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AJ McCabe, associate registrar for curriculum, degree programs, and graduation, came to Oberlin in 2013 and first worked in the Center for Information Technology before moving to the Academic Advising Resources Center/Office of the Registrar. McCabe manages and maintains the course catalog and Degree Works and oversees course scheduling, degree auditing, and graduation processes. On the side, she also assists in implementing new technologies within the Academic Advising Resources Center.
Get to know more about McCabe in this Q&A.
Describe your role in six words.
Engaged listener; technology therapist; problem solver.
What’s your favorite spot on campus?
The WWII Memorial Garden—it is such a beautiful and intimate outdoor space.
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
Aliens. I love science-fiction movies, and I love a strong female lead. The Aliens movie franchise has both.
If you could have witnessed one event in history what would it be?
I wish I could have witnessed the “I Have a Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That would have been amazing.
What’s the best advice someone gave you?
Learn to forgive yourself.
What’s your favorite place on earth?
Nahant, Massachusetts. During the summers, my family would always go to the beach for the day and then stop for dinner at my grandmother's house in the evening.