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Mar
22
Sun
2020
Pacific Assoc for Intl Ed Annual Conference
Mar 22 – Mar 26 all-day

www.apaie.org

Mar
26
Thu
2020
Transcript Research 2-day Training
Mar 26 – Mar 27 all-day
After the success of our inaugural seminar in the fall, we’ve decided to expand our seminar into two separate days. In March, Transcript Research will be hosting an intensive evaluator training seminar at Texas Wesleyan University’s campus. Day 1 will focus on secondary education, while Day 2 will cover higher education.
Choose whichever date would best fit your institution’s needs, or feel free to join us for both events at a reduced rate.
Both dates will include an introduction to major education systems, steps to conducting an evaluation, researching institutions and grading scales, and hands on activities. Get more information and register at: http://bit.ly/34JFitI  

March 26: Secondary Education

March 27: Higher Education
 
If you’re interested in having Transcript Research host our seminar(s) on your campus, please let me know!
Apr
9
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk Conversation Series: International Credential Evaluation in Challenging Times
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Join us for the first of a series of conversations (free!) about being an international credential evaluator in this environment that is so deeply affected by CoViD-19. Margit Schatzman of ECE will host a conversation with Garrett Seelinger of InCred about useful resources for credential evaluation, especially how working from home is encouraging greater reliance on digital resources. The conversation will continue with audience participation, including some time to suggest future topics.

Moderator:  Margit A. Schatzman, President, ECE.   Margit has been involved in international admissions and credential evaluation for over 35 years and is President of Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE).  ECE is a non-profit organization that provides services in foreign credential evaluation, research and training in international education.  ECE® Aid, the organization’s charity division, provides free credential evaluations for refugees and others in need.  Margit believes that the work of international credential evaluation professionals will be increasingly important as we navigate a post-virus world in international education.  She is excited to be a part of the TAICEP community of problem solvers and thought leaders.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in German and Geography, a Master of Science degree in Cultural Foundations of Education, and a Master of Business Administration degree, all from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

Subject Matter Expert:  Garrett Seelinger, Team Lead / Senior Evaluator, InCred – International Credential Evaluations.  Garrett is a senior evaluator for InCred, primarily working on secondary and undergraduate document evaluations with a focus on international student-athlete educational pathways. He is currently the Chair of TAICEP’s Resources for Members Committee, which includes producing the TAICEP Talk Newsletter. Garrett was raised in Morocco and England before earning his BA from DePaul University and his MA from the University of Notre Dame. He then joined the NAIA and helped launch their credential evaluation service, InCred.  

 
 
Housekeeping:  
1.  Everyone will be on mute, and we’ll either unmute you when you “raise your hand” or see your questions in the Chat area during questions/comment periods.  
2.  If you have earbuds with microphones, please use them as that often helps with your audio quality experience.   
3.  We are planning to record the session and will make it available on taicep.org.
5.  We want to respect the confidentiality of individuals, so if you are giving a sample scenario, please do not mention names.
 
Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members as well as nonmembers.  Please register at this link:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJMpcOGqqz0u1yp8HucTBbIgC-A7jBlJ0g  
Apr
10
Fri
2020
AACRAO Coffee Break: Testing Services Roundtable
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join AACRAO for a conversation with the major undergraduate testing services for resources and short updates. Hear from the College Board, ETS, Pearson, Cambridge, IELTS and more.

For more information:  https://www.aacrao.org/events-training/event/2020/04/10/default-calendar/aacrao-coffee-break-testing-services-roundtable

Apr
16
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk Series: What is the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Higher Education and recognition in a European perspective?
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Date/Time

Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 11 am – 12 am Eastern.

 

Description

What is the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Higher Education and recognition in a European perspective? How ENIC-NARIC centres are working to guarantee the continuity of services to citizens? What are the challenges that credential evaluators are facing now and will face in the next weeks/months to come? What resources can we rely on?

Luca Lantero, head of CIMEA, the Italian NARIC centre and President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Bureau, will give an overview of the state of play in Europe and try to sketch some resources and tools to deal with the challenges that credential evaluators are facing in their job.

