[TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

Irene Robinson IRobinson at alvincollege.edu
Mon Jun 13 15:33:31 CDT 2016

Same for Alvin CC.

Irene M. Robinson
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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Helm, Jonathan C.
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 3:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates

We do the same at Baylor University.

Jonathan Helm

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From: "Jimmerson, Richard J" <jimmerson at uta.edu<mailto:jimmerson at uta.edu>>
Date: 06/13/2016 3:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: tacrao at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao at tamuc.edu>
Subject: Re: [TACRAO] Listserv Question About Conferral Dates
We do the same at UT Arlington.


On Jun 13, 2016, at 4:24 PM, Lynda S. Langham <llangham at sfasu.edu<mailto:llangham at sfasu.edu>> wrote:
We only confer at the end of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. We consistently get pushback from students who do not want to wait, but we have held to those limited conferral dates.

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From: tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu<mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu> [mailto:tacrao-bounces at tamuc.edu] On Behalf Of Farrell, Erinn
Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 3:02 PM
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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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