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July 2018
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October 28-30, 2018
MACRAO 82nd Annual Conference at Camden on the Lake

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Guidelines for Presenters and Facilitators

Please note: Session titles in orange have powerpoint presentations available. Please double-click on title to download. Check back often, as more presentations will be added they are received from presenters.

Sunday, October 26

1:30-4:30 pm

1:30-4:30 pm

Safety First (Pre-registration required)

In today’s society, where emergencies and violent incidents appear on the nightly news, safety and security on college campuses is of vital importance. Safety First deals with how to most safely handle commonly encountered situations, such as suspicious people and packages, fire and weather emergencies. In addition, uncommon incidents such as irate or violent patrons or students, bomb threats, etc. are addressed.

Presenter: Adam Duncan, Crime Prevention Officer, University of Missouri Columbia Police Department

1:30-4:30 pm

Higher Education Data Security and Key Emerging Technologies (Pre-registration required)

Increasing complexity in campus information technology has focused higher education's attention on maintaining acceptable levels of security and data protection. Technology solutions often require a critical balancing of support for established business processes, production, and privacy. Within this fast changing environment, registrars are a key specialized constituent group with primary responsibility for data and the privacy issues related to its access and use. In this session we will provide a users level perspective and understanding of the security technologies that IT and its specialized campus constituencies must partner on to successfully implement a secure data environment. The focus will be on providing a conceptual understanding of the relationship between several key technologies-SSL for Web transactions, Identity Management, VPN for remote access, encryption, network firewalls-interior/ perimeter, intrusion detection, shibboleth, and sound policy.

* How can IT and Registrars collaborate to implement an appropriate balance of policies and procedures with the effective use of selected emerging technologies to provide an acceptable level of risk.

* What can be done to better clarify cross-system roles, privileges and authority.

* How can identity management tools be coupled with sound policies to ensure compliance with FERPA and other major regulatory requirements.

* To what degree are key stakeholders sufficiently engaged and committed to a basic level of understanding of the concepts issues and tools.

Presenter: Simon Maxwell, Vice President for Information Technology, Baker University

1:30-4:30 pm

Student Success: Early Alert and Retention Initiatives (Pre-registration required)
Additional Handout

Jefferson College administration recognized the opportunity to improve services to students in order to facilitate student success. Based on the “one-stop shop” model, the Advising & Retention Center (ARC) opened in March 2006.

Program facilitators will share their most effective retention strategies through a PowerPoint presentation. This will include the award winning Early Alert system that was developed by ARC and Administrative Computing staff at Jefferson College. The system enables staff to deliver timely, personalized services to previously unidentified at-risk students through faculty referrals as early as the first day of the semester. Handouts will be provided to participants, and informal discussion will allow audience members to share information about their retention efforts.

Kathy Johnston, Director of Advising and Retention Center
Deb Shores, Resource Advisor
Betty Dye, Academic Advisor/VA Certifying Official

4:45-5:30 pm New Member Orientation
4:45-5:30 pm

Platinum Exhibitor Presentations
A. Image Now - " Enhancing Student Services with Document management”
B. Credentials Solutions - "Beyond Electronic Transcripts"
C. Plattform Advertising - "Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing Strategy"

5:35-6:45 pm

Conference Opening and Social

6:15 pm and 7:00 pm Dinner and Networking on your own
We will have sign up sheets for going to area restaurants at the registration table. First round dinners will leave at 6:15 pm and second round dinners will leave at 7:00 pm.


7:30-8:15 am


7:30-8:15 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am-2:30 pm Vendor Exhibits Open
8:15-9:15 am

Opening Session

Keynote: Mark Taylor, "Generation NeXt Comes to College"

9:15-9:30 am Break
9:30-10:30 am Breakout Sessions I

A. Getting the Students to Work for You - Student Ambassador Programs


B. Surviving 2010


C. Dig No More - Document Imaging and Workflow Management


D. The Savvy Suitcase!
Packing Considerations
Closet Coaching
Moving your Wardrobe Forward
Beautiful Women
Practical Points for Mens Wardrobing

10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45 am-11:45 am Breakout Sessions II

A. Proprietary Schools are in Full Bloom: How are you dealing with Transfer Credit?


B. From Sea to Shining Sea: Are you Meeting the Needs of Our Student Veterans?


C. Riding Web 2.0 Towards Service Beyond the Classroom


D. A Lottery Winner Today Shouldn't mean an Office in Chaos Tomorrow!

11:45 am-1:15 pm

MACRAO Luncheon & Program

Program: Glenn Munson, AACRAO Board Member presenting an "AACRAO Update"

1:15-2:15 pm Breakout Sessions III

A. Generation NeXt and the Registrar


B. Creating an On-Line Shop for Applicants in a Portal Environment
Additional Slides 2
Additional Slides 3


C. Developing a Wining Attitude
Postive Attitude Test

2:15-2:30 pm

Break - Last Change to Visit Exhibitors

2:30-3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions IV
A. Legislative Update

  B. The Icing on the Cake: Putting the "Special" in Special Events

C. How to Reach and Teach the Digital Native


D. Intro to Coaching...A look into Appreciative Inquiry

3:30-4:00 pm Break - Exhibitor Thank You and Drawings
4:00-5:00 pm

Town Hall Meeting


•  Admissions/Enrollment Management
• Registrar

Dinner on Your Own
(See Regisration Table for Dinner Group Sign Ups)

5:00 pm - 1st Round of Dinners
6:45 pm - 2nd Round of Dinner

Tuesday, October 28

7:00-7:45 am

Breakfast Buffet

7:45-8:45 am MACRAO Business Meeting
8:45-9:45 am Breakout Sessions V

A. How to Spring Clean your Department


B. Admitting Generation NeXt


C. EDI and XML from the Speede Committee



10:00-11:00am Breakout Sessions VI

A. Going Green with Course Schedules & Catalogs


B. Fire Up! Avoiding Burnout in a Burnout Profession


C. Recruiting Multicultural Students


Closing Session
Attendance Prize Drawings


Committee Interest Meeting

Be a part of MACRAO's future! We are currently looking for volunteers to serve on each of the following committees during the 2008-2009 academic year:

  • Admissions
  • Professional Development
  • Registration and Records
  • Data Systems

Committee service is not only a great professional development opportunity, but also a spectacular way to shape our organization and help set the agenda for next year's conference.