tech15 Session Handouts

Sunday

8:00 am - 11:30 am

Reverse Transfer Workshop - Room 402-403

Presenters: Scott Owczarek, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Shelby Stanfield, The University of Texas at Austin; Brenda Selman, University of Missouri - Columbia

Sunday : 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Reverse transfer programs help pull stop-out students back into the educational pipeline; improve the transition for community college students coming to four-year institutions, allowing them to complete on pace according to their degree plan; and identify motivated and academically prepared community college students who help meet four-year institutional goals in the areas of undergraduate admissions, diversity, accessibility, excellence, and tuition funding.

Location: Room 402-403

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Registrar 101 & FERPA Workshop - Room 213

Presenters: LeRoy Rooker, AACRAO - American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; Kimra Schipporeit, University of Nebraska at Kearney; Lara Medley, Colorado School of Mines

Sunday : 8:00 am - 11:30 am

The goals of Registrar 101 are to develop an understanding of: the basic areas of work and responsibility of the registrar's office; the integral role the registrar's office plays in an institution's academic community; trends in higher education that have an impact on the office of the registrar; and the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be successful in the registrar profession.

Location: Room 213

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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

NCAA Transfer Standards and Best Practices - Room 401

Presenters: Emily Capehart, National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA); Susan Britsch, National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA)

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will provide an overview of Division I and II NCAA eligibility standards when evaluating two-year and four-year college transfers. Attendees will learn to identify apply the legislation to basic factual scenarios and share practices on certifying transfer eligibility. In this session attendees will be provided with strategies to assist with the certification of transfers and will have time to ask questions and share their own best practices.

Location: Room 401

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A Collaborative Approach: Academia, Administration, and IT Moving the University Towards Information Literacy Through Data Governance - Room 208

Presenters: Scott Owczarek, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Jason Fishbain, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The University of Wisconsin - Madison recognized the need to move to a data-driven improvements campus. Come learn how this decentralized research institution improved information literacy by forming an enterprise data governance program that focused on key aspects, policies and standards, information quality, privacy and security, and architecture and integration.

Location: Room 208

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The Extended Transcript, Part I - Room 402-403

Presenters: Thomas Black, Stanford University; Michael Reilly, AACRAO - American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; Joellen Evernham Shendy, University of Maryland - University College

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

As more institutions across the nation seek to better represent the scope of student learning through these credential types, there are unexpected challenges and rewarding outcomes. Join this session to learn about the experiences registrars who have implemented, or are in process of implementing, these innovative credentials as part of their official offerings and how you can do the same. Session I includes experiences from Elon College in Experiential Learning and the University of Maryland University College working with IMS Global to develop a CBE transcript.

Location: Room 402-403

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Transfer Credit Evaluation is an Art, Not a Science - Room 307

Presenters: Debra LaPorte, Champlain College

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The evaluation of transfer credit requires an intricate knowledge of learning outcomes that extend beyond the accepting institution. It is imperative that the receiving institution develop and maintain a credit policy and procedure that aligns with the organizational goals while at the same time providing maximum consideration for the individual student. This session will highlight the who, what, when, where, and how of conducting a credit evaluation.

Location: Room 307

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Western University's Staffnet 2.0 - Room 211-212

Presenters: Carac Allison, Western University; Lisa Latif, Western University

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Western University's main Higher Education system is PeopleSoft but over the last decade and a half many custom applications have been developed with the Cold Fusion programming language. These services were brought together into an intranet 6 years ago. This past year that intranet was improved and all of these custom applications were re-branded and re-integrated.

Location: Room 211-212

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eLearning 101: A Primer for Higher Education - Room 408-409

Presenters: Joseph Salomone, Drexel University

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

A discussion about the business, practice and premise of eLearning within Higher Education. Many institutions toggle with the idea of adopting eLearning solutions for traditional on campus programs while not fully understanding the eLearning construct. This presentation will help demystify the eLearning paradigm.

Location: Room 408-409

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Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of College Readiness - Room 209

Presenters: Kristie Fisher , ACT

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Preparing students for life after high school involves a multifaceted set of goals, including academic and workplace skill readiness, effective studying behaviors, and educational and career plans. Research indicates, in addition to academic achievement, measuring salient psychosocial variables can increase schools' abilities to identify and intervene with students at risk.

Location: Room 209

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Reverse Transfer of Credit: A National Solution for the Exchange of Student Data - Room 308

Presenters: Shelby Stanfield, The University of Texas at Austin; Brenda Selman, University of Missouri - Columbia; Dave Pelham, National Student Clearinghouse

Sunday : 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hear about the national, free automated solution for the exchange of student academic data the National Student Clearinghouse has developed with our institutional partners.

Location: Room 308

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1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

SPEEDE and ExPRESS Long-Term Success in Texas, and What Made it Work - Room 213

Presenters: David Stones, Southwestern University

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Texas colleges and universities have been exchanging huge numbers of SPEEDE transcripts, in standard formats understandable and processable by the recipient school, for over twenty years. High school transcripts in the sister format - ExPRESS, have been in place and continuing to grow for 8 years. Hear how these movements happened, what allowed them to continue, and how universities have helped the high school transcript process.

Location: Room 213

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Clearing Out the Filing Cabinets: Getting Started with Digitizing Archived Student Records - Room 208

Presenters: Evan Rosenthal, University of South Florida

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This session offers an overview on planning and carrying-out a records disposition project. Presenter will discuss primary action items, which include: hiring and training a small army (of student workers, depending upon office size) to assist with scanning archived student records, working with your University's Temporary vs. Permanent Records Retention & Disposal Schedule; and also ensuring compliance with state/federal regulations for imaging, storing, and disposing your records properly.

Location: Room 208

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Reverse Transfer: Opportunities and Updates - Room 310-311

Presenters: Jack Miner, The Ohio State University; Frank Yanchak, Franklin University

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will provide background information on reverse transfer including how public and some private institutions in Ohio have implemented the program. The presentation will include both an introduction to the topic of reverse transfer including how it is beneficial to the students and institutions involved. In addition, the session will provide a variety of best practices and experiences in how to implement reverse transfer partnerships.

