West Virginia University officials will receive a report on the second phase of a record-management review at 2 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the National Research Center for Coal and Energy Assembly Room A/B on WVU s Evansdale Campus.
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, which completed the review, is an independent, nationally recognized organization. The second phase of its work focused on discrepancies related to undergraduate degrees University-wide and executive MBA degrees in the College of Business and Economics.
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers has taken a scrupulous look at the policies and procedures behind the discrepancies with the degrees and may make further recommendations for best practices,interim Provost Jane Martin said.
Martin noted that many of the recommendations from AACRAO s first review are well under way. These include: a search for a University registrar; the development of a new catalog; the installation of DegreeWorks, a Web-based tool/degree audit system; the distribution of AACRAO sGuide for Retention and Disposal of Student Recordsto deans; and the implementation of a one-year retention policy for all undistributed class tests and student papers as well as class rostersamong others.
Were moving in a very timely fashion, and were confident many of the recommendations will be in place by fall semester,Martin said.
As with the first report, the second one will be made available on the Office of the Provost Web site ( http://www.wvu.edu/~acadaff/ ) and in hard-copy format the afternoon of March 30. Interim WVU President C. Peter Magrath will formally accept the report and outline future action steps.
Martin and Board of Governors Chairwoman Carolyn Long will also be on hand for the presentation. The University community and public are invited.
A short question-and-answer period will follow the briefing.