Meet The New Executive Board (But, we still need YOU)

Meet The New Executive Board 

It's a new year for CAPACRAO. We are so excited to share our new executive team with you. 

Past-Present: Sheena Luaehu-Lyons, Towson University
President: Johnika Dreher, Prince George's Community College 
President-Elect: Shari Christie, Bowie State University
Vice President of Programming: Reginald Garson, Washington Adventist University
Vice President of Communications: Danielle Worsham, Towson University
Treasurer: Rebecca Fowler, Towson University
Treasurer-Elect: Otu Obot, II, Prince George's Community College

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Summer Virtual Happy Hour

Connect with us. To register, click here.

Dual Enrollment SIG Meeting - July 2021

We are meeting soon. Click here to register.

President's Welcome 2021

President's Welcome

Hello Members, Sponsors and Colleagues:

On June 30, 2021, many of our distinguished Executive Board members’ term came to an end, and a new Executive Board transitioned in. I am honored to be your incoming President and I want to acknowledge the leadership provided by Sheena Luaehu-Lyons as President, Seth Kamen as Past-President, last year's board and standing committee members. Many thanks for the work that they have done to cultivate the Association. I also want to thank our Sponsors because our achievement would not have been possible without their continued support and dedication to excellence.

I am excited to welcome my colleagues, some new but many who are returning members, into their new roles. I am humble and grateful for this opportunity serve as your President but I have to be honest, we need our members in a mighty way this year. My favorite quote is actually an African Proverb and it is "many hands make for light work." As President, I would greatly appreciate you, our members, joining us this year in whatever capacity enhances your strengths, provides you value and allows you to share your talents. Some ideas, but in one way do we want to limit you, are:

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AACRAO Eye on Research June 2021

Eye on Research: June 2021

Transfer research, aiding adult learners of color, and vaccine mandates

This month's blog details AACRAO's work around Re-Envisioning Transfer, with our work group and upcoming virtual Transfer Practice Summit. Additionally, topics such as college graduate readiness, strategies to aid adult learners of color, wealth inequities in admissions and more are discussed. 

To view the full AACRAO Blog, click here.

July 2021 Professional Development

Professional Development Calendar

The Chronicle Workshop Series: The Strategic Transformation | Virtual | July 1, 2021 | 1:00 PM
*Applications Due* AACRAO Congressional Hill Day | Online | July 2, 2021 | 11:59 PM

AACRAO Update from the Caribbean: CXC Examinations 2021 Administration and the Impact of COVID-19 | Virtual | July 7, 2021 | 2:00 PM
35th Annual RNL Conference | Virtual | July 7-8, 2021 | All Day
AACRAO 2021 Transfer Practice Summit | Virtual | July 8-9, 2021 | All Day 
AACRAO's Women's Caucus: Zoom Fatigue | Virtual | July 9, 2021 | 2:00 PM
Higher Ed and the Post-Pandemic Employer: Adult Learners | Virtual | July 13, 2021 | 2:00 PM
AACRAO Monthly Caucus Meeting | Virtual | July 13, 2021 | 3:00 PM 
AACRAO CLR Roundtable: Learn & Lead | Virtual | July 19, 2021 | 11:30 AM
CAPACRAO Dual Enrollment SIG Meeting | Virtual | July 21, 2021  | 3:00 PM
Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI) Conference | Virtual | July 25, 2021 | 8:00 AM
Summer Continues: Tips, Thoughts, and Ideas for the Small College Registrar | Virtual | July 26, 2021 | 2:00 PM
AACRAO July Book Club | The Transfer Experience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System | Virtual | July 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM
RNL Webinar - E-Expectations 2021: The New Normal in Online College Search | Virtual | July 28, 2021 | 2:00 PM
CAPACRAO Summer Happy Hour | Virtual | July 28, 2021 | 3:00 PM
NCSD Lunch & Learn: Networking in a Covid-19 Environment | Virtual | July 30, 2021 | 12:00 PM
2022 AACRAO Annual Meeting | April 3-6, 2022 | Portland, Oregon 

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Chronicle Features Dr. Hrabowski, President at UMBC, in Leadership Interview Series

CAPACRAO loves to support all things Maryland and Washington, DC. Recently while researching virtual events for July via the Chronicle of Higher Education, I came across this dynamic leadership series featuring diverse leaders. How awesome to see one of our CAPACRAO President's highlighted. Check out the series. Let us know your thoughts.

