Matt barely had time to unpack his cowboy boots from two panel sessions at SXSWedu, before he hit the road again.
Today Matt is in San Diego, CA where he spoke at the ACE Annual meeting. The American Council on Education (ACE) convenes 2000 university presidents and senior leaders in higher education to highlight work going on across the country, explore innovative solutions, and discuss how to “seize opportunities” in the midst of challenging times.
Matt spoke on a panel, “Turning Credentials into Opportunities: Innovations in Documenting the Postsecondary Experience,” moderated by Andy Chan from Wake Forest University, which also included Dr. Aaron Brower, who oversees University of Wisconsin’s innovative Flexible Option Program, Dr. Kate Kazin, Chief Academic Officer for the College for America Program at Southern New Hampshire University, and Dr. Holly Zanville, Strategy Director at Lumina Foundation.
The group addressed the insufficiencies of the conventional transcript, and it was a great forum for Matt to share his vision for a PAR (Postsecondary Achievement Report), an extended transcript that helps learners access better opportunities. Matt was in great company, as each panelist is on the forefront of developing, sharing and building solutions to better document the postsecondary experience.
The critical role credentials play in creating opportunities for learners of all types is a conversation that is gaining momentum. And we are fortunate that Matt Pittinsky is a leading resource to help guide it.
Later this month… the future of credentialing with University Professional and Continuing Education Association(UPCEA) CEO, Robert Hanson. Stay tuned!