2020 Conference Sessions

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Welcome and KeynoteWelcome and Keynote PresentationJenny Wheeler, WaACRAO President; and Rock McCaskill, AACRAO VP for Information TechnologyAACRAO updates and initiatives for 2020.
Session 1Financial Aid Tales from the Road: Colleagues from All Sectors Share Their Stories and WisdomKelly Forsberg, WA State Board; Teresa Buchmann, Green River College; Frank McNeilly, Univ of Puget Sound; Tori Hill, UW TacomaHear from financial aid experts as they discuss hot topics related to financial aid, including breaking down silos in Enrollment services; creative ways to connect and collaborate between Financial Aid, Admissions and Registration; interpretation and implementation of HB2513; accuracy of data and how it
relates to NSC/NSLDS; and maybe more…
Session 1Council of Presidents UpdateRuben Flores, Council of PresidentsAn update on what is happening in Olympia and where the state is going relative to higher education funding and policy.
Session 2WIPT Good: How We Created a Process, Changed Direction Completely, and Learned to Trust Each OtherKarl Smith, Everett Community CollegeEnrollment Services began an odyssey of defining much more than language, including one key moment when everything changed. This session will highlight leadership strategies, listening to your staff, and trusting your instincts.
Session 2Residency UpdatesGail Wootan, WSACA pre-recorded session on which veterans/military-affiliated students/families are eligible for residency.
Vendor Lunch Session 1Paradigm: Credentialing at Its BestElizabeth Kunde, ParadigmThe easiest, quickest, most advanced solutions for both paper and electronic credentials in the industry!
Vendor Lunch Session 1Parchment: How a Comprehensive Credential System Makes Everyone’s Lives Simpler (including PeopleSoft integration)Holly Luky, Joseph Piazza, and Justin Rainier, ParchmentWhat efficiencies could be created in the Registrar’s office if there was one platform to manage all credentials including transcripts, diplomas, certificates and badges? A comprehensive credential system is becoming essential to creating a simple, consistent learner experience across digital and print requests, all while freeing up time for more strategic projects. And with a unified set of analytics, you can quickly show what areas you excel in and see where there are areas for more improvement. See how unifying your records management can save you time, improve the learner experience, and even help generate more revenue for your institution. Bonus feature: A high level overview of Parchment’s PeopleSoft integration!
Vendor Lunch Session 2College Source: Student Transfer on the RiseShelly Jackson, College SourceCovid-19 brought campuses to a standstill in the Spring, and the impact has continued as institutions plan for the Fall and beyond. Some students are opting to transfer close to home instead of participating in remote learning at a school several states away, or are opting to take a gap year. Institutions have a responsibility to help students stay on track and communicate transfer information; and there is opportunity for recruitment in publicizing equivalencies. Come see a demo of Transferology, the only nationwide network for students to see how their courses will transfer, and the ways it can benefit your staff and institution.
Vendor Lunch Session 2Kuali: One Solution for Curriculum and Catalog ManagementDani O’Rourke and Peter Stassen, KualiAt Kuali, we recognize the interconnections of education, technology, career, and the greater impact we can make together. We welcome you to learn more about partnering with Kuali for your Curriculum and Catalog Management needs.
1) One solution for Curriculum & Catalog Management. Kuali’s sustainable and modular solution was built for the cloud and designed with you in mind for a modern and intuitive experience.
2) One solution to reach desired outcomes. Kuali works with you in a collaborative partnership approach to meet your project needs and reach your desired outcomes.
3) One place to ignite community and elevate impact. Kuali is an environmentally and socially conscious vendor. We hope you join us.
Session 3FERPA Tales From the Road: Colleagues from All Sectors Share Their Stories and WisdomHelen Garrett, UW Seattle; Jenny Wheeler, Green River College; Emilee Bosh, Whitworth Univ; Biljana Jovanovska, WSU Vancouver; Dave Stolier, WA Attorney GeneralHear from FERPA experts as they talk the basics; discuss common FERPA questions from students, faculty, and staff; their most challenging situations; holistic approaches to address breaches; and other FERPA-related hot topics.
Session 3Communicating with Students with Accessibility in MindChristopher Soran, WA State BoardCommunicating with students, faculty, and staff with accessibility in mind. Learn some easy tips and strategies along with how to use the built-in accessibility checker in Outlook and Word to create accessible emails and documents.
Session 4Registrars: Higher Education’s New 2020 Super Heroes!Helen Garrett, UW Seattle; Andrea Coker-Anderson, UW TacomaAs institutions in Washington State were the first in the country to respond to the COVID-19 global pandemic which started in our backyard, never before were registrars needed more. We were there to advise on grading, registration, P/F, adjusting calendars, changing fees and deadlines, and to be the go-to subject matter experts for policies and procedures. Let’s share lessons learned and to reaffirm the core competencies registrar folk embrace, which earned us our superhero capes in 2020.
Session 4An Enrollment Services VPSteve Ashpole, Bates Technical CollegeStudent Services vice presidents do not often come out of enrollment services. Hear about Steve’s path from Registrar to VP and his lessons learned.
Session 4Private Registrars of Washington (PROW)Terri Standish-Kuon, Independent Colleges of WashingtonA check-in for the registrars of our private colleges in Washington.