Cocky Adams (Course Administrator) is a team member of the Educational Management Office. She is in charge of all administrative tasks prior to the commencement of courses. This includes the communication with participants and the Netherlands embassies, as well as contacts with sponsors, the Ministry of Justice and Nuffic. Also, (long-term) visa arrangements and the organisation of residence permits for the students are under her responsibility. Cocky attends frequent meetings on the afore-mentioned subjects organised by Nuffic and the Ministry.
In addition, Cocky provides support to course managers during course implementation by managing the schedules, communicating with participants, making the needed arrangements for field excursions and reading materials, as well as for diplomas (including the legalisation) and transcripts at the end of the course. She also responds to alumni requests and manages in-coming applications for courses. She assists the head of the Educational Management Office whenever questions are asked by participants about (return) visas, insurance and residence permits.
Cocky is the IHS co-ordinator for Blackboard, the information system on education for students and staff. This includes the updating of Blackboard at IHS, assisting staff and students on how to use Blackboard, close contacts with the Blackboard system managers at the Erasmus University and attending meetings.