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ERIC Number: EJ867642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
The Not So Usual Suspects
Hurley, Chuck
College and University, v85 n2 p53-55 Fall 2009
A number of colleges and universities are aggressively recruiting professionals from outside academe for various administrative roles. Many of these professionals come to campuses from substantial corporate careers, with excellent aptitude for the job at hand, and are generally wonderful additions to the staffs. The test often faced as managers is to give these new staff members basic knowledge of what professionals in their fields, such as registrars and enrollment managers, really "do." Although very talented, many of the professionals from outside academe have little knowledge about the nature, culture and structure of higher education. Registrar and enrollment management positions have steadily been increasing in complexity. This article maintains that one of the first career counseling issues faced with new staff is to help them comprehend the work of registrars and enrollment managers as a vocation, and that people new to the profession require specialized training to comprehend exactly who and what the registrar originally was at a university. Registrars and enrollment managers need to accentuate the excellent benefits that higher education positions typically offer.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). One Dupont Circle NW Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-293-9161; Fax: 202-872-8857; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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