PESC | ANNUAL BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Open, Trusted Data Standards Across the Education Domain

Who We Are


ADVOCATES | STAKEHOLDERS | DATA CHAMPIONS


PESC IS AN OPEN STANDARDS-DEVELOPMENT AND OPEN STANDARDS-SETTING BODY (GOVERNED BY A VOLUNTARY CONSENSUS MODEL), INDEPENDENTLY FUNDED BY DATA SUMMITS, MEMBERSHIP DUES & SPONSORSHIPS, ENABLING PESC TO PROVIDE & MAINTAIN PESC APPROVED STANDARDS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION FREE AND WITHOUT CHARGE.



ESTABLISHED IN 1997

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Established in 1997 at The National Center for Higher Education, The Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC) operates as an international 501(c)(3) non-profit, community-based, umbrella association headquartered in Washington, D.C. of:


-  Data, Software & Technology Service Providers

-  Schools, Districts, Colleges & Universities

-  College, University & State/Provincial Systems

-  Local, State/Provincial & Federal Government Offices

-  Professional, Commercial & Non-Profit Organizations

-  Non-Profit Associations & Foundations​​



Our Mission


PESC leads the establishment & adoption of open, trusted data standards across the education domain.  


Through open, transparent, collaborative community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems and networks in order to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the learner lifecycle.



Our Vision


PESC envisions complete, global connectivity within and throughout the education domain supported by a trustworthy, digital network built by, for & between all education sectors enabling data to flow seamlessly & automatically from one network, system or application to another when & where needed without compatibility barriers, but through a safe, secure, reliable, legal, & efficient platform.​



Goals of the Mission

Goals of the PESC Mission include:


PROMOTING

standards-based, lifelong student & learner-centric design & data models, hub & spoke models, federated identity, directory-based services and affiliated

data-centric models of interoperability


FOSTERING

open, transparent collaboration across all

education, learning & workforce sectors


OPTIMIZING

institutional performance and data quality


SIMPLIFYING

access and reducing cost


ENABLING

sustainable best practices & innovative solutions

that streamline emerging technologies

and disparate information systems



PESC Approved Standards


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, Technology and Services are community-sourced & driven by PESC serving as an: 


- INCUBATOR

- STANDARDS-DEVELOPMENT BODY

- STANDARDS-SETTING BODY


​that pilots and launches data standards using an open, transparent and collaborative process; that governs resource mapping and maintenance of education ecosystem taxonomies, schemas & shared code sets in various technologies (e.g. EDI, XML, PDF, JSON)produced as PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.  


PESC APPROVED STANDARDS are platform, system & application neutral; adopted & integrated in systems, networks, applications, products & services; support a transaction or business process, and; can be used or implemented one independently from another.​​​​



About Privacy


​​While PESC promotes the implementation and usage of data standards, PESC does not set (create or establish) policies related to data privacy, protection and security. Organizations and entities using PESC APPROVED STANDARDS, Technology and Services should ensure they comply with GDPR, FERPA and all local, state, federal and international rules on data privacy, protection and security as applicable.​​​​​​






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PESC, in fulfilling its non-profit mission, makes all PESC APPROVED STANDARDS & technical information 

available to the education community online free of charge.​


ABOUT US

MISSION, VISION, GOVERNANCE, PARTNERS & AWARDS

MICHAEL SESSA, PESC PRESIDENT & CEO

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council
Introducing International PESC Ambassador Program
PESC | PARTNERS & AFFILIATES | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Open, Trusted Data Standards Across the Education Domain

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council

​PESC leads

the establishment & adoption of open, trusted 

data standards across the education domain

by serving as an open standards-development and open standards-setting body producing

PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.


PESC Membersbelieve

that fostering open, transparent collaboration

across educational communities to solve

common, industry-shared problems brings

much needed clarity and coherence

to the education ecosystem.

PESC | BOARD OF DIRECTORS | Leading the Establishment & Adoption of Open, Trusted Data Standards Across the Education Domain
PESC | MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.

PESC IS A PROUD MEMBER or AFFILIATE


AACRAO


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


NATIONAL FORUM ON EDUCATION STATISTICS

NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION




​PESC IS SPONSORED ANNUALLY BY


CREDENTIALS SOLUTIONS


NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE


ORACLE


PARCHMENT




PESC IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF


AIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE


ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ELECTRONIC

TRANSCRIPTS WORKSHOP

& CCCAPPLY

Michael D. Sessa | PESC President & CEO | Join PESC!

BEST PRACTICES COMPETITION

PESC IS A PROUD EXHIBITOR AT 


AACRAO ANNUAL CONFERENCE


ARUCC ANNUAL CONFERENCE


STATS-DC CONFERENCE 
NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION​




PESC PARTNERS INCLUDE


AACRAO     |     APEREO


ARUCC     |     A4L


CONNECTING CREDENTIALS


CEDS     |     EMREX


ERASMUS WITHOUT PAPER


GRONINGEN DECLARATION NETWORK


HR OPEN STANDARDS     |     SHEEO




PESC'S HISTORY INCLUDES 

 
AACRAO, SPEEDE, EDI, ANSI, X12, CANADA, 
​US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, Y2K





PESC'S FOUNDING MEMBERS 1997




PESC | Data Privacy & Protection Task Force
PESC | MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council
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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

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