The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

Meeting programme and presentations

 

TUESDAY 25 April

10:15-18:00

 

First Timer Networking Event, Sponsored by Parchment

Introductions – GDN Directors: Mr Mike Reilly, Executive Director AACRAO; Mr Rick Torres, CEO National Student Clearing House; and Ms Yvonne Shapiro,Director National Learners’ Records Database SAQA.

 

18:00

Free time

 

 

WEDNESDAY 26 April

Coordinator: Ms Kathryn Blyth, Australian Catholic University

 

7:30-9:00

Sponsor Breakfast (Invitation only) – hosted by Monash University

 

9:30-12:00

Stop 1

 

GDN Task Force Meetings

(i) Mid-Term Vision – Mr Michael Sessa, President and CEO of PESC; Coordinator

 

(ii) Verification Policies and Best Practices – Mr Navin Vasudev, Deputy Director Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services,

SAQA; Coordinator

 

(iii) Pilots

Mr Dik van der Wal, Manager, International Services, DUO and Head, Netherlands Europass Consortium; Ms Kathleen Massey, University Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services, McGill University

 

(iv) Privacy

Mr Valère Meus, International Relations Expert, Ghent University Coordinator Erasmus Without Paper; Coordinator

 

(v) Empowering Cross Border Enrolment and Student Loan Portability

Mr Jelger de Boer, Consultant on Business Management and Quality Assurance, DUO (Netherlands); Coordinator.

 

9:00-12:00

Ancillary Meeting – TAICEP

 

12:00-13:00

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Launch of My eQuals©

My eQuals© video presentation

Welcome to Country

Chair, Professor Andrew Vann, Vice-Chancellor Charles Sturt University

Professor Margaret Gardner, Vice-Chancellor, Monash University

Professor Margaret Sheil, Provost and Acting Vice-Chancellor, The University of Melbourne

Professor Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Auckland (via video)

Mr Michael Catchpole, President, Professions Australia

My eQuals© Demonstration – Mr Andy Dowling, CEO, Digitary

Mr Anthony McClaran, CEO, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

 

13:00-13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45-14:45

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Opening of Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting and Plenary I, Sponsored by Universities Australia
 

Mr Neil Robinson, Deputy Head, University Services and Registrar, The University of Melbourne; Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting Chair

Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Minister for International Development and the Pacific

 

Mr Victoriano Giralt, President, Groningen Declaration Network; CIO, University of Malaga

 

Professor Barney Glover, Chair, Universities Australia and Vice-Chancellor, Western Sydney University

 

Keynote Address: Mr Anthony McClaran, CEO, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency

14:45-15:15

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Showcase Session I
 

National Update Track: India

Mr P S Reddy, Managing Director and CEO,

Central Depository Services (India) Limited

India’s C-NAD, an update


National Update Track: Canada

Ms Charmaine Hack, President, Mr Andrew

Arida, Past President, Mr Romesh Vadivel,

Vice President, Association of Registrars of the

Universities and Colleges of Canada

ARUCC Groningen and student mobility taskforce


National Update Track: South Africa

Ms Yvonne Shapiro, Director, South African

Qualifications Authority

Moving African qualification recognition and

digitisation forward: Updates on key national,

regional and continental initiatives

15:15-15:45

Break, Sponsored by Australian Catholic University

15:45-16:15

Woodward

Conference

Centre    

Showcase Session II

 

European qualification passport for refugees: Update about ongoing pilots and initiatives

Mr Rolf Lofstad, Deputy Director, Foreign

Education Norwegian Agency for Quality

Assurance in Education (NOKUT)

 

A foot in the door, migrant skills recognition
Ms Michele Lucas, Manager Skills Recognition, International, VETASSESS

 

Developing an institutional microcredential Ecosystem
Professor Gregor Kennedy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Educational Innovation), The University of Melbourne

 

16:15-16:45

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Showcase Session III

 

