#AACRAO2023 Session Highlight: Records Retention Best Practices: Mandated and Homegrown Approaches

March 6, 2023
  • AACRAO Annual Meeting
  • Professional Development and Contributions to the Field
Stacks of shelves and records.

In their upcoming 2023 AACRAO Annual Meeting session, hosts Keith Malkowski, and Bryan Whitledge, both of Central Michigan University will discuss the challenges involved with managing an ever-growing number of records. Throughout their session, attendees will gain insight into various practices they can use to manage recordkeeping compliance and preservation. Speaking on what attendees can expect when attending his session Mr. Malkowski said:

Between defined record laws and best practices and having legacy records in different formats is creating a concern for Registrars and other professionals in higher education. How do you know what you should keep? For how long? Where does everything live? Where can a campus partner go for answers? In our session, we plan to provide how Central Michigan University has built a structure to navigate these issues centered on cross-campus collaboration, compliance standards, and best practices.
As institutions of higher learning come to terms with the realities of having accumulated so many types of records and other artifacts, changes in staffing levels and departure of institutional wisdom with staff separations having a structure in place to ensure the integrity of certain classifications of records is critical for both compliance as well as maintaining institutional history. Central Michigan University has created a cross-unit response team to assist our colleagues to determine what to save, how to save it, and how to say goodbye to various items.

By the end of this session, attendees will learn how to identify record retention gaps and learn the structures and policies needed to ensure adequate record retention.

This session, Records Retention Best Practices: Mandated and Homegrown Approaches, is part of our 2023 Annual Meeting theme on Continuous Personal and Professional Growth

Have you registered for the 2023 Annual Meeting yet? Register today to attend and collaborate with your peers in higher education.


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