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Nowicki, Ewa – College and University, 2019
Current college-aged students, broadly referred to in this article as Gen Z, are entering adulthood with the concept of gender as a spectrum rather than a binary. However, student information systems (SISs) in use throughout U.S. higher education institutions were built with retention and collection practices relative to binary sex and identity…
Descriptors: Success, Higher Education, College Students, Best Practices
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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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Kilgore, Wendy – College and University, 2017
In this article, author Wendy Kilgore reports that 2016 was a productive year for AACRAO Research thanks to the active and ongoing participation of the members. Eleven research projects were completed in 2016 including 60-Second surveys and three comprehensive projects. The intent of the 60-Second surveys remains the same since its inception. They…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Surveys, Benchmarking, Educational Research
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McClure, Jennifer L. – College and University, 2017
In 2015, Elgin Community College's Student Success Infrastructure used the book "Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change" (2013) by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler to help frame conversations about improving student success. One of the book's main concepts is using data to identify and…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Community Colleges, Success, Regression (Statistics)
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Parish, Jesse; Parks, Rodney; Fryer, Jack – College and University, 2017
This study discusses innovations in digital credentialing, namely the Elon Visual EXP, and the broader implications of documenting student experiences in co-curricular, high-impact practices. Following a similar survey of employer observations of the new transcript, a survey was sent to all undergraduates of Elon University to assess their overall…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Student Attitudes, Student Records, Credentials
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Parks, Rodney; Taylor, Alexander – College and University, 2016
The higher education landscape has changed significantly over the past decade as advances in technology and the proliferation of data have rapidly reshaped the work of the registrar. Despite these innovations, many registrars steadfastly resist changing the academic transcript, arguing that it must reflect the highly structured curriculum that…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Credentials, Employer Attitudes, Transcripts (Written Records)
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Gibbens, Brian; Williams, Mary A.; Strain, Anna K.; Hoff, Courtney D. M. – College and University, 2015
Curricula at most colleges and universities in the United States are scheduled according to quarters or semesters. While each schedule has several potential advantages over the other, it is unclear what effect each has on student performance. This study compares biology student performance during the two and a half years before and after the 1999…
Descriptors: Biology, Quarter System, Semester System, Scheduling
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VanDenBerg, Doug – College and University, 2010
As technology has evolved, the opportunity to transform and enhance the business processes of academic records managers has become more attractive. Many institutions embrace business-process change as a part of their ongoing strategy, but others defer--or simply avoid--any such change. But now more than ever, according to this author, it is…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Higher Education, Information Technology, Technology
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Clapp, Marlene; Young, Michael – College and University, 2010
Bridgewater State University (BSU) is a public institution that falls under the Carnegie classification of Master's Colleges and Universities. BSU is committed to serving students in the New England region. This student population includes a sizeable number of underrepresented students. BSU is dealing with intense pressure to serve these students…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Institutional Research, Identification, Classification
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Miner, Jack – College and University, 2009
More and more often, campuses are taking an active role in making gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) students feel welcome. This has taken a number of forms, from non-discriminatory policies with inclusive language to participation in GLBT college fairs and scholarship programs for GLBT students. The pitfall into which many colleges…
Descriptors: Student Records, Campuses, Confidentiality, Homosexuality
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Hurley, Chuck – College and University, 2009
Fear is an interesting word. Especially, when contemplating the contemporary collegiate registrar. The registrar profession seemed to diverge over the last decade. There appears now to be two categories. One is a benevolent person who honors traditional registrar standards, yet does little to grow the profession. The second is an ambassador of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Information Management, Technology Uses in Education
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McConahay, Mark; Hanson, Karen; West, Ann; Woodbeck, Dean – College and University, 2009
On every college and university campus, common themes weave throughout identity and access management (IAM) and its relationship to Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Institutions approach IAM differently as there is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Nevertheless, all face common elements. Over the past few years, a number of…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Management, Privacy, Information Systems
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Paver, William J.; Gough, Dale – College and University, 2006
Few would dispute that much has changed in the field of international credential evaluation in the past twenty years. Support for fully staffed international admissions has waned as directors of admission have faced increasing challenges in the areas of recruitment and enrollment management while being faced with budget constraints and increased…
Descriptors: Global Education, Databases, Evaluation, Student Records
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Watts, Tom – College and University, 2006
Oregon State University (OSU) has held discussions over the past several years between Enrollment Services, Central Computing and the Finance Support Offices, and departments on campus that offer non-credit coursework, about the possibility of incorporating non-credit related records into the same information system that houses regular credit.…
Descriptors: Student Records, Information Systems, Noncredit Courses, Recordkeeping
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Gilley, Ann; Gilley, Jerry W. – College and University, 2006
Student privacy and confidentiality are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), also known as the Buckley Amendment. Among the four specific rights granted to students who have reached the age of eighteen or who attend a postsecondary institution, "consent to disclosure of records" is the most commonly…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Student Records, Student Rights, Federal Legislation
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