- EXECUTIVE SPONSOR(S): Heather Ward
- SPONSOR(S): Ioana Costant, Amanda Mills, Kristine Williams, Maribel Carrion, John Stephenson
- DEPT OR DIVISION: ITS Enterprise Applications
- PROJECT MANAGER: Julie Dockens
- STATUS: Complete
- Project Theme: Serving Our Communities
The UNC Global International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) Office will implement a new tool to manage information for international students and scholars. The new tool, Sunapsis, will be the system of record for this information.
All UNC international students, faculty and scholars need to follow immigration regulations that are managed using the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). SEVIS is a database used by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. It tracks the arrival, enrollment and departure of international students, faculty and scholars. Sunapsis automatically shares the information with SEVIS. It is necessary for the University and students, faculty and scholars to follow SEVIS reporting requirements to maintain valid immigration status in the United States.
Currently, the University uses two separate systems to manage information for students, faculty and scholars. Sunapsis will replace those systems and integrate with SEVIS. When new international students, faculty and scholars are first admitted or receive a job offer, they will enter their visa information into Sunapsis. As part of this implementation, the project team will migrate the information for current international students, faculty and scholars to Sunapsis. Sunapsis will also send information to ConnectCarolina. ConnectCarolina is the system of record for finance, human resource and student information.
The initial rollout began in November 2022.