Established in 1997 at the National Center for Higher Education, PESC is an international, 501(c)(3) non-profit, open community-based, umbrella member association headquartered in Washington, D.C. of:
- Data, software & technology service providers
- Schools, districts, colleges & universities
- College, University & State/Province Systems
- Local, state/province & federal government offices
- Professional, commercial & non-profit organizations
- Non-profit associations & foundations
Through open, transparent community participation, PESC enables cost-effective connectivity between data systems in order to accelerate performance and service, to simplify data access and research, and to improve data quality along the Education lifecycle.
PESC envisions global interoperability within the Education domain, supported by a trustworthy, inter-connected network built by, for, and between communities of interest in which data flows digitally and seamlessly from one community or system to another and throughout the entire eco-system when and where needed without compatibility barriers but in a safe, secure, reliable, legal, and efficient manner.
GOALS OF THE MISSION
Goals of the PESC Mission Include: promoting student-centric, hub and spoke, federated identity, and similarly proven models of interoperability; fostering open, transparent collaboration across global education sectors; improving institutional performance and data quality; simplifying access and reducing cost; and enabling sustainable best practices and innovative solutions that streamline emerging technologies and disparate information systems.
While PESC promotes the implementation and usage of data exchange standards, PESC does not set (create or establish) policies related to privacy and security. Organizations and entities using PESC Approved Standards and services should ensure they comply with FERPA and all local, state, federal and international rules on privacy and security as applicable.
ACTIVATING INTEROPERABILITY ACROSS THE EDUCATION LIFECYCLE
MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS. ONE VISION.
the establishment & adoption of
data exchange standards across the
education domain by serving as a
standards development and
PESC MEMBERS BELIEVE
that fostering open, transparent collaboration
across educational communities to solve
common, industry-shared problems brings
much needed clarity and coherence
to the education eco-system.
2017 MARKS THE
20th YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF PESC!