Location: Room 310-311

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What Would Free Community College Mean for Your Transfer Policies? - Room 401

Presenters: Michele Sandlin, AACRAO Consulting (AC); Tom Green, AACRAO Consulting (AC)

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

As the movement toward free community college tuition is debated at the federal and state level, is your institution ready for increased community college enrollment and transfer to four-year programs? This session will examine the common issues and benefits of transfer agreements, credit articulation, partnerships, and practices, providing specific examples of proven models of effective transfer programs.

Location: Room 401

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Issuing Experiential Transcripts and Competency Reports: A Registrar's Perspective (Part I) - Room 402-403

Presenters: Rodney Parks, Elon University; Joellen Evernham Shendy, University of Maryland - University College

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

As more institutions across the nation seek to better represent the scope of student learning through these credential types, there are unexpected challenges and rewarding outcomes. Join this session to learn about the experiences registrars who have implemented these innovative credentials as part of their official offerings and how you can do the same. Session I includes experiences from Elon College and the University of Maryland University College.

Location: Room 402-403

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Operation Degree Completion: Two Steps to the Cap and Gown - Room 309

Presenters: Jay Corwin, University of Central Oklahoma; Rick Edgington, Northern Oklahoma College; Kristin Boyer, TG Philanthropy

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

With reverse transfer and degree completion initiatives expanding rapidly around the country, institutions are toeing the line on issues related to FERPA compliance. Through creative partnerships around Oklahoma, we have found a way to remain FERPA compliant and have been officially approved by the US Department of Education. This partnership with local community colleges uses two steps to assist students in completing their degrees. Join us for two steps to the cap and gown.

Location: Room 309

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Starting the Conversation: Strategies for Navigating the "New Transfer Student” - Room 307

Presenters: Mandie Corcoran, University of Arizona; John Ocasio, University of Arizona

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This session will take an in depth look at what the University of Arizona is doing to create a smoother transfer process for the new age of transfer students. It will also serve to foster the collaboration of other colleges on successes they have had to create a better transfer environment and to serve this growing and dynamic population.

Location: Room 307

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Online Grade Replacement Opportunity - Room 211-212

Presenters: Cori Cashen, University of Arizona; Beth Acree, University of Arizona

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

The University of Arizona allows eligible undergraduates to apply for a Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO). We are a PeopleSoft school and we created a Student Self Service modification that allows the student to apply for GRO using familiar enrollment-style processing. The process determines eligibility based on our complex rules and provides the student with a list of eligible classes for the term. Turnaround is instant, human error is gone and we're saving trees!

Location: Room 211-212

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CommIT: A Better Way to Get Students From There to Here - Room 408-409

Presenters: Ann West, Michigan Tech/Internet2

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

What if you could spend less money and time to onboard and manage accounts for new prospects in your admissions portal? And what if you could correctly match their third-party records without a second thought? And what if the approach reduced financial aid risk and made it easier for students to apply? Join us to learn about how your peers are doing just that through the community-driven CommIT Project.

Location: Room 408-409

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Improve Student Services and Success: How Student Schedule Planning Benefits The Entire Institution - Room 209

Presenters: Robert Strazzarino, College Scheduler LLC

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you challenged to improve student service, increase on-time graduation, and enhance course demand accuracy? Robert Strazzarino, CEO of College Scheduler will demo the functionality of the schedule planner and share the benefits for students and administration. College Scheduler provides every possible schedule option to your students, reducing frustration during registration.

Location: Room 209

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CourseLeaf: Streamlining the 'Schedule of Classes" Process - Room 308

Presenters: Greg Soare, Leepfrog Technologies

Sunday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

CourseLeaf Section Scheduler (CLSS) software is redefining how institutions plan and coordinate the schedule of classes across campus. CLSS includes powerful tools that put users in control of their schedule with visual reports of schedule distribution, an intuitive interface for entering sections and a robust rules-engine to validate schedules.

Location: Room 308

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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Opening Plenary: The ACCelerator: Providing an Innovative Way to Teach and Learn" - Grand Ballroom 6-8

Presenters: Stacey Guney, Austin Community College

Sunday : 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Highland Campus of Austin Community College is home to the ACCelerator, a high-tech learning lab that provides access to 600+ computer stations for individualized learning. As the world's largest "learning emporium,” university officials are hopeful that this modularized and personalized approach to learning will result in expanding access to higher education, improving student success, and training an elite workforce to help regional businesses grow.

Location: Grand Ballroom 6-8

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Monday

8:00 am - 9:15 am

Tools to Successfully Implement Electronic Transcript Exchange - Room 213

Presenters: Doug Holmes, Ontario Universities' Application Centre; Monterey Sims, University of Phoenix

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Have you been tasked with implementing electronic transcripts at your institution? Are you confused by the various options and need more information on getting started? This session will give you the tools to put some wind in your sails when it comes to implementing electronic transcript exchange.

Location: Room 213

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How Did Peter Piper Pick His Projects and Prune His Project Pipeline? - Room 208

Presenters: Leslie Gardner, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Phil Hull, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Do you know how many projects your office is working on at one time? Or do you have too many projects coming in and not enough resources to implement them? Learn how the Registrar's Office at the University of Wisconsin-Madison figured out how to manage their project pipeline by implementing a Project Prioritization Process. We will discuss how projects are proposed, scored and selected. We will also touch on how we manage the project portfolio after the prioritization process.

Location: Room 208

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Technology and Marketing Convergence in a Shifting and Changing Market - Room 401

Presenters: Scott Booth, Franklin University

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Franklin University is able to provide on-demand unofficial transfer credit evaluations that provide transparency and shorten the buying cycle for prospective students. MyTransferCredit (MTC) is a web-based application that links prospective students directly to the University's transfer credit and articulation database. MTC provides estimated degree completion dates and a monetary value of the credit toward the total cost of the degree.

