Day 1 – Monday Nov 26

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Events for day one of the Msacroa conference.

Day 1

Events for Monday, November 26th

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1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

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Registrar Roundtable – Block 1

Darlene Benzenberg, Registrar, SUNY Orange
Chester Barkan, Registrar, SUNY Nassau Community College Thomas Castiglione, Senior Registrar, City College of New York Richard Feltman, Registrar, Brooklyn College

This popular session will be back at this year’s conference in a workshop format. Join us as we discuss significant issues that impact Registrar’s Offices. Participants are broken into small groups while group leaders meet with each group to discuss the issues selected. Past sessions have discussed topics such as outsourcing, best practices, FERPA, dealing with less and other interesting topics. We look forward to you joining us. This year we are doing this in the format of a workshop allowing more time to spend with each group.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

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Small College Roundtable – Block 1

Maribeth Widelo, Assistant Registrar, Merchant Marine Academy

Open forum for small college registrars to talk about current issues, best practices and success strategies.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

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Transfer Credit: Panel Discussion – Block 1

Amy Patton, Director of Transfer Articulation, Wilkes University
Carolyn Quinci, Senior Associate Registrar, University of Delaware
Diane Henker, Associate Registrar, University of Delaware

This is a great place to compare notes on transfer credit. Who at your institution decides how a course transfers in? What does your institution require when making that decision? What’s best practice?
How can we help staff and students better understand our processes? Join us in this panel discussion to learn more and bring your questions to the table.

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

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Getting It Done: A Single System for Catalog, Curriculum and Syllabi – Block 1

Exhibitor Session

Nicole Arsenault, Director of New Business Development, SmartCatalog

Are you launching multiple systems to manage catalogs, curriculum changes and syllabi? SmartCatalog centralizes these processes in a powerful and easy-to-use solution that integrates with SIS systems.

Come learn how to use SmartCatalog to manage multiple projects and processes in one streamlined system.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Scheduling Roundtable – Block 2

Chester Barkan, Registrar, SUNY Nassau Community College
Thomas Castiglione, Senior Registrar, City College of New York

Join us for a reformatted discussion on scheduling. We will share our experience with working with scheduling software as well as speaking about implementation strategies. Learn from your colleagues what are best practices in dealing with academic scheduling. Whether you use EMS, Ad-Astra or a home grown system, there is always something to learn. Bring your questions and best practices in dealing not just with the software, but with the fine art of diplomacy as you navigate through faculty, department chairs and Academic Deans in order to insure that a scheduling of classes is available for your students.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A Paperless Approach to Degree Certification (Banner) – Block 2

Hilary Hoover, Assistant Registrar, Messiah College
Robert Felix, Senior Programmer/Analyst, Messiah College

In past years, the Registrar’s Office at Messiah College has conducted degree certification for eligible graduates by producing a paper copy of their degree audit and certification cover sheet to their academic department for review and approval. On average, Messiah College awards 650 undergraduate students each year. This adds up to a lot of paper, which results in increased time to prepare the documents for distribution, as well as financial cost to the institution. In an effort to create a more efficient process that would save in both monetary and human resources, the Registrar’s Office collaborated with their Senior Programmer/Analyst to implement an online certification tool that allows departments to review, approve and submit their certifications online rather than on paper. This paperless approach was tested with a small sample of Department Chairs and Advisors in Spring 2018 and will be fully implemented in Fall 2018 for the certification of eligible December graduates. Come and hear what the Messiah College Registrar’s Office has learned from this process and how a paperless approach could benefit your institution!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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From Web Advisor to Self-Service: Ripping Off the Band-Aid (Colleague) – Block 2

Sandy Clark, Registrar, McDaniel College
Marylin Bell, Associate Registrar, McDaniel College

Change is always difficult but often necessary. In this presentation, we will discuss how McDaniel College moved several processes, including registration, from WebAdvisor to Self-Service in the span of a single academic year. Come hear about our plan, timeline, successes and challenges, and how we garnered the assistance and support of faculty, staff, and students.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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ackpot: Faculty Grade Changes Through Self-Service and Everyone Wins (PeopleSoft) – Block 2

Mary DiMura, Senior Associate Registrar, Syracuse University
Susan E. Wright, Assistant Registrar, Syracuse University

Come see how Syracuse University eliminated thousands of paper grade change forms, made it easier for faculty, automated manual processing by our office, and improved security. Our project included customizing PeopleSoft grade change functionality and creating faculty/school/college workflow for review/decision/approval, including an automated process to post grades immediately without giving enrollment security to the individual instructors or requiring the Registrar’s Office to hit the grade submit button. Learn how this can work for you!

