Member Satisfaction Voting Results

Total Responses: 302

Out of possible 5
Directory

3.82

Guidelines

4.40

Cust. Service

3.76

Government

4.00

Transcript

4.07

Media

3.66

Pubs

4.06

C&U

3.41

Training

4.28

Annual

4.23

S&R Outreach

3.50

Web Site

4.40

JobsOnline

3.53

IES

3.51

SEMSource

3.45

IES Institutes

3.17

Reg101

3.83

Adm101

3.64

Adm. Manager

3.55

FERPA Conf

4.43

SEM Conf

3.66

Tech Conf

3.75

Vandy

3.22

Virtual Meeting

3.90

Transffer Conf

3.48

Webinars

3.80

Pubs Conf

3.79

Out of possible 5
Directory

4.08

Guidelines

4.07

Cust. Service

3.83

Government

3.90

Transcript

4.20

Media

3.89

Pubs

4.17

C&U

3.94

Training

4.05

Annual

4.44

S&R Outreach

4.03

Web Site

4.06

JobsOnline

4.02

IES

3.89

SEMSource

3.80

IES Institutes

3.87

Reg101

4.23

Adm101

4.09

Adm. Manager

3.83

FERPA Conf

4.41

SEM Conf

4.18

Tech Conf

3.99

Vandy

3.81

Virtual Meeting

3.80

Transffer Conf

3.92

Webinars

3.82

Pubs Conf

4.11

Percent at least somewhat familiar
SecureU

79%

Transfer

64%

EDGE

50%

Webinars

87%

Online Courses

70%

The work that Mr. Barmak Nassirian did in communicating the issues at the federal level and taking our concerns and coordinating efforts to impact legislation like the DoD MOU, VA Principles of Excellence and a whole list of other issues is sadly missed.
The best aspects of AACRAO for me are the guides published, such as the Academic Record and Transcript Guide, Retention, and FERPA.
User groups Vendor rankings & services
Regional listing for graduate fairs Survey of academic departments staffing levels, educational experience and salaries based on institution type and levels.
Leadership development and mentoring.
Since Barmak retired it seems that very little information comes from AACRAO regarding legislation and/or the Dept. of Ed or DOD. It feels as though AACRAO is backing away from interacting with the Dept. of ED, DOD, and legislators. It is a shame th
The annual convention is important. However, considering cost, travel time, etc., would it be worth consideration of holding an annual convention every other year and focus on the regional conventions during the year the annual convention is not held? Per
THere is not another topic, but I did want to note that it would be of benefit to have more conferences (eg. Transfer), topics for seminars, and publications geared towards smaller schools. I have found that most of the conferences and webinars are more r
Affordable conferences More searchable resourses on the web site
The member guide is hard to locate! I also was not able to locate non-academic members (i.e. Andrew Cardamone NCAA).
Item #4 did not ask the question about rating the performance of the annual conference. I always attend the annual conference but not the smaller events during the year. The annual conference is excellent and AACRAO's performance in providing this oppor
1. We have lost the 'advocacy' aspect of AACRAO since Barmak has departed. I recieve the updates sent each month, but these are simply a summary of state-by-state actions relating to education. What I miss is the advocacy piece, i.e., taking on a matte
Not at the moment.
I have always thought it was unsual that the single regular publication that is still printed and mailed to the membership (C&U) is probably the one that is least practical and least likely read by the members who receive it. I much more often read the n
Kuali and/or open source initiatives
I really appreciate the responsiveness of office staff to my contacts. Janie Barnett and Nicole Spero and Heather, to name a few, are great! Just because I did not mention others doers not mean they are less responsive. I miss Barmak and his communic
With shrinking travel budgets the opportunity for online training is of increasing interest.
I miss Barmak. We need someone like him again to keep us apprised of federal issues.
No. Your services are widely varied and appropriate.
Allow Honorary Members the privilege of participating in the election of Nominations and Elections Committee members. It is a shame that Honorary Members who were most active and probably served on N&E, BOD and frequently nominated such officers are deni
Barmak was key in public policy at AACRAO. It is essential to have someone with equal vigor/experience to assume the position immediately!
The set-up of this survey requires that we respond to every question;rather than leave blank those items that we don't feel qualified to evaluate. I don't feel that AACRAO does anything poorly; so I used the first column to indicate those items that I ha
AACRAO's federal relations activities seem to have declined somewhat in the past year.
We are accredited by a non-regional CHEA & USDE recognized accreditor, and we have a terrible time with many regionally accredited schools accepting our credits for transfer or admitting our graduates into graduate programs. Despite the "Joint Statement
Some of your books should be priced a little lower.
I would like to see representatives of the Family Policy Compliance Office of the U.S. Dept. of Education appear at and contribute to AACRAO conferences and be available for public consultation by the organization - - - in the same way that Mr. Rooker app
I would like to see more online course offerings.