Location: Room 401

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Articulation and Recruitment: The Benefits and Challenges of the DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) - Room 307

Presenters: David Villarroel, DePaul University; Megan Hoinkes, DePaul University

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Transfer/Articulation programs are considered valuable tools, the DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) was created as a comprehensive transfer program to facilitate students a smooth transition from community colleges to DPU. As with any new transfer program, we encountered many obstacles including; tracking, marketing, communication and reporting on the success of the program. We will discuss how two DPU offices worked together to successfully implement and continue to grow DAPP.

Location: Room 307

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Issuing Experiential Transcripts and Competency Reports: A Registrar's Perspective (Part II) - Room 402-403

Presenters: Darrin Hobbs, Western Governors University; Brad Barron, Furman University

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

As more institutions across the nation seek to better represent the scope of student learning through these credential types, there are unexpected challenges and rewarding outcomes. Join this session to learn about the experiences registrars who have implemented these innovative credentials as part of their official offerings and how you can do the same. This session will include the experiences of Western Governors University and Furman University.

Location: Room 402-403

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Create a Transfer Visit Program for Under $100: Warning, it Will Cost You Time! - Room 309

Presenters: Erica Angalay, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Are you interested in creating a Transfer Visit program? At UNCW we created a transfer brand and over the past three years built a specific visit program offered semi-weekly throughout the academic year, including seeking out and training transfer guides who are willing to share their experience with prospective students on the campus tour and by blogging. We will discuss how to substantiate the need, the investment, what we have learned (both the good and bad) and the ways we intend to grow.

Location: Room 309

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Reverse Transfer at Texas A&M University - Room 310-311

Presenters: Stephanie Matlock, Texas A&M University; Sean Cargo, Texas A&M University; Melanie Monroe, Texas A&M University

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Section 61.833 of the Texas Education Code established a mandatory reverse transfer program for Texas public general education universities & lower division colleges. In 2012, Texas A&M University successfully implemented a process which identifies eligible students, obtains their release authorization, and sends their reverse transfer transcripts. This presentation will include an overview of the process, statistical analysis, & in-progress (national) expansions for our process.

Location: Room 310-311

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Improving In-House Processes Using Available Technology: The Case for Shadow Systems - Room 211-212

Presenters: Andrew Marx, Brandeis University; Sandra Fallon-Ludwig, Brandeis University

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

In resource-limited environments, institutions of higher education are often forced to improvise technology solutions to improve customer service and office functionality and efficiency. This session explores case studies of Brandeis University Registrar's Office, applying creative technology solutions in the absence of enterprise-wide systems, the challenges encountered both pre- and post-implementation, and the benefits of using available technology to complement business practices.

Location: Room 211-212

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Time to Upgrade [Insert System Here]: Do we Build or Buy? - Room 408-409

Presenters: Daniel Harmon, University of Illinois

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

In this discussion, we'll talk about finding the sweet spot in the build-or-buy balance. We'll discuss the pros and cons of each option and walk through a decision tree to help determine the right option for your situation. We'll use an example from our recent CRM purchasing (or non-purchasing…no spoilers!) debate to discuss how we came to the decision that we did and what factors were involved.

Location: Room 408-409

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Helping Learners Realize Opportunities: The Credential Innovation Framework - Room 209

Presenters: Gretchen Hanson, Parchment

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

The movement of credentials, such as transcripts, from paper to electronic is at a critical inflection point. This shift affects students, registrars, admissions offices and employers. More and more, electronic credentials are moving from the exception to the expectation. Join this session to learn how colleges and universities are expanding their digital credential efforts beyond transcript to eDiplomas, non-degree certificates and other academic credentials.

Location: Room 209

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Empower Your Students by Simplifying Scheduling! How Student Schedule Planning Benefits the Entire Institution - Room 308

Presenters: Robert Strazzarino, College Scheduler LLC

Monday : 8:00 am - 9:15 am

Are you tasked with improving student services, increasing on-time graduation, and striving to increase credits? Are you struggling with unknown course demand? Help your students by providing a solution that automatically finds the perfect schedule! With benefits for the registrar, advising, and students, College Scheduler will present how enhancing registration can have a major impact on your campus.

Location: Room 308

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10:00 am - 11:15 am

Avoid the Penalty Box! Making the Athletics Certification and APR Less Painful by Utilizing Technology Properly - Room 213

Presenters: Rob Fitzgerald, Brown University; Erin Reeder, Anne Arundel Community College

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Athletic Certification and Academic Progress Reporting, let alone an audit if your campus is selected, can be an overwhelming and sometimes chaotic experience. Get the basics on what's required for NCAA and NJCAA certification; APR; and how to prepare in advance should your campus be selected for an audit by leveraging technology, primarily your SIS and distributed reporting tools, to ensure compliance at various stages.

Location: Room 213

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Peeling Back the Layers of Our Security Onion: Winona State University's Security Penetration Test - Room 208

Presenters: Tania Schmidt, Winona State University; Paul Stern, Winona State University

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Winona State University commissioned a system security penetration test. The test was a way to systematically peel back and examine layers of our security onion from network security through to faculty/staff and student employee behaviors while handling sensitive student data. The test was not announced to faculty or staff and the results were compiled by the company. WSU then launched a customized data security training schedule for all areas and departments with security related concerns. This session will walk through the RFP request, the often "right under our nose" methods in which data was collected by the company, and the feedback from employees when they saw their results (both good and bad). People are truly your greatest asset towards a secure data environment.

Location: Room 208

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How to Build an Effective Yield Communication Flow - Room 309

Presenters: Julie De Jesus, Northeastern University

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

This session is designed for for counselors at two or four year schools who want to learn more about how effective yield marketing and communication can impact a student's enrollment choice. We tend to focus our communication efforts on prospective students, but what happens after they receive their decision? We'll discuss how you can use e-communication, social media tools, and the campus community to yield your transfer class.

