BEHIND THE SCENES

The Project

Create a ‘Made for Canada’ National Network for official, post-secondary documents and credentials to support national and international student mobility, admissions, and transfer. 

 

Scope

A National Network that supports official, permission-based document and data sharing and exchange (inbound and outbound) for learners seeking to enter, transfer between, and move beyond post-secondary institutions in Canada.

 

Strategic Priorities

Ensure quality assurance and fraud mitigation.

Enhance official, digitized student document sharing in and across post-secondary institutions and with partner organizations and government.

Enhance efficiencies and support scalable student service delivery.

Contribute to cross-Canada and international student mobility, labour mobility, and transfer goals.

Preserve the Canadian higher education brand by reducing fraud.

 

Core Project Principles

Ensure a national ‘Made for Canada’ solution.

Improve student service.

Preserve and support institutional and provincial/territorial diversity, autonomy, and authority.

Advance improvements and enhancements that support learner mobility and data portability.

Build on and complement existing student application and data exchange service providers supporting post-secondary institutions.

Close gaps within and across regional boundaries including in those parts of Canada that currently lack student data exchange capacity.

Students Collaborating at McGill Univers

LEARNER BENEFITS

Working Together to Make a Difference Today

Learner control of post-secondary documents and credentials
Greater transparency, access, and sovereignty over their identity
Curated access to official documents and credentials
Faster service when moving into, between, and beyond Canadian institutions

BENEFITS TO INSTITUTIONS, EMPLOYERS, AND GOVERNMENT

Creating a Circle of Support

Establishing direct, peer-to-peer connections in Canada and around the world

Delivering quality assured, permission-based sharing of official learner documents and data

Reducing document fraud risks

Revisioning business practices

Providing efficient and scalable document and data exchange

Networking Group

BUSINESS USE CASES

Help us make an impact

Digital social media

USE CASE FOR LEARNERS

Create a one stop, credential environment
Provide capacity for them to share their documents and credentials when they want and where they want
Help them verify their official status and graduation in real time

USE CASES FOR INSTITUTIONS, PROVINCIAL APPLICATION CENTRES, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS

Receive official, international documents directly and at scale 
Receive official, Canadian high school transcript results to support admissions
Exchange official Canadian post-secondary transcripts in real time to support admissions and transfer

Computer Programming

ROADMAP

FIRST/SECOND QUARTER 2020 

Getting ready to launch

Finalize vendor RFP Evaluation Process
Launch call for Expressions of Interest for potential pilot institutions, application centres, and three outside organizations (e.g., government, credential evaluation firm, regulatory body)

SECOND/THIRD QUARTER 2020 

First stage implementation

Conduct security/privacy assessment of chosen vendor platform(s), if applicable
Finalize agreement with potential vendor(s), if applicable
Establish first phase governance and project rollout plans for pilots
Identify, orient, and begin work with chosen pilot institutions and organizations

THIRD/FOURTH QUARTER 2020

Rolling out the pilots

Establish core of National Network
Begin pilot phase development and rollout

FIRST/SECOND QUARTER 2021

Assessing and readying for the next phase

Finalize pilot launch and assessment
Begin next stage planning

The ARUCC National Network

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