 

 Bio

Luca Lantero is the Director of CIMEA, the Italian NARIC. He was elected in 2019 as President of the Lisbon Recognition Convention Committee and he is currently the Head of the Italian BFUG Secretariat. Expert in digitalisation and the use of blockchain in education, he has a lengthy experience in the field of professional and academic recognition and mobility programmes; the Italian Qualifications Framework; double and joint degrees; Erasmus Mundus; fake diplomas and accreditation mills; foreign HE systems and degrees and TNE institutions and accreditation.

 

Chiara Finocchietti is the Deputy Director of CIMEA. She is a member of the NARIC advisory board and National Correspondent for the Italian Qualifications Framework within the EHEA, and a member of various international working groups on higher education policies. She is author and co-author of several publications in the field of higher education on the topics of fraud in education and systems of education.

 

Open to TAICEP members and non-members.  Register here (free)!  https://zoom.us/j/193460611?pwd=VFNZdWxxQ0VyZDRrV1graTRFbkFWQT09

 

Apr
23
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk Series: “Resources at Your Desk”
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 23, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern (11:15 if we have a lot of questions :))  

Description:  After the success of the initial TAICEP At Your Desk web meeting, we asked for feedback and heard that many of you are concerned about the lack of resources while working away from your traditional print library or other in-office tools. A team of experienced credentials evaluators want to share some of our favorite resources that you can access remotely. Join us on April 23 for a Zoom meeting to learn about some of our best-loved tools for credentials evaluations.

Presenters:  

Peggy Bell Hendrickson has spent almost 20 years combining her love of international education with her need to create lists. She’s contributed to such publications as the NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems around the World, the AACRAO Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE), the TAICEP Talk Newsletter, the 2010 AACRAO International Guide, the NAFSA Guide to International Student Recruitment, and others. Peggy has presented on country updates, secondary education, professional development, international transfer credits, researching international education systems, accreditation, electronic verification services, bogus institutions, and more.

Katerina Roskina of China Credential Services is the former NAFSA CEP Credential Evaluation Workshop Dean, a NAFSA 2019 and 2020 CEP Credential Evaluation Workshop Trainer, a conference presenter with extensive NAFSA National, Regional and state experience on credential evaluation, admissions and recruitment and international student integration subject matters, an active NAFSA Spotlight contributor on China-related topics. Her current leadership roles include the Chair-Elect of the Wisconsin Association of International Educators, a member of NAFSA Region V Leadership Team, and a NAFSA China MIG Vice Chair.

Margaret Wenger has worked at Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., a non-profit credential evaluation agency, since 1990, currently holding the position of Senior Director of Evaluation. She has given workshops at a number of international conferences including NAFSA, NAGAP, CGS, and EAIE, and she chairs TAICEP’s Digital Student Data Task Force, as well as co-chairing the Groningen Declaration Network Task Force on Verification Policies and Best Practices.

Shelby L. Cearley currently serves as Senior Evaluator at International Education Evaluations, LLC. Previously, she worked in international admissions and recruiting at a university and a community college and also as an adjunct professor in Speech Communication. She is currently the Secretary for TAICEP. A graduate of the NAFSA Academy for International Education (Class IV), Shelby has presented several admissions- and credentials-related sessions at regional and national conferences and was chosen as a delegate for the 2007 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. She served as the NAFSA RAP/admissions liaison from 2008-2010 and as the International Enrollment Management liaison from 2017-2018 and served as Coach for the Region III cohort of the NAFSA Academy of International Education for Classes VIII, IX, and X (2011-13) for NAFSA Region III. Shelby also is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps, and she served as co-credentials editor of the RAP Admissions & Credentials newsletter wRAP-Up from 2010-2012. She is a contributing author for the NAFSA Online Guide to Education Systems Around the World.  

Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  To register, click HERE.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk Series: “The Credential Doctor Is In: Ask Your Colleagues”
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 30, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern (11:15 if we have a lot of questions :))  

Description:  Do you have questions about a particular foreign credential? It often helps to ask your colleagues for their opinions. In this session, a panel of experienced credential evaluators will review several credentials submitted by members of the international credential evaluation community. There should be time for additional questions. Join us on April 30th for a Zoom meeting and connect with your credential evaluation network!

