​​​​​​​​​​Leading the   ESTABLISHMENT AND  ADOPTION OF  ​​OPEN  DATA  STANDARDS  ​ACROSS THE  EDUCATION  DOMAIN

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​​​OVERVIEW


Each  PESC GROUP & COMMITTEE focuses

on one common cause or interest.


​PESC GROUPS & COMMITTEES
include education leaders & experts 

spanning policy, practice & technology

working together through PESC 

in 'co-opetition' - that is

'cooperation among competitors'.

PESC GROUP & COMMITTEE 
meetings are held regularly weekly, monthly and/or quarterly by voice and/or by webinar;
while they convene in-person 

at Spring and Fall Data Summits.

PESC GROUP & COMMITTEE 
participation is open and available

to representatives of

PESC Member organizations 

(in good standing).​​

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GROUPS

COMMITTEES, TASK FORCES, WORKGROUPS & BOARDS

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PESC APPROVED STANDARD,

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to add or expand PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.  

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MISSIONS, MEETING SCHEDULES & LOGISTICS  


This table details all active PESC GROUPS AND COMMITTEES, providing a listing of each along with their corresponding mission statements, chair(s) and meeting schedules.  All groups and committees are chaired by PESC Members and participation in all groups and committees is limited to PESC Members, except Academic Credentialing & Experiential Learning, Canadian PESC User Group, GEO Code Workgroup & JSON Task Force, in which participation is open and offered free of charge to the general public.



GROUPS AND COMMITTEES
CHAIR(S)

​​MEETING SCHEDULE


Academic Credentialing & Experiential Learning

While policy leaders continue to drive and facilitate the transformation of credentialing, this task force is monitoring this transformation and community progress in order to prepare PESC for any new standards as well as any extensions or additions that might be needed to existing PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.


Alex Jackl,

Bardic Systems
Joellen Shendy,

UMUC​


At PESC Summits

Admissions, Standardization of Recruitment Data

is an open, collaborative development group whose goals include standardization  of recruitment data from vendors and providing tools and resources campuses can use to improve the quality and usefulness of vendor data imported to their databases.

Michael Hovland, 

University of Iowa


Board of Directors

​The Board of Directors consists of twelve elected representatives from Member organizations and the President & CEO who together have overall authority to determine PESC policies.  The Board of Directors may direct the President & CEO to initiate, organize and carry out all operations, functions and events, as it may from time to time deem appropriate for the purposes of gathering, coordinating, disseminating and analyzing information and statistics it deems relevant to PESC. The Board of Directors may establish workgroups and other Committees, which it may deem appropriate to make such findings, reports and perform such duties as the Board of Directors may designate.


Doug Falk,

National Student Clearinghouse



Monthly

3rd Thursdays

1pm EST

Canadian PESC User Group

CanPESC looks to ensure that all PESC development and deliverables support & incorporate Canadian-based stakeholder interests; encourages participation in PESC development efforts and groups; and promotes and educates Canadian stakeholders on the importance of data exchange standards and global interoperability.


Cathy van Soest,

BCCampusplanner

Doug Holmes,

OUAC


Monthly

2nd Thursdays

Noon EST

Change Control Board
The CCB governs the establishment and management of data elements, core components, taxonomies, schemas and code sets; authorizes all changes and updates to any and all PESC APPROVED STANDARDS; and is comprised of PESC members appointed by the Board of Directors.

Kristi Blabaum,

NASLA

Weekly

Fridays

11am EST

Education Record User Group
ERUG governs all admissions and registrar-based PESC APPROVED STANDARDS including XML, EDI, PDF and others works closely to guide all agreed-upon changes through the CCB and TAB; and is comprised of PESC members appointed by the Board of Directors.​

Matt Bemis,
USC
Jason Weaver,
Parchment

EdExchange User Group

EdExchange looks to establish a data exchange platform enabling the electronic exchange of standards-based data and digital documents.  Achieved through an open web services architecture and associated standards, EdExchange is designed as a peer-to-peer network providing a secure, reliable and direct connection between institutions avoiding file-based technologies.

Mark Cohen,
California Community
Colleges
Tuan Anh Do,
San Francisco

State University


Weekly

Thursdays

Noon EST

Global Education Organization Code Workgroup

The Global Education Organization (GEO) Workgroup looks to establish a standardized methodology in order to develop a global directory service of institution and education organization codes.



Rick Skeel,

Ellucian


Bi-Weekly

Fridays

1pm EST

JSON Task Force

PESC launched the JSON Task Force in 2017 to investigate and determine PESC's approach to JSON.  In 2018, PESC and A4L joined forces in an attempt to provide a unified strategy and approach to JSON across education.

Michael Morris

ACT

John Lovell

A4L

Weekly

Mondays

1pm EST

Seal of Approval Board

The SAB governs the voluntary program offered for implementers of PESC APPROVED STANDARDS to indicate a uniform level of implementation according to the original intent and spirt of development efforts.  The SAB follows a formal process governed by specific policies and procedures, and is comprised of PESC members appointed by the Board of Directors.



Monterey Sims,

University of Phoenix


Monthly

1st Thursdays

Noon EST

Standards Development Forum

The Forum, governed by a Steering Committee, oversees and houses all development efforts (XML, JSON, PDF, EDI) and workgroups and is comprised of PESC members appointed by the Board of Directors.​


Susan McCrackin,

College Board


Monthly

2nd Fridays

11am EDT

Technical Advisory Board

The TAB is responsible for updating and maintain all PESC technical specifications; for providing guidance and research on technical and architectural issues related to standards development in various technologies; and is comprised of PESC members appointed by the Board of Directors.



Michael Morris,

ACT


Weekly

Fridays

11am EST








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PESC - Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council | Leading the Establishment and Adoption of Open Data Standards Across the Education Domain | XML | EDI | JSON | Transcripts | Credentials

​​MISSION OF 


PESC GROUPS & COMMITTEES



Foster collaboration across educational sectors 

to solve industry-shared problems 



Strive to bring much needed clarity and

coherence to the education eco-system



Educate and inform on current initiatives

and emerging best practices impacting 

technology & standards


Promote innovative, collaborative solutions

that employ automated, reusable and

sustainable  technologies and standards​