Client Advisory Board

The Client Advisory Board is part of DIGARC’s ongoing commitment to align our offerings with the needs of large, small, public, private, for-profit, two-year and four-year institutions. Members assist DIGARC in establishing priorities, developing product roadmaps and gaining a greater understanding of higher education trends.

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Clemson University’s Secrets to Curriculum Success Presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Appling, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Undergraduate Studies, Clemson University

Attend this webinar to learn how Clemson University’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, the Graduate School, and the Registrar’s Office collaborated to develop automated curriculum approval workflows and custom processes that help faculty save time and the institution operate more efficiently. Clemson now benefits from a more accurate flow of curriculum information between the CURRICULOG curriculum management system, Ellucian Banner and the ACALOG academic catalog management system.

Discover how they rolled out the new software to faculty and staff and developed training to get users quickly up-to-speed in this exclusive webinar.
11/21/20192:00pm EST1 hour
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Coffee Break: How to Streamline Schedule Planning with SECTION Attend this webinar to learn how DIGARC’s new solution — SECTION — improves the schedule planning process. You’ll find out how SECTION:
• Increases transparency into the many schedule planning steps — planning, reviewing, scheduling, revising and confirming
• Saves time by eliminating manual, paper-based processes and duplicate entry errors
• Better aligns faculty and facility utilization to conform to budgetary guidelines and ensure the courses students need are available
Attendees receive a Starbucks gift card as our thanks for attending!
11/26/20193:00pm EST30 minutes
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Coffee Break: How to Shorten Curriculum Approval Time by 50% Struggling through antiquated curriculum approval processes? Attend this 15-minute demo plus Q&A to learn how to save time and improve collaboration by automating curriculum proposal processes with Curriculog. You'll learn how the Curriculog curriculum management system will help you:
• Define and enforce curriculum proposal processes so faculty and staff can get back to educating instead of administrating
• Create forms, templates and rule-based routing tailored to each program, department and committee
• Ensure data consistency across campus by integrating with your SIS and DIGARC's Acalog academic catalog management system

As a thanks for attending, you’ll receive a Starbucks gift card. Get ready to take the next step in your digital transformation.
11/27/20192:30pm EST30 minutes
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Jennifer Bronson

Jennifer Bronson

Associate University Registrar │ University of Pittsburgh

Jennifer Bronson oversees the catalog publishing and the curriculum management process, as well as the NCAA eligibility and certification of student-athletes for the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, she spent ten years in the Office of the Registrar at Princeton University followed by seven years as registrar at Chatham University. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Bucknell University and a Master of Professional Writing from Chatham University. She is a member of the AACRAO and MSACROA associations.

Casey Bullock

Casey Bullock

Registrar | Weber State University

Casey Bullock provides expertise on the functions of the registrar, transfer policies and pathways, retention, and enrollment management. He is President of the Utah Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and chair of the Utah Transfer Articulation Committee. He served as associate registrar prior to being appointed registrar in 2013. He was previously the transfer coordinator in the Office of Admissions at Weber State University and an admission counselor at the University of Utah. He received his bachelor’s from Utah State University and an M.Ed. and Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the University of Utah.

Deb DeWent

Deb DeWent

Assistant Director of Instructional Support | Grand Rapids Community College

Deb DeWent has been in administration at Grand Rapids Community College for more than 30 years. Her various positions have included Managing Associate to the Provost, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Business and Technical Training, Assistant in the Continuing Education Office. Deb is currently the Assistant Director of Instructional Support. She is responsible for the catalog along with technical aspects of ACALOG and CURRICULOG. Deb also sits on committees such as College Action Project (CAP) sub-teams, Curriculum Operations Support Team, and the Academic Guided Pathways Oversight Team.

Josie Galloway

Josie Galloway

Deputy Registrar | Purdue University

Josie Galloway taught for nearly 17 years and is currently the Deputy Registrar at Purdue University, having received her B.S. and M.S. there in 1999 and 2001, respectively. She has been in higher education for 20 years in various capacities and mostly in a leadership role within the Office of the Registrar. She is responsible for overseeing the production of the catalog, along with technical aspects of ACALOG and CURRICULOG. She oversees academic scheduling, exam scheduling and event scheduling. She is a member of AACRAO and IACRAO.