Location: Room 309

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Redesigning the Academic Record - Room 402-403

Presenters: Thomas Black, Stanford University

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Institutions and employers increasingly demand more form our faculty's academic record. The value and usefulness of alternate forms of the record that include ePortfolios, Co-curricular records, learning outcomes and expansion of the current academic record are recognized and requested. This interactive session will provide examples of these records made possible by our current technological environment. it's time for a new academic record.

Location: Room 402-403

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What Can Higher Ed Learn from Motorola? A Structured Approach to Assessing and Improving Processes - Room 401

Presenters: Michelle Manuella, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Jennifer Meyers, University At Buffalo

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Get lean, get efficient get SIX SIGMA!Our group used Six Sigma process to evaluate and improve our process for posting transfer credit. Our institution saw immediate and substantial improvements in efficiency, accuracy and customer satisfaction.

Location: Room 401

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Reverse Transfer: Increasing the Number of AA Degrees Awarded to Students in Florida - Room 307

Presenters: Janie Valdes, Florida International University; Geneva Munoz, Florida International University; Rulx Jean-Bart, Miami Dade College

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Reverse Transfer: Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and Broward College Partner to Increase the Number of AA Degrees Awarded to Students Increasing the number of post-secondary credentials in the U.S. has taken center stage for the last several years, resulting in seismic shifts among public and private institutions alike to rethink the structures, procedures, and supports that impact—positively or negatively—timely graduation. From predictive analytics to performance funding, institutions have moved fairly quickly and intentionally to develop new and innovative ways to increase completion rates. Reverse transfer is one initiative that has gained momentum in increasing one specific post-secondary credential—the AA degree. Reverse transfer allows students who transfer from a 2-year college to a 4-year university without the AA degree to complete the appropriate credits at the 4-year university and transfer those credits back to the 2-year college for degree conferral. In other words, the "reverse transfer” is of the credit, not of the student. Research shows that students gain important benefits from having earned the AA degree, most notably, lower unemployment rates (Baum, Ma, & Payea, 2013) and higher lifetime earnings—relative to high school graduates (de Alva & Schneider, 2013), as well as a greater likelihood of earning the baccalaureate degree (Taylor, Bishop, Makela, Bragg, & Ruud, 2013). In early 2013, Florida joined 15 other states to participate in a grant funded initiative titled Credit When It's Due, which supports the development of reverse transfer policies and processes meant to increase AA completion rates. In Florida, 11 state colleges and 4 universities developed local and regional partnerships around these efforts. Florida International University (FIU) partnered with both Miami Dade College (MDC) and Broward College (BC) in full support of the large numbers of students transferring between the three institutions who could benefit from reverse transfer. The partnership includes developing and implementing strategies that address the following areas: identifying students and reviewing degree audits, consent markers (FERPA), data sharing, degree conferral, communication and promotion, and sustainability. This session will offer context on reverse transfer initiatives nationwide, including exemplary partnerships and completion data. Emphasis will be placed on the successes and challenges experienced by FIU, MDC, and BC in developing an effective and efficient reverse transfer model. This session will be facilitated by subject-matter experts who value critical thinking and offer ample opportunities for discussion. This session will be especially valuable to persons who work directly with transfer students, support transfer student initiatives and/or advocate on transfer students' behalf, or who are interested in developing similar partnerships.

Location: Room 307

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Building a Better Class Schedule Easier at Northwestern, Texas at Austin, and Yale Universities - Room 211-212

Presenters: Jacqualyn Casazza, Northwestern University; Gabriel Olszewski, Yale University; Priscilla White, University of Texas - Austin

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Northwestern, UT at Austin and Yale had very different problems to solve when it came to course offering planning, class scheduling, and scheduling policy compliance. This session will address the complexities of building a class schedule using home-grown and vendor solutions. We will discuss our goals for improvement in this area, how our processes have changed as a result of our tools, how we prepared for the transition, and how this will change the work in offices all over campus.

Location: Room 211-212

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A Telemedicine Session with Dr. FERPA: FERPA Questions Answered by AACRAO Senior Fellow -- LeRoy Rooker - Room 408-409

Presenters: LeRoy Rooker, AACRAO - American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

LeRoy Rooker is the nation's leading authority on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Mr. Rooker will respond to question regarding all aspects of FERPA, but will particularly focused on issues as they apply to the new forms of the academic record, new means of sharing information (e.g., electronic document and dynamic documents -- with links to learning artifacts) and new practices between institutions (e.g., reverse transfer). Poll Everywhere will be used in this session.

Location: Room 408-409

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Curve Balls: Transfer Credit, Reverse Transfer, Transfer Recruitment, How To Best Hit It Out of the Park! - Room 209

Presenters: Shelly Jackson, CollegeSource; John Panzica, CollegeSource

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Standing at bat facing a curve ball can be scary for many of us. Transfer students face the same kind of obstacle, wondering "How many transfer credits will my new institution accept in transfer?” Help these students eliminate strike-outs with Transferology™ by displaying your transfer articulations in our nation-wide portal.

Location: Room 209

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Turn Transcripts into an Enrollment Asset - Room 308

Presenters: Susan Reyes, San Diego State University; Gilberto Becerra, Del Mar College

Monday : 10:00 am - 11:15 am

On average, transfer students bring with them three to five transcripts each. And given the choice, they're more likely to attend schools that can quickly evaluate transfer credit and accurately perform degree audits. After all, faster transfer decisions can drastically affect a student's course planning and registration, and progress toward degree completion.

Location: Room 308

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11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Panel Discussion: What are Business Leaders Really Looking for in a College Graduate? - Grand Ballroom 6-8

Presenters: Andrew O'Hara, Chiron Health; Cam Houser, 3 Day Startup; Tyler Mandry, AskU

Monday : 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Austin, Texas is a hotbed of high-tech industries and creative start-ups. Join us as we welcome a panel of Austin business leaders to discuss the state of education and work and explore how colleges and universities can work together to prepare the workforce of the 21st Century.

