Middle States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission

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The 2017 Conference Session Listing and Program is tentative and subject to change. Read overview below or download a pdf of the Conference Program with session descriptions.

For Presenters: You have the option to download the powerpoint template as a guide.

Monday, November 27th


8:30 - 11:00, Executive Committee Meeting


11:30 - 12:30, First-Timer Luncheon


12:30 - 1:00 Conference Kickoff


Day 1, Session Block 1

  • 1.1.1, 1:30 - 3:30, Registrar Fundamentals (2-Hour Workshop)
  • 1.1.2, 1:30 - 3:30, Active Shooter (2-Hour Workshop)
  • 1.1.3, 1:30 - 2:30, Supporting Student Veterans
  • 1.1.4, 1:30 - 2:30, Balancing Efficiency, Compassion & Objectivity: Excused Withdrawal at Temple University
  • 1.1.5, 1:30 - 2:30, Utilizing Course Scheduling Dashboards to Improve Retention, Time-to-Completion, and Graduation Rates while Saving Money
  • 1.1.6, 1:30 - 2:30, Beyond Imaging: The Next Generation of Paperless
  • 1.1.7, 1:30 - 2:30, Stack the Odds in Your Favor for Transfer Recruiting – Exhibitor Session
  • 1.1.8, 1:30 - 2:30, Optimizing Student Progression: Why Personalization is Key for Completion

Day 1, Session Block 2

  • 1.2.1, 2:45 - 3:45, Collaborative Solutions to Records Management Challenges
  • 1.2.2, 2:45 - 3:45, The Other Side: Innovative Lifestyles after Retirement and How to Prepare For The 'Wonder Years'
  • 1.2.3, 2:45 - 3:45, Graduation and Degree Audit Working Together
  • 1.2.4, 2:45 - 3:45, Enhance Student Scheduling: Why Finding the Perfect Schedule is a Necessity, Not A Luxury

3:45 - 4:15 REFRESHMENT BREAK


Day 1, Session Block 3

  • 1.3.1, 4:15 - 5:15, Banner by Ellucian Crackerbarrel
  • 1.3.2, 4:15 - 5:15, Colleague Crackerbarrel
  • 1.3.3, 4:15 - 5:15, Oracle Crackerbarrel
  • 1.3.4, 4:15 - 5:15, Jenzabar Crackerbarrel
  • 1.3.5, 4:15 - 5:15, EM Fellowship Program - Breaking Down the Silo's in Enrollment Management
  • 1.3.6, 4:15 - 5:15, Certified Electronic Diplomas, Paper Diplomas, ediplomas: What are the differences and why is digital signing a document simply not enough?

5:30 - 6:30, President's Reception


Tuesday, November 28th


8:00 - 8:45, Breakfast


Day 2, Plenary Session Block 1

  • 2.1.1, 9:00 - 10:15, Effective Leadership in Challenging Times

10:15 - 10:45 REFRESHMENT BREAK


Day 2, Session Block 2

  • 2.2.1, 10:45 - 11:45, Millennial vs. Veteran Employees in Admissions
  • 2.2.2, 10:45 - 11:45, The Benefits and Challenges of Year-long Registration
  • 2.2.3, 10:45 - 11:45, FERPA Basics and Dispelling Common FERPA Myths
  • 2.2.4, 10:45 - 11:45, Financial Aid Primer for Admissions Officers
  • 2.2.5, 10:45 - 11:45, Two Offices, One Goal
  • 2.2.6, 10:45 - 11:45, Breaking Through: Women Leaders on the Rise in Higher Education

Day 2, Session Block 3

  • 2.3.1, 12:45 - 3:45, Effective Leadership in Challenging Times (3-Hour Workshop)

Day 2, Session Block 4

  • 2.4.1, 1:15 - 2:15, AACRAO Update
  • 2.4.2, 1:15 - 2:15, Meet Your Locals - DVACROA
  • 2.4.3, 1:15 - 2:15, Meet Your Locals - CAPACRAO
  • 2.4.4, 1:15 - 2:15, Meet Your Locals - NJ/NY
  • 2.4.5, 1:15 - 2:15, Turn that Frown Upside Down – Working Collaboratively to Say YES!
  • 2.4.6, 1:15 - 2:15, Enhancing the Campus Visit
  • 2.4.7, 1:15 - 2:15, MSACROA – How to get involved