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Paperless Records: How Do We Know We Have What We Need? – Block 2

Melissa Lenhart-Young, Associate Registrar, DeSales University

DeSales University’s Admissions to Registrar’s process had to be updated since we are now a paperless office. Come hear how the two offices created procedures to ensure the critical “paperwork” is still being tracked. Examples would be acceptance letters and official transcripts. This shows how a true collaboration between the two departments ensures a smooth transition without sacrificing any data integrity.

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Certified Electronic Diplomas: The Most Advanced Electronic Credential – Block 2

Exhibitor Session

Elizabeth Kunde, Executive Director, Paradigm Inc.

As the pioneer and creator of the Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma®), Paradigm, Inc is the only company to offer a secure, portable and trusted electronic solution for diplomas and credentials.
Accepted by both State and International Governments, Certifying Boards and Employers the CeDiploma® is a transactional document that provides the student with a secure alternative to the transcript. Paradigm offers the only solution allowing independent validation of the CeDiploma®: an indisputable response from you, the Credentialer, that the diploma is authentic and valid. The differences in ediplomas, paper diplomas and CeDiplomas are vast and varied. Come and learn more about these products as well as, our 10-day turnaround time, 24-hour rush service and direct mailing services that can help you find the extra space and time that you crave all while giving your students what they NEED!

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Colleague Roundtable – Block 3

Melissa Lenhart-Young, Associate Registrar, DeSales University

Join other Colleague institutions and ask questions, share your experiences and just network with others using the same SIS.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Banner Roundtable – Block 3

Chester Barkan, Registrar, SUNY Nassau Community College

Join us for the very popular session where you will have the opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the latest upgrades to the Banner application with your colleagues. We hope to have an opportunity to share experiences with migrating over to Banner 9.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Jenzabar Roundtable – Block 3

Jennifer Hawkes, Registrar and Director of Institutional Research, Rosemont College

Jenzabar SIS users meet to discuss tips, tricks, and solutions to headaches. Come learn from your colleagues how to get your SIS to work for you!

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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PeopleSoft Roundtable – Block 3

Kaitlyn Figore, Supervisor, Academic Support Services, University of Pittsburgh Linda Lieu, Supervisor, Grades and Graduation, University of Pittsburgh
Patti Mathay, University Registrar, University of Pittsburgh

Are you getting ready to upgrade your PeopleSoft system to version 9.2? Are you interested in hearing how the grade change process was automated using PeopleSoft workflow? Do you have an issue you’d like to discuss with PeopleSoft colleagues? If so, join members of the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of the University Registrar for an interactive session on all things PeopleSoft.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Turn the Diploma Headaches to Opportunity for You and Your Graduates – Block 3

Exhibitor Session

Chris Hyde, Regional Sales Manager, Parchment
Joe Cornelius, Regional Sales Manager, Parchment

Parchment’s new complete print and digital diploma service enhances the traditional diploma experience. Graduates benefit from immediate access to an online, verifiable & shareable diploma or certificate. Administrators benefit from real-time printing, delivery, tracking – and no more support calls! Survey data from 975 class of 2017 digital diploma recipients will illustrate expectation, need and use of this enhanced experience.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Catalog Best Practices and New Technologies

Exhibitor Session

Amy Salley, Account Executive, DIGARC

Higher education priorities are changing. Institutions need to find ways to adapt to compete for a shrinking pool of applicants. Future-ready institutions must learn how to leverage technology and data to transform processes and improve the way the business of educating gets done. Attend this session to learn the four reasons universities and colleges make digital transformation a priority and ways you can get a quick win. Improve user experience through a searchable, fully dynamic catalog.


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