Location: Grand Ballroom 6-8

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1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

The Certified Electronic Diploma has Arrived!! - Room 213

Presenters: Thomas Black, Stanford University; Corey Wahl, Colorado School of Mines

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

A transactional document that provides the student with an alternative to the transcript allowing the recipient, from employers, Governments and Embassies, to independently validate the document and is already accepted by State Governments and the Federation of State Medical Boards. Come learn more about this truly revolutionary method for distributing diploma and other officially certified documents. Please join us along with Stanford University and the Colorado School of Mines.

Location: Room 213

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California State University's CourseMatch: The Cross-Campus Enrollment Program that Marries Students with the Course of their Dreams - Room 208

Presenters: Angela Williams, CSU Chancellor's Office; Darlene Daclan, California State University Chancellor's Office

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how the California State University (CSU) updated its student systems and used articulation tools to facilitate enrollment across 23 campuses. To comply with state legislation, campus student systems provided user-friendly enrollment to other CSU campuses. Concurrently, the CSU Chancellor's Office used a workflow tool to deliver articulation tasks to campus transfer credit environments. Finally, building on these tools, a site to publish courses with articulation details was also created.

Location: Room 208

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Speed to Degree: Creating a Transfer-Friendly Culture - Room 307

Presenters: Kate Rosch, Kaplan University; Adam Downs, Kaplan University

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

We will explore ways to create a transfer friendly environment and get students to their degrees faster from a Degree Plan, Policy, Process, Articulation, and Culture perspective. This workshop will give an overview of what we have done at Kaplan University as well as breakout groups to learn best practices from others in attendance. The end goal of this session is to leave with new ideas you can implement at your institution to help get students to graduation faster.

Location: Room 307

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Rebooting Transcript Processing with Intelligent Capture - Room 309

Presenters: Hans Gatterdam, The University of Texas at Arlington; Joy Frazier, The University of Texas at Arlington; Shannon Williams, The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Bogged down by manual data entry and long turnaround times, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) selected OCR technology from Perceptive's Intelligent Capture for Transcripts to speed transcript processing and evaluation. The process now includes workflow that uploads transcript data into PeopleSoft, as well as pushes courses without articulation rules to a team that builds new courses in advance of the evaluation.

Location: Room 309

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Providing Context for the Contextualized Transcript: A Case Study - Room 402-403

Presenters: Christopher Derickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Christy Samford, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation provides an overview of the history and background of UNC's decision to implement a contextualized transcript. As of Spring 2015, this transcript is officially on hold, as the various constituents discuss the future plans for this new format. As interesting as the politics and policy are, equally interesting are the technical challenges learned from this project, which included several successes and a few critical failures that ultimately led to the decision to delay.

Location: Room 402-403

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Past, Present, and Future: The Evolution of Technology, and its Impacts on the Academic Evaluation Process - Room 310-311

Presenters: Robert Devine, Thomas Edison State College; Sean Reilly, Thomas Edison

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Thomas Edison State College processed nearly 23,000 transfer credit evaluations during 2014. To meet this demand for high-quality, high-volume academic evaluations, the implementation of multiple technological platforms is critical. Presenters discuss how the emergence of new technologies facilitates the increased workflow efficiency within the Registrar's Office. Topics include document storage and retrieval, online catalog databases, and remote desktop access as it relates to telecommuting.

Location: Room 310-311

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Don't Stop Believing: The Non-Traditional Journey to UNCW - Room 401

Presenters: Karla Blanton, UNC Wilmington

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

This presentation will explore four distinct non-traditional transfer student types at UNCW: main campus, extension site, military affiliated, and RN to BSN (Online Accelerated Program) students. Our data, examined over the past three years, substantiates the need for specialized recruitment strategies including admission coordinators to work exclusively with these populations, tailored communication plans and community college outreach, as well as integration methods.

Location: Room 401

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Building Lessons: Survival Stories from Creating a Custom Web Application - Room 211-212

Presenters: Heather Abbott, Yale University Law School

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Frustrated with your SIS? Always dreamed of designing a web application just for your institution's unique needs? Learn how one professional school built a custom registration and course information application using web services. Emphasis will be on lessons learned, working with external vendors, how to keep momentum in multi-year, multi-phase projects, how to manage user expectations during roll-out, and updating reporting and documentation.

Location: Room 211-212

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A Simple Solution: Merging Systems for Increased Efficiency and Improved User Experience - Room 408-409

Presenters: Daniel Harmon, University of Illinois

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Illinois once used a variety of systems to manage the enrollment process: Banner for our application, a homegrown system for visits, Talisma as our CRM, and paper copies shuffling between cubicles for Banner data entry and processing. That was before myIllini, an integrated admissions solution. We'll discuss how myIllini came to be and the effect it's had on user experience and operational efficiency, as well as the approach we plan to take in the future

Location: Room 408-409

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What are you waiting for? Deliver an official transcript in MINUTES! - Room 209

Presenters: Adriene Doray-Franklin, National Student Clearinghouse

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

The National Student Clearinghouse in partnership with Ellucian has built a fully automated transcript ordering and delivery solution. Using Cloud and API technologies come and hear from schools that have actually made the move to automation. With more than 70 schools using this solution, and part of your baseline software, there is no reason to wait.

Location: Room 209

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The Paper Trail Ends Here: Indiana State University's Paperless Curriculum and Catalog Successes - Room 308

Presenters: Gina Monaghan, DIGARC; Cindy Otts, Indiana State University

Monday : 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Cindy Otts from Indiana State University will share how the University conquered an outdated paper-based curriculum approval and catalog process by implementing Curriculog and Acalog. These fully integrated systems manage the entire curriculum and catalog process resulting in increased transparency, efficiency, and accuracy while supporting integration with other campus systems.