i'd like to see AACRAO take over REGIST-L and turn it into a true knowledge management system. A good system should onnect those who seek knowledge to those who have it. REGIST-L does that to a certain extent, but it's clunky and isn't easy enough to sear
I would like to see more on the integration of Financial Aid topics with admissions and registrar functions, especially federal regulation changes in the financial aid world. The sessions with Jeff Baker are always extremely well attended.This demonstrat
A structured mentoring program for people new to the AACRAO or to the fields AACRAO represents.
We have evolved too many individual conferences at a time when budgets are being cut. The Annual Meeting should have tracks with sessions of substance in each of the subject areas - Technology, Transfer, International - that currently get their own confe
Cost of the annual meeting is getting prohibitive. It might be good to now consider a lower tier of sites, although I realize these do not draw attendance as much.
focus on community college
In the past, had really enjoyed the annual conferences. Because I'm at a theological school, we no longer meet together at AACRAO, but rather have another venue through our accrediting agency. Cost limitation to attend both conferences. Though, have tr
I understand that the majority of schools offer undergraduate degrees but there are a number of schools that only offer graduate degrees. It would be nice if there were things offered that were for all types of schools or geared towards graduate schools.
The level of e-mail being sent out by AACRAO is excessive.
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Merge Tech conference with SEM or Annual where it is the 1st 2 days, 3rd day is shared, and then SEM or Annual are last 2 days. Better use of my time, money, and much more likely to send staff.
MOOCs and the future of what we do
none
N/A
AACRAO needs to address the costs of the conferences. If a location like San Francisco is going to charge $269 for a hotel room then this is not a location to select. Higher Education institutions continue to face budget cuts. We need more frugal options!
Provide a list of every college (by state) with a link to the college's website and direct link to course descriptions.
Since I work at a Canadian university, I care little about US governmental policies, FERPA, regional conferences. However, now that NAFSA has definitely dropped the ball, I see a huge need for an organization like AACRAO to offer much more at its national conference, online webinars, and in its journals, newsletters and publications, about foreign educational credential evaluation for admission to universities and colleges, at beginner, intermediate and especially advanced levels. It also needs to improve the amount of detailed information about foreign education systems in EDGE (I'm looking at you, lists of recognized tertiary institutions in English and native language), in order to make it more competitive with UK NARIC and AEI/NOOSR CEP (which are currently the best available online subscription databases) and to make it a more useful tool for those many US institutions that seem to rely upon it exclusively for their info about foreign educational credentials.
You don't mention the list serves for registsrars above, which I believe is of primary importance. As is the advocacy list serve. These are great and very helpful and important. You also didn't mention regional associations, which are also highly valuable. The survey did not address opportunities to serve on committees or in the organizational structure, communication to members, or general networking opportunities with collegues, all of which are important and probably should be mentioned in this type of survey. What about career-focused professional development? Personnel management? AACRAO doesn't really do much in these areas and could do more, I think.
In general, I would like to be able to find information more easily on the AACRAO website. I rely on online tools to help me research issues and this site seems like a great place to support higher education registrar type issues.
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Change Management as a course Creating Policy for Institutional Advancement as a course
Televised conferences. As budgets become tighter and tighter, online conferences would be neat. Additionally, online training tools instead of webinars where you can run the class yourself would be useful. As much that can be done online, would be great!
I encourage AACRAO to stay engaged with Veterans issues that are expemplified by the Principles of Excellence and DOD MOU on TA. AACRAO involvment has been stellar this past year in at least getting "a seat at the table" to discuss the ramifications of thes "regulations" and the impact on schools.
An online forum for discussion of topics of interest to members
Oftentimes links on the website are broken.
Not attracting national leaders in admissions and enrollment management - leadership is quite dominated by regitrars
N/A
With budgets being so tight many of my colleagues and myself must select what we attend and make difficult choices. It seems to me that having a larger annual conference that allowed for all of these issues to be presented would give me as an individual a better opportunity to get exposure to more areas that I must now omit for lack of funds. The specialization has isolated many of us because we can not attend everything.