New standards for electronic records and transcripts as well as other higher education changes present challenges to the work of electronic data exchange (EDX), according to the AACRAO Standardization of Postsecondary Education Electronic Data Exchange (SPEEDE) Committee. In a recent C&U article, committee members shared the history of EDX as well as a vision for the future.
The SPEEDE Committee has led much of the work related to electronic transcripts since the early 1990s. “An original problem was to identify a common format in which to exchange data between systems,” the committee writes. “Today there are several standardized formats, and the problem has shifted to identifying which format(s) should be used between potential institutional trading partners to maximize interoperability.”
The article discusses student mobility, paper transcripts, and technology solutions. It provides information on current order/request methods and sending/delivering/receiving methods. It also cites AACRAO Research surveys on EDX and a case study at San Diego State University.
“This article intended to inspire campuses to move forward with EDX as a tool for interoperability and student mobility,” the committee writes. “There are many resources available to assist with identifying best fit, cost benefits, project planning, buy-in, and questions to ask potential service providers.”
Other articles in Volume 96, No. 4 include:
Data-Driven Decisions: Using Network Analysis to Guide Campus Course Offering Plans by Gina Deom, Stefano Fiorini, Mark McConahay, Linda Shepard, and Julie Teague
An Interview with Brian Rosenberg by Stephen Handel
An Interview with Melanie Gottlieb by Monique Snowden
Responding to COVID-19 Series
Measuring Outcomes of Virtual Enrollment Yield Programming by Dawn Medley, Kate Dyki and John Knific
Leading Change during a Pandemic by Michelle H. Brown-Nevers
Gauging Accessibility in an LMS: Finding an Ally in Blackboard Ally by Kris MacDonald
Increasing Community College Enrollment When Everything Says You Shouldn’t by Amy M. Adams
Research in Brief
Text Messaging: The Enrollment Management Strategy for Increasing Enrollment and Promoting a Sense of Belonging for Low-Income Students by Alex Patturelli
The AACRAO Review
Toward Greater Inclusion and Success: A New Compact for International Students reviewed by Tana J. Miller
Big Data on Campus: Data Analytics and Decision Making in Higher Education reviewed by Stephen J. Handel
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