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On Course
A Newsletter of the Dartmouth College Registrar's Office
Fall  2017
Classroom crunch
The 2017 fall term sets a record for the number of courses offered at the 10 and 11 periods. This creates a significant crunch for classroom space at these periods. Instructor classroom preferences are impacted when this happens, making it more difficult for faculty members to teach courses in the manner they may have planned.

Courses scheduled at less "prime time" periods are often able to be placed in classrooms that fit their ideal preferences - even during highly active terms like fall.

If classroom preferences are of high importance, faculty members should consider a change in the time their course is offered.
Did you know...
Want to win an iPad mini? On your next visit to the Registrar’s Office vote for one of the top 2 names students surveyed chose for the new version of Banner, “DartHub” or “DartWay”. Who won the first iPad mini by participating in the survey? See back --
Fall Highlights
Testing...Testing...Banner 9, that is
 The Registrar’s office continues to keep a primary focus on the Banner 9 upgrade – a campus-wide upgrade led by ITS.

All office team members are currently testing Banner 9 pages – the first major release of the upgrade. Additional work that has begun includes improvements to registration and a new Banner Self-Service menu arrangement for students, faculty members, and staff. The goal is to make it easier for you to find relevant information.
Registrar Braz visits "the Hill" to advocate for student issues
Registrar Braz visited “the Hill” recently with other AACRAO Board of Director members to discuss issues important to students such as Pell Grants, tuition costs, FERPA privacy, and a “reverse transfer” bill sponsored by AACRAO which has bi-partisan support. Among others, she met with Legislative Directors in the office of U.S. Representative Shea-Porter (D-NH), who is a co-sponsor on a new DREAM Act, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) where she was initially greeted by none other than a Dartmouth graduate, Lindsay Keare ’16!
Student Spotlight
Degree Audit additions
The number of departments and programs whose major requirements are tracked in the DartWorks Degree Audit continues to grow. To see all currently supported degree audit majors, click the bubble above. Departments and programs will continue to be added each term as part of this project, led by James Cart ’10, Assistant Registrar for Academic Applications and Policy.
Click here to see which majors are now supported
Department & Program  Spotlight
Annual December Training
Chairs and Administrators – it’s not too early to think about our annual December Training sessions! This year will include information and demos on DCARS cross-lists, the Banner 9 upgrade, and Department/Program Warehouse reports. Look for the "Save the Date" invitation this fall.
We heard your feedback on DCARS and cross-lists
Enhancements are coming to DCARS! This modification will improve the way courses are cross-listed. It provides consistency in course attributes, more transparency and an opportunity for better communication. The project is led by Amy Hunt, Academic Systems Technology Manager. Look for the announcement later this fall.
How do I do this again? System help available for Administrators
Need help with a Registrar supported system? Ready to work on your winter 2018 Timetable of Class Meetings, or do you have several New Courses to propose in DCARS? We have two Student Interns – Faith Rotich ’18 and Alexis Allen ’19 - available to come to you for one-on-one system guidance. Email [email protected] to schedule an intern visit this fall.
Get acquainted with our staff...Delia Mauceli, Academic Coordinator
Delia provides system and project support and guidance as the senior member of the Registrar’s Office operations team. She also works with students who have unique D-Plans and manages the Petitions process. In addition to offering students and her colleagues valuable knowledge in these areas, Delia provides direct support to Registrar Braz as well as supervision of our Student Workers. You may not know…"I was born in Long Island, NY and moved to the area when I was 5. I have worked at Dartmouth since September 1994!” My Committee Involvement... “I have provided support to the Committee on Instruction (COI) as administrator since 2012. I have supported 4 faculty members in their role as Chair of the COI, alongside Registrar Braz who is a member of the committee.”
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