Clearinghouse Academy Workshop Visits Springfield, Mass.; More to Come in 2017!
By Sue Ledwell, Northeast Regional Director, National Student Clearinghouse
Happy New Year and thank you to everyone who joined our Springfield, Mass., event last month!
We’re excited to once again be hosting in-person, “Clearinghouse Academy Live: In Your Neighborhood” workshops across the country, where we highlight our existing and upcoming new services and provide you opportunities to engage with our staff and subject matter experts on topics critical to you and your students’ success. They’re also an awesome opportunity to come together with your colleagues from area institutions.
At our Springfield workshop, we hosted 65 attendees from 30 schools across Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. They came from offices of the registrar, enrollment management, institutional research and information technology. We were awed to have such a great group of folks coming from far and wide!
In addition to myself, presenters included: Sean McTighe, Clearinghouse Director of School Operations; Jake Ferry, Institutional Research Analyst at Springfield College; and Paul Taylor, Clearinghouse South-Central Regional Director.
(L to R) Sean McTighe, Paul Taylor, Sue Ledwell, and Jake Ferry at the Springfield, Mass., Clearinghouse Academy workshop
Sean McTighe offered an extensive review of the Enrollment Reporting and Compliance processes and announced our new X-Status enhancement and our new SSCR Error Report functionality.
“I had an incredible experience presenting and collaborating with the attendees in Springfield,” says Sean McTighe. “I was honored by the number of attendees that joined us and the energy in the room was generative and engaging throughout the day. I walked away from this meeting and the freezing Massachusetts weather warmed by the continued collaboration I will have with many of the individuals in the room over the coming weeks. I am looking forward to an exciting 2017 full of possibilities and partnerships with a seriously awesome group of schools.”
Jake Ferry provided a great testimonial of how Springfield College is using our StudentTracker for Colleges & Universities service for IPEDS outcomes measures, declined admissions tracking by school and state, transfer trends, and more.
Paul Taylor and I gave an overview of our student services, such as eTranscripts and Student Self-Service. Several school administrators who are active with these services shared ways to bring these services to your campus. Attendees also got a sneak peek of upcoming initiatives such as our Student Portal, Reverse Transfer, and ongoing work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Two higher education administrators who attended said:
“Thank you very much again for an excellent Clearinghouse Academy! It was very helpful and we really enjoyed it.”
– Alexander Wagner, Director of Institutional Research at Fisher College
“Great day yesterday in Springfield. Nice to have the outreach and support back from the Clearinghouse.”
– John Ohotnicky, Registrar at Westfield State University
Thank you once again to everyone who joined us for our Springfield event, and watch for more “Clearinghouse Academy Live: In Your Neighborhood” events coming near you in January and throughout 2017 by visiting the Clearinghouse Academy online!
“Watch for more “Clearinghouse Academy Live: In Your Neighborhood” events coming near you in January and throughout 2017 by visiting the Clearinghouse Academy online!”
Northeast Regional Director, National Student Clearinghouse