• Remember the concept of "half-life" from Anthropology 101? It's the amount of time it takes for something to be reduced to only half of its value--such as carbon-14 in a fossil or a medicine in the blood stream.  Have...

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  • Is financial aid broken?

    Posted on April 1 2013

    President Obama caused a bit of a stir during his State of the Union address when he proposed the most sweeping changes to federal aid since the 1970s, calling for new performance-based accountability measures and an alternative accred...

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  • How are you using PDF transcripts?

    Posted on April 1 2013

    AACRAO and the AACRAO SPEEDE (Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange) Committee have been at the forefront of the development of electronic student records exchange. When the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee was first...

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  • More and more postsecondary institutions are using a holistic approach in their admissions processes—with improved student outcomes and institutional success to show for it. Holistic admissions, or “broad-based admissions&...

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  • Russian diplomas get updated look

    Posted on April 1 2013

    The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has introduced new pre-printed document formats for higher education credentials. Diplomas for the Russian bachelor, master, and specialist have a new look, and the accompanying œdiplom...

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  • Leaders and aspiring leaders in academic and enrollment services have a significant responsibility towards their coworkers, their campuses”and the higher education community at large. Those who assume this responsibility are char...

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  • New approaches to SEM planning

    Posted on March 19 2013

    The era of lengthy, static SEM Plans is past. Today’s SEM planning processes cut through the clutter of competing institutional interests and sharpens campus focus on the enrollment issues that matter most, with specific measurab...

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  • Education reform continues in the former Soviet republic of Turkmenistan—which has had to overcome years of regressive policies instituted by post-independence President Niyazov. Niyazov lopped years off the structure of the educat...

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  • AACRAO Spotlight interviews are published twice weekly before major professional development meetings. They feature our conversations with industry experts, highlighting key issues and promoting their sessions and workshops at the upcomi...

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  • The European Union unveiled its new "U-Multirank university ranking system on February 1, 2013. The multi-dimensional approach will assess institutions in five areas: reputation for research, quality of teaching and learning, inter...

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