Eric Klee

Eric Klee

Catalog Editor and Web Content Manager | University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Eric Klee has been in his current role for 15 years, growing it from an administrative position to the communications and technical position it is today. Eric manages both the annual Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs in ACALOG and maintains the website for the Office of the Provost, as well as other related sites for the Division of Academic Affairs. He is also involved in various special communications projects for the Provost. Eric received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from the State University of New York College at Brockport.

AJ McCabe

AJ McCabe

Associate Registrar for Curriculum, Degree Programs and Graduation | Oberlin College

AJ McCabe is responsible for managing the software and processes that ensure that Oberlin’s official curriculum is accurate and up-to-date, and that its degree requirements are correctly presented through DegreeWorks. Prior to joining the Registrar’s Office at Oberlin, AJ worked for 20 years in information technology, implementing and supporting various applications within higher education at a variety of colleges and universities.

Robert Norwood

Robert Norwood

Associate Vice President for Academic Administration, Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor of Engineering | John Brown University

Robert Norwood oversees undergraduate education and institutional assessment/accreditation, coordinates the faculty evaluation system, and serves as accreditation liaison with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). He also serves as an HLC peer reviewer. Dr. Norwood has taught engineering and computer science since 1998. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering with a Ph.D. minor in computer science, all from Stanford University.

Ben Perez

Ben Perez

Curriculum Resource Specialist/Analyst | California State University, Fullerton

Ben Perez manages various stages of the curriculum workflow, systems integration, and assists with program compliance. Ben creates and maintains reports with CURRICULOG API and trains faculty and staff in CURRICULOG and ACALOG. He manages the integration process that extracts course data from PeopleSoft and imports into ACALOG. He works closely with various departments including Admissions, Records and Registration, Scheduling, Information Technology, and many different curriculum committees to ensure that the systems are meeting the needs of the campus and complying with system, state, and governmental policies.

Roland Rudas

Roland Rudas

Registrar and University Operations | Herzing University

Roland Rudas has been in higher education for 16 years, nearly 15 of those in the Office of the Registrar at Herzing University, Colorado Technical University, and American Intercontinental University, among others. Roland is a member of AACRAO and WACRAO. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Instructional Design and Telecommunications with a minor in Computer Science. He is currently in the master’s program at Western Governors University specializing in Data Science and Analytics. Roland is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served 4.5 years of active duty.

Erica Strouth

Erica Strouth

Student Success/Registrar Assistant | Southeast Tech

Erica Strouth has been working at Southeast Tech since 2006 and started working on catalog and curriculum in 2007. She manages and maintains Southeast Tech’s academic catalog and handbook. She works very closely with departments across campus, especially Academics and faculty throughout the year, maintaining and making sure course and program information is accurate and up-to-date for the catalog. She serves on various committees on campus, including the curriculum committee. She provides administrative support to both the Registrar’s Office and Student Success Center.

Tim Wrye

Tim Wrye

Executive Director of Information Technology Services and CIO | Highline College

Tim Wrye is responsible for all technology operations at Highline College and is actively involved in Highline’s international partnerships. Tim has been both a Program Committee and Community Building and Mentoring Team member for EDUCAUSE regional conferences, is currently a member of the EDUCAUSE Enterprise IT Program Advisory committee. He is currently Chair-Elect for the Washington Community and Technical College IT Commission and is a Steering Committee member for the WACTC ctcLink project. Tim received a BME from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.Ed. from the University of Washington.

Becky Yesenczki

Becky Yesenczki

Academic Affairs Project Coordinator | West Virginia Northern Community College

Becky Yesenczki has worked with West Virginia Northern Community College’s catalog and curriculum since 2011. She has held positions in Student Services, Campus Management/Operations, and Academics, giving her a wide range of experience. In addition, she is a certified Quality Matters instructor. She has an Associate in Applied Science from West Virginia Northern Community College, Bachelor of Science from Mountain State University, and Master of Arts from Marshall University.

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Host Daniel Litwin sat down with Michelle Kelley, Registrar at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and Skip Ernst, Product Manager at DIGARC, to discuss the scheduling challenges university registrar offices face and the technology solutions available.

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