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7 Tips for Institutions Preparing to Transition from Paper to Digital

At Parchment, we’ve helped hundreds of institutions around the country make the switch from paper to digital transcripts. There’s good reason to do so: Not only are digital transcripts easier to compile and send, they also cost less and integrate with other systems for producing valuable data about the educational experience. We’ve learned a lot … Keep Reading

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Why Students, Employers and Schools Need to Move Faster To Make Stackable Credentials Available to All

While there’s no disputing the value of a college degree when it comes to earning potential, nearly three-quarters of grads end up working in a field that’s unrelated to what they studied in school. Liberty Street Economics made that forecast after studying Census Data from 2010.1 Academics have spent the years since discussing ways to … Keep Reading

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How Education Elevates the Middle Class and Creates a Stronger Economy

A college degree isn’t as common as you might think. In fact, according to the Economic Policy Institute, only 34.9 percent of working Americans have a four-year college degree. Some states are more educated than others. For example, Massachusetts and The District of Columbia are particular draws for grads, with 49 percent and 66.3 percent, … Keep Reading

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How New Mexico Is Leading an Education Revolution

In the United States, our education environments have historically been regionally focused.  From curriculum development to data sharing between institutions, public school districts and postsecondary institutions have operated with a narrow focus.  This regional focus has produced unintended results: a more challenging environment for the learner. New Mexico schools have taken an unprecedented approach to … Keep Reading

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Parchment Summit: Conversations in Credentialing

Innovating the form and function of academic credentials has never been a more important conversation for higher education.The credentials they historically confer include information that is  becoming archaic to learners and employers. Introduced in 2016, the Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials was designed to foster collaboration between higher education leaders, employers and others that … Keep Reading

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Elon University’s Experiential Transcript — What the Future Looks Like

For more than 20 years, North Carolina’s Elon University has offered some form of experiential transcript that documents how students engage outside of the classroom. But it wasn’t until 2014 that Elon combined this record with the academic transcript. Students and prospective employers alike are delighted by the change. “[Employers] really liked the idea of … Keep Reading

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Five International Facts About Parchment

Today, at the fifth annual meeting of the Groningen Declaration Network in Cape Town South Africa, Parchment announced its partnership with China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC), an authoritative institution directly under the Chinese Ministry of Education. South Africa? China? Didn’t know that Parchment was international, did you? Let’s take a look … Keep Reading

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The Digital Evolution of Education

Education enthusiasts, have you ever wondered what our nation’s founding fathers would think if they were to visit a college campus today? How did we get from the first distance education course in 1840 to three-dimensional online learning in 2015? At Parchment, we were curious how education has evolved digitally so we decided to dig in. Our … Keep Reading

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Earth Day: Silly Things That Are Still on Paper

That Earth Day is now in its 46th year and celebrated in an estimated 193 countries speaks to the progress we’ve already made in preserving the planet.1 Not only do we recycle more often and invest huge sums of money in sustainable energy, but there’s also a more targeted discussion about the risks of climate … Keep Reading

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Diploma 2020: How Digital Technology Will Make Your Most Valuable Credential Even More Useful

Surely you remember the day you got your high school diploma? How about the day you graduated from college? The joy of marking these milestones tends to stay with us for decades. And yet for all their intrinsic value — the feelings of accomplishment, the camaraderie of graduating with friends — diplomas also have practical … Keep Reading

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