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New Business and IT Center to be named for Dr. Bill Jones

Dr. Bill Jones with Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin.

Columbia International University Chancellor Dr. Bill Jones is known around Columbia for conducting downtown Bible studies with area business professionals, and leading many of them to Christ. It’s from this passion that the Columbia International University Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name CIU’s new business and IT center, The William H. Jones Business and IT Center.    

Digital Media Students Making an Impact with Pro-Life Video

Cinematography students Jonathan Phifer (left) and Zachary Lane

Students in the Digital Media and Cinema program are playing an exciting role in the production of an impactful video for a local crisis pregnancy center.

They’re assisting Linda Brown, executive director of LaVie Pregnancy Care Center in Lexington, South Carolina, in a dramatic video demonstrating the number of abortions that have been performed since the 1972 Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion in America.  

Transfer Specialist

Registrar
Full-time
40 hours/12 months
February 15, 2018

Summary

The transfer specialist is responsible for the review, evaluations, equation, and processing of transfer credit for new, continuing, and returning students. The transfer specialist provides professional assistance and serves as a resource for students, staff, and faculty in determining appropriate interpretation and application of university policies and procedures as they relate to entering students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

Responsibilities

  • Verifies appropriate entering credentials for all incoming students (undergraduate and graduate) and confirms appropriate documentation.
  • Reviews and verifies transcripts from national and international institutions as well as verifying the appropriate accreditation status of a transfer institution for both graduate and undergraduate institutions.
  • Accurately creates the official credit evaluation and transfer articulation information on the university's student information system (Jenzabar EX).
  • Researches and resolves credit evaluation issues.
  • Communicates with internal and external stakeholders regarding transfer credit policies, procedures, and decisions. Responds to phone and e-mail inquiries related to these issues.
  • Maintains accurate and timely course articulation information in Jenzabar EX including articulation catalogs, transfer institutions academic and contact information, grade scales, etc.
  • Assigns faculty advisors and communicates with both the student and the advisor regarding this assignment.
  • Comprehensive transfer data entry to include all transfer work. Both financial aid and athletics depend on our transfer data entry to manage scholarships and NCCAA eligibility respectively.
  • Understands and applies policy and procedures related to FERPA and AACRAO.
  • Provides on-call, quality assistance to faculty, staff, current students, alumni and external constituencies.
  • Coordinates registration and record processes to integrate with and affect the processes of other university departments.
  • Executes computer coding and set up for new academic year including registration, orientation, semester start-up services and working within our intranet and with internet.
  • Assists and works with other university departments in the publication of annual academic catalog

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software systems.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • A working knowledge of database functions including accuracy in data entry, data reports, and word processing;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and graciously, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives, and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and practices.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public.
  • A working knowledge of database functions including accuracy in data entry, data reports, and word processing;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and graciously, both orally and in writing.
  • Previous experience interpreting transfer credit is desired.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
  • Experience utilizing administrative software (e.g. Jenzabar EX) and web design.
  • 2 year’s work experience in a higher education academic environment.

 

A Heart to Serve the Marginalized

Elisa Pinkerton earned the CIU Board Scholarship

Columbia International University junior Elisa Pinkerton is focused on her God-driven goal: to practice occupational therapy in East Africa, particularly with Somalian refugees injured in civil conflict. That commitment to serve marginalized populations has earned Pinkerton the CIU Board Scholarship to assist her in her senior year.  

Pinkerton is a Psychology major who plans on graduate studies leading to occupational therapist with a certification in prosthetics.

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