Office of Academic Assessment highlights Office of the Registrar as part of Creed to Succeed campus partnerships recognition series
Launched in 2018, Creed to Succeed helps the university evaluate the core curriculum, offers current students an opportunity to provide feedback on their educational experience and provides the university with critical information regarding student success. The course, housed in Canvas, is Auburn's premier graduating senior data collection course and would not be possible without the collaborative efforts of multiple campus offices. Each unit involved with the initiative brings a distinct set of skills and unique value to Creed to Succeed. The Creed to Succeed initiative recently received the 2020 President’s Outstanding Collaborative Units Award because Creed to Succeed provides pivotal support to efforts aimed at increasing student achievement at Auburn. The Office of Academic Assessment looks forward to recognizing the partners involved with Creed to Succeed throughout the spring 2021 semester in their monthly spotlight.
The Office of the Registrar is responsible for maintaining student enrollment information, academic and financial records and class schedules. The office can be found on campus inside of Langdon Hall. As stewards of the university’s academic records, members of the registrar’s office ensure the accuracy, integrity and security of all student records.
“The Office of the Registrar performs an essential role in supporting the academic mission of the Auburn community and its student success initiatives by providing information and quality services to students, faculty, staff, alumni and other constituent groups.” Being that, when asked by the Office of Academic Assessment to collaborate on the UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed course the Office of the Registrar was happy to help.
The Office of Academic Assessment now coordinates the UNIV 4AA0 Creed to Succeed course. However, prior to 2018 the registrar oversaw this course and used it to capture the diploma application prior to graduation. The Office of Academic Assessment worked with Amy Krietmeyer to implement the SCORE and the diploma application as two pre-graduation expectations within the course. Amy is the graduation director within the Office of the Registrar. Her primary role is to monitor the AT Hold (placed on a graduating senior’s e-bill.) Once all components of the Creed to Succeed course are completed, the hold is removed and students may receive a hardcopy of their diploma. Doing so allowed for the SCORE to be built into the students’ plan of study via UNIV 4AA0 and for it to have greater visibility and higher participation. In addition, it brought more attention to the diploma application and allowed the registrar’s office to capture diploma information from students earlier in their final semester and at a higher rate, leading to less work post-graduation.
When asked about the benefits of this collaboration project, Amy mentioned that, “This collaboration interconnected with other departments and areas on campus and allowed them to understand the overall goal of academic assessment.” This collaboration has permitted various offices and departments on-campus to come together and utilize all of their strengths for the good of the university.
If you would like to contact the registrar’s office for inquiries on student records, you can reach them best by phone at (334) 844-2544 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their hours are as follows in Langdon Hall: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Submitted by: Marla Zappa