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Say “Hello” to Our Team in Booth #201, Plus Enjoy Our Sponsorships & Sessions

The Clearinghouse team is getting ready to head to Portland for the AACRAO Annual Meeting on April 3-6. We have lots of exciting updates to share with you on our solutions as well as a “don’t miss” line-up of sponsorships and sessions. Most of all, we can’t wait to see and talk to you about the many ways the Clearinghouse can help you and your students. The product managers for Enrollment Reporting, Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP), Transcript Services, and Myhub will be available to listen to your thoughts on our services as well as talk to you about what’s new and what’s coming. So stop by booth #201 and let’s talk!

Our Sponsorships

> Experience AACRAO

Sunday, April 3, 3:15- 4:30 pm

The Clearinghouse will help welcome first-time attendees to the AACRAO Annual Meeting.

Traci Sorrell

> Diversity General Session: We Are Still Here: Native Nations’ Histories and Current Realities You Need to Know

Tuesday, April 5, 3-4 pm

Join Cherokee Nation citizen, former Indigenous law attorney, and author Traci Sorell, for an overview of important US policies that have shaped the history and contemporary lives of Native Nations. She will help us understand tribal sovereignty, Native students as dual citizens, and what present-day challenges they face as they access higher education.


> Closing General Session with LeVar Burton, Actor, Director, and Educator

Levar Burton

Wednesday, April 6, noon-1 pm

Rick Torres, CEO and president of the National Student Clearinghouse, will moderate a discussion with actor, director, children’s television host, and advocate, LeVar Burton. LeVar Burton’s iconic career began with his breakthrough role as Kunta Kinte in “Roots” (1977). LeVar continued to inspire, educate, and entertain audiences through his award-winning children’s television show, “Reading Rainbow” (1983-2009), and as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987-1994). Mr. Burton’s tireless dedication to education and charity has resulted in a variety of projects, including the award-winning Skybrary app; his podcast, “LeVar Burton Reads;” the YouTube series, “This is My Story;” two children’s books, Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm and A Kids Book About Imagination; and his advocacy for those suffering Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (voicesofmpn.com), alongside many other projects and efforts.

Our Sessions

> Empowering Institutions to Connect Learners to Education and Workforce Pathways

Monday, April 4, 10-10:45 am

Join Tara Conrad, our Data Connectivity Manager, for an interactive discussion about empowering lifelong learners to curate, share, and apply their educational achievement data in meaningful ways. Bringing together traditional academic data, open badges, co-curricular and non-credit achievements, and comprehensive learner records can provide powerful tools, insights, and pathways for learners. This conversation will share lessons learned from several bleeding-edge proof of concepts and pilots in support of learner mobility, skills gap analysis, universal data format conversion, and credentials exchange.

> Leveraging the Postsecondary Data Partnership to Support Student Success

Tuesday, April 5, 1:15-2 pm

In this session, Ken McVearry, Senior Specialist of Postsecondary Data Partnerships, will provide you with an engaging look into our new national initiative: the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP). Education leaders rely on the Clearinghouse’s unique national student data resources to better understand student pathways and outcomes. The PDP transforms the way institutions measure, analyze, and report on student progress so that more students can realize a credential. The PDP