Registration Open for 2016 Annual Meeting!

It’s time to register for the 2016 TACRAO Annual Meeting!  Please visit the conference website to register for the conference and obtain hotel registration information.  Both the Early Bird registration rate of $160 and the hotel group rate of $139/night will last until October 18, 2016 so make sure to register and reserve your rooms as soon as possible.

 

On the conference website, please also note the availability of the 2016 TACRAO Annual Meeting Scholarship (TAMS), which covers registration fees for the conference and two nights of hotel accommodations for selected applicants.  Make sure to be on the lookout for additional information regarding TAMS in the upcoming weeks.

 

The TACRAO Board of Directors is looking forward to a great conference including a wildly fun night at the Memphis Zoo, this year’s Big Event.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any assistance.  I look forward to seeing all of you in Memphis!

TACRAO Scorecard

Here’s a quick update on all things TACRAO:

  • Attend a college fair and need to complete a fair evaluation?  Look for the “College Fair Evaluation Form” under the TACRAO Links on the right.
  • Registration is open for C4C and Registrar’s Roundtable.  Register now!
  • Deadline to submit a session proposal for TACRAO 2016 is Sept 12.
  • Read the latest TACRAO News!

2016 TACRAO C4C

C4C 2016

Institutional Registration is now open for the 2016 TACRAO Conference for Counselors! TACRAO is hosting three events this year:

1. September 30th, 2016 at Columbia State Community College – Williamson Campus
2. October 7th, 2016 at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
3. October 26th, 2016 at The University of Memphis – Lambuth Campus

The registration fee for this year’s C4C is $75 per event, and we encourage your campus to attend all three if possible! If you didn’t receive the invitation email please reach out to the committee at tacraocforc@gmail.com, and we’ll make sure your institution gets the necessary information. If you’re ready to register your institution for the event(s), please do so through the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/N5LFqSeewGMmePSt1

Fall 2016 Calendar Released

With the completion of the Fall 2016 TACRAO Calendar, travel season is just around the corner.  I would like to remind everyone that TACRAO members will receive the fall 2016 calendar once dues have been paid.  The dues invoice is available online.  Non-members may purchase the calendar by submitting the calendar order form along with payment.

2016 Summer Admissions Workshop Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 TACRAO Summer Admissions Workshop.  Go to http://www.tnacrao.org/?page_id=41 to register.

This year’s summer workshop will be held July 29th in Nashville, TN at Montgomery Bell Academy (4001 Harding Pike, Nashville TN 37205). Instructions for how to RSVP and pay are in the attached document. Check-In begins at 8:00am CST and the Welcome/Introduction will begin at 8:30am CST. We added an extra session to the schedule, so this year’s Summer Workshop is scheduled to run until 2:30 (but we will try to get everyone out a little early to make it back home!)

As mentioned in the “Save the Date” email that went out a couple of weeks ago, we are also going to have a networking event the night before (July 28th) at the Nashville Sounds baseball game. The event is optional and not included in the registration fee, but we do encourage any attendees who will be in Nashville to attend. We will be purchasing General Admission tickets which are around $10 each, and TACRAO is inviting area high school counselors to attend the game as well. This will be a great opportunity to network with not only each other but also school counselors in the area! If you are interested in attending the baseball game email Sammy Stevens at ssteve18@utk.edu,  and I’ll send you information on how to purchase your ticket.

If you need hotel recommendations or have trouble finding an area hotel within budget, email Lori Corley (the Summer Workshop Chair) and she will help you find accommodations! Her email address is corleyle@mailbox.sc.edu.

Any other questions can be directed to Sammy Stevens at ssteve18@utk.edu . We hope you will join us in July for this year’s summer workshop!

2016 TACRAO Summer Workshop Invite

Time’s Running Out if You Want Your Conference Fee Waived!!

The TACRAO Board is happy to announce that the conference Big Event will be held at the beautiful Memphis Zoo.  We are also excited to offer a fun opportunity to let members submit a conference theme and logo for the chance to have the conference registration fee waived!  Remember, the theme and logo can tie into the host city, Big Event location, or both.

Theme and logo (.pdf or .jpg) submissions may be submitted to avery.swinson@ws.edu through June 22, 2016.  We will select one winner whose 2016 conference registration fee will be waived.  Please note that only one person’s fees will be waived even if you work in teams.

Dues, Calendars, Save the Date, Oh My!!

Your TACRAO Board has been busy already this summer planning lots of great things.  In case you’ve missed some emails, here’s a recap!

Annual Dues Invoice – Please make your institution has submitted the annual dues and membership roster.  For the most recent dues invoice, click here.

Annual Meeting Save the Date & Logo Contest
The Annual Meeting will be held November 16-18, 2016 in Memphis, TN at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown.  Hotel reservation and conference registration links will be forthcoming, but please see the below information for planning purposes:

Early Bird Registration Fee (through 10/18/16)                     $160
Registration Fee (after 10/18/16)                                           $175
Hotel Group Rate (available until 10/18/16)                           $139

Want your conference registration fee waived? 

The TACRAO Board is happy to announce that the conference Big Event will be held at the beautiful Memphis Zoo.  We are also excited to offer a fun opportunity to let members submit a conference theme and logo for the chance to have the conference registration fee waived!  Remember, the theme and logo can tie into the host city, Big Event location, or both.

Theme and logo (.pdf or .jpg) submissions may be submitted to avery.swinson@ws.edu through June 22, 2016.  We will select one winner whose 2016 conference registration fee will be waived.  Please note that only one person’s fees will be waived even if you work in teams.

TACRAO Annual Meeting 2016 Memphis – Call for Proposals

If you are interested in presenting at the Annual Meeting in Memphis this fall, we look forward to reviewing your ideas. To submit a session proposal, please click here or use one of the attachments below.

Please note that listing a session chair/recorders is optional. If you do not list one on your proposal, one will be assigned to your session by the Board of Directors.

Proposals must be submitted no later than September 12, 2016 for full consideration. The Board of Directors will review all submissions and notify presenters of their selection by late September.

Below is a list of suggested topic areas. Remember, these are just broad suggestions, and we look forward to your creativity to make this a diverse, informative, and fun experience for conference attendees in enrollment management, admissions and records/registrar’s offices. Admissions and Enrollment Trends ▪ Electronic Records ▪ Online Education ▪ MOOCS ▪ Student Access and Success ▪ Professional Development ▪ Academic Scheduling ▪ Office Ethics ▪ International Admissions ▪ Social Media ▪ Transfer Student Articulation ▪ Recruitment Strategies ▪ Dual Enrollment ▪ Career Development ▪ Diversity ▪ Technology ▪ Student and Family Programs ▪ Campus Events ▪ Veterans Outreach Programs ▪ Leadership and Management ▪ Degree Completion ▪ Compliance ▪ Campus Visits ▪ Adult/Transitional Programs ▪ Undocumented Students ▪ Office Morale ▪ Affirmative Action ▪ FERPA

Online Proposal  / PDF: proposal2016  / DOC: proposal2016

Congrats to Newly Elected Board Members!

TACRAO board is excited to announce the newest members of the TACRAO Board!

  • Avery Swinson, President-Elect (Walters State Comm College)
  • Jessica Swiney, Secretary (King University)
  • Tracy Comer, Treasurer (Austin Peay State University)
  • Sammy Stevens, VP Admissions & Financial Aid (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Kelly Pietkiewicz, VP Recruitment Services (University of Memphis)
  • Kellie Siniard, VP Administration Support Services and Outreach (Chattanooga State Comm College)

 

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