[TACRAO] Listserv name changes

Jenkins, Robert Robert.Jenkins at uth.tmc.edu
Fri Nov 22 17:51:58 CST 2013


You are correct in your stance.  I would not allow any other university system to overwrite the name on the student record.

Robert

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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Rhodes
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2013 5:13 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv name changes

Good evening, colleagues.  I'm taking a stand, and I need to know if you would do the same.

Student graduates and later returns and completes an application for faculty employment (in our applicant tracking system).  The SSN and date of birth match, but the name has now changed (due to marriage, divorce, or court order).  Since the former student's file now will be also a faculty record, I've been asked to allow the applicant tracking system to overwrite the name information in the student record.  I said no - we only process a name change at the request of the student when accompanied by sufficient documentation.

Question, would you allow the applicant data to overwrite your student record data?

Thanks,

JHR


Jeff Rhodes, Ed.D.
University Registrar
University of Texas-Pan American
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
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