Location: Room 308

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3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Case Studies: Electronic Data Lifecycle From Application to Enrollment - Room 213

Presenters: Tuan Anh Do, San Francisco State University; Melinda Dvorak, The University of Texas At Austin

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

A presentation on the Electronic Data Lifecycle from application to Enrollment

Location: Room 213

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Transfer Credit Evaluation Best Practices - Room 310-311

Presenters: Nicole Kragt, Kalamazoo College

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Clep? ACE? IB? AP? College Credit? Online Courses? This session will share some industry-wide best practices in transfer credit collected from Admissions and Registrar's offices across the nation. Come hear what your colleagues are doing and share some best practices of your own!

Location: Room 310-311

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How Iowa State University Collaborates with Iowa Community College Partners to Promote Transfer Student Success - Room 307

Presenters: Susie DeMoss, Iowa State University; Paige Duncan, Iowa State University; Nancy Woods, Des Moines Area Community College; Eric Merten, Indian Hills Community College

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

It's all about making a real difference in transfer student success. Learn how Iowa State University has extensively collaborated and articulated with Iowa's 15 unique Community College Districts to create an immersive student support environment. We will discuss a variety of resources offered: faculty involvement, academic advising, admissions' programs, and articulation information. Ongoing collaboration has strengthened our institutional partnerships and improved the transfer process.

Location: Room 307

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Transfer Admission Revamped: When University Goals and Office Function Intersect - Room 402-403

Presenters: Alexander Torres, Michigan State University; Matt Basgall, Michigan State University

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Staff restructuring, budget cuts and staff attrition can impact the processing of transfer applications. Visualizing a solution is one thing; creating a workable solution is another. This session will provide the vision, collaboration, pitfalls and the buy-in involved in utilizing process improvement and technology to address transfer needs at a large public university

Location: Room 402-403

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How Carnegie Mellon University Manages the Graduation Proces - Room 309

Presenters: Joy Cavaliero, Carnegie Mellon University; John Papinchak, Carnegie Mellon University

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Our degree certification and diploma process has several components. The graduation management component collects degree and diploma information for expected graduating students. Departments manage by certifying primary degrees including additional majors & minors, indicate university and college honors, record thesis titles and can view the diploma delivery process. Students can also view the status of their certification and diploma delivery.

Location: Room 309

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Students Rethink the Office of the Registrar's Space to Enhance Collaboration, Creativity, and Engagement - Room 208

Presenters: Scott Owczarek, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Grace Cervantes, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Robyn Conners, University of Wisconsin - Madison; Emily Cruz, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Looking for creative ways to redesign some of your work space? Come learn how a class of UW-Madison students helped us "flip our office space”. This class studied the theory of Design Thinking emphasizing practical application and placing human needs at the center of their design engagement. Hear from the students the variety of different methods used to evaluate and assess registrar work and make recommendations to re-design this space to support creativity and collaboration.

Location: Room 208

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Can a Statewide System Really Improve Transfer? - Room 401

Presenters: Dena Lawrence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lois Bishop, DePaul University

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

This session will be a presentation and discussion of Illinois' transfer initiatives ,including: the value of maintaining institution-specific data on transfer patterns with an understanding of the state's transfer profile; the advantages and challenges of a statewide initiative in an institutionally diverse state; how Illinois approaches the challenges and seeks to maximize the advantages; and practices available to all institutions in developing military credit articulations.

Location: Room 401

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How the CART Request for Service System Enabled the Registrar to Serve the Campus with an Organizational Structure - Room 211-212

Presenters: Carissa Bullman, Indiana University - Bloomington; Darren Hawkins, Indiana University - Bloomington

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

As hubs of interoffice communication, today's registrar's offices are inundated with a massive volume of phone calls, e-mails, paper, and in-person requests, all of which need to be fielded, prioritized, and handled expediently and gracefully. This session will explore the benefits of an innovative website developed in order to ease constraints imposed on the Indiana University Bloomington Registrar's Office by a centralization initiative that significantly reduced staff numbers.

Location: Room 211-212

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Preferred Name and Pronoun at the University of Vermont: How We Did it and What We've Learned - Room 408-409

Presenters: Keith Williams, University of Vermont

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

In 2009 The University of Vermont became the first school to provide students the ability to enter a preferred name and pronoun in Banner. The project has since been featured in articles in the Chronicle and the New York Times. This session will review the campus climate that pushed this project to the top of the to-do list, the questions set out to answer, the composition of the project team, the project scope, the technical solution, and what we've learned from running it since its inception.

Location: Room 408-409

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Evolution of Data Exchange - Room 209

Presenters: Dave Landry, National Student Clearinghouse; Doug Falk, National Student Clearinghouse

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

As student mobility continues to rise, the need to evolve the exchange of student records from paper to electronic will continue to gain momentum. In this session, NSC describe its approach to that transition and how it will enable the automated exchange of standards based data files

Location: Room 209

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Scheduling with Student Pathways to successful degree completion! - Room 308

Presenters: Philippe Melis, Infosilem, Inc.

Monday : 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Using Infosilem scheduling solutions, learn how you can enhance your scheduling process so that your course schedule is perfectly aligned to your students' academic requirements. See how Colleges and Universities are incorporating student pathways into their scheduling workflow to produce a structured, conflict-free master schedule that sees their students gain access to the courses they need to progress, with a clear path towards successful degree completion!

Location: Room 308

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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

EDX: Electronic Exchange of Student Records Roundtable - Room 213

Presenters: Monterey Sims, University of Phoenix

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Round Table with the AACRAO Speede Committee open to all transfer and tech conference attendees! Please come join the electronic transcript exchange discussion. Ask questions and share ideas.

Location: Room 213

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A Retrospective on an Office of the Registrar's First Year in Social Media - Room 208

Presenters: Michael Carroll, Indiana University - Bloomington

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Indiana University Bloomington Office of the Registrar started actively engaging in social media via Twitter and Facebook during this past academic year. Find out what we learned. With the advent of a one-stop shop for students, the Office of the Registrar focuses on providing information and support to the various academic and administrative units on campus. As a result, our social media messaging is generally tailored to, and direct toward, faculty and staff.

