Assessment’s New Role in Degree Completion: A Registrar’s Primer on Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education
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Assessment’s New Role in Degree Completion: A Registrar’s Primer on Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education
Table of Contents and Introduction
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members; Rebecca Klein-Collins; 2014; Item #0140
Written in collaboration with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), this 23-page publication provides an introduction to prior learning assessment (PLA) and competency-based education (CBE), and explores what registrars should consider in their roles supporting institutional adoption of these assessment-focused programs and services.


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's Student Records Management: Retention, Disposal and Archive of Student Records
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AACRAO's Student Records Management: Retention, Disposal and Archive of Student Records
Table of Contents and Introduction
$60 Members/$84 Non-Members; 2014; Item #0138
An update to AACRAO's classic publication on records management, formerly titled AACRAO’s Retention of Records, this edition continues to provide the standards in student records management, and is designed to provide you with an overview of the complex issues facing student records managers today, recommendations on how to develop or modify your own records retention and disposition schedule, and a comprehensive set of best practice recommendations to develop and modify your student records management policy, practice, and the application of technology.


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.


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.


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.


AACRAO's Professional Development Guidelines for Registrars: A Self-Assessment
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AACRAO's Professional Development Guidelines for Registrars: A Self-Assessment
Table of Contents and Introduction
$70 Members/$95 Non-Members; 2012; Item #0133
For nearly 40 years, AACRAO has published the Self-Assessment, and this 185-page update will provide a cost effective and simple way to evaluate your office operations by stimulating thought, encouraging self-reflection, and evaluating policies and procedures. The Assessment is arranged by topical area with chapters addressing most basic registrar functions. Within each chapter are Basic Principles, which provide a foundation for the discussion topic and guide the development of the questions that follow. The questions give direction, evoke thought, and allow for a variety of approaches to a given topic. Action Plan items are provided to expand your expertise and allow more in-depth study of a topic. Finally, a Further Reading section has been added to the end of each chapter to direct the reader to useful resources on the topics discussed.


Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions (TCP) 2012
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Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions (TCP) 2012
Table of Contents and Introduction
$95 $57 Members/$130 $78 Non-Members; 2011; Item #3016
Transfer Credit Practices of Designated Educational Institutions (TCP) 2012 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. We encourage you to visit TCP Online for the most up-to-date credit practice information at http://tcp.aacrao.org/.


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.


Electronic Data Exchange Primer
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Electronic Data Exchange Primer
Table of Contents and Introduction
$25 Members/$35 Non-Members; Monique Snowden, Barry Billing and Clare Smith-Larson; 2008; Item #0123
The EDX Primer addresses the most commonly asked questions regarding electronic data exchanges, including matters relating to both traditional EDI standards and contemporary XML data standards as shaped by the Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC). Written by the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee, the Primercompiles EDX-related technology and contact information resources, along with lists of Web site sources and state, provincial, and regional initiatives and mandates.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The Work of the Registrar: A Summary of Principles and Practices in American Universities and Colleges
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The Work of the Registrar: A Summary of Principles and Practices in American Universities and Colleges

$40 $24 Members/$55 $33 Non-Members; Alma H. Preinkart; 2005; Item #0105
Take a walk down Memory Lane… In 1940 when AACRAO’s release The Work of the Registrar was written: Yale tuition was fifty dollars per quarter; colleges had curfews for women and dress codes; the average salary was $1,299 annually; first class stamps were three cents; and colleges sent progress reports home to parents. Read about what’s changed since then and what hasn’t in The Work of the Registrar: A Summary of Principles and Practices in American Universities and Colleges. Written by Alma H. Preinkert, registrar at the University of Maryland from 1935 to 1954, it became an invaluable reference guide for all registrars during the 1940’s. Current members of the profession should find this to be an interesting historical read. While the methods used to admit, register and maintain records have changed dramatically with computers and web based systems, the basic mission of the registrar’s office has not.


The AACRAO Guide to Staging a Graduation Ceremony
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The AACRAO Guide to Staging a Graduation Ceremony

$55 $33 Members/$75 $45 Non-Members; S. Mark Strickland; 2001; Item #0999
Overwhelmed by the complicated process of planning a graduation ceremony? The AACRAO Guide to Staging a Graduation Ceremony provides everything you need to design your institution's ceremony from start to finish including budgetary needs, facility choice and set-up, logistical arrangements, commencement programs and photography and academic regalia, all accompanied by numerous examples and diagrams. In addition, this Guide contains comprehensive information on anticipating, preventing and responding to any potential difficulties that may arise.