Historical Registration According to Bruce W. Cunningham, Ph.D., the history of registration techniques has followed the history of computing very closely. Possibly the most critical business process of the registrars office Organizes, manages and implements the most basic function of higher education
Registrations Primary Purpose The ultimate goal of registration then, is the achievement of the best possible fit between the desires and needs of the students and the resources and capabilities of the institution. – Cunningham, B. W., (2006). Registration and related functions. In B. Lauren (Ed.), The registrars guide: Evolving best practices in records and registration (79-99). Washington, D.C.: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Why Special Groups? Specialized scheduling needs – Time restrictions Athletes Groups involved in recognized activities with time restrictions – Special incentives/honor School of Honor students
Who is Special? SFA – Honors – Athletes (including cheer squads) – Veterans – Disability Services Clients
Results of TACRAO survey – Graduating seniors – Freshman interest groups (housed in same halls) – Peer advisors – Hall directors – Resident assistants – Orientation leaders – Faculty, staff, dependents Who is Special? – International – Debate – Last semester pre- nursing – Deans list – Fellows – Seminary
Who Chooses? SFA – Provost Other institutions: – Vice President for Student Life – Vice President for Enrollment Services – Administrator whom Registrar reports to – Committee Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Director of University Advisement, Registrar, Faculty Senate rep, SGA rep
Policy or Procedure SFA and all respondents – Procedure
When Do They Register? SFA – First day of early registration with Graduate Students Other institutions – First two days of early registration – Scheduled throughout early registration along with the various classifications
Procedure for Ellucian Banner Time ticketing is used for setup – SFARCTT to set dates and priority times
Banner Procedure Continued SFARCTL to assign the priorities
Run a custom program to group students – Classification SGASTDN – Special group SGASPRT - Athletes SGASADD – Honors SGASTDN – Veterans Lists from cheer sponsors (entered manually) Individual requests from Disability Services (entered manually) Enter time ticket code in GTVSDAX – WEBRESTTKT = Y Limits registration to time ticket holders only Process runs twice daily to find newly admitted students with no time tickets and issue a ticket for them
Alternate Banner Procedure Use SFARGTC to set up early registration based on classification
SPAAPIN - Populate alternate registration PINS for special groups – Script used to assign special ranges for special groups Alternate Procedure Continued
Round Table Discussion Does your institution allow special registration group? What groups are allowed? Who chooses? Policy or procedure? Information relative to other software?