Location: Room 208

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Highly Selective Institutions Network Roundtable - Room 309

Presenters: Sasha Suzuki, Wake Forest University

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The purpose of the Highly Selective Institutions Network is to identify the unique academic and social characteristics of colleges and universities who have rigorous academic criteria for admission. These institutions typically serve highly academically talented students who are mostly "traditional” in age and draw from a national and international base. Network members share effective orientation programs and services from their institutions.

Location: Room 309

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It Never Stops for the One-Stop - Room 401

Presenters: Tania Schmidt, Winona State University; Paul Stern, Winona State University

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us while we openly discuss our experiences with rolling out and sustaining a One-Stop-Shop. What to expect with the evolution of students, technology and budget restraints. What we have learned about Communication to Students, Data Analytics, Process Documentation, FAQ's and ways to grow our Customer Service from a customer perspective. How did WSU maintain areas of expertise while growing into a truly integrated model? Session will discuss topics candidly and we welcome questions, conversation and concerns you may bring as you build the vision for your institution.

Location: Room 401

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Transfer Recruitment and Retention Roundtable - Room 402-403

Presenters: Jane Rex, Appalachian State University

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of transfer recruitment and retention issues. How have you been successful in reaching potential transfer students? Are you seeing more transfers than in previous years? How are you ensuring their success? How do transfer students fit into your overall enrollment management plan? Come prepared to share your answers to these questions and to hear how others are tackling issues that you may be facing.

Location: Room 402-403

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Transfer Partnerships Roundtable - Room 307

Presenters: David Sundine, University of Washington

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Is your institution engaged in a successful degree partnership program? Are your partnership programs experiencing growing pains? Are you wondering how to begin a new program? No matter where you are in the journey to a successful degree partnership program, you're sure to benefit from attending this discussion. Be prepared to share your trials and successes and to get your questions answered.

Location: Room 307

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Calendaring System for Registrar and IT Operations - Room 211-212

Presenters: Jack Miner, The Ohio State University

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Like other offices, Ohio State's registrars office struggled with managing all of the dates related to office operations. To address this they developed a calendar application that allows them to plan dates a semester or more in advance. The system allows them to begin with student facing public dates for a semester and build in trigger dates related to processing, communication, and systems jobs. The calendar system notifies staff of their upcoming tasks and exports for the web.

Location: Room 211-212

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Building a Cost-Productive, Highly Configurable, Maximum-Functionality Curriculum Management System From Scratch - Room 408-409

Presenters: Adrian Cornelius, University of Maryland - College Park

Monday : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Building software is hard--harder than it needs to be. Time-honored traditions of over-staffed, over-funded, "waterfall” software development projects are tired and need to go away. Community developed software was a great idea, but plagued with delays. This session will discuss how U of M turned that around and was to create a new Student module (Curriculum Management) in record time. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how a responsive software development process was created.

Location: Room 408-409

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Tuesday

8:00 am - 9:00 am

PDF Transcript Recommendations, Best Practices and Tips for Optimization - Room 213

Presenters: Susan Reyes, San Diego State University; Susan Dorsey, University of Colorado Boulder

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Are you thinking about or using PDF transcripts in any way (sending or receiving). We will give some tips to make your implementation easier.

Location: Room 213

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Grade Change Workflow Implementation - Room 408-409

Presenters: Cassandra Heavrin, University of Houston - University Park

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

University of Houston implemented Grade Change Workflow procedures with the close of the Fall 2013 term with significant success. More than a year later, we will share technical setup, what went well, and what had to change.

Location: Room 408-409

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Using Technology Tools to Meet Outrageous Transfer Articulation Service Agreements - Room 208

Presenters: Susan Eveland, University of Oregon

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

UO evaluates more than 18,000 transcripts annually, all within a 3-5 day service agreement time frame. This session covers techniques for tracking work, tips for making and storing equivalencies, then serving them to the public. Other topics include OrACRAO Curriculum Template, Study Abroad Web Look-up, "Hands-Free EDI Processing,” and "Hands-Free Reverse Transfer."

Location: Room 208

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Modifications to Your SIS: Why it's Necessary! - Room 211-212

Presenters: Brian Lowery, University of Oregon

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

In order for the University of Oregon to keep up with federal, state and university/faculty laws, regulations, and policies, we must modify our SIS (Banner). Examples of these modifications include building uploading processes via self service; modifying Last Date of Attendance for Financial Aid; building an application, forms and reports for National Student Exchange ; and much more. Modifications are also necessary to streamline workflow in the present era of "Doing More with Less.” Examples include "smart” transcript ordering, automation of AP score upload/articulation process, and modifications in the scheduling and registration areas. This is not a session that promotes modifications when baseline functionality works well, but rather focuses on modifications required to comply with regulations or modification desired for improvement to both business processes and customer service for Registrar constituents.

Location: Room 211-212

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Serving Those Who Serve: Supporting Military and Veteran Students through Policy and Procedure - Room 309

Presenters: Edward Trombley, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide; M.J. Caro, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

MJ Caro and Ed Trombley recently collaborated on a chapter for the revised edition of the AACRAO publication: The College Transfer Student in America: The Forgotten Student, detailing the policies and procedures that Embry-Riddle has put into place to best serve their military and veteran population. Please join them for an interactive discussion of Embry-Riddle's residential and worldwide campuses' support of military and veteran students, and consider how you might apply these ideas at your college or university.

Location: Room 309

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Developing the Technology for a Reverse Transfer Program - Room 401

Presenters: Michelle Blackwell, University of North Carolina; Elizabeth Reilley, University of North Carolina

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Are you considering developing the increasingly popular strategy of Reverse Transfer in your state? Come learn the questions to ask in developing your own at the local and state level. In this session, we will help you learn the different questions to ask to regarding policies, procedures, and technology. We will discuss what has worked well, what difficulties we encountered and how North Carolina solved many of the obstacles using technologywhile working with PeopleSoft, Banner and Colleague. For example: What are the issues with FERPA for reverse transfer? What are the policies and procedures that need to be discussed? What are the different options for technology solutions? Will the amount of work be difficult for the IT staff, and for graduation processors and much more?

