Entry level: Functional understanding of institutional requirements for degree or certificate completion. Ability to utilize degree audit system or other institutional process to determine that students have fulfilled requirements. Experience with commencement ceremonies.
Intermediate level: Understand and manage a key component of institutional graduation such as oversight of the degree audit, management of the commencement ceremony, or production of student diplomas. Work collaboratively across departments/schools or colleges to plan and implement graduation processes and events. Contribute to development of improvement in business processes to help facilitate student graduation and commencement.
Expert level: Identify and implement business processes to efficiently evaluate student degree and certificate completion and award degrees and certificates. Create, organize, and lead the institutions commencement service. Lead multi-departmental teams to implement graduation events. Develop processes and procedures for selecting commencement speakers, designing commencement programs, distributing academic honors and honorary degrees, diploma distribution, and other critical components of the graduation and commencement process.