This post is for those new to the registrar ranks and perhaps it will serve as a refresher for the ol’ timers. In my last post, we parsed the definition of an academic transcript. Ad nauseum. Really ad nauseum. In this post, I hope to have less nausea and more inspiration. I’m following the lead… Read More The Trusty Registrar
This is a new series on the blog designed for people new to the registrar profession in which I will explore the concept of a transcript and its purposes. I’m interested in this because I regularly face requests and concerns about altering the details on transcripts, and I’m sure you do (or will) too. No… Read More Registrar 101: What Is a Transcript?
I am 3 weeks into teaching an undergraduate course on the history of leadership and management and, as usual, my students are teaching me too. One of the topics we are covering is how leaders have made decisions and how they write about their own reflections on the decision making process. In an online discussion… Read More The Listening Registrar
In my last post, I griped at the lack of good tools to help me remember vague but important recurring things. You know, those things that come around every year but still catch you by surprise. Things that make you ask, “Why is there such a big line-up at the Registrar’s Office right now?” or… Read More Update on Tickler File Idea
It happens to me every year. This morning, someone in the Registrar’s Office said, “9 more days until Christmas!” and I panicked. I have only one gift for my father-in-law, nothing for my wife or kids, and AND ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO SHOP! How does this sneak up on me every… single… year? As… Read More “It’s beginning to look a lot like…”
One thing I love about working at a school like Trinity Western University is the vast network of well-connected alumni who are committed to helping our current students. There are hundreds of stories I could tell about how they help, but here’s one quick one. Early this morning I got a call on my mobile… Read More SOS Hotline: Alumni to the Rescue
One way in which the Office of the Registrar has changed over the past 10 years is by moving away from processing forms, entering data, and printing paper to providing service and support that can change people’s experience with the university or college. Registrar’s Offices around the world are often very quick to embrace technology… Read More The Transformational Registrar