Location: Room 401

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Community College Transfer Students: A Program to Help with the Quest to Belong - Room 307

Presenters: David DeRouen, Southwestern University

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Transfer students from community college undergo both negative and positive experiences in searching for a sense of belonging when they arrive at a small private liberal arts and sciences university. Although it has been found through a recent study that transfer students suffer many negative experiences, most of the students have felt they found a sense of community through a specific support program created to assist transfer students.

Location: Room 307

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Transfer and Mobility: A National View of Postsecondary Pathways of First-Time Students - Room 209

Presenters: Afet Dundar, National Student Clearinghouse

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

This session will present the findings from the new report of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center on transfer and mobility patterns of students who began postsecondary education in fall 2008. The study follows each student's enrollment over six years, through summer 2014, to identify the total number of movements or transfers among institutions, as well as the timing and destination of the first transfer.

Location: Room 209

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CourseLeaf: Integrated Curriculum and Catalog Management Solutions - Room 308

Presenters: Greg Soare, Leepfrog Technologies

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 9:00 am

CourseLeaf is the leading solution for the seamless progression from curriculum proposals to publishing a web, mobile and print ready catalog that accurately reflects an institution's programs. Learn how dynamic curriculum proposals, automated work flows and integration with student information systems work to deliver more efficiency in the academic process.

Location: Room 308

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8:00 am - 10:15 am

The Extended Transcript, Part II - Room 402-403

Presenters: Tina Falkner, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities; Brad Myers, The Ohio State University

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 10:15 am

In this final session of the AACRAO's extended transcript framework project participants will help develop the final framework. Come ready to roll up your sleeves, help resolve any outstanding issues and challenges and contribute to the final document that will be published after the conference.

Location: Room 402-403

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An Inside Look at Transfer Credit at the University of Texas - Austin - Off Site

Presenters: Mike Washington, University of Texas - Austin; Caroline Enriquez, University of Texas - Austin; Keith Baird, University of Texas - Austin; Mary Grigsby, University of Texas - Austin

Tuesday : 8:00 am - 10:15 am

Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities. At this double session, a limited number of attendees will travel to the UT-Austin campus for a behind-the-scenes look at how an institution of this size handles a staggering amount of transfer coursework. Attendees will also gain insight into UT-Austin's visit programs for prospective students. NOTE: Requires sign-up in advance to participate.

Location: Off Site

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9:15 am - 10:15 am

Leveraging Systems, Servers, Vendors, and Standards to Innovate, Automate, and Improve Student Services - Room 213

Presenters: Jim Bouse, University of Oregon; Reid Kallman, Stanford University

Tuesday : 9:15 am - 10:15 am

This panel presentation provides an overview of how schools have successfully partnered with vendors and providers to enhance services delivered to their students. The presentation also highlights how some schools have leveraged their internal systems and web services to automate many high-volume, time-sensitive processing operations critical to student services delivery.

Location: Room 213

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An Administrative Approach to Project Management - Room 307

Presenters: Brenda Schumann, The University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday : 9:15 am - 10:15 am

This session will provide an administrator's view and approach to effective project management; outline the components of project management such as requirements determination and communication strategies, as well as cover the benefits and value gain using real world examples in a registrar's office.

Location: Room 307

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Using a Technical Re-Design Project to Transform a Registrar's Office - Room 211-212

Presenters: Christopher Derickson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Ira Knight, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tuesday : 9:15 am - 10:15 am

The Registrar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill initiated a major redesign of the security model for its student information system this past year. The project resulted in a significant decrease in roles and permission lists, and the security model is now both more auditable and maintainable for the going forward. As a result of methods used a clear vision for how to improve and to transform the Office into a more efficient, process-driven office.

Location: Room 211-212

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The Transfer Handbook: A Panel Discussion with the Authors - Room 401

Presenters: Jane Rex, ; Jack Miner, The Ohio State University; Frank Yanchak, Franklin University; Ed Trombley, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; M.J. Caro, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Tuesday : 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Hear from a panel of authors of The Transfer Handbook, Promoting Student Success. Get practical advice on attracting, retaining, and guiding transfer students. Topics covered include strategies for orientation and advising; curricular issues; articulation agreements; preparing community college students for transfer; non-traditional students as transfers; and student swirl.

Location: Room 401

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Transfer Finder: Targeting Transfer Student Success - Room 209

Presenters: Jerret LeMay, SUNY College at Oswego; Mark Wysoski, Ellucian

Tuesday : 9:15 am - 10:15 am

Ellucian Degree Works™ Transfer Finder allows a student to audit coursework from their current school and other schools attended within the network against degree requirements at partner institutions. Learn how this tool can aid in providing a seamless transfer experience and bolster transfer student success. Testing experiences will be shared by SUNY Oswego, part of the inaugural implementation by the State University of New York system in support of transfer mobility initiatives.

Location: Room 209

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Are You Happy? - Room 308

Presenters: Mark Hommerding, Lifetouch Special Events

Tuesday : 9:15 am - 10:15 am

A simple question: are you happy? For the past 20 years, the field of positive psychology has investigated the factors that help normal people lead happier lives. Join a fellow (non-expert) pilgrim in the science of happiness, learn about some basic resources in the field, get a list of suggested media as a springboard to helping yourself become a better you. We can start creating joy in your life.

Location: Room 308

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Closing Plenary: Competency-Based Education 2.0 - Grand Ballroom 6-8

Presenters: Steven Mintz, University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday : 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The University of Texas System campuses are implementing an approach to Competency-Based Education that differs fundamentally from that offered elsewhere. Rather than conflating competency-based education with any online approach that grants credit based on tests, papers, and projects rather than seat time, it focuses on CBE's fundamental characteristics.

Location: Grand Ballroom 6-8

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