This is Volume 1 of crowd-sourced registrar tips, tricks, and hacks. Thank you to the brave contributors who called and left their nuggets of wisdom to make this episode possible. If you’d like to contribute, follow the instructions below.
AnnaMarie Bianco, Associate Vice President and University Registrar, Georgetown University
“Learn as much as possible. Be open, invite criticism.”
Emily Shandley, University Registrar, Yale University
“Make change happen through continuous suggestion.”
Kristi Wold-McCormick, University Registrar, University of Colorado - Boulder
“Self advocate. Don’t be the Say No to Everything registrar--be open and flexible.”
Rob Hornberger, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Services, Missouri State University
“Understand the rules and when to apply them strictly, when to make exceptions.”
Scott Dittman, University Registrar, Washington and Lee University
“Invest yourself in your community.”
Rhonda Kitch, University Registrar, Cornell University (Previously at NDSU)
Erin Seheult, Director of University Records, Loma Linda University
“Get a project management system.”
Sheila Jarrell, Registrar, Yavapai College
“Find common ground and rely on common courtesy in all interactions.”
Instructions to contribute your own tip, trick, or hack:
Call 703.594.6032 (it's the Registrar Podcast Google Voice number - No one will answer, please leave a message. Messages there are saved as mp3's in the Registrar Podcast gmail account).
Leave a message when prompted, following one of these scripts:
HI! I’M [ NAME ], [ TITLE/POSITION ] AT [ NAME OF INSTITUTION ], MY REGISTRAR TIP, TRICK, OR HACK IS...
HI! I’M [ NAME ], [ TITLE/POSITION ] AT [ NAME OF INSTITUTION. ] ADVICE I WISH SOMEONE HAD GIVEN ME WHEN I WAS STARTING OUT IN THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE IS…
Be succinct. Speak slowly and clearly. Aim for 2-3 minutes (max). It can be about anything! System stuff, dealing with faculty, communication, managing staff, keeping your desk organized, keeping up with email, giving a presentation, productivity practices, mindfulness...anything that has worked for you as a "go to" hack, tip, or trick. Nothing is too small, and (probably) nothing is too obvious.
THANK YOU for your willingness to share a tiny sliver of your expertise with the registrar community in this way.
I look forward to listening to your messages. Call 703.594.6032 today.