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University registrar lends expertise to college in Azerbaijan

December 6, 2011

For the second time this year, a UW-Stout official has lent a hand to a college in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Scott Correll, registrar, was invited to the capital, Baku, recently to assist the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy with issues related to student registration and records. He was recommended by UW-Stout Provost Julie Furst-Bowe, who visited the school in April as a consultant.

In mid-November, Correll provided expertise in three main areas: using a student database, implementing policies for academic records and space utilization. “They want to take the best of all education systems worldwide and use them to their fullest,” said Correll, noting that the growing school, which opened in 2006, has students from 20 countries.

As registrar at UW-Stout, Correll is in charge of such areas as class registration, transcripts, diploma printing, class scheduling, academic records and enrollment reporting. “A lot of people ask me what a registrar does. It was nice for me to articulate that (in Azerbaijan),” he said.

Azerbaijan, which has about 8.4 million people, is in southwest Asia. It is a former Soviet republic.

Furst-Bowe traveled to Baku in April as part of the Fulbright Specialists Program. She assisted the school on quality assurance issues as it seeks external accreditation for its academic programs.

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