Each PESC GROUP focuses
on one common cause or interest.
include education leaders & experts
spanning policy, practice & technology
working together through PESC
in 'co-opetition' - that is
'cooperation among competitors'.
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.
participation is open and available
to representatives of
PESC Member organizations
(in good standing).
Groups & Initiatives
Boards, Task Forces, User Groups & Workgroups
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)|
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.
University of Iowa
The Board of Directors consists of twelve (12) 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.
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
|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.
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.
The Data Protection & Privacy Task Force is an open collaborative group spanning policy, practice & technology serving as in information clearinghouse for the education community focused on technical implementation of data privacy & protection rules and regulationsensuring PESC is prepared for any corresponding standards development and maintenance of PESC APPROVED STANDARDS.
|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.
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.
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.
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. At the Fall 2018 Data Summit, Credential Engine joined the Task Force to help lead the path toward JSON-LD.
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.
University of Phoenix
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.
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.
MISSION OF PESC GROUPS
across educational sectors to
solve industry-shared problems
Strive to bring much needed
clarity and coherence to the
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
Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council
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