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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeff – College and University, 2019
Tina Falkner is the Director of the Office of Student Finance for Academic Support Resources (a large unit comprised of the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student Finance, the Office of Classroom Management, One Stop Student Services, Continuity and Compliance, and an internal web development team) at the University of Minnesota. Prior to…
Descriptors: Academic Support Services, Student Personnel Services, College Admission, Registrars (School)
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2019
Registrars and other university offices are integral to students' full life cycle, from prospective students to alumni. In this more encompassing definition of enrollment management, registrars perform a number of duties that overlap with the objectives of enrollment management. This perspective paper analyzes the changes in the historic…
Descriptors: Role, Registrars (School), Enrollment Management, College Students
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Tate, Joe – College and University, 2019
The efficacy of academic policies intended to promote student and institutional success is a function of the effort invested to evaluate their merit and feasibility. Policy owners are not ignorant of such implications when proposing changes, but being so closely connected with a policy tends to diminish objectivity. Thankfully, the typically…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), College Administration, School Policy, Compliance (Legal)
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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2019
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRO) examined eight areas of research interest to our members in 2018. They had enough longitudinal data to make comparisons of 2018 data to years past. For example, they repeated the registrar's career profile report and learned there will be a large number of…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Admissions Officers, Educational Research, Information Management
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Wolk, Joseph – College and University, 2019
Transitioning to a new role can be challenging whether at one's current institution or at a new one. Often, the resources that are meant to help with the transition are written by those who have been in the field for many years and who are far removed from the excitement, trepidation, and, at times, uncertainty that may attend a new role. As a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Universities, Daily Living Skills, Registrars (School)
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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2018
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) examined nine research areas of interest to its members in 2017. Six took the form of 60-Second Surveys; one was a career profile; another examined community college completion initiatives including student attitudes about community college; and one was completed in…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Registrars (School), Admissions Officers, Educational Research
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Parks, Rodney; Parrish, Jesse; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2018
Learners of all types must be able to represent their achievements to prospective employers and education institutions to prove that they have the requisite knowledge and skills for success. The most recognized means by which students represent themselves is the credential. As in many other industries that engage with customers, partners, and…
Descriptors: Credentials, Academic Records, College Students, Employment Qualifications
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Taylor, Alexander; Brown, Rachel; Parks, Rachel; Parrish, Jesse; Hayes, Casey – College and University, 2018
To stand out in a crowded marketplace, every organization must find or create a competitive edge. Companies without a unique advantage get lost in a tide of rivals. In the context of higher education, the registrar's office rarely commands the resources to achieve dramatic overhauls. Rather, incremental innovation offers a far more efficient use…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Inquiry, Registrars (School)
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Parrish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney – College and University, 2018
Registrar's offices used to be--and in some cases still are--physical manifestations of organizational charts: upper management resides in one cloistered area, occasionally behind a locked door, connected to the rest of the staff by multiple degrees of separation. During the summer of 2013, Elon University agreed to remodel the Office of the…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), College Administration, Facility Improvement, Interior Design
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Doman, Mark S. – College and University, 2017
Oakland University (OU) in Rochester, Michigan, was experiencing growing pains. The good news was that OU had experienced 23 years of continuous enrollment growth, with student enrollment exceeding 20,000 in 2015 for the first time ever. The downside was that various administrative processes throughout the university were straining to keep up. One…
Descriptors: Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Enrollment, Registrars (School)
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Waters, Marlo – College and University, 2017
Many wonderful things can and should be written regarding the pleasures of mentorship. As an individual with experience as both a mentee and a mentor, I can attest to the joy that comes from a productive mentoring relationship. However, there is a reality that is discussed less frequently: Mentoring is hard work that can involve pain and…
Descriptors: Reflection, Mentors, Individual Development, Leadership Effectiveness
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Coffmann, Lotus Delta – College and University, 2016
Lotus D. Coffman became the fifth president of the University of Minnesota in 1920 and served in that role until 1938. Two new colleges were established under his tenure: General College offering two-year degrees and University College, intended for students whose academic needs were not being met by other existing colleges. This article provides…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Educational History, Administrator Responsibility, Enrollment Trends
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von Munkwitz-Smith, Jeffrey – College and University, 2016
Jeffrey Von Munkwitz-Smith recently retired as Assistant Vice President and University Registrar at Boston University. This article provides a commentary by Von Munkwitz-Smith on an address given by Lotus Delta Coffman (then president of the University of Minnesota) in 1926 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Collegiate…
Descriptors: Registrars (School), Job Analysis, Trend Analysis, Educational Practices
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Parks, Rodney L.; Holmes, Melissa T. – College and University, 2016
Having spent many years in registration and records, the authors of this article write that they often are struck by the number of higher education professionals with advanced degrees who choose not to contribute to the literature. Registrars and admissions officers know student data better than any others on campus. Often considered the hub of…
Descriptors: Admissions Officers, Registrars (School), Undergraduate Students, Student Research
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Henry, Philip – College and University, 2016
In this article Philip Henry, now in semi-retirement, reflects on the last 50 years of his career in United Kingdom higher education and the changes that ensued during this time. Over the span of his career he had the opportunity to experience a wide range of institutions in all of the U.K. university mission groups and in a range of positions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Data, Registrars (School)
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