ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives provides student records communication, compliance, policy, and training services for the University. These services support the student experience by providing students with quality information about our processes, maintaining academic policies, and protecting private student data. Through our services, faculty and staff have the tools and information they need to support students during their academic careers.

View the 2022-2023 ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives Annual Report

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives units and areas of support

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ASR UX and Content Strategy

The UX and Content Strategy team has a diverse set of skills to support the user experiences (UX) of ASR’s services, systems, processes, products, and communications. 

For example, team members offer expertise and consultation on: 

  • Accessibility
  • Content strategy and management
  • Design
  • Evaluation
  • Instructional design
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Process improvement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Training analysis
  • User research and usability testing
  • Writing and editing

System access and training requirements

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives helps University staff and faculty get the correct access to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions and other student-related systems. We also serve as the point of contact for questions about ASR training courses and requirements.

Student data privacy and FERPA

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for student data privacy at the University, governed by FERPA and University policies including Managing Student RecordsInformation Security, and Data Security Classification.

We offer consultation, advice, and training on FERPA and private student data; contact

Academic policy

Academic Support Resources serves as the policy contact or owner for many of the University’s Education & Student Life policies. ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives supports this policy work at the University by interpreting policy, answering policy questions, and supporting the policy process including regular comprehensive reviews. For questions regarding academic policies, email

Application development

The Application Development team builds and supports critical applications that are integral to ASR in order to meet the need of our students and the greater University communities. From web page management to online tool development for students, faculty, and staff, the team strives to implement innovative resources that improve our support, services and user experience. Learn more at

ASR Operations and Strategic Initiatives Leadership

Carin Anderson-ThomsChief Operations
Stacey TidballAssociate Vice Provost, ASR and University Registrar