Between 2012/13 and 2013/14, international student enrollments grew by 8.1 percent in the U.S. and by 10.5 percent in Canada. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) projects that the number of international students will more than double by 2020 (OECD 2014). Continue reading

Redesigning community colleges: What’s next for 2-year institutions?

At the AACRAO SEM Conference last November, community college leaders joined a panel discussion about the future of community colleges.

Walter Bumphus, American Association of Community Colleges (AACC); William Serrata, El Paso Community College; Karen A. Stout, Achieving the Dream, Inc.; and Chris Whitaker, Humber College, shared perspectives about the sector’s challenges and opportunities, including: Continue reading

AACRAO and NASPA name comprehensive student record implementation institutions

Two-Day Symposium Kicks Off

WASHINGTON, DC, – October 28 – 29, 2015 – AACRAO and NASPA: Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education released the names of the eight higher education institutions chosen to pilot a project to develop models for a more comprehensive student record, funded by Lumina Foundation. Continue reading