The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) is a nonprofit, charitable and voluntary professional education association of institutions of higher education which provides for the exchange of information concerning issues of common interest in order to contribute to the advancement of education in the State of Michigan.

The association, through meetings, other workshops, seminars, and contacts with educational leaders and other professional associations in the state, strives to provide professional development opportunities as well as provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas in order to advance higher education, particularly in the areas of admissions, registration and records at educational institutions.

Congratulations to members of the College Articulation Committee and the Registrars' Practices Committee for a successful virtual Summer Summit!

The sessions were well-attended and we received many positive comments about the accessibility of the sessions in the online format. Plus many of the sessions were recorded and are available on theĀ Summer Summit 2020 page so if you missed them the first time around, you can still "attend" the recorded sessions now.

The Summer Summit also served as a pilot for what the Annual Conference may look like this fall. Since attendance will likely still be restricted due to social distancing requirements and limited travel and professional development budgets at many MACRAO member institutions, the Conference Planning Committee is looking at doing something similar to Summer Summit in November. More details to follow!

Other upcoming events

New Professionals Workshop
Annual Conference and Meeting

In addition to the exciting plans for the virtual Summer Summit 2020, we are also working to develop alternative plans for the New Professionals Workshop in August and the MACRAO Annual Conference in November.

Both events will have a mix of virtual and - if possible - in-person events. Travel budgets may be difficult to come by this fall, so MACRAO is taking that into consideration. We're also hoping that by putting much of these events online we can welcome members who might otherwise be unable to attend due to cost or distance. This will also give us a wider pool of expertise and talent to lean on as session presenters, either online, in-person, or as a hybrid.

Our institutions are facing new challenges due to COVID-19. So are our professional associations. MACRAO intends to continue to provide value to its members as we move ahead through this unique moment in the history of higher education in Michigan.

Thanks for your patience and support. We'll have more details on both of these important events in the near future!