ERIC Number: ED482231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
The AACRAO 2003 Academic Record and Transcript Guide. AACRAO Professional Development & Education Series.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
This guide is a source of information on a wide range of issues involving student records and transcripts. It focuses on the necessity of reconciling the need to provide accurate information promptly to various constituencies and the need to safeguard privacy. Recommendations are provided for database and transcript elements, and current issues are addressed, including recording academic and disciplinary actions on transcripts, the use of Social Security numbers, name changes, transcription of nontraditional work, and requirements of the U.S. Patriot Act. Electronic standards for data interchange are also discussed. The chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Database, Academic Record, and Transcript: Distinctions Based on Historical Perspective"; (3) "Database and Transcript Components"; (4) "Key to the Transcript"; (5) "Some Current Issues"; (6) "FERPA, US PATRIOT Act, and Their Impact on Release of Student Educational Records"; (7) "Transcript Services"; (8) "Fraudulent Transcripts"; (9) "Transcription of Nontraditional Work"; (10) "Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Records"; (11) "Security of Records"; and (12) "Electronic Standards for Data Interchange: EDI and XML." Six appendixes contain supplemental information and a sample transcript. (Contains 43 references.) (SLD)
AACRAO Distribution Center, P.O. Box 231, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($50, members; $75, nonmembers). Tel: 301-490-7651; Fax: 301-206-9789; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aacrao.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Task Force on "The 2003 Academic Record and Transcript Guide" of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.