This pilot seeks to test the ability to move course data between California Community Colleges through their eTranscript vendor using EdExchange and Project GLUE, which is being developed by the CCCTC. The objective is to ensure students who are completing OEI coursework can share records between the home and teaching institutions.
The outcome of the pilot will be documented and developed as a partner integration program for eTranscript CA (eTCA) to offer colleges more efficient and comprehensive integration options. Colleges with existing transcript vendors will benefit from having their vendor fully support eTCA allowing all transcripts to sent to an eTCA destination to flow through the initiative and fully conform to the California eTranscript data standard.
The sending or teaching institution responsible for releasing transcript data to the home college.
The receiving or home college responsible for consuming transcript data exchanged via an automated process.
The sponsor for the Online Education Initiative, the Education Planning Initiative the CCCTC is responsible for supporting eTransript CA, developing project GLUE to become a complete, package product offering for colleges and for project oversight and management of the eTranscript pilot.
Online Education Initiative (OEI)
A funded grant sponsored by the California Community Colleges Technology Center and the project sponsor.
As the transcript vendor used by Ventura and Foothill, Parchment is responsible for configuration and testing needed to release transcript data via the EdExchange server in an automated process.
Data Standard Evaluation
Designated representatives from Ventura and Foothill will work with the CCCTC project staff to review the required eTranscript CA data elements and complete any mapping needed from existing SIS fields to the required data elements. This will involve the development as needed for managing custom or calculated fields and it will also entail a risk assessment of the likeliness of fields changing overtime.
Transcript Data exchange
Both colleges will work with the CCCTC project staff and Parchment to establish access to a test instance of the SIS in which test students and associated course work can be created. Test transcript transmissions (request, record identification, release and record acknowledgement) will be completed in coordination with the CCCTC and Parchment. These test transmissions are not expected to need real student data, nor are they expected to have any impact on production processes currently in place.
College Campus Resources Needed
Staff working with the CCCTC should be technical, and able to speak to the database structure and tables in the Student Information System in Use. Functional SMEs may be needed on a limited basis to complete the risk assessment.
Level of Effort involved for pilot colleges
The duration of the pilot effort is expected to take approximately 6 weeks. Within those six weeks, the Data Standard Evaluation is projected to require ~20 hours of interviews/active project team work and the Transcript Data Exchange is projected to require ~8-10 hours.
|OEI eTranscript Pilot Project Team|
|CCCTC - Pilot Project Manager||Rachel Stammemail@example.com|
|CCCTC - Pilot Project Resource|
|CCCTC Product Manager - eTranscripts||Mark Cohenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|CCCTC Product Manager - GLUE||Jane Linderemail@example.com|
|CCCTC Product Manager - OEI||John Sillsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|EdExchange - Lead Developer||James Whetstoneemail@example.com|
|GLUE - Lead Developer||Kumar Pathyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Parchment - Lead Product Resource||Jason Weaveremail@example.com|
|Parchment - Project Sponsor||Elias Ferdoussifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ventura College - Project Sponsor||Mike Roseemail@example.com|
|Ventura College - Project Resource||Celia Rodriguezfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ventura College - Project Resource||Arlene Reedemail@example.com|
|Foothill College - Project Sponsor|
|Foothill College - Lead Technical Resource||Chien Shihfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Foothill College - Technical Resource||Deepa Prasademail@example.com|
|Foothill College - Technical Resource||Jerrick Woofirstname.lastname@example.org|