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Happy Thanksgiving From CAPACRAO

This year, we are most thankful for you, our members, committee volunteers, institution leaders, AACRAO and our Corporate Sponsors. Thank you for your continual support and engagement within Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (CAPACRAO). We hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

Best Wishes,

Your CAPACRAO Executive Team

Get Involved with AACRAO

Get Involved with AACRAO

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AACRAO Transfer Initiative

AACRAO Transfer Initiative

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Member Spotlight: Rebecca Fowler

     

Name: Rebecca Fowler
Institution and role: Towson University, Assistant Director of Residency, Reenrollment, and Special Programs in the Registrar’s Office.
Number of years at your institution: 3 years

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Takeoff: A 5-Part Series on the Different Levels of Leadership

Takeoff: A 5-Part Series on the Different Levels of Leadership.

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November 2021 Dual Enrollment SIG Update & Meeting


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In preparation for our 5th Dual Enrollment Special Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 2:30 PM, we wanted to say hello and provide some updates.

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November 2021 Professional Development


Professional Development Calendar

College in High School Programs & Data: Reporting and Using Dual Enrollment Data to Improve Equity | Virtual | November 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Accelerate the Transfer Process to Better Serve Students | Virtual | November 2, 2021 | 2:00 PM
AACRAO: Education in Crisis: Lebanon | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM
The Future of Women at Work and Living a Passionate Life | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Inside HigherEd: Connecting College and Careers | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Leveraging Benchmarking Data to Understand Your Investments: Perspectives from Oregon State | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 2:00 PM
CAPACRAO Event: Dual Enrollment Special Interest Group Meeting | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 2:30 PM
NASPA Concern Gathering: The Role of Institutions in Addressing Racial Inequity | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 2:30 PM
Helping You & Your Students Find Joy & Passion In Your Career Using The Ikigai Framework | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 3:00 PM
The Chronicle: The Future of Global Partnerships | Virtual | November 3, 2021 | 5:00 PM
AACRAO: Coming Out of COVID | Virtual | November 4, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Rethinking EdTech: The New Standards of Online Education | Virtual | November 4, 2021 | 2:00 PM
The Chronicle: The Community Colleges Students Need Now | Virtual | November 4, 2021 | 2:00 PM
AACRAO: Transfer & Articulation Community of Practice Forum | November 5, 2021 | 3:00 PM
A National Celebration Centering First-gen Voices | Virtual | November 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM
NACAC Institute: Confronting Tokenism and Internalized Racism in Diverse Student Recruitment | Virtual | November 9, 2021 | 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Noel-Levitz 2021 Strategic Enrollment Planning Executive Forum | Virtual | November 9 - 10, 2021 | All Day
Continuing Seamless Operations During the Great Resignation | Virtual | November 10, 2021 | 1:30 PM
NASPA Concern Gathering: The Role of Institutions in Addressing Racial Inequity | Virtual | November 10, 2021 | 2:30 PM
CAPACRAO EVENT: Recruitment on the Go - What You Need to Know | Virtual | November 10, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Maryland Community College Chief Student Affairs Officers’ Annual Best Practices Conference | Virtual | November 12, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2021 AACRAO SEM Conference | Virtual | November 14 - 17, 2021 | All Day
Evolving How We Measure Digital Success in Higher Ed | Virtual | November 16, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Moving Things Along: How Adopting Shortened Semesters Accelerates Student Momentum and Success | Virtual | November 16, 2021 | 1:00 PM
The Chronicle Festival 2021: Ideas Shaping Higher Education | Virtual | November 16 - 18, 2021 | 1:00 - 3:45 PM
NASPA Concern Gathering: The Role of Institutions in Addressing Racial Inequity | Virtual | November 17, 2021 | 2:30 PM
AACRAO Elections Close | Virtual | November 19, 2021 | All Day
2021 MSACROA Conference | Virtual | November 29 - December 1, 2021  | All Day

Economic and Policy Trends: What Community College Practitioners Need to Know | Virtual | November 30, 2021 | 1-5 PM

2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting | April 3-6, 2022 | Portland, Oregon 



























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CAPACRAO Legislative Report: October 2021

CAPACRAO Legislative Report: October 2021

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October is Careers In Student Affairs Month

Careers in Student Affairs (CSAM) is a month-long initiative, each October. CSAM is dedicated to the celebration of a career in student affairs, education and awareness in the profession, and engagement with professional associations and peers in the field. Across various professional and indepedent associations you will come across a myraid of ways to engage, explore, reflect and rejuvenate especially if your enrollment management position sits under the umbrella of Student Affairs at your institutions. 

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2022 CAPACRAO Award Nominations

CAPACRAO invites you to SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS for our annual awards: Emerging Leader and Steven A. Smith.  These awards will be presented during CAPACRAO's Annual Business Meeting in June. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 29, 2022.  

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Member Spotlight: Shannon Hardester

Name: Shannon Hardester  
Institution Name & Role: Salisbury University-Assistant Registrar, Veterans & Special Populations
Number of Years at your institution: 4.5


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Pursuit of the Doctoral Degree


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Pursuit of the Doctoral Degree: Creating Your Network

Should you pursue it? 
Is it the right time?
What's your dissertation topic?
What institution should you enroll?
Does the advanced degree meet your goals?
If only you could just finish writing.
What do you wish you knew before.






