Three trends that are reshaping the role of the registrar: Pittinsky

September 11, 2019

“What is it about the registrar's role today that makes it particularly challenging, which is to say particularly important and central, to a campus and to higher education?” asks Matthew Pittinsky. Linking the evolving role of the registrar to fast-paced changes in academic computing, Pittinsky highlights three trends across higher education that affect registrars: the importance of translating program innovations into credentials that are easily understood by employers; emphasis on improving students' experiences in registering for courses, understanding their path to degrees, and more; and staying informed about data privacy. “We should recognize that at the center of enrollment and employment pathways is the registrar, whose evolving role encompasses challenging and important work with transformational impact,” concludes Pittinsky. Inside Higher Ed (International)