From Data Steward to Data Distributor: The Registrar's Office Reloaded

LIVE Webinar date: May 22nd, 2012
Time: 2pm – 3:00pm ET


Business intelligence systems, expanding data warehouses, and the growing demand for student information have increased the stakes for data custodians. Technology has changed the way we share and secure student data. How do we balance the need to share data more freely with the duty to protect our sensitive information? How is the role of the data custodian changing as the requirements for managing and distributing data increase? We will explore these challenges using the University of Michigan as a case study. Webinar participants will get an overview of the changing landscape around sharing student data. They will take away strategies for effectively sharing student data across campus, policy considerations, and options for administering security. Finally, participants will get an overview of the University of Michigan's "Next Generation" data warehouse strategy.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is geared towards registrars, admissions officers, IT professionals, student services and records administrators as well as enrollment professionals.


Irfan Bhabhrawala, Associate University Registrar, University of Michigan

Irfan Bhabhrawala has worked in the Office of the Registrar at the University of Michigan since 2004. He overseas Official Enrollment Reporting, Ad-hoc Reporting, supports the Student Data Warehouse by working with central IT and campus-wide users, is responsible for Information Technology functions, Security, Teaching Evaluations, Exam Scoring, Athletic Certification and Reporting (APR and GSR), and working on special projects like the Registrar Office's recent e-Transcript implementation. Prior to the University of Michigan, Irfan worked at Active Technology Solutions (a small consulting company he started), PeopleSoft, and Andersen Consulting. Irfan has presented multiple times at AACRAO and MACRAO (Michigan) Conferences.


Stanley L. DeMerritt, Ph.D., Associate Academic Vice President, Wayland Baptist University

Dr. Stan DeMerritt is the associate academic vice president at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas. Dr. DeMerritt started his career in the registrar's office as a registration coordinator in 1996 and became University Registrar in 2000. He oversees the undergraduate records offices as well as institutional research and effectiveness, external accreditation, and strategic planning, and other various units. Dr. DeMerritt has been active in AACRAO since 1999 serving on multiple committees and is the Program Chair for the AACRAO 2012 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

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Registration Cost:$99.00 for AACRAO Members / $129.00 for Non-Members

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