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Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Newark - March 10 2015

110 Bergen Street B829
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: 973-972-5362

Directions:
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Conference Sessions

“Doing more with less…and staying sane!”

Understaffed? Under-resourced? Being asked to take on more responsibilities than ever before? Having trouble balancing work and personal responsibilities? If this sounds familiar, than this session is for you! In this session, we will discuss strategies on how to manage an ever growing workload with diminishing resources and how to keep you sanity intact!

Presenter: Diana Chadi (Complimentary Registration)
University Registrar
Yeshiva University
500 West 185 Street
New York, NY 10033
Phone: 212-960-5274
Fax: 212-960-0004
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Presenter: Akiva Koenigsberg Associate Registrar
Yeshiva University
500 West 185 Street
New York, NY 10033
Phone: 212-960-5274
Fax: 212-960-0004
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Diana Chadi, Phone: 212-960-5274, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Dec 15, 2014

Transfer Credit Evaluation Roundtable

Join us for an interactive discussion of transfer credit evaluation processes at our institutions. How are transfer credits evaluated? What are the governing college policies? What offices are involved? Who has the final authority when a student appeals credit that was denied? How and to what extent are transfer articulation agreements implemented? What are some best practices we can take back to our institutions?

Presenter: Alison L .Maysilles (Complimentary Registration)
Assistant Director, Transfer Evaluator – University Advisement Center
New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: 2012003418
Fax: 2012003229
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter: Amber Carpenter-LaGattuta Assistant Director, Registrar's Office
Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001 - 5992
Phone: 212-217-3825
Fax: 212-217-3821
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer, Flipchart
Submitted by: Alison L. Maysilles , Phone: 201.200.3418, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 07, 2015

The Many Uses of StudentTracker

Registrars at more than 3,600 colleges and universities upload their enrollment rosters to the National Student Clearinghouse on a regular basis. In addition to transcript services and degree/enrollment verification services, this aggregate data set covering the enrollment activity of 98 percent of our students nationwide, forms the data source for StudentTracker. StudentTracker is an enrollment query system used by institutional researchers for a variety of purposes. This presentation highlights how StudentTracker can be used to inform planning and decision-making at an institution including how StudentTracker can be used by admissions and enrollment Management offices.

Presenter: John Runfeldt (Complimentary Registration)
Director of Evaluation and Assessment
Rutgers School of Nursing
65 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973-972-9247
Fax: 973-972-8042
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Data Projector
Submitted by: John Runfeldt, Phone: 973-972-9247, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 05, 2015

Shaping Higher Education Policy and Reforming Enrollment Praxis

What import does the reauthorization of Higher Education Act (HEA) have on Admissions and Enrollment Management? Are Equity and Excellence two sides of the same coin? The 114th Congress is likely to consider a 10th reauthorization of the (HEA), which governs federal student aid including all federal student loans and grants. The HEA was first signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson as a signature program of his Great Society initiative, and has been reauthorized nine times since then, most recently in 2008. The HEA touches nearly every aspect of federal higher education policy Titles I through IX. Some of the law’s titles and programs have arguably outlived their purpose; others may impede reforms in higher education financing. This workshop shall explore many of the stakeholders’ objectives and mission critical reforms from segments of Higher Education Institutions; (Public and Private, For-Profit and Distance Learning) to tease out connections to trends in Admissions and Enrollment Management initiatives.

Presenter: Benjamin Enoma (Complimentary Registration)
Director of Admissions
Touro College
43rd West 23rd Street, Suite 401
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 463-0400 X 5307
Fax: (646) 495-3869
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection
Submitted by: Darlene Benzenberg, Phone: 9739729257, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Dec 29, 2014

SEVIS Compliance and Institutional Responsibilities

Is your institution in compliance with the SEVIS regulations? Join us as we examine institutional responsibility in the reporting of F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors. We will take a look at regulatory changes and best practices in establishing policies for your institution.

