Marie Bunner, Associate Professor and Director (Interim) of the Academic Success Program
Rita Patel Eng, Director, Center for Civic Engagement and Social Impact
Brenda Small, Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Services
Tara Easterling, Department Coordinator, Political Science
Lisa Marano, Associate Dean, College of Sciences and Mathematics
Tori Nuccio, Deputy Director of Financial Aid
Kelly Peltier, Program Counselor, Business and Criminal Justice
Laurie Palumbo, Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Mike Roche, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Eleanor Shevlin, Professor and Director of the Graduate Publishing Certificate
Katie Solic, Associate Professor of Literacy
Lauren Zahour, Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct
Complex registration processes add barriers and confuse students, often discouraging them from reenrolling. The most common barriers are registration holds levied by offices to compel students to complete paperwork, pay balances, or carry out other transactions. (Student Success Playbook, Rec. 1, EAB)
WCU will conduct an audit of all registration holds and eliminate or revise those that are unnecessary, obsolete, or burdensome. Any new registration hold practices will be reviewed and approved by using WCU’s governance practices prior to implementation.
The Hold Reform Committee (HRC) identified and defined 58 registration holds. Based on research and equity gap analysis, the HRC focused on 3 specific holds:
Financial Terms and Conditions (FTC) Hold
Advisor Hold (NEN)
Miscellaneous Bursar Hold (MSC)
The HRC worked with PASSHE to modify the Financial Terms and Conditions (FTC) form. Students will only need to agree to the FTC when they initially schedule. The new FTC form was implemented for Summer 2023/Fall 2023 enrollment.
The HRC has completed a set of recommendations for policy and practices changes to the way we manage registration holds for students.
September 2022: We reviewed and have investigated a list of holds, looked at preliminary data provided, started a student survey, and generated lots of questions for follow up.