More Than 1.2 M eTranscripts Exchanged, 300% Year-Over-Year Growth in Members Added SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.— April 29, 2013—Demonstrating accelerated adoption of eTranscripts by high schools, colleges, universities and businesses, Parchment today released its first quarter 2013 results, highlighted by a record number of eTranscripts exchanged during the quarter and a major increase in institutional members [...]Continue Reading →
Institutions benefit from fully automated fulfillment of eTranscript requests SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 22, 2013)—Parchment Inc., the leader in eTranscript exchange with more than 7,400 member institutions, announced today that two new members have deployed Parchment services fully integrated with their student information system (SIS) platforms. Both Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) and the [...]Continue Reading →
Trusted eTranscript Platform Combines the Best of Docufide, Avow Systems Functionalities to Offer Most Comprehensive, Innovative and User-Friendly Exchange Service on the Market SAN FRANCISCO— (April 15, 2013)— Parchment Inc., the leader in the eTranscript market with more than 7,400 member institutions, today announced the launch of Parchment Exchange (http://exchange.parchment.com), a new, highly advanced platform [...]Continue Reading →
Kansas City Kansas Community College has taken yet another step in “Making Life Better” for its more than 7,000 currently enrolled students, as well as, KCKCC Alumni.
Working in partnership with Parchment Inc., KCKCC has launched a Parchment solution to fully automate the College’s transcript request process.
Full automation with Parchment allows a student to order a transcript electronically, and enables institutions to receive, send, and print transcripts in any format or data standard. The result is greater operational efficiency along with significant cost savings, a winning combination for schools and the students they serve.
Sitting down for a cup of coffee, Matthew Pittinsky, Ph.D., CEO of Parchment (and co-founder of Blackboard), stirs up a bit of the positive impact of technology on education discussing 9 million transcripts, his outlook on edtech, what trends he sees right around the corner, some thoughts on the recent GSV ASU conference, and the future of data. Since January 2011, Matthew has served as CEO Parchment Inc., an education credentials company. Prior to joining Parchment, from January 2009 to December 2010, he taught and conducted research as Assistant Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University, and continues his affiliation with the University as Research Assistant Professor. He is the editor of The Wired Tower, a book analyzing the Internet’s impact on higher education, as well as a variety of scholarly research articles in the fields of sociology and education.
A couple of days ago, I had the pleasure to talk with Matthew Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment. If the name rings a bell, it’s because Matthew is a well-known figure in the education space; he is the co-founder of Blackboard, which he left in 2008 to to teach and conduct research as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in Arizona State University’s (ASU) School of Social and Family Dynamics.
When he got approached by the Parchment team to join the company, he immediately saw a potential opportunity. Especially because the way we still send and receive transcripts and credentials today is broken, and needs streamlining.