Core Competencies

The Core Competencies consist of the knowledge, skills and dispositions that are necessary for all AACRAO professionals irrespective of their role at their institutions.

For profession specific competencies, please reference the Admissions, Enrollment ManagementRecords & Academic Services, and Cross-Functional pages.


The Competencies & Proficiencies have been designed to be used in a variety of ways, including: 
  • Crafting professional development plans for individuals or teams; 
  • Self-assessment and benchmarking individual professional development; 
  • Drafting position descriptions and evaluating office functions 
We envision the AACRAO Competencies and Proficiencies to be a living resource that will continue to evolve parallel to the demands of our professions in a dynamic higher education environment.

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