Lifting the Curtain on My eQuals© – the real story behind the Digital Student Data Project
Mr Neil Robinson Deputy Head, University Services and Registrar, The University of Melbourne; Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting Chair and Dr Andrew Trnacek, CEO Higher Ed Services

16:45-17:30

Woodward

Conference Centre

Panel Session I

Increasing the Impact of GDN in ANZ
Dr David Christie, Managing Director Universities Admissions Centre and associates

17:30-19:00

Sidney Myer

Asia Centre

Welcome Reception, Sponsored by Monash University

Welcome to Country

Mr Neil Robinson, Deputy Head, University Services and Registrar, The University of Melbourne; Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting Chair

Mr Peter Marshall, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President, Monash University

Mr Victoriano Giralt, President, Groningen Declaration Network; CIO, University of Malaga

19:00-19:15

Travel to Venue, coach transfers provided from the Sidney Myer Asia Building to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

19:15-22:30

Welcome Dinner, Sponsored by VETASSESS

 

 

THURSDAY 27 April

Coordinator: Ms Cheryl DarrupBoychuck, INTCAS, USA

 

7:00-7:15

Travel from the Rydges on Swanston to zoo, coach transfers provided to and from zoo

7:15-9:00

Networking Breakfast and Koala Experience, Sponsored by Deloitte

(Restricted event – pre-booking essential)

9:15-10:00

Woodward

Conference Centre

Plenary II, Sponsored by VETASSESS

Extending engagement: Towards the need of effective partnerships

Mr Francisco Marmolejo, Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education, World Bank

10:15-11:00

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Concurrent Session I

 

Everybody lies! How can recruiters and universities prevent/detect credential fraud?
Credential Integrity Track
Ms Jayne Rowley, Deputy Chief Executive, HECSU/Graduate Prospects.

 

Mobility Track
Challenging barriers and borders for employability mobility for health workers

Franklin Shaffer, President and CEO, CGFNS International, Inc.

 

Global Cooperation Track

E Transmission and international cooperation

Dr Lei Chaozi, Director General, CHESICC (China Higher Education Student Information and Career Centre)

11:00-11:30

Break, Sponsored by La Trobe University

11:30-12:15

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Concurrent Session II

Credential Integrity Track
Checking the integrity of qualifications and employment

Dr Mamta Chauhan, Group Manager, Skills

Recognition (General Occupations) VETASSESS


Mobility Track
Enhancing mobility: Next generation policy

Ms Elizabeth Campbell-Dorning, Director Qualifications Recognition Policy, International Mobility Branch, International Group, Department of Education and Training, Commonwealth Government of Australia.


Global Cooperation Track

The partnership between student data. Organization and recognize body: The China case.

Mr Che Weimin, Deputy Director General, CSCSE

12:15-13:00

Woodward

Conference Centre

Plenary III
 

Student data portability in Europe: recent trends
Mr Valère Meus, International Relations Expert Ghent University; Coordinator, Erasmus Without Paper

 

Erasmus+ (video presentation).

We would recommend you not to use Windows Media Player.

Vanessa Debiais-Sainton, European Commission, Director General, Education and Culture

13:00-13:45

Networking Lunch, Sponsored by La Trobe University

13:45-14:30

Woodward

Conference Centre

Plenary IV

Ms Adrienne Fricke, Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Article 26 Backpack Initiative

14:30-15:15

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Concurrent Session III
 

Adventures in admissions

Mr Andy Dowling, CEO, Digitary and Mr Anthony Manahan, Associate Director Admissions, The University of Melbourne


EMREX and EWP compared with updates about ongoing pilot initiatives

Mr Geir Magne Vangen, Head of System Development, CERES and Associate Professor, Janina Mincer-Daszkiewicz, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Warsaw.


