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An Informed Registrar is a Successful Registrar

Parchment Staff  •  Mar 21, 2016  •  Blog

The role of the university registrar is evolving. Gone are the days where students only visit your office after graduation for copies of transcripts and diplomas. Today’s registrars are critical to the innovation of academic credentials, central to a student’s post-graduate opportunities and more influential than ever to the future development of the institution.

Parchment recognizes the critical role registrars play to a variety of audiences on campus and offers a recurring webinar series, Coffee Talk, highlighting unique trends and challenges registrars are currently tackling. Coffee Talk sessions are peer-led discussions and are not intended to be focused on projects or programs that promote Parchment.

On Wednesday, April 13 at 2 p.m. EST, Carol Harrison, Registrar with the College of Southern Maryland will host a Coffee Talk session titled, “An Efficient Registrar’s Office: Fully Automated Print and Electronic Transcript Fulfillment”. Carol will share how her office sought to fully automate their transcript system using Ellucian APIs and Parchment. In addition, she will offer the lessons she learned around SIS integration, enabling Single Sign On, building an automated transcript and more. Register for Carol’s Coffee Talk session here.

On Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. EST, Bhavesh Bambhrolia, Registrar with Temple University will host a Coffee Talk session focused on “Data Science & The Evolving Role of the Registrar.” Bhavesh will discuss how to leverage data from various sources to develop value-driven, intelligent processes and services. Also learn how his office is moving toward a data science model to drive innovation that adds value to the university. Register for Bhavesh’s Coffee Talk session here.

On Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m. EST, join Dr. Barbara Brown, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Transitional and General Education with the University System of Georgia when she presents “University System of Georgia’s Reverse Transfer Program.” Dr. Brown will share insights into the “Credit When It’s Due” program and the role it plays in the state of Georgia’s larger goal to increase the number of its citizens with high quality academic credentials.Register for Dr. Brown’s Coffee Talk session here.

Interested in leading a Coffee Talk discussion about a topic where you are experienced? Let us know by emailing us at Maybe you’re interested in learning more about a topic but you’re not the expert. We want to hear from you too! Email us at and tell us what topics are important to you. We will then reach out to the broader community of registrars and find an expert for you. An informed registrar is a successful registrar!

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