Welcome to the ARUCC 2006 Biennial Conference:
Students First!

Join your colleagues from college and university campuses across Canada this June in Montreal. Professionals from enrolment management and student affairs offices involved in admissions, recruitment, advising, records, student systems and databases - we are all working with the same objective – to support a learning environment that puts students first.

The themes from the conference will reflect the extraordinary breadth of work in student affairs and enrolment management offices. Topics may include:

Enrolment management centred on the student
Student recruitment and marketing strategies, advising and retention strategies, diversity and cross-cultural opportunities on campus, campus tours, fairs vs individual school visits, marketing study abroad opportunities, working with alumni and volunteers in outreach opportunities, building partnerships with counsellors to make students first ...

Best practices in admissions and student records
Transfer credit and transfer articulation, emerging transcript issues, challenges of international credential evaluation, the Bologna process, document retention policies, data security and records integrity, benchmarking operational data, protection of personal privacy, work flows for transcript delivery and counter services, developing and implementing classroom use policies, disaster planning ...

Staff working with students
One-stop shopping and quality control, training and professional development methods, elimination of red-tape across units, bridging student service with academic priorities, surveying student satisfaction and incorporating their feedback, the role of the registrar’s office, centralization vs decentralization, work study students and how they contribute ...

Systems and web services that put the student first
E-communication strategies, call centres, personalized web portals, virtual campus tours, optimizing classroom and exam schedules, electronic calendars and viewbooks, electronic data interchange, document imaging, interoperability of multiple software systems, information systems installations, software customizations ...

Two truly exceptional key-note speakers will reflect on the broader issues of society and education/ pre-conference workshops will give you hands-on opportunity to explore problems, panel sessions and presentations conducted by your peers, relevant vendor presentations – share your knowledge and learn from others at ARUCC 2006.

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in June!

Yves Jodoin, President, ARUCC, Conference Chair
Sylvia Franke, Chair, Program Committee, ARUCC 2006
Manon Vaillant, Chair, Logistics Committee, ARUCC 2006