2018 Conference Sessions

Check out some of this year’s sessions offered! There will be 16 breakout sessions ranging from FERPA to professional development topics.

2018 Conference Program

2018 Conference Session Evaluations

Session Title Description Presenter
Mission: PeopleSoft – You have no choice but to accept Campus solutions core support from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical colleges will present a brief history and overview of the ctcLink project, a quick discussion about lessons learned, tips, tricks and an introduction to helpful resources that can be tapped into now. Mandy Mineard, Robert Drake and Cielto Lane, State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
Playing Well in the Sandbox: Financial Aid and Registrar Working Together Traditionally the financial aid and registrar’s office haven’t proactively worked together. Increasingly regulations require better collaboration across these distinct lines. This session will explore ways to improve collaboration, interpretation of financial aid regulations, clarify the sometimes mystifying language of financial aid, and the opportunity to brainstorm ways to work better together. Tina Falkner, AACRAO
Residency 101 This session is for new residency officers or anyone who wants a general overview of Washington residency laws for tuition and fee purposes. Topics covered will include primary ways students qualify for resident tuition, recent changes to residency law, and special populations, such as non-citizens and military-affiliated students. Gail Wootan, Washington Student Achievement Council
Say What? How to Help Colleagues Better Communicate with You We invite you to participate in this interactive session focused on identifying your dominant communication style. We will explore analytical, functional, intuitive, and personal styles of communication and discuss effective ways to ask for what you need from colleagues to make sure you’re being heard. Chelsea Good, North Seattle College and Britny Covert, Bellingham Technical College
Who Adds, Who Drops, Who Tells Your Story? Does anyone wake up one day and say “I want to be a registrar when I grow up?” Probably not. However, we all find ourselves in this line of work for a reason. This session is about my personal story (with no experience in higher education, I started out as an Office Assistant 3, and now I’m the Associate Dean). It’s also about how to think about your story, and where you want to go next. Whether you are just starting out in registrar-work, or if you are approaching a fork in your career, or if you are thinking about transitioning into other work, this session will explore ideas about how to make the job a career, and make your career into one heck of a story. Karl Ritter, Everett Community College
Veteran Success: How to Bridge the Gap UW Tacoma is ranked #6 in the nation among military friendly institutions of our size with 20% of its student population being active duty, veterans and military-connected. Given these demographics and our close proximity to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, our campus focuses on the 8 Keys to Success for Student Veterans, developed by federal agencies, as our guide. We use this as the foundation for creating and implementing our student veteran programming and support systems. This session will go through the 8 Keys with examples of how these efforts have led to ours and our veterans success. UW Tacoma Admission, Registrar, Veteran Services
Transforming Transfer Admissions – Adapting Advising Models to Meet Transfer Student Needs Learn about how UW Bothell’s Transfer Admissions Team works collaboratively with faculty and program advisors to recruit transfer students based on major/program of interest.  UW Bothell Transfer Admissions Team
Reimagining the Role of the Registrar Long gone are the days of the registrar just being the custodian for paper and electronic student records. The new role of the registrar (and those working in a registrar’s office) requires us to be part-time pseudo legal experts, data information scientists, media relations advisers, campus visionaries, and compliance officers. This session will provide an overview of the enhanced expectations and roles registrar professionals face today, and provide tips on what we in the profession should do to keep our skills and resumes primed to support upward mobility and to stay current with the demands of our jobs. Helen Garrett and Tina Miller, UW Seattle and Tina Falkner AACRAO
FERPA Policy and Procedure Audit Is your campus in need of a FERPA tune-up? This session will provide those responsible for upholding FERPA (i.e., is all institutional school officials!) with a road map to perform a FERPA audit. Highlighted topics will include the annual FERPA notice, directory information, FERPA system access notices, information technology, human resources, special release forms, and performing the departmental FERPA audit. This session will provide FERPA basics for beginners and will serve as a refresher for attendees who serve at all levels as school officials. Helen Garrett, UW Seattle
College Access for Undocumented Students Washington has a number of resources to help undocumented students meet their educational goals. In addition to sharing these resources, this session will:
· Define the types of undocumented students in Washington
· Go over how undocumented students can meet residency requirements for Washington in-state tuition and state aid
· Discuss the latest changes to state and federal programs
· People interested in knowing how undocumented students can access higher education in Washington should attend. 
Gail Wootan and Sarah Weiss, Washington Student Achievement Council