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Southern Polytechnic State University.

Every month, The Successful Registrar gives you practical guidance on all aspects of your job--from implementing the newest technology to complying with the new FERPA regulations, and from training your staff and student workers to managing students' records.

Now that the latest FERPA regulations are in effect, registrars are trying to figure out how to comply with the law--a daunting task. From online privacy concerns to dealing with helicopter parents, The Successful Registrar delivers complete analysis of the latest developments, so you understand how your policies may have to change.

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Plus, every month The Successful Registrar poses a challenging ethics question or presents a "What Would You Do?" scenario which highlights actual problems registrars face every day, along with solutions suggested by your colleagues.

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