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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

March 24, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Opinion

System success

There was one step missing in the registration process for students this semester — the fight with HomerConnect.

After student complaints about the registration process, the Office of the Registrar decided to implement a new system.Students were divided into groups based on earned credit hours and assigned a time throughout the week to register.

In the past, HomerConnect was slow or would boot students out when traffic became high. Students were then more often forced to get override forms for courses they needed or wait a semester to take them.

By reducing the number of students on HomerConnect at once, the system worked without error. Students seem to be content. But if students have a complaint with the registration system, they need to fill out the survey to ensure feedback gets back to the administration.

Because students were given certain times throughout the week in which they could register, it was possible they would miss class. There needs to be a way for students to not skip classes for registration.

Overall, this semester’s registration was a successful process  — one that did not require a student meltdown.

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