MACRAO Committee Charters

Admissions and Recruitment Committee

  • Promotes and supports the in-service training and professional development of MACRAO members on relevant issues, projects and activities.
  • Promotes communication between secondary schools and higher education institutions in Michigan.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Supports and helps implement the Mentorship Program.
  • Prepares the College-Bound Students checklist for secondary school counselors.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals.

College Articulation Committee

  • Promotes communication and articulation between postsecondary educational institutions.
  • Addresses specialized problems encountered by students in the transfer process.
  • Promotes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) in collaboration with the Board of Directors.
  • Sponsors an articulation workshop (Summer Summit).
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropri
  • Serves as liaison and a resource on transfer issues to education, government and community at large.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals 

College Day/Night Committee

  • Promotes close communication between secondary schools and colleges and represents the Association in all aspects of college day/night programs in Michigan. These include the approved college day/night guidelines, evaluations and calendar of events.
  • Works with MACAC representative in approval of the College Day/Night Calendar.
  • Establishes and promotes the annual approved College Day/Night Calendar.
  • Coordinates regional scheduling conflicts and redundant or inefficient services.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals.

 Conference Planning Committee

  • Develops, promotes, and executes the annual conference by serving as liaisons to meeting sites, exhibitors, caterers, speakers’ bureaus, and other service providers.
  • Provides clerical assistance and budget management as directed by the board of directors.
  • Manages all arrangements for the annual conference.
  • Arranges for guest speakers and AACRAO representation.
  • Establishes content regarding annual conference information on the MACRAO website and newsletters.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals.

 Enrollment Management Committee

  • Develops and promotes best practices in recruitment and retention, emphasizing strategic enrollment management functions at institutions of higher education.
  • Promotes an understanding of the institutional enrollment management concept.
  • Develops and promotes best practices to predict outcomes and assess results.
  • Serves as a resource on research, models and systems to help institutions achieve their enrollment and retention goals.
  • Maintains and publishes the Michigan Uniform Guest Application.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals. 

 Equity in Education Committee

  • Promotes equitable opportunities within higher education for marginalized populations.
  • Provides the Equity in Education recognition award in Michigan colleges and universities for outstanding programs.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals. 

 Legislative Issues Committee

  • Keeps the membership informed about legislative issues impacting higher education through the use of the MACRAO Newsletter and website.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues.
  • Serves as liaison to the AACRAO Federal/External Relations staff.
  • Educates and encourages participation in state and federal discussions and debates related to higher education issues.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals. 

 Professional Development Committee

  • Undertakes projects assigned by the Board of Directors.
  • Identifies and promotes activities and opportunities that complement or extend beyond the range of other standing committees, including projects focusing attention on office organization and management, special publications and projects.
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Educates and communicates with MACRAO membership.
  • Selects MACRAO Travel Grant recipients.
  • Selects MACRAO Outstanding Support Staff Service Award recipients.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals. 

 Registrars’ Practices Committee

  • Undertakes projects concerned with improved registration techniques, grading policies and practices, and the maintenance of adequate and accurate records; suggests procedures for quality in production of transcripts and establishes standards for all areas of academic records management (security, storage, retention, retrieval, generation, recording and maintenance).
  • Co-sponsors the Summer Summit with the College Articulation Committee,
  • Sponsors events related to current issues as appropriate.
  • Maintains and publishes the “What is an Official Transcript” brochure.
  • Maintains and publishes the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Guidelines for Michigan Colleges and Universities” brochure.
  • Coordinates approved annual conference session proposals.