Blog / Research & Data
Creating better and more complete student records requires both good data and coherent data integration across systems. The complex challenges presented by data integration have emerged as institutions have made progress on creating comprehensive learner records (CLRs) – such as those created as part of the ongoing Lumina-funded AACRAO CLR initiative begun in 2015.
Thomas Black from John Hopkins University and Mark McConahay from Indiana University-Bloomington presented a wonderful Monday’s end reflective session focusing on the question: Is this the end of the Registrar as we know it?
AACRAO Senior Consultant Dr. Wendy Kilgore has written an article in AACRAO’s June 2018 College & University Journal titled: “AACRAO Research: A Year in Review 2017”.
Dr. Rodney Parks, University Registrar and Assistant to the Provost, Alexander Taylor, a Student Information Systems technician at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, and Jess Parrish, Financial Manager in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University co-authored an article in AACRAO’s June 2018 College & University Journal.
Dr. Christopher Tremblay, Director of AACRAO’s Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP), and a research and marketing consultant for Michigan State University’s Gifted and Talented Educated (Gate) Program, wrote an article in AACRAO’s June 2018 College & University Journal.
Randall Langston, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Texas Women’s University, wrote a mentorship piece in AACRAO’s June 2018 College & University Journal. The article, titled “Giving Back to the Profession: Reflections Related to Mentoring Support and Success”
AACRAO released the first newly designed issue of SEM Quarterly in May. The journal moved from a traditional online format published by Wiley Online Library to an innovative style published in-house by AACRAO. SEMQ articles can now be read directly from the new AACRAO website, and PDFs of the articles and issues are also available to download.
Strategic Enrollment Management Endorsement Program (SEM-EP) director Christopher Tremblay chatted with AACRAO Annual Meeting attendees at his session covering AACRAO’s SEM-EP program. The program is a self-paced professional development program which promotes industry competency and readiness.
All too often institutions focus efforts, strategies, and resources on the front end of the admissions funnel, thinking that the recruitment and marketing emphasis is the greatest factor in yield and although these areas are crucially important, the same attention and allocation of resources must also be applied to the operational and follow-up emphasis, otherwise spending on recruitment and marketing may be for naught.
Online degree programs bring unique challenges for faculty, staff and students. In a recent article in College & University, Rich Simpson, Registrar for the Online and Professional Studies Division at California Baptist University, calls on colleges and universities to do more to support online students’ success by rethinking advising.