Presenters:

Shelby L. Cearley currently serves as Senior Evaluator at International Education Evaluations, LLC. Previously, she worked in international admissions and recruiting at a university and a community college and also as an adjunct professor in Speech Communication. She is currently the Secretary for TAICEP. A graduate of the NAFSA Academy for International Education (Class IV), Shelby has presented several admissions- and credentials-related sessions at regional and national conferences and was chosen as a delegate for the 2007 Baden-Württemberg Seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. She served as NAFSA Region III Admissions liaison (2008-2010), NAFSA Region III International Enrollment Management liaison (2017-2018), as co-credentials editor of the NAFSA Admissions & Credentials newsletter wRAP-Up (2010-2012), and as Coach for the Region III cohort of the NAFSA Academy of International Education for Classes VIII, IX, and X (2011-13). Shelby also is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps. She is a contributing author for the NAFSA Online Guide to Education Systems Around the World. She is the recipient of the 2014 NAFSA Region III Outstanding Service Award.

Barbara B. Glave began participating in international education when she transferred in 1965 to the Universidad de las Américas, Mexico City, graduating from there with a B.A. in Spanish, with minors in French and Linguistics. At Louisiana State University, she earned an M.A. in Spanish and Romance Philology in 1969, plus 24 additional credits in the same fields. From 1972 to 1983, she taught Spanish, Freshman English to Foreign Students, and ESL at the University of Houston – Downtown. In 1982, she passed the ATA Spanish-to-English certification exam. In 1980, she co-founded SpanTran Educational Services in Houston; she remained until 2012 when she supposedly retired. In 2013, she joined Credential Consultants as a part-time translator and researcher; in 2014, she joined SDR Evaluations and Translations as a part-time evaluator and researcher. Current and prior memberships include ATA, NAFSA, AACRAO, TACRAO, and TAICEP. She currently serves on the Scholarship and Publications Committee of AICE, the Association of International Credential Evaluators. Barbara has authored/co-authored ten country profiles for the NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems Around the World, plus an overview of Mexican education for NAFSA IEM Spotlight in April 2014. In addition to the accomplishments detailed above, she has over 85 activities as a committee member, consultant, panelist, moderator, session presenter, and workshop leader in comparative international education. She is the recipient of the 2015 NAFSA Region III Outstanding Service Award. Today, when she isn’t feigning retirement, she focuses on Hispanophone education.

Shereen Mir-Jabbar is a Senior Credentialling Officer with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) and a member of TAICEP’s Marketing and Communications Committee. She has been conducting research and evaluating educational credentials for internationally educated physiotherapists for over 9 years. Shereen has contributed to publications such as the TAICEP Talk newsletter and the WES Advisor blog and recently achieved TAICEP’s Foundation Certificate in 2019. Shereen has presented at past TAICEP conferences on fraud and degree mills, pre-arrival supports for internationally-educated professionals, and on physiotherapy education around the world.

Bettina Sümegi is a credential evaluator who has seven years of experience in credential evaluation from two ENIC-NARIC offices. She has been working for the Swedish Council for Higher Education since 2015, but she started her career as a credential evaluator at the Hungarian ENIC-NARIC office. She has been working with a wide variety of countries, from Central-Eastern Europe to the Middle East. She is responsible for developing the methodology of the Swedish ENIC-NARIC office. She has presented on best practices of credential evaluation at national conferences, mainly for a public from higher education institutions.

Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  To register, click HERE.

May
7
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk Conversation Series: “Introduction to Electronic Verification”
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 7, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern (11:15 if we have a lot of questions :))  

Description:  Join TAICEP’s panel of experts as they discuss electronic verification of educational documents. The session will include an introduction to TAICEP’s resources for electronic verification, the types and scope of electronic verification tools, and preferred examples from each presenter. The conversation will also address the privacy issues that surround online digital student data.

Presenters:  

Peggy Bell Hendrickson has spent almost 20 years combining her love of international education with her need to create lists. She’s contributed to such publications as the NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems around the World, the AACRAO Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE), the TAICEP Talk Newsletter, the 2010 AACRAO International Guide, the NAFSA Guide to International Student Recruitment, and others. Peggy has presented on country updates, secondary education, professional development, international transfer credits, researching international education systems, accreditation, electronic verification services, bogus institutions, and more.

