People tell me blogging is supposed to be personal. “Let them see the real you” say the experts. Don’t worry – I’m not going to strip naked or bare my soul before you, as glorious as that might be… (cough cough!). But in the spirit of letting you in on my personal life, click the… Read More My Other Life
The first day of university is an exciting time for new students. If you are new to the profession of being a Registrar, it is vital for you to be around students and parents on the first day so you can be part of that excitement. Sometimes the pressure of a new school year… Read More Welcoming New Students
University admissions is a highly evolved profession. But I have a word for those of you just starting out in admissions or the registrar profession: not everyone should be admitted. I know, I know, that’s a hard thing to hear in this day and age when competition is bad and everyone gets a ribbon… Read More Admissions Break-Ups: It’s Not You, It’s Us.
You’ve read my rants and comments about transcripts many times before, if you are a regular reader of my ramblings here. Now I want to throw some props to Eric Shadle, Assistant Director of University Admissions from Loma Linda University, and to AACRAO for posting his defense of transcripts: http://www.aacrao.org/resources/resources-detail-view/field-notes–in-defense-of-transcripts I hope your summer is… Read More Transcripts Are Important
Many of you will have heard that British Columbia is burning down. For those of us not in an area with a forest fire, that statement might be hyperbole. But for those near a fire, it is reality. Check out this article with an interactive map showing all the fires currently burning. The fires are… Read More BC Forest Fires Affecting University Students
Friends, grab the nearest googling device you have and search “one stop shop university”. How many search results did you get? I have hundreds. In fact, the only thing notable about my search results is that my own university isn’t in the results, but don’t worry, yours is! This is a rant about why I’m… Read More This Trend Is So 1990s!
Is anyone else a little jaded and tired of the phrase “one stop shop”? Does such a thing actually exist in a university? Hopefully I won’t offend anyone by calling this Basic Guiding Principle of the National Transcript Guide a one stop shop transcript. Here is the principle: All credentials should be displayed on a single… Read More The One Stop Shop Transcript