Since 2011 I have worked at Stanford University in the Office of the University Registrar, currently as the Associate Registrar for Degree Progress and Tuition Assessment. In this position I oversee roughly 16,100 students' progress towards degree completion, from initial course enrollment through degree conferral. Upon a student's matriculation, our team is actively involved in monitoring the student's progress throughout their academic career, including review of test/transfer credit, tuition adjustments, general education requirements and clearing students for graduation.
In addition to life on 'The Farm', I recently completed a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, with a focus on the integration of student reflection and user designed portfolios in enhancing electronic academic records. Along my MAET journey, I also completed a Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning to further understand and tackle the challenges of technology integration when creating rich learning experiences.
Moving forward I strive to create learning environments in which students can display their academic achievements as a collection of their chosen digital artifacts that reflects their learning; to allow these students to create tools to distinguish themselves from other college graduates. Gone are the days of a paper transcript and GPA defining student learning; today we aim to encourage electronic portfolios, academic reflections, and the student's understanding of his/her learning as the definition of the student's academic record.