Solving the International Institution Code Issue: A Case Study

October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2-3PM ET

Solving the International Institution Code Issue: A Case Study

Registrars, data managers and professionals who work in international credential evaluation and transfer credit are familiar with the challenges of maintaining institution tables for non-US institutions. With no standard institution code, saving in the information system is impossible unless you independently create your own code schema. This creates inconsistent or mismatched country specific code sets and historical data, accidental code duplication, and makes the digital transfer between systems or institutions nearly impossible. 

Join us for this important webinar to learn how USC piloted the new PESC GEO CODE to improve both internal process and student service, and learn how you can get use this free service built on open architecture that:

  • Improves data quality and integrity
  • Decreases risk of fraud and abuse
  • Enables faster processing and delivery of student data
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Presenter: Matt Bemis, Associate Registrar, University of Southern California

Matt Bemis is responsible for the Degree Progress Department operations for the University of Southern California, serving as the administrator over the Degree Audit and Transfer Credit applications, is USC’s NCAA continuing eligibility certification officer, and is the project lead for the electronic data interchange (EDI) initiative at USC. He recently served as the Chair for the AACRAO SPEEDE Committee, is currently serving as the PACRAO Program Committee Chair, serves on the PESC Board of Directors, is Co-Chair for the PESC Education Record User Group, and is a GEO Code Steering Committee Member.

Presenter: Michael Sessa, President & CEO, PESC

Michael is President, CEO and Board Member of PESC, a position he has held since October 2002.  Prior to PESC, Michael worked 10 years at American Student Assistance as Director of Program Relations and Planning managing industry and government affairs and strategic technological initiatives. He started his career at The Boston Five Cents Savings Bank, a local Boston bank, in retail consumer lending and compliance officer. Michael is a graduate of Dartmouth College and was born and raised in Revere Massachusetts, just north of Boston. He currently resides in Washington DC where PESC is headquartered.

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