Two book reviews in one! Only on “Who Wants to be a Registrar?”… Read More Book Reviews: Leading Change and Good to Great
This is a shout-out to my “other life” – the artistic side of me that comes out after dark and on weekends. I’m not only a registrar, I am also a wood carver and sculptor. Check out my carving site here: https://grantmcmillan.wordpress.com/ I believe it is important to be a well-rounded person. I don’t exactly have… Read More The Artistic Registrar
I love giving other people’s money away – oh, and I’m quite good at it too! But seriously, I recently served on a committee for Universities Canada’s summer scholarship selections and my proficiency in giving away money to deserving applicants improved. In case you didn’t know, Universities Canada partners with many, many organizations and companies… Read More The Generous Registrar
No, this is not a blog post recommending “FREE” Pilates (or mat class for you closet Corner Gas aficionados). If you missed the recent WARUCC 2015 conference, you missed a good one! I like attending WARUCC conferences because they are small, focused, and relational. The topics and speakers usually have a more local flavour, the schedule… Read More The Stretchy Registrar
*with apologies to Francis Bacon At the recent WARUCC 2015 conference, a few of us were sitting around the lunch table talking about what we read that inspires us in our job. Someone suggested that I write a blog post on this topic, which I thought was a good idea. However, I warn you that I… Read More Reading Maketh a Full Registrar*
Registrars are usually known for being prepared. We’re the Boy/Girl Scouts of the academic world, always ready to serve with our Swiss-Army-like kits. Need a transcript? Got one. Need a payment plan? Got that right here. Need a classroom for your new course that will change the world? Yep, we have that too. Want to… Read More The Prepared Registrar: Conference Attendance
This is the third and final installment in my series of responses to Kevin about what it is like to be a registrar in a university. What challenges do you think professors or other researchers face if they try to transition into administrative roles? Do you have any advice for scholars trying to move into administrative… Read More Administration to Faculty: Come to the Dark Side!