Katerina Roskina of China Credential Services is the former NAFSA CEP Credential Evaluation Workshop Dean, a NAFSA 2019 and 2020 CEP Credential Evaluation Workshop Trainer, a conference presenter with extensive NAFSA National, Regional and state experience on credential evaluation, admissions and recruitment and international student integration subject matters, an active NAFSA Spotlight contributor on China-related topics. Her current leadership roles include the Chair-Elect of the Wisconsin Association of International Educators, a member of NAFSA Region V Leadership Team, and a NAFSA China MIG Vice Chair.

Martha Van Devender is a veteran senior evaluator at Educational Credential Evaluators. With an educational background in cultural anthropology and library science, she enjoys research almost as much as Peggy. Her areas of expertise include Latin America (especially Cuba), Anglophone Africa, and Indonesia. But more recently, she has been exploring the strange new world of online verification resources and is excited to share her findings with others.
Mike Turay is an admissions evaluator in the Graduate School at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  He has over 15 years of experience in the field and was the International Enrollment Management liaison for NAFSA’s Region I from 2018-19.  Areas of expertise include India and Canada, and Francophone Africa is a region of interest.  Currently telecommuting from home, he apologizes in advance for any pets who may Zoombomb the presentation.

Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  To register, click HERE

May
14
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk: “Introduction to Digital Records”
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Eastern (11:15 if we have a lot of questions :))  

Description: 

Join TAICEP for an introduction to different types of digital student data. This webinar will include information about a number of national and international digital student data systems that allow credentials evaluators, admissions professionals, and others to securely and quickly receive authentic digital student records. Some of the systems focus on verifying graduation data through a secure portal, while others allow an approved recipient to download a learner’s entire educational record. In some cases, digital records can be verified or downloaded through the use of technological innovations such as blockchain, QR codes, or proprietary software, while other systems rely on students logging in to a national repository and releasing their records to your institution.

TAICEP wants to help you navigate this evolving landscape. To that end, Peggy Hendrickson of Transcript Research, a private evaluation company in the US, and Simone Ravaioli of Digitary, a leader in digital student data, will take you on a fast-paced tour of the world of digital student records.

Presenters:  

Peggy Bell Hendrickson has spent almost 20 years combining her love of international education with her need to create lists. She’s contributed to such publications as the NAFSA Online Guide to Educational Systems around the World, the AACRAO Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE), the TAICEP Talk Newsletter, the 2010 AACRAO International Guide, the NAFSA Guide to International Student Recruitment, and others. Peggy has presented on country updates, secondary education, professional development, international transfer credits, researching international education systems, accreditation, electronic verification services, bogus institutions, and more.

Simone Ravaioli, Director, Strategic Partnerships – Digitary, is the Creative EdTech influencer with a portfolio of experiences founding and contributing to the advancement of digital credentials and open standards initiatives for the digital transformation of international higher education.  Simone is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships at Digitary, the company that developed and maintains My eQuals, the digital credential platform in use by all the public Universities in Australia and New Zealand.  He co-founded and chaired the EAIE Digital Student Data Portability task force (2010 – 2014), initiative which then seeded the creation of the Groningen Declaration Network. For this role was presented with the EAIE Rising Star award in 2011. Simone is a member of the ESCO Maintenance Committee and the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum at the European Commission. He additionally serves in the Advisory Board of the Open Recognition Alliance and the Board of Directors of the International Council on Badges and Credentials. In the standardization community he contributes to the Steering Committee of the PESC Competencies&Credentials UserGroup and Chairs the IEEE Interoperable Learner Record workshop. In 2019 Simone is the recipient of the PESC Distinguished Service award for his long-standing contribution to interoperability in global student mobility. Within the credential evaluation space, he has nurtured a specific interest in “Digital Portability of Recognition” and the impact that digital credentials technologies could have in streamlining international admissions, under the political scaffolding of the Global Recognition Convention.

Registration:  Registration is free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  To register, click HERE.

May
20
Wed
2020
AACRAO Webinar: Making Sense of Secondary Education in West Africa: The WAEC Countries
May 20 @ 2:00 am – 3:00 am

This presentation will provide an overview of secondary credentials from the WAEC countries: Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. We’ll discuss their similarities and differences, and look at the secondary leaving credentials historically: which documents can be expected from which examining board at which period in time. We’ll discuss online verification methods, and will conclude with commentary on how the secondary credentials have impacted postsecondary credentials.

 

To register for this free webinar, please go HERE.