The University Registrar supervises the overall functioning of the student and curriculum record keeping services for the university. In collaboration with the Associate and Assistant Registrars and other office staff, authorizes the graduation of all students from all the university's programs and is responsible for the preparation of required state and federal government and accrediting agency reports. Responsible for university catalog and curriculum content, student registration, transfer policies, immigration services and compliance, and preparation of required state and federal government and accrediting agency reports. In addition to these basic functions of the Registrar's Office, we seek an inspiring leader who can manage innovation and change that better prepares Biola University to prepare students for the workplace and opportunities of tomorrow. The University Registrar reports to the Senior Associate Provost, Academic Affairs.
Supervises the Registrar's office overall; responsible for the registration and records services for all university academic programs.
Authorizes graduation of all students from all university's programs byvalidation of the completion of degree requirements.
Collaboration with the Associate and Assistant Registrars on the oversight and functioning of seven work areas: Registration/Enrollment services, Transfer services, Student Information Systems (SIS), Curriculum/Catalog, Graduation Counseling, Immigrations Services, and Regulatory Compliance. The University Registrar is responsible for effective and efficient work in each of these areas, often through oversight and coordination of staff members who are directly responsible for specific tasks and functions within these areas.
Current emphases within the office are:
·The establishment of transfer policies and effective services and relationships with staff and faculty members connected with these policies that results in coherent, transparent, and effective student transfer services.
·Coordination of the Academic Policy Advisory Group, which establishes and maintains academic policies in conjunction with the Faculty Senate, Council of Academic Deans (CAD), and the Provost's Office.
·Collaborate with the Provost's Office in the development school-based curriculum committees through establishment of an Office of Curricular Support (OCS), including staff, development of policies and procedures, coordination of faculty, staff, and administrative needs in this area.
Serves on the President's Advisory Council (PAC) and maintains a liaison relationship through delegated staff to the Review of Academic Proposals (RAP), Undergraduate, Graduate, and Core Curriculum Committees (UGCC, GCC, CCC), School-based curriculum committees, Faculty Senate, and others as requested.
Works collaboratively with the Provost's Office, staff, and faculty to initiate and improve services in the student transfer experience and the curriculum approval process.
Provides the authorized university signature for all forms related to enrollment certification, veteran's benefits, international students, immigration matters, the graduation of all students, and the release of student records and transcripts in whole or in part, in accordance with
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations. Functions as the responsible custodian of the university (institutional) official seal.
Responsible for the custody, control, validation, maintenance, certification, copying, and security of the university's student records. Ensures active and accurate records systems consistent with the policies and procedures established by AACRAO, WSCUC, ATS, and other accrediting bodies.
Establishes the academic calendar and the class schedule for the university in consultation with the Deans of each school and the Provost.
Administrates the salaries and operational budget for the Registrar's office staff, including the economic utilization of staff, office space, and equipment.
Positively contribute to the spiritual growth, development, care, and support of faculty and staff with which this position interacts.
Maintain a lifestyle consistent with sound Christian principles and the university's doctrinal and lifestyle statements.
Senior Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
General: Functional and varied senior level leadership experience within a Registrar's office for a minimum of 5 years.
Understanding of the scope of the role of the Registrar.
Experience with CANVAS, BANNER, and other typical student information system used in the Registrar's Office.
Must be able to interact effectively with faculty and staff at all levels with diplomacy and a collaborative spirit.
Education: Master's degree in educational administration or related field is required, at a minimum.
Skills: Effective Leadership/Supervision, Administrative, Communication, Organizational and Management Skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Internal Number: req1533
About Biola University
Biola University is a leading Christ-centered university in Southern California that offers a premier, nationally ranked education and has been named one of the nation's “up and coming” universities by U.S. News & World Report four times in five years. Founded in 1908, Biola is committed to the mission of biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ. With more than 6,300 students at its Los Angeles-area campus and around the world, the faculty and staff and students are professing Christians.
Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative.
The mission of Biola University is biblically centered education, scholarship and service — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.