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SEM Professional Development Webinar

Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM): Career Planning and Professional Development for Success

Are you ready for a career change or interested in learning more about strategic enrollment management? 
Join us for a facilitated conversation on Monday, October 4 at 3pm.

This professional development session is for both new and experienced professionals, and more!
You don't want to miss this. 

To register for the event, click here.

October 2021 Professional Development


Professional Development Calendar

October is Careers In Student Affairs Month. Click here to learn more

Alternative Career Pathways in and Around Higher Education | Virtual | October 1, 2021 | 12:30 PM
National Conference on Students in Transition | Virtual | October 2 - October 4, 2021 | All Day 
CAPACRAO Webinar: AACRAO Career Planning and Professional Development | Virtual | October 4, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Stories of Transformation: 6 Innovative University Leaders Share Insights | Virtual | October 5, 2021 | 12:30 PM
Benchmarking Digital Marketing in Higher Education | Virtual | October 5, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Understanding Prospective Students for Recruitment and Enrollment | Virtual | October 5, 2021 | 2:00 PM

Accenture’s Workday Higher Education Forum | Virtual | October 6, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Politics, Covid, Social Justice, and Minority-Serving Institutions | Virtual | October 6, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Improving Research Operations and Output | Virtual | October 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Breaking Down Silos and Improving Relationships | Virtual | October 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM
The New Doctoral Studies Network | Virtual | October 7, 2021 | 4:00 PM
Leadership in Higher Education Conference | Virtual | October 7 - October 9, 2021 | All Day
AACRAO Elections Open | Virtual | October 11, 2021 | All Day
AACRAO Caucus Meeting | Virtual | October 12, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Career Development for HBCU Student Affairs Professionals | Virtual | October 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM
Offshore Caribbean Medical Schools Report | Virtual | October 13, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Coming Out of COVID | Virtual | October 18, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Getting Involved in NASPA as an Emerging Professional | Virtual | October 18, 2021 | 3:00 PM
2021 ATD Data & Analytics Summit | Virtual | October 18 - 21, 2021 | All Day
Moving On(line): Strengthening Your Brand Through Novel Approaches | Virtual | October 19, 2021 | 2:00 PM
De-Mystifying AI for University Admissions Leaders | Virtual | October 20, 2021 | 2:00 PM
2021 Virtual Forum on Educational Policy | Virtual | October 20 - October 21, 2021 | All Day
NASPA: What I Wish I knew as a New Professional | Virtual | October 21, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Closing Equity Gaps in Enrollment – A Four-Pronged Approach | Virtual | October 22, 2021 | 2:00 PM
NACEP Dual and Concurrent Enrollment Annual Conference | Virtual | October 24 - 26, 2021 | All Day
2021 Assessment Institute | Virtual | October 24 - 27, 2021 | All Day
Complete College America: United for Change Symposium | Virtual | October 26-28, 2021 | Half Day
AABHE Research Webinar 2021 | Virtual | October 27, 2021 | 1:00 PM
Insights on Higher Education’s Next Normal: Building a Strategy for Sustained Growth | Virtual | October 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM
NASPA: The Current State of Student Affairs | Virtual | October 27, 2021 | 3:00 PM
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference | Virtual | October 26 - October 29, 2021 | All Day
Working in Unison: Fostering Collaboration between Faculty and Student Affairs Professionals | Virtual | October 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM
NASPA Improving Career and Engagement Outcomes of First-generation Graduates | Virtual | October 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM
AACRAO Collective Gathering | Virtual | October 28, 2021 | 3:00 PM

































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Managing Office Morale

 

The last 18 months have been a roller coaster for many of us: ups, downs, and lots of unexpected loops. At some point, many of us have thought, “I can’t wait for things to get back to “normal.” Well that time is upon us. Higher education institutions around the country are well into the fall semester and many schools have opted to return to primarily in-person classes this fall. This means an increasing number of faculty and staff are in the office, in both hybrid and full-week capacities. If you have seen my last two write-ups in this series, you know feelings regarding the return to the office run the gamete; and even those who were enthusiastic about being in the office again, have needed time to adjust. This means office morale may not be at its highest. To help you boost your team (or your own) mood I have compiled a list of tips and activities that are sure to lessen the stress and boost confidence and enthusiasm in the office while we’re getting back in the swing of things.

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Get Involved: Board Vacancies


Looking for career development opportunities? Consider joining our executive board!

Positions Available: Vice President of Membership & Technology

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AACRAO Transcript September 16, 2021

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September 2021 - Dual Enrollment Meet Up


Dual Enrollment Word Cloud made using https://wordart.com/

In preparation for our 4th Dual Enrollment Special Interest Group Meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at 3:00 PM, we wanted to say hello and provide some updates.

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CAPACRAO Legislative Report September 2021

CAPACRAO Legislative Report

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Fall Enrollment Roundtable - Join Us

Enrollment Roundtable 

In the midst of COVID-19 protocols, mandatory or recommended vaccinations requirements, ambitious enrollment goals, and returning to campus (hybrid or in-person) - find out what really happened once the dust settled after the ADD/DROP period. Come hear insights from representatives at some local colleges as well as share what happened at your institution. 

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