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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.

May
21
Thu
2020
Breaking Bad
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Presentation Description:  Maybe it’s my degree in criminology that makes me always think like a “bad guy”. I’ve seen enough academic documents (many real, many definitely fake) and attended enough sessions on fraud and verification to learn how to beat the system if I ever start “Breaking Bad”. Using resources and technology that are easily available to anyone, let me demonstrate exactly how I would hack your institutions’ documentation requirements, gain admission, and take your scholarship money, should I ever decide I’m in the wrong business. Only by realizing and accepting what your institution’s vulnerabilities are, can you develop best practices to protect yourself. Bring your thoughts to the discussion on how, when dealing with international academic documents, to best balance security concerns against the practical considerations of time, cost, and access.

 

Bio: Timothy Kell works at Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), a not-for-profit credential evaluation agency based in Milwaukee, WI. This August, Timothy will celebrate his 15 year anniversary at ECE, having held the positions of Evaluator, Team Manager, and Senior Evaluator. In the office (currently the second bedroom of his house), he is involved in the training and mentoring of new Evaluators. Away from the office, he has conducted many customized training programs for international admissions officers at universities in the United States and Canada. Timothy has traveled the world speaking to regional, national, and international audiences on a wide range of credential evaluation topics. As an active leader in the industry, Timothy is a longtime member of TAICEP. He is a former member of the TAICEP Professional Development and Training Committee, a current member TAICEP Conference Planning Committee, and was the chair of the TAICEP Conference Committee for the 2018 and 2019 Annual Conferences in Philadelphia and Vancouver.

 

About Timothy’s Employer:  Educational Credential Evaluators, (ECE) is a private, non-profit credential evaluation agency located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. ECE’s mission is to promote the betterment of individuals’ lives and society by ensuring that educational qualifications are fairly and accurately recognized across borders. Since 1980, ECE has prepare foreign education credential evaluation reports for colleges, universities, employers, and licensing boards which are used for admissions, hiring, and licensure processes. ECE prides themselves on the quality, consistency, thoroughness, and integrity of our educational credential evaluations, based on expert research and NACES’ highest ethical and professional practice standards.

To register, please click HERE.

May
28
Thu
2020
TAICEP At Your Desk Series: “Gotcha Moments in Credential Evaluation: Revealing Easter Eggs, Unsuspecting Details, and Inconsistent Documents”
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Description:  This session reveals some of the varying, small information evaluators find on academic documents that determine whether they are false, authentic, official, or unofficial.  This presentation will encourage evaluators to have a keen eye when reviewing documents and demonstrate that experience is relative as these credentials can throw off even the most experienced evaluators.

Presenter Biography:  Bernard Ramos has worked in many roles and has presented at numerous conferences on international education.  The scope of his expertise is broad and covers topics such as various systems of education, developing a tailored system for evaluating credentials and theoretical concepts.  With almost 14 years of experience, he has conducted training workshops at many universities and helped admissions offices develop highly reliable practices in credential evaluation.  Bernard studied at DePaul and Sciences-Po Paris, and he is the Vice President and a Senior Evaluator at Educational Perspectives.

Organization:  Educational Perspectives (EP) is a not-for-profit international education research organization and a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  They prepare evaluation reports and provide training workshops, consulting, and translation services.  Educational Perspectives is based in Chicago and a signatory to the Groningen Declaration.  

Free and open to TAICEP members and non-members.  REGISTER HERE!

Jun
2
Tue
2020
Transcript Research Webinar: Researching Credentials Online
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Webinars
 
Transcript Research has begun offering quarterly webinars aimed at new or newer evaluators. Webinars will be available for registered attendees for up to 3 months after each event. 
 
February 4: live encore of our December webinar, Introducing International Evaluation Concepts; register at: http://bit.ly/2TRNaHz    
March 3: Fraud and Verification Tools; register at: http://bit.ly/2vieq86
June 2: Researching Credentials Online; register at: http://bit.ly/2GeR5GC
 
More webinars to be announced later in the year at:
https://transcriptresearch.com/training 
Jun
4
Thu
2020
TAYD: Nerd Tricks for Credential Evaluators
Jun 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Description:  Here are some ways for credential evaluators to get to what they want faster, and keep what’s found for future reference. Included are some browser tricks, PDF manipulation, and wiki suggestions.

 

Presenter Bio:  Michael Rohaly has been working as a credential evaluator for the International Credential Evaluation Service for over twenty years.  Currently he is responsible for most countries using Arabic or Cyrillic characters.

 

About the International Credential Evaluation Service:  The International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES) is the provincially mandated credential evaluation service in British Columbia. We are also a member of the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada (ACESC).  ICES performs evaluations for professional and educational organizations, and also for immigration purposes in an agreement with the government of Canada.

 

Free!  Open to TAICEP members and non-members.  

 

REGISTER HERE!