Associate Registrar Robin Straka publishes book chapter

The chapter is included in the 2016 edition of the “AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals.”

Elon University Associate Registrar Robin Straka has contributed a chapter to the recently published the 2016 “AACRAO International Guide,” a repository of best practices in international higher education from The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) .

An update and expansion upon the 2010 edition, the new volume includes two new sections titled Case Studies and Country Studies, with Straka offering a chapter to the first of those two new sections titled “Study Abroad: Elon University’s Framework for Complete Accessibility.”

Straka introduces the case study by presenting the explosive growth of participation in study abroad among Elon students in recent years, and follows with an insightful deconstruction of the collaborative effort necessary to improve access to international educational opportunities at Elon. She discusses Elon’s methods for the adoption of new programs and the expansion of existing programs; the phases of analysis for determining course- and program-level equivalencies; and how she and her colleagues endeavor to make the process more approachable and less stressful for students.

The AACRAO International Guide is a widely disseminated and referenced publication in the sphere of international education, and it now features a chapter about Elon University’s best practices. Straka, with more than 15 years of experience working with study abroad and international credentialing at Elon, has contributed a well-researched perspective to a well-respected publication.