Day 2, Session Block 5

  • 2.5.1, 2:30 - 3:30, Washington Update
  • 2.5.2, 2:30 - 3:30, Registrar's Round Robin, Part I
  • 2.5.3, 2:30 - 3:30, Inter-Departmental Collaboration for Maximum Recruiting - How's It Going?
  • 2.5.4, 2:30 - 3:30, Public Speaking for The Student Services Professional
  • 2.5.5, 2:30 - 3:30, Small College Registrar's- how many hats do you wear??
  • 2.5.6, 2:30 - 3:30, Building Your Professional Presence Online
  • 2.5.7, 2:30 - 3:30, Collaboration At Its Finest
  • 2.5.8, 2:30 - 3:30, TBD

3:30 - 4:00 REFRESHMENT BREAK


Day 2, Session Block 6

  • 2.6.1, 4:00 - 5:00, Scheduling 102
  • 2.6.2, 4:00 - 5:00, Pairing the Energy of a Rookie and the Experience of a Veteran to Progress Professionally
  • 2.6.3, 4:00 - 5:00, Building and Implementing an Enrollment Management Plan
  • 2.6.4, 4:00 - 5:00, Navigating the Sea of Policy Change
  • 2.6.5, 4:00 - 5:00, 'Wet behind the ears': Your first years as Registrar
  • 2.6.6, 4:00 - 5:00, Sorry, Not Sorry

7:00 - 10:00, Special Event


Wednesday, November 29th


8:00 - 8:45, Breakfast


Day 3, Session Block 1

  • 3.1.1, 9:00 - 10:00, Registrar's Round Robin, Part II
  • 3.1.2, 9:00 - 10:00, FERPA Case Study Review
  • 3.1.3, 9:00 - 10:00, Building a Blueprint for Student Success
  • 3.1.4, 9:00 - 10:00, What's in a Room? Implementing a New Ad Hoc Room Reservation Process
  • 3.1.5, 9:00 - 10:00, Collaboration and Cooperation in Serving Transfer Students
  • 3.1.6, 9:00 - 10:00, Helpful hints in preparation of a new student information system
  • 3.1.7, 9:00 - 10:00, Evolving Admissions & Enrollment Services into a Virtual One-Stop Center

10:00 - 10:15 REFRESHMENT BREAK


Day 3, Session Block 2

  • 3.2.1, 10:15 - 11:15, Plenary TBD

11:30 - 1:00, Business Meeting Luncheon


Day 3, Session Block 3

  • 3.3.1, 1:15 - 2:15, Verification of Compliance with Accreditation-Relevant Federal Regulations
  • 3.3.2, 1:15 - 2:15, Developing an Assessment Plan for the Registrar's Office: A How-To Guide
  • 3.3.3, 1:15 - 2:15, Building and Implementing an Enrollment Management Plan
  • 3.3.4, 1:15 - 2:15, Say My Name! Say My Name?
  • 3.3.5, 1:15 - 2:15, Talking Transfer: The Doctor is In
  • 3.3.6, 1:15 - 2:15, Breaking Bad Habits: How We Began "The Change"

Day 3, Session Block 4

  • 3.4.1, 2:30 - 3:30, Notation of Disciplinary Actions
  • 3.4.2, 2:30 - 3:30, Considerations & Best Practices in Electronic Transcript Exchange: EDI, XML, and PDF
  • 3.4.3, 2:30 - 3:30, The New MSCHE Standards and Process: What Admissions Officers and Registrars Need to Know.
  • 3.4.4, 2:30 - 3:30, TBD

Day 3, Session Block 5

  • 3.5.1, 3:45 - 4:45, Implementing Catalog and Curriculum Software at a Decentralized Institution, What We Know
  • 3.5.2, 3:45 - 4:45, We survived an ERP implementation and you can, too
  • 3.5.3, 3:45 - 4:45, Defining Morals for Effective Educational Leadership

5:00 - 6:00, Closing Reception