• 2014 SEM Conference

  • Winter Institute

  • Student Membership

What do you do at AACRAO, and how long have you been doing it? My official title is Assistant Director of Membership, and I have been here for just over a year. A lot of the work I do in that capa... Read More

Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on September 23 2014

Dear FERPA Professor, I work in the records department at a fully online institution. Thus, our communication with students is largely via e-mail and phone (from a staff perspective such as financ... Read More

Spotlight on SEM: Emerging Issues

Posted on September 23 2014

AACRAO Spotlight interviews are published twice weekly before major professional development meetings. They feature our conversations with industry experts, highlighting key issues and promoti... Read More

By Ann M. Koenig, AACRAO International Education Services India’s University Grants Commission (UGC) has followed up its recent action forcing the University of Delhi to discontinue its new ... Read More

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Federal Innovation Grants Unveiled

Posted on October 1 2014

The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will award a total of $75 million to 24 colleges to support innovations in higher education. The Education Department chose the winners of t... Read More

The crime statistics being released by colleges nationwide on Wednesday are so misleading that they give students and parents a false sense of security. Even the U.S. Department of Education offic... Read More

MOOC fever is cooling, at least among campus information-technology administrators, according to the 2014 edition of the Campus Computing Survey, an annual report on technology in higher education.... Read More

Confidentiality Concerns

Posted on September 30 2014

Advocates say that confidentiality in investigating sexual assault and harassment cases is crucial to promoting an environment in which victims feel comfortable coming forward. So colleges'&nbs... Read More

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The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) issued new draft guidance last week on pathway programs for international students. The guidance defines a pathway program as a "postsecondary ... Read More

An investigation jointly conducted by The Columbus Dispatch and the Student Press Law Center examined the accuracy and the flaws in federal campus crime reports. The Clery Act, enacted in 1991 to ... Read More

According to the statistics, a 10-percent enrollment drop at two-year colleges fueled the overall decline. Enrollment at four-year colleges grew by 1 percent. Nationally, enrollments fell by 463,00... Read More

The Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools (MAPCS), an association that represents for-profit colleges in the state, filed a federal lawsuit last week accusing State Attorney General M... Read More

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Under a recent initiative, the University of Hawaii at Manoa used a mixed methods approach to identify current institutional peers. Researchers classified a peer and aspirant group that considered ... Read More

Institutions can use cross-cultural theories, organizational maturity models, and business planning frames to analyze their culture and structures. As this author notes, recognizing the intricacies... Read More

A small, public liberal arts school framed student success to drive change and develop a new SEM plan. Their approach, highlighted in this article, demonstrates how a shift in thinking can impact t... Read More

This article presents how enrollment managers can best secure adequate funding for enrollment activities, and as a result, other operating units. The authors present a framework for using return on... Read More

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