[TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

Henry, Debbie daherman at Central.UH.EDU
Mon Jun 13 15:27:58 CDT 2016

We confer on the official closing date of the term, three times a year: May, August, and December. We have discussed other conferral dates because we have multiple short sessions within each term so students could complete their last course weeks prior to end-of-term. The problem is that there can be only one conferral date in the academic calendar setup in PeopleSoft therefore, if we were to post a degree prior to the conferral date that's in the setup table, it would print on the transcript with a future date.

If any other PeopleSoft schools out there know of a way to remedy this so we could post when requirements are completed prior to the end-of-term, please share.

Debbie A. Henry
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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Farrell, Erinn
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 3:02 PM
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu
Subject: [TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

Good afternoon,

We're doing some benchmarking to see what other colleges are doing when it comes to conferral dates, especially for Allied Health degrees. Our practice has long been that we award a degree or certificate after the semester has ended, regardless of the when the final course was actually completed. For example, we have a group of students who are completing their degree requirements in July; those students will not have their degree awarded until the Summer term ends on August 12th.

We have recently been questioned about this practice, and thought it would be good to reach out to TACRAO members to find out what other schools are doing. Do you award degrees on dates other than your end-of-term dates?  If not, how have you handled push-back from students needing the degree posted sooner for licensure purposes?

Thank you,

Erinn Farrell
Degree Audit System Programming Specialist
Dallas County Community College District
efarrell at dcccd.edu<mailto:efarrell at dcccd.edu>
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