Virtual AACRAO Technology Conference
Your Virtual Technology Conference registration provides access to :
- Seven (7) sessions covering topics of general interest
- Three (3) plenary sessions
- Video, audio and synchronized PowerPoint
- Six months unlimited access for entire institution
- PDF copies of presentation and handout materials
Full Virtual Technology Conference
$299/$399 All Sessions
Technology Conference attendees can register for the Virtual Technology Conference for the cost of $199
Frequently Asked Questions
The Virtual Technology Conference includes the following sessions (all times Pacific):
General Session: Where is the CIO Going with My System? (Legacy, ERP, the Cloud, and More)
Sunday, July 10 – 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Brian D. Voss, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer, Louisiana State
General Session: Summer of Discontent in Washington
Monday, July 11 – 1:15 - 2:15 pm
Barmak Nassirian, Associate Executive Director, AACRAO
General Session: Beyond the Rankings: The Future of Higher Ed Data for Students, Parents, and Universities
Tuesday, July 12 – 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Brian Kelly, Editor, U.S. News Media Group
AACRAO’s Technology Conference Sessions offered as Webinars
Using technology to develop integrated student systems and services is critical to the success and survival of today’s higher education institutions. The AACRAO Technology Conference brings together technology practitioners and managers to share ideas, information, and solutions to improve and maximize the effectiveness of student services. AACRAO’s Technology Conference is your leading forum to understand the next generation of information management.
The most sought after AACRAO Tech sessions are available to facilitate convenient personal or department-wide training at your institution.
The Tech Virtual Conference includes the following sessions:
Departmental Schedule Validator – Enforcing Class Scheduling Constraints Using Web-Based Software
Sunday, July 10 – 2:00 - 3:15 pm
At Duke, as at many institutions, departmental course scheduling practices tended to result in an overload of course offerings in the late morning, or ”prime time“ hours. This led to problems in room scheduling and in student course selection. To address these issues Duke implemented a revised course scheduling policy. This policy includes new course meeting times and patterns, and new scheduling constraints that force departments to spread course offerings more evenly.
Bruce W Cunningham, Asst Vice Provost and University Registrar, Duke University
The Impact of the Great Recession on the Postsecondary Enrollment Decisions – A Signature Report
Sunday, July 10 – 3:45 - 5:00 pm
Successful Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) depends on the use of enrollment research so that institutions can understand their competitive market position, measures of student success and graduation, transfer patterns, and concurrent enrollments to drive campus enrollment and revenue strategies. This session will frame key SEM issues and provide examples of analytical approaches to successful SEM efforts. By 2008 and 2009, institutional and state policymakers faced uncertainty on the impact of the Great Recession. They continue to be concerned on how it affected the decisions of recent high school graduates regarding if and where they should enroll as well as the changed patterns of persistence. Throughout this national discussion, commentators have shared projections and impressions with the goal of helping campus and public policymakers anticipate and navigate the recession’s impact on postsecondary enrollment patterns across the nation.
Don Hossler, Executive Director of the Research Center, National Student Clearinghouse
A New Approach to Admissions Administration at Wayne State
Monday, July 11 – 8:00 - 9:00 am
Wayne State University’s Computing & Information Technology Division renovated their admissions IT systems by creating transparent and customer-focused tools for their staff and prospective customers. These new tools incorporate a variety of features such as application workflows through tagging, application packaging, detailed reporting and aging. WSU has been successful in reducing administrative processing time for Admissions decisions, as well as adding a convenient one-stop-shop for their customers and staff. Wayne State’s new web- based Admissions system was designed from the ground up to integrate with Banner Student and allows for a concise and accurate view into the health of their admissions process.
Robert Thompson, Associate Director, Core Applications, Wayne State University Kathleen Lueckeman, Senior Director of Customer Relationship Management, Wayne State University
ClassOwl – Simplify your Academic Life
Monday, July 11 – 10:00 - 11:05 am
Now is the time! The Department of Education has noticed that higher education lacks accountability and has now mandated that schools regulate a strict unit hour for every class. Four Stanford sophomores have developed ClassOwl to solve this problem and help your students and teachers in the process. This new time management tool works with school’s current learning management systems to help students and teachers organize their entire university experience. ClassOwl will gather real-time, quality data on how long students are spending on their assignments. As a bonus, it provides students and professors with a convenient interface to organize all of their assignments, due dates, and social obligations in one place. This one stop source for all your university requirements will provide students and teachers with an innovative solution for all their time management needs.
Julienne Lam, Student, Stanford University
Gordon Dean, Student, Stanford University
Kuali Student Community Update
Monday, July 11 – 4:15 - 5:15 pm
The Kuali Student project reached important milestones in 2011 including the public software release and first implementations of its first module, KS Curriculum Management. This session reviews the community source model for developing enterprise applications, examines the progress Kuali Student has made and outlines the plans ahead for the community.
KS Curriculum Management introduces important innovations with the ability to flexibly define learning objectives, courses and programs that are required to support both today’s traditional (degree programs) and nontraditional (life-long learning, continuing education, experiential learning) educational offerings. This system also provides the foundation upon which the community’s next major innovation, the KS Enrollment and Registration module, will be built. All of this is being done in an effort to modernize aging systems and ultimately provide better services. And it’s being done in an open, collaborative fashion that has the potential to benefit all institutions.
David Scronce, Student Affairs IT, UC Berkeley
Go ’All-In‘: Bet on Efficiencies Gains with Electronic Transcript Standards
Tuesday, July 12 – 9:30 - 10:30 am
Have you been tasked with implementing electronic transcripts at your institution? Are you confused by the various options and need more information on getting started? This session will give you the tools to ”go all in” when it comes to implementing electronic transcript exchange. Session offers models to analyze cost and cost benefits, provide helpful resources, discuss security factors to consider, and cover tips on how to get started with electronic transcript and data exchange.
Robin Greene, Senior Associate Director, Technology and Internet Services - CFNC, The University of North Carolina
Richard D Skeel, Director of Academic Records, University of Oklahoma Norman Campus
Monterey E Sims, Director of Document Processing, University of Phoenix
The Registrar – What is the Future of the Profession?
Tuesday, July 12 – 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cloud Computing! Outsourcing to India?! Curriculum vita and projects on transcripts? Are hard copy (paper) transcripts and credentials anachronistic? Is email as pedestrian a communication mechanism as the US mail? Is Social Networking the only way to communicate with our constituents? How do we continue to serve the faculty? Listen to a distinguished panel of Registrars and IT Professionals discuss the future of the Registrar profession.
Andrew S Hannah, Senior Associate University Registrar, University of Chicago
Thomas Black, Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and University Registrar, Stanford University
Jeffrey C von Munkwitz-Smith, University Registrar, University of Connecticut
Dennis Cromwell, Associate Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure, Indiana University – Bloomington
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