The college or university registrar holds a management position and is responsible for providing services to faculty and students at their institution. The registrar’s office takes care of the processing, posting, and distribution of student grades. They also post classes and ensure students are able to correctly and easily register for classes. The registrar's office may also perform audits, and provide advising services for students. The registrar oversees all activities and staff in their office, assigning responsibilities to subordinates and reviewing their work.
The registrar must have a good understanding of all duties handled by their office, as well as software used for tasks such as reporting grades, generating transcripts, and storing student information. The university registrar must communicate closely with other university administration, such as the associate dean of students and the vice president for student services. This is typically a full time position, with the registrar working primarily in an office setting.
Educational requirements for this position vary. Some universities may require a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as student personnel management or education psychology; others may prefer a higher-level degree such as a master's of business administration. In addition to education, relevant experience in a similar position and in a supervisory role is necessary. The university registrar must be able to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and have excellent leadership and communication skills.
Registrar, College Or University Tasks
Maintain student academic records.
Maintain class schedules; maintain curricular and degree inventories, update catalogs as appropriate.
Coordinate the grade petition process.
Oversee all articulation processes, activities, and programs.
Manage grade and transcript processing.