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SEM Core Concepts: Building Blocks for Institutional and Student Success
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SEM Core Concepts: Building Blocks for Institutional and Student Success
Table of Contents and Introduction
$45 Members/$65 Non-Members; Dr. Wayne Sigler; 2017; Item #0149
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
SEM Core Concepts is designed to provide busy professionals with an overview of SEM. The guide is organized around the following topics: definitions of SEM and examples of what it is not; the evolution of SEM, including its developmental stages that provided the building blocks for the current best practices of the profession; an overview of the essential SEM concepts; and a planning model and road map for transforming an institution into a SEM organization. Author Dr. Wayne Sigler is widely viewed as one of the top enrollment professionals in the country and currently serves as a senior consultant with AACRAO Consulting.


AACRAO Guide to Graduation Ceremonies
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AACRAO Guide to Graduation Ceremonies
Table of Contents and Introduction
$75 Members/$108 Non-Members; 2017; Item #0148
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
The AACRAO Guide to Graduation Ceremonies provides everything you need to design your institution's ceremony from start to finish, including logistical arrangements, commencement programs, diplomas, regalia, and academic honors. In addition, this guide contains comprehensive information on early commencement, graduate ceremonies, serving veterans, and other unique scenarios that may arise.


Student Displacement: A Guide for Higher Education Administrators
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Student Displacement: A Guide for Higher Education Administrators
Table of Contents and Introduction
$55 Members/$78 Non-Members; 2016; Item #0147
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
What can your institution do to support students that have been forced to interrupt their education because of factors outside their control? Student Displacement seeks to answer that question through groundbreaking research and case studies covering acts of violence, natural disasters, sexual assault, financial displacement, school closings, medical outbreaks, and military displacement. Readers will gain practical insights into how to prepare for and manage the unexpected on their campuses in order to lead students to persistence and success.


The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals
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The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals
Table of Contents and Introduction
$110 Members/$158 Non-Members; 2016; Item #0146
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
This updated edition of the AACRAO International Guide is a comprehensive resource providing higher education professionals a solid foundation of knowledge in the field of international education. Thirty-seven chapters cover a multitude of topics, including comprehensive internationalization, recruiting and promoting the success of international students, working with agents, establishing dual and joint degree programs, fighting fraud, and hosting pre-arrival events in home countries. Also included are seven chapters on best practices for external and in-house international transfer credit evaluations, along with four case studies and six country studies.


Curriculum Management and the Role of the Registrar
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Curriculum Management and the Role of the Registrar
Table of Contents and Introduction
$55 Members/$78 Non-Members; 2016; Item #0145
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
A guide intended to help registrars understand how to help support reasoned and nimble curriculum management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Included are recommendations and examples of how to establish and maintain positive working relationships with academics and other stakeholders; how to say “no” as needed; how to manage processes associated with curriculum management; and how to guide the application of technology. Additional content includes successes and challenges relative to curriculum management in the emerging competency-based education environment and accreditation and assessment considerations.


AACRAO 2016 Academic Record and Transcript Guide
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AACRAO 2016 Academic Record and Transcript Guide
Table of Contents and Introduction
$75 Members/$108 Non-Members; 2015; Item #0144
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
For over 70 years AACRAO has provided up-to-date guidance and best practices on keeping, protecting, and disseminating student records and transcript information. The AACRAO 2016 Academic Record and Transcript Guide continues this trend, aiding registrars in their task of preserving the integrity of their institution’s academic records. Recommendations for the placement of 54 database and transcript components are provided, along with discussions of current issues including name and gender changes, notating disciplinary actions, and the use of social security numbers in the database and on the transcript. Chapters also cover the transcription of nontraditional work and continuing education unit records, transcript services, legal considerations, the security of student records, and tips for recognizing and combatting fraudulent transcripts.


Managing Academic Space: A Guide for Higher Education Institutions
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Managing Academic Space: A Guide for Higher Education Institutions
Table of Contents and Introduction
$55 Members/$78 Non-Members; Amanda Vasquez, Craig Westman; 2015; Item #0142
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
Space use and management is an often overlooked but integral part of operating a college or university. From scheduling classes to events, extracurricular, and community events, understanding how to effectively manage space can result in increased productivity, cost savings, and overall efficiency. Part case study and part how-to guide, Managing Academic Space uses the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) as a case study and example of how to significantly increase efficiency of space use.


Helping Veterans Succeed: A Handbook for Higher Education Administrators
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Helping Veterans Succeed: A Handbook for Higher Education Administrators
Table of Contents and Introduction
$80 Members/$115 Non-Members; 2014; Item #0139
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
Helping Veterans Succeed: A Handbook for Higher Education Administrators is AACRAO's first comprehensive guide to address the unique needs of student veterans on campus. Through 16 chapters, this handbook gives campus administrators the tools to effectively help veterans achieve their academic goals and transition successfully into the workforce. Written by experts in the field, it covers transfer of credit and prior learning credits, campus communication strategies, certification, orientation efforts, implementing a Yellow Ribbon Program, and helping veterans transition from the classroom to the workforce. In addition, case studies and appendices offer relevant tips and resources for higher education professionals serving student veterans.


AACRAO 2013 FERPA Quick Guide
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AACRAO 2013 FERPA Quick Guide
Table of Contents and Introduction
$50 Members/$65 Non-Members; LeRoy Rooker and Tina Falkner; 2013; Item #0137
Also available on: Amazon Kindle B&N Nook Apple iBooks
Designed to give staff and faculty members key facts on their role in FERPA compliance, this short publication provides a basic overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended. It includes the full text of the recently revised FERPA regulations that became effective in January 2012, along with a summary of major revisions to the regulations. This Guide highlights how the Act applies to various school officials, including brief outlines of key terms and issues and a short quiz for self-assessment. **Note: This is the most recent edition of the FERPA Quick Guide**


Leadership Lessons: Vision and Values for a New Generation
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Leadership Lessons: Vision and Values for a New Generation
Table of Contents and Introduction
$50 Members/$70 Non-Members; Louise Lonabocker and Heather Zimar; 2013; Item #0136
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This compilation of 22 articles on the topic of leadership was written by today's leaders in higher education. Filled with unique kernels of wisdom, each chapter shares the authors' visions and values in ways that inspire, motivate, and illustrate how to be an exceptional leader. This is a book you will want to share with colleagues, friends and employees; all of whom will all benefit from the lessons learned by these remarkable, wise and fascinating professionals.


Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education
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Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education
Table of Contents and Introduction
$70 Members/$95 Non-Members; Bob Bontrager, Doris Ingersoll, Ronald Ingersoll; 2012; Item #0134
Also available on Amazon Kindle
As external forces demand change in the delivery of postsecondary education and institutions seek to take advantage of new opportunities, the potential for achieving higher levels of student and institutional success is vast. New technologies, communication tools, data use, and organizational constructs present key factors in improving the delivery of higher education. Strategic Enrollment Management: Transforming Higher Education brings practitioners up to the present and into new territory by addressing the latest SEM emphases. This book provides a roadmap for the required paradigm shift, building on the solid foundation of prior SEM practice and offering insights to new approaches that will lead to sustainable SEM efforts into the future.