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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
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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.


AACRAO 2012 FERPA Guide
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AACRAO 2012 FERPA Guide
Table of Contents and Introduction
$90 Members/$120 Non-Members; LeRoy Rooker and Tina Falkner; 2012; Item #0135
For over 35 years, AACRAO’s FERPA Guide has provided valuable guidance and training materials to help institutional record-keepers and other school officials understand and comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended (FERPA). In addition to relevant issues contained in previous editions, the AACRAO 2012 FERPA Guide provides updates throughout based on the recently revised FERPA regulations that became effective in January 2012.


The AACRAO Academic Record and Transcript Guide
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The AACRAO Academic Record and Transcript Guide
Table of Contents and Introduction
$65 Members/$90 Non-Members; 2011; Item #0131
For over 60 years, AACRAO has provided guidance and best practices on keeping, protecting and disseminating transcript information. The AACRAO 2011 Academic Record and Transcript Guide continues this trend, offering useful recommendations concerning the appropriate placement of more than 50 data elements in the institutional database and the transcript, giving records professionals guidance on the integrity, ease of interpretation, and technological and privacy aspects of transmission of transcripts. It develops the discussion on best practices for electronic data storage and security training for staff; notation of SSNs, academic and disciplinary actions, and course mode of delivery on the transcript; requirements for change of name and gender; transcripting nontraditional work and CEUs; and includes 2009-10 survey results of the AACRAO membership on current transcript practices and opinions.


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.


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.


Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents
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Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents
Table of Contents and Introduction
$45 $27 Members/$60 $36 Non-Members; Ann M. Koenig, Jessica Montgomery and LesLee Stedman; 2006; Item #4008
This addition to the AACRAO library of international publications will give you the information and tools needed to face and fight the complex battle against the problem of bogus universities and degree fraud. This book will inform you about the issues, help you to learn techniques to detect bogus institutions and documents, offer guidelines in handling cases of fraud, help you to prevent your institution or organization from becoming a victim of fraud, and give you confidence in discussing all of these issues with colleagues and superiors. Contributing authors include AACRAO's International Education Services staff: Ann M. Koenig, Jessica Montgomery and LesLee Stedman. Other contributing authors include Eva-Angela Adan Edward Devlin, John Bear, Alan Contreras, Alan Ezell and Jane Yahr Shepard.


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.