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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.


Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions 2015 (TCP)
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Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions 2015 (TCP)
Table of Contents and Introduction
$98 Members/$140 Non-Members; 2015; Item #3017
Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions (TCP) 2015 presents a voluntary exchange of information regarding practices for acceptance of transfer credit. This publication reports the transfer acceptance practices of one flagship institution in each state regarding credit awarded by other colleges and universities in that state. AACRAO has established and maintained this voluntary medium of information exchange for over 80 years in order to provide crucial information to colleges and universities to determine their own transfer credit practices.


The Transfer Handbook: Promoting Student Success
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The Transfer Handbook: Promoting Student Success
Table of Contents and Introduction
$80 Members/$115 Non-Members; 2015; Item #0143
Also available on: Amazon Kindle
Recent research shows that over one-third of students transfer at least once before earning their bachelor’s degree, many also crossing state lines in the process. In response to this growing trend, AACRAO is pleased to present The Transfer Handbook: Promoting Student Success, a comprehensive look at the data, practices, and regulations that surround efficiently serving transfer students. Thirty-three authors have collaborated to provide recommendations for admissions, advising, enrollment, financial aid, registrar, and retention professionals who work with transfer students.


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.


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.


SEM in Canada: Promoting Student and Institutional Success in Canadian Colleges and Universities
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SEM in Canada: Promoting Student and Institutional Success in Canadian Colleges and Universities
Table of Contents and Introduction
$55 Members/$77 Non-Members; Susan Gottheil and Clayton Smith; 2011; Item #0132
Canadian colleges and universities face distinct challenges in financial environments, demographic shifts, competitive forces, and public policy decisions. SEM in Canada addresses these concerns and tells the Canadian SEM story through the experiences of 30 SEM professionals. This comprehensive guide describes how Canadian colleges and universities are using SEM to improve student and institutional outcomes. Chapters cover each of the major SEM components, including institutional administration, financial strategies, and key student experiences (e.g., First Generation, Aboriginal, international, transfer, francophone). This 357 page book gives evidence that Canadian institutions have created not just their own version of SEM, but one that furthers the profession in the U.S. and abroad.


Sharing the Campus Experience: Hosting Effective Campus Visits
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Sharing the Campus Experience: Hosting Effective Campus Visits
Table of Contents and Introduction
$40 Members/$55 Non-Members; Craig Westman and Penny Bouman; 2009; Item #0125
Campus visits are a pivotal activity in a recruitment cycle, and often determine whether or not a student will apply for admission. Sharing the Campus Experience: Hosting Effective Campus Visits helps administrators create campus visit experiences that engage prospective families and authentically demonstrate the culture of their institution. This 55-page book offers perspectives on how to recruit the best-fit students using such things as story-telling and student tour guides who "get real" about the triumphs and challenges of campus life. Authors Craig Westman of the University of Texas-El Paso and Penny Bouman and six contributing authors from a variety of institutions recommend involving faculty, employing visits coordinators, allocating funds towards site visits, and striking a balance between a fixed visit format and constant program development.


Applying SEM at the Community College
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Applying SEM at the Community College
Table of Contents and Introduction
$60 Members/$80 Non-Members; Bob Bontrager and Bruce Clemetsen; 2009; Item #0124
Community colleges are increasingly utilizing Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) to meet the enrollment and financial challenges brought on by the recent economic downturn. Applying SEM at the Community College identifies the vital and unique enrollment issues confronting two-year colleges and suggests effective strategies for resolving them. This 204-page resource helps administrators set enrollment goals for their diverse student populations, redefine and improve student academic success, and achieve institutional success through financial planning. It also proposes methods for gathering and using data to inform strategies, for strengthening marketing plans, and for fostering interdepartmental collaboration.


SEM and Institutional Success: Integrating Enrollment, Finance and Student Access
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SEM and Institutional Success: Integrating Enrollment, Finance and Student Access
Table of Contents and Introduction
$50 Members/$70 Non-Members; Bob Bontrager; 2008; Item #0122
As colleges and universities face increasingly challenging financial environments, demographic shifts, competitive forces, and public policy decisions, campus leaders must proactively adopt new approaches for addressing these concerns. SEM and Institutional Success provides a detailed analysis of these issues and offers a strategic enrollment management framework for improving enrollment and educational outcomes. Edited by Bob Bontrager, with chapter contributions by Gil Brown and Don Hossler, this publication proposes an innovative student-centric SEM planning model aimed at helping institutions improve enrollment and financial outcomes while at the same time advancing student access and success.


Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts
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Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts
Table of Contents and Introduction
$60 Members/$80 Non-Members; Allen Ezell; 2008; Item #0121
Are your institution's diplomas and transcripts for sale? Counterfeit Diplomas and Transcripts gives educators the tools needed to aggressively protect the legitimacy of their documents, while helping employers evaluate credentials of new hires. Researched and authored by Allen Ezell as part of an AACRAO initiative, this publication introduces readers to the security printing methods and online marketing techniques used by counterfeiters worldwide, arming campus officials and employers for the intricacies of recognizing and handling counterfeit academic documents. Ezell also explores existing state and federal statutes that may provide relief against injury done to institutions by document counterfeiters.


The College Admissions Officer's Guide
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The College Admissions Officer's Guide
Table of Contents and Introduction
$95 Members/$130 Non-Members; Barbara Lauren, Ph.D., J.D.; 2008; Item #0120
The College Admissions Officer's Guide is AACRAO's first comprehensive guide to the admissions officer's profession in a decade. Its 44 chapters, written by 56 authors and edited by Barbara Lauren, Ph.D., J.D., AACRAO, address a variety of responsibilities, ranging from recruitment and holistic admissions to admissions processing and predicting yield; from using technology in recruitment communications to making use of faculty in recruitment; from creating a career ladder and motivating staff to advice on engaging the greater college community. Admissions officers at all levels and in various settings, including small colleges, community colleges, graduate schools, and law, medical, and nursing schools, will benefit from this resource.


The SEM Imperative: Taking Enrollment Management Online
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The SEM Imperative: Taking Enrollment Management Online
Table of Contents and Introduction
$60 $36 Members/$80 $48 Non-Members; Craig Westman and Penny Bouman; 2007; Item #0119
The SEM Imperative: Taking Enrollment Management Online challenges enrollment managers to customize electronic media, print material, and telephone customer interactions to create a flexible multi-channel marketing plan. The guide helps institutions communicate with Millennial students who increasingly take initiative by shopping for colleges online and posting their experiences on user-generated content sites like YouTube. Authors Craig Westman of the University of Texas-El Paso and Penny Bouman of Ferris State University promote the proactive of use all relevant media in order to share positive institutional stories with prospective student markets—videos, blogs, chat, video games, Second Life, flexible modes of teaching, and interactive Web sites.


Managing for Outcomes: Shifting from Process-Centric to Results-Oriented Operations
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Managing for Outcomes: Shifting from Process-Centric to Results-Oriented Operations

$60 Members/$80 Non-Members; Wayne Sigler; 2007; Item #0118
Author Wayne Sigler builds on his years of experience in higher education management to present the Outcome-Oriented Operations Management System and its seven powerful components. The guide will help you create effective mission statements, choose and assess staff, write a strategic plan and calendar, monitor a budget, and measure success. Aimed mainly at higher education officers, it also provides inspiring case studies from various other fields— including medicine, law enforcement, charitable work, and corporate business. Your organization is sure to thrive as it achieves the measurable outcomes that stakeholders value and expect.


Academic Dishonesty: Developing and Implementing Institutional Policy
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Academic Dishonesty: Developing and Implementing Institutional Policy
Table of Contents and Introduction
$35 Members/$50 Non-Members; Dennis Bricault; 2007; Item #0117
Drawing heavily from current literature, case law, and a survey of fifty-two North Park University faculty members, this publication provides an overview of academic dishonesty, paying particular attention to associated legal aspects. The guide defines the types and range of academic dishonesty; examines the causes and manifestations of dishonest behavior; analyzes the legal issues affecting academic misconduct: case law, due process, the content and communication of policies, sanctions, prevention, and detection; and provides guidance for administrators and faculty for assessing and restructuring their institutional policies and procedures.


The Impact of Bologna and Three-year Degrees on U.S. Admissions: A Focus on Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom
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The Impact of Bologna and Three-year Degrees on U.S. Admissions: A Focus on Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom
Table of Contents and Introduction
$28 $17 Members/$40 $24 Non-Members; 2007; Item #0116
Increasingly, U.S. and other North American graduate and professional schools are finding it necessary to assess their admissions policies regarding international applicants with three-year bachelor's degrees. This monograph captures the presentations and discussions among participants from a November 2006 symposium coordinated by AACRAO in partnership with the Australian Department of Education, Science, and Training; the British Council United States; and the German Academic Exchange Service. The questions and issues raised at the symposium are discussed in this monograph, particularly as they relate to international student mobility; ways in which the adoption of three-year degrees–especially in Europe and Australia–affect U.S. admissions policies and practices; the Bologna Process and Europe's progress toward developing EU-wide three-year degrees.


Gamers Go to College
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Gamers Go to College
Table of Contents and Introduction
$50 $30 Members/$70 $42 Non-Members; Craig Westman and Penny Bouman; 2006; Item #0112
Gamers Go to College illustrates how Gamers create and demand a convergence of technology in higher education. A subculture of the Millennials, Gamers are noted for their increased use of technology over previous groups of students. The publication's overarching theme highlights the vital role communication plays and the varying venues that are at higher education's disposal in light of the Gamers generation. This publication was authored by Craig Westman and Penny Bouman of Ferris State University.