AACRAO Congressional Hill Day - Apply by July 2, 2021



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Member & Institutional Spotlight

Member & Institutional Spotlight

CAPACRAO loves it's members and we are an association that thrives on member engagement and member involvement. While we do not know when we will physically connect again for a CAPACRAO event, we still have a wonderful medium to facilitate our knowledge sharing. Our member spotlights are new features within the last year that provide a venue to celebrate ourselves and the work we do within our personal and professional lives. We are seeking colleagues who are interested in being featured in our member or institutional spotlight.

Interested? Please complete our brief survey. We look forward to spotlighting you soon.

June 2021 Professional Development

Professional Development Calendar

AACRAO Monthly Caucus Meeting | Virtual | June 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM 

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CAPACRAO Annual Business Meeting

Members register using this link.

Preparing Yourself for The Return

Picture retrieved from Baltimore Sun article "Maryland Colleges Planning For Return To Campus"

Preparing Yourself for The Return

According to an article by U.S. News, in April 2020, 70 percent of U.S. employees were working from home.1 Fast forward thirteen months later and many of us (56%) are still answering emails from our homes.1 But for higher education professionals in the Maryland and DC area that will all be changing soon as many colleges and universities prepare to return to campus this fall.2 Undoubtedly, faculty and staff emotions run the gamut regarding the return. So, I have compiled a list of tips that will make your transition back to the office a bit smoother. Whether you are joyful or apprehensive there is something here for you.

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CAPACRAO Shops Local: Attractions & Hidden Gems

Vaccination rates are increasing and the capacity restrictions are decreasing. So, we've combined our May and June CAPACRAO Shops Local to highlight Maryland and DC Attractions & Hidden Gems. Share your favorite places to be entered into our Quarter 2 Raffle via this link Google Form. Submissions will be accepted through June 30. Submit by 12 noon. The winner will be announced at our Annual Business Meeting

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Legislative Update & June 2021 AACRAO Transcript

Did you miss the May Legislative Report? Click here to view

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Enrollment Perspectives Roundtable 2021

Join CAPACRAO members for a conversation about your personal experiences and reflections in enrollment management during COVID. We'd also love to hear your predictions and desires for the future of enrollment management.

While we have you, check out this article by Encoura entitled "The New Enrollment Practice: Positive Impact for the Future, and these brief articles from Inside HigherEd "Enrollment Declines Lead to Layoffs at U of Redlands," and "Some HBCUs Lower Fall Tuition."

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CAPACRAO Wellness Webinar May 20, 2021


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AACRAO Eye on Research April 2021

AACRAO Eye on Research April 2021

Perception of professional development, student need insecurities, and fall course delivery

This month's blog details recent reports like AACRAO Research & InsideTrack's training needs report. Additionally, students' need insecurities and desires for fall course delivery are explored, along with growth Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) among another topics.

To review the April report, click here.

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AACRAO Connect May 3, 2021

AACRAO Connect

AACRAO Report: In Their Own Words | Conflict Resolution | May Book Club | Perceptions of Training Needs

Legislative Update & May 2021 AACRAO Transcript

Survey Feedback Requested
Complete our brief four-question survey to understand CAPACRAO member needs.
Please take 5 minutes or less to complete the survey with your professional development thoughts. The survey will close on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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Legislative Update, Survey & AACRAO Transcript April 2021

CAPACRAO is honored to welcome two new members to our Legislation Committee.

New Committee Members
Meet Nanci Beier and Otu Obot, II who are excited to continue managing our legislative updates.

Survey Feedback Requested
Nanci, Otu, and Danielle created a brief four-question survey to understand CAPACRAO member needs.
Please take 5 minutes or less to complete the survey with your professional development thoughts. The survey will close on Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Access AACRAO Transcripts for April 2021 below

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