Presenter/Convener: Yocasta Brens-Watson
Director, International Services-Biomedical & Health Sciences
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
65 Begen St, Room GA-72
Newark, NJ 07083
Phone: 973-972-6138
Fax: 973-9728260
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter: Jamilah Moudiab International Admission and Student Services Coordinator
Bloomfield College
One Park Place
Bloomfield, New Jersey, 07003
Phone: 973-748-9000 ext 1127
Fax: 973-748-0916
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Data Projector, PC Computer
Submitted by: Yocasta Brens-Watson, Phone: 973-972-6138, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2015

Moving On Up: Career Transition in Higher Education

This encore session is your opportunity to share your experiences in higher education. Everyone has a different reason for entering the higher education profession. Some were former teachers, other business people, clericals even doctors. Many of you advanced as far as you could in your former roles. Whatever brought you into higher education, your are here now and we want you to share your experiences. Has your transition been easy, challenging or are you caught in a position which does not offer you opportunities for growth. This session is for you. Share with our panel of experienced professionals your experiences, successes, and concerns. Other professionals both in Admissions and the Registrar Areas are invited to join our panel.

Presenter: Thomas P. Castiglione (Complimentary Registration)
University Registrar
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Phone: 201-216-5208
Fax: 201-216-8030
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter/Convener: Chester N Barkan Registrar
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, New York 11530
Phone: 516-572-7130 ext 24900
Fax: 516-572-7130
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Kaleena L. Murdaugh Registrar
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chamber Street S-315
New York NY 10007
Phone: 212-220-1290
Fax: 212-220-1254
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Flipchart
Submitted by: Chester N. Barkan, Phone: 516-313-6770, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2015

GPAs, SATs, and 500-Word Essays Drafted by Mothers. But Wait…There’s More!!

Just when you thought you’d seen it all in college admission evaluations, now colleges and universities are using creative and alternative techniques such as video submission and psychological assessments to measure a student’s potential success. Should we be stepping away from the traditional quantitative measurements? Are student test scores directly correlated to collegiate academic success? This interactive session will provide an insightful look at current trends in college and university admission evaluations as well as provide an opportunity to discuss how the changes to the SAT and the test-optional trend could impact admissions and scholarships.


Presenter: Julie Washington (Complimentary Registration)
Assistant Director, University Admissions
Caldwell University
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell
Phone: 973-618-3220
Fax: 973-618-3600
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter: Jill Steier Senior Admissions Counselor, University Admissions
Caldwell University
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell
Phone: 9736183220
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Third Session 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Julie Washington, Phone: 973-618-3220, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 09, 2015

Enrollment 101 – Advice to New Registrars and Admissions Officers

This session is geared to the Registrar and Admissions Personnel who have been in the profession for less than five years. A panel of professionals will share their experiences, best practices and thoughts on being a Registrar and an Admissions Officer. Questions are encouraged and to help make the session informative. This session is especially helpful to those who are new to the profession. Experienced Registrars and Admissions Officers are invited and welcomed to join our panel and share their thoughts and ideas. Topics of discussion are Best Practices, FERPA Audit and Difficult Situations.

Presenter: Chester N Barkan (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-572-7131 ext 4900
Fax: 516-572-7130
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Presenter: Thomas Castiglione University Registrar
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on Hudsdon
Hoboken, New Jersey 07030
Phone: 201-216-5208
Fax: 201-216-8030
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Presenter: Kaleena L. Murdaugh Registrar
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street, S-315
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-220-1290
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: First Session 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Equipment: Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Chester Barkan, Phone: 516-313-6770, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 11, 2015

Effective management of the registrar’s office: Unlocking the wisdom of our collective experience.

This presentation provides an overview of key findings from the national College Registrar Training and Technology Survey. Conference attendees are invited to take a broad view of their profession as they trace the career paths of college registrars working in the U.S. and examine their working conditions. Registrars and those who work alongside them will benefit from the insight they gain into workplace dynamics while learning effective strategies for optimizing the use of personnel and technology in their own offices.


Presenter: Jennevieve Mitchell (Complimentary Registration)
Principle Investigator
Research Logistics
1704 Van Vranken Avenue
Schenectady, NY 12308
Phone: 518-512-1715
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Third Session 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
I will gladly furnish the committee with a copy of the PowerPoint presentation beforehand if my presentation is selected for the conference.
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Jennevieve Marie Mitchell, Phone: 518-512-1715, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Dec 31, 2014

Early Audit: A new take on a traditional process

How to implement an Early Degree Audit system and automate the graduation process. We will discuss methods to improve communications with students, have a paperless process to apply, and an early warning system for pending graduation requirements.
An audit process which assesses students’ degree requirements a full semester prior to graduation is currently being piloted at Hunter College for the Spring and Summer 2015 graduating class. This process is totally paperless and done electronically, with all approvals (both student and faculty) being verified through the Hobson CRM product, Retain.
The goals of this new process is to 1) pinpoint which courses are still needed to graduate and better prepare the student for their final registration, 2) give the student a jumpstart to pending hindrances for graduation, 3) reduce processing times and file maintenance for degree audit staff, 4) identify students who have completed graduation requirements and may be facing financial aid loss, and 5) streamline communication and provide consistent messaging from multiple auditors.


