The Western Association of Registrars held another successful conference this week. Congratulations to James D’Arcy, Registrar at the University of Regina, for chairing the Conference committee and for hosting such a good conference. One of the privileges of being the President of the Association is that you get to host the biannual conference in your… Read More Another Successful Conference
This is the start of a new series on information systems that Registrars use to manage how we admit students, register students, serve student needs, and graduate them. I will write specifically about the systems we use, profiling the the good, bad, and the ugly bits, but these are not sponsored posts. These posts will… Read More Registrar Systems
Pardon the proud father moment. I had the distinct privilege of having a student/guinea pig for the past five years at the university where I work. My son went through the admission process, the student process, and the graduation process, and provided me with delicious feedback all along the way. Over the past five years,… Read More Registrar with Guinea Pig
If you’ve been in academia for years, you may not realize that a massive divide has opened up between the current generation of students and you regarding privacy. I learned about how wide is this divide when I saw a report that several hotel chains in Las Vegas have installed Alexa devices in hotel rooms.… Read More Privacy, the Registrar, and Students
I was inspired to share this story with you after reading Alex Usher’s post on Sagas. This week, we opened pre-registration for the spring semester, 2019. It was a quiet day in the Registrar’s Office. I was struck by how quiet it was. And that made me tell my staff a story from the olden… Read More The Saga of Registration
Did you know that Registrars make daily decisions on privacy matters? At my university, Trinity Western University, I am the designated Privacy Officer partly because so many of my decisions affect data security. It was good to see there is a new report on cybersecurity produced by the National Student Clearinghouse and friends. If you… Read More Registrars and Privacy
At many of our universities and colleges in Canada, this week marks the first day of class. At Trinity Western University, where I work, the first Saturday of September is always Orientation Day – the day when we open campus to all the new students and their families who are dropping them off. It is… Read More What Does a Registrar Do?