Community College Issues



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.


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.


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.


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.


Community Colleges and Student Information Systems Implementation: A Survey on the Registrar's Role
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Community Colleges and Student Information Systems Implementation: A Survey on the Registrar's Role
Table of Contents and Introduction
$35 $21 Members/$50 $30 Non-Members; Sandra Lepley; 2006; Item #0114
Colleges considering a new system implementation should view the statistics on how different strategies can affect the job of the registrar. Drawing conclusions from a national survey of community and technical college registrars,Community Colleges and Student Information Systems Implementation explores differences in job duties and responsibilities as well as role conflict and ambiguity related to different implementation strategies. The author, Sandra Lepley of University of Central Florida examines in-house, outsourced and consortia implementation strategies, and their relation to college demographic characteristics. She offers suggestions for professional development.


The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration
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The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration
Table of Contents and Introduction
$95 Members/$130 Non-Members; Barbara Lauren; 2006; Item #0110
The Registrar's Guide: Evolving Best Practices in Records and Registration is the first comprehensive guide to the registrar's profession to be published in 27 years. Its 35 chapters address a variety of responsibilities, ranging from registration and academic scheduling to detecting credentials fraud and implementing student information systems; preparing for commencement and preparing for accreditation; project management and "Budgeting for Registrars." Other chapters address the work of the registrar in various settings, including small colleges, community colleges, graduate schools, and law, medical and theology schools. The book also contains overviews of FERPA, the Solomon Amendment, and an Appendix of Information Sources on additional compliance matters.