Episode 06: Staying Current with Technology
For the Record, An AACRAO Podcast · 33 minutes · 3 years ago

Episode 06: Staying Current with Technology

In this episode of For the Record, we talk to two people who “get it” when it comes to technology, Tom Black, University Registrar at Johns Hopkins University and Frank Blalark, University Registrar at Duke University. We’ll hear about the changes they’ve experienced over their careers and strategies and approaches they use to stay current with technology.

Guests

Tom Black, University Registrar at Johns Hopkins University

Frank Blalark, University Registrar at Duke University
 
Key Takeaways

Technology has changed and will continue to change the way we conduct our work in higher education; Interrogating different technologies is an important part of the work of the modern registrar; Reviewing offerings from vendors and developing relationships with companies (even those whom you don’t contract with) is a good way of finding out what’s available; Reading criticisms of higher education and creatively finding solutions with technology can drive progress.

References and Additional Reading:

AACRAO Technology and Transfer Conference
AACRAO Proficiencies
AACRAO Innovation Hub
EDUCAUSE
InsideHigherEd Technology
American Association of Colleges & Universities
Chronicle of Higher Education – Technology articles

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