AACRAO's Basic Guide to Enrollment Management
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AACRAO's Basic Guide to Enrollment Management

$60 $36 Members/$80 $48 Non-Members; Craig Westman and Penny Bouman; 2005; Item #0109
AACRAO's Basic Guide to Enrollment Management is a primer or "how to" resource for new or seasoned enrollment managers. Its core chapters are practical applications of Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) best practices, outlining how making some basic adjustments can have an immediate impact on enrollments. The Basic Guide offers tips on how an institution can change and consequently gauge its successes, including techniques to aid the enrollment manager, director of admissions, student services director, or anyone in a management position within an institution looking for an impetus to change their enrollment practices.


The College Recruiters' Quick Guide
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The College Recruiters' Quick Guide

$35 $21 Members/$50 $30 Non-Members; Dewey Holleman; 2005; Item #0107
The College Recruiters' Quick Guide provides an orientation to Recruitment responsibilities for new admissions professionals and those contemplating a career in college admissions. It is organized to give the reader a quick orientation and down-to-earth advice about what is involved in the admissions profession. This short publication defines the admissions professional, outlines principles of good practice and successful recruitment, and offers practical tips for travel that every new recruitment professional will appreciate. Every new Admissions Counselor and Recruiter deserves this useful introduction to a rewarding career in Recruitment!


Student Information Systems: A Guide to Implementation Success
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Student Information Systems: A Guide to Implementation Success

$70 $42 Members/$95 $57 Non-Members; Dr. Sharon F. Cramer; 2005; Item #0108
What will expedite the implementation of a student information system? Student Information Systems: A Guide to Implementation Success contains constructive examples and practical suggestions, giving readers a step-by-step approach to improving campus buy-in, communication, collaboration and funding; as well as leading project team members and campus administrators through the critically important realities of a successful implementation or upgrade. The guide can assist everyone on campus involved in the implementation to develop and achieve their short- and long-term goals for student information system implementation.


Essentials of Enrollment Management: Cases in the Field
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Essentials of Enrollment Management: Cases in the Field

$60 $36 Members/$80 $48 Non-Members; Jim Black and Associates; 2004; Item #9024
In AACRAO's publication Essentials of Enrollment Management: Cases in the Field experts in enrollment management representing all types of institutions reveal the evolution of the enrollment strategies implemented at their institutions, the results, and the lessons learned. The introductory chapter provides an overview of themes and models that are fundamental to the field of enrollment management and are featured in a single case study or represent a pattern among two or more case institutions.


Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities
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Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities

$60 $36 Members/$80 $48 Non-Members; Richard Whiteside; 2004; Item #9023
AACRAO's publication Student Marketing for Colleges and Universities is your single authoritative source interpreting basic and advanced marketing techniques within the context of student marketing. Four sections address marketing fundamentals in the higher education setting, strategic planning, consumer behavior of the college-bound student and integrated marketing and the student marketing plan.


The SEM Anthology
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The SEM Anthology

$60 $36 Members/$80 $48 Non-Members; 2004; Item #9025
The SEM Anthology is a compilation of articles by more than 30 enrollment management professionals from a variety of institutions across the country. This collection, which has appeared in SEM Monthly over the past year, chronicles Strategic Enrollment Management efforts at campuses nationwide. The book illustrates the successes and challenges faced by campus officials today.


Gen Xers Return to College: Enrollment Strategies for a Maturing Population
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Gen Xers Return to College: Enrollment Strategies for a Maturing Population

$60 $36 Members/$80 $48 Non-Members; Jim Black; 2003; Item #9021
This addition to AACRAO 's series of publications on enrollment management examines the critical issues facing colleges and universities as they accommodate Generation X 's return to higher education. Divided into four parts, part one considers the characteristics that are common among Gen Xers with special attention to differences by gender, race, and sexual orientation; part two describes specific marketing and recruitment strategies targeted at this population; part three discusses retention-related issues and strategies; and part four addresses operational issues and trends.


The AACRAO International Graduate Admissions Guide
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The AACRAO International Graduate Admissions Guide

$50 $30 Members/$75 $45 Non-Members; 2003; Item #9018
AACRAO's publication provides a hands-on approach to enable you to determine the admissibility of applicants from abroad to your graduate degree and non-degree programs. The companion volume, The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals (item #0103), covers many important aspects of the international application and admission process, primarily on the undergraduate level. The present book is meant to augment that volume. Both are critical additions to any international education library. While the current AACRAO International Guide is a revision, this volume is a “first” in that it focuses on the graduate admissions process.