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
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?
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
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
This is post number 4 in a series on what makes a transcript a transcript. This is intentionally an introductory series – a Registrar 101 topic. Want to catch up first? See Post 1, Post 2, and Post 3. In my last post, I discussed the Basic Guiding Principle that the official character of a… Read More The Verified 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