Materials are available at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzLcrHMLAoqUZkktRG94VlRLS0E/view?usp=sharing
Presenter: Alicia Bragg (Complimentary Registration)
Enrollment Registrar Coordinator
Hunter College
695 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 2123966081
Fax: 2126503632
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Materials: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzLcrHMLAoqUZkktRG94VlRLS0E/view?usp=sharing
Equipment: Data Projector, Internet Connection, PC Computer
Submitted by: Alicia Bragg, Phone: 2123966081, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 07, 2015

Document Imaging - Some Do’s and Some Don’t's

This session will provide some lessons learned from one university's experience with imaging inactive records. Topics will include: creating and maintaining records that make imaging easier; how to prepare documents and files for imaging; remediation of records before imaging; linking documents and archiving records after imaging. Come and learn from our experience - maybe save yourself or your successor some headaches!

Materials are available at: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VmpcVDrOnsCV2Q1_vbihGOFztV24yO-z-BzLHS4BhlI/edit?usp=sharing
Presenter: Carol S. Roth (Complimentary Registration)
Retired Registrar/Record Reviewer
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
65 Bergen Street Suite 1441
Newark NJ 07101
Phone: 9739729737
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Presenter: Susan Hamilton RBHS Registrar
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
65 Bergen Street Suite 1441
Newark NJ 07101
Phone: 9739725338
Fax: 9739725280
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Materials: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VmpcVDrOnsCV2Q1_vbihGOFztV24yO-z-BzLHS4BhlI/edit?usp=sharing
Equipment: Data Projector
Submitted by: Susan Hamilton, Phone: 9739725338, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 06, 2015

Curriculum and Degree Audit Roundtable

Join an interactive round table discussion of curriculum change processes at our institutions and how that affects the implementation of degree audits. How are curriculum changes approved? How does the information flow to the implementation team in the Registrar or other office? How are issues resolved? What are the internal processes for updating degree audits? What are some best practices we can take back to improve our processes?

Presenter/Convener: Amber Carpenter-LaGattuta (Complimentary Registration)
Assistant Director, Registrar's Office
Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001 - 5992
Phone: 212-217-3825
Fax: 212-217-3821
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Flipchart
Submitted by: Amber Carpenter-LaGattuta, Phone: 212-217-3825, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 06, 2015

Are you ready for a FERPA Audit?

Compliance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act is still the law. Join us as we present and discuss best practices for keeping your college or university compliant. Know who the point persons are on your campus; what resources are available in addressing FERPA Issues. How do records retention plans relate to FERPA. Are there securities policies and protocols in place? How do you train new staff and faculty regarding FERPA? Accountability - Institutional policies and best practices.

Presenter: Chester N Barkan (Complimentary Registration)
Registrar
Nassau Community College
One Education Drive
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-572-7131 ext 24900
Fax: 516-572-7130
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: Second Session 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Equipment: Data Projector, PC Computer
Submitted by: Chester Barkan, Phone: 516-313-6770, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 12, 2015

Access for Low Socio Economic Status Urban Students

This session will begin with an outline of the scope of low SES urban students and factors which affect their predisposition to participate in higher education at different levels. Specific references will be made to social capital, Habitus and the choice model for such students. Results of studies on low SES urban students - as defined by race/ethnicity, will provide an opportunity for discussion on how an institution can successfully position outreach and marketing efforts. An overview of student perceptions in regard to cost-benefit will lead to dialogue on how the practitioner can develop recruitment and financial aid strategies.

Presenter: Luke D. Schultheis, Ph.D. (Complimentary Registration)
Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management
Virginia Commonwealth University
821 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23284
Phone: (804) 828-1345
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Format: Single Session (1 hour 15 minutes)
Time preference: No Preference
Equipment: Overhead Projector, Data Projector
Submitted by: Darlene Benzenberg, Phone: 9739729257, Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Submitted on: Jan 12, 2015