Single institution code (International school code list)

Mr Michael Sessa, President and CEO,PESC; Coordinator, Mr Matthew Bemis, Associate Registrar, University of Southern California and Mr Jim Kelly, ECE, Co-Chair, Global Data Mobility User Group

15:15-15:45

Break, Sponsored by La Trobe University

15:45-16:30

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Concurrent Session IV

Digital credential verification and evaluation in web-based admissions

Mr Andy Dowling, CEO, Digitary;

Mr Kenneth Warren, President, Educational Perspectives; and Mr Jim Wolfston, CEO, CollegeNET

Mr Thomas Black, Associate Vice Provost and Registrar, Stanford University


Data initiatives, policy and sharing - opportunities for cooperation

Panel Discussion chair: Ms Elizabeth Campbell-Dorning, Director Qualifications Recognition Policy, International Mobility Branch, International Group, Department of Education and Training, Commonwealth Government of Australia, With GDN guests from Fiji, Nauru, Mongolia and Vietnam: Mr Rajendra Prasad, Ms Cecilia Giouba, Mr Batsaikhan Khashbat, Mr. Vu Ngoc Ha; and Ms. Trinh M.H. Truong


Verifying credentials - challenges for professional associations

Panel Discussion chair:

Mr Jay Segeth, Program Director, My eQuals, Higher Ed Services

Professions Australia Panel

Dr Julie Strous, Executive Director, Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Ms Erin Wood, General Manager Membership, CPA Australia, Carl Matheson, Director Assessment and Innovation, Australian Medical Council.

16:30 – 17:15

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Panel Session II
 

Innovation and standardization in digital credentials: Exchange of comprehensive student records and the Blockchain

Dr Matthew Pittinsky, CEO Parchment and Dr Natalie Smolenski, Cultural Anthropologist and Director Learning Machine

17:15-18:15

Free time

18:15-18:30

Travel from the Rydges on Swanston to the NGV:Australia, via tram

18:30-22:30

The Ian Potter

Centre: NGV

Australia

Annual Meeting Dinner and Declaration Signing Ceremony, Sponsored by Digitary

 

 

FRIDAY 28 April

Coordinator: Ms Joanna Browne, University of Auckland

 

7:00-7:15

Travel from the Rydges on Swanston to zoo, coach transfers provided to and from zoo

7:15-9:00

Networking Breakfast and Koala Experience, Sponsored by Deloitte (Restricted event – pre-booking essential)           

9:15-9:45

Woodward

Conference Centre

Plenary V

Opening higher education to lifelong learning

Carlos González-Sancho, Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD

9:45-10:15

Woodward

Conference Centre

Plenary VI

TAICEP Symposium Report

Ms Margaret Wenger Senior Director of Evaluation Educational Credential Evaluators

10:15-10:45

Break, Sponsored by Australian Catholic University

10:45-11:30

Woodward

Conference

Centre

Task Force Update

Mid-Term Vision

Mr Michael Sessa, President and CEO, PESC; Coordinator

 

Verification Policies and Best Practice

Mr Navin Vasudev, Deputy Director, Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services, SAQA and Margaret Wenger, Senior Director of Evaluation Educational Credential Evaluators

 

Pilots

Mr Dik van der Wal, Manager, International Services, DUO and Head, Netherlands Europass Consortium and Ms Kathleen Massey, University Registrar and Executive Director of Enrolment Services, McGill University

 

Privacy

Mr Valère Meus, International relations Expert, Ghent University, Coordinator Erasmus Without Paper

 

Empowering Cross Border Enrolment and Student Loan Portability

Consultant on Business Management and on Quality Assurance, DUO (Netherlands)

11:30-12:00

Woodward

Conference Centre

GDN Annual Report

GDN Board

12:00-13:00

Woodward

Conference

Centre            

Meeting Close

Closing Address: Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Australian National University

Preview of GDN AM 2018

Mr Victoriano Giralt, President, Groningen Declaration Network

13:00-17:00

Cultural Excursion, Sponsored by The University of Melbourne

 

17:00

End of Program