ERIC Number: ED542449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Registration and Student Records for Smaller Colleges. Bulletin, 1916, No. 33
Andrews, Benjamin F.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Two paramount reasons may be cited for the keeping of adequate and systematic records: (1) The college owes it to students who may transfer to another institution or who may later refer to their alma mater for statements of their character and academic achievements; and (2) No institution may be sure of itself, of the honesty and consistency with which it maintains its standards, of the trend of its academic policies, unless all data bearing on these matters are immediately and fully recorded. Although most large universities have developed registration systems entirely adequate to their needs, many small colleges still tolerate very rudimentary systems of registration or have no system at all. Rather, they depend upon the memory of some overworked member of the faculty for knowledge of the standing of former students, reinforced perhaps by a few cryptic marks preserved in old ledges or on loose and scattered sheets of paper. Members of the Bureau of Education who visit such institutions are frequently asked to suggest practical methods for recording the desired information. In view of the desirability of encouraging certain of the smaller institutions to keep proper records, this bulletin provides a brief summary of the fundamental processes of the registrar's office. The material upon which it is based consisted of numerous printed forms submitted in response to inquiries from the Bureau of Education. The following are appended: (1) Outline of certain systems; and (2) Miscellaneous forms. (Contains 6 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Student Records, Small Colleges, Recordkeeping, College Transfer Students, Academic Achievement, Standards, Educational Policy, Records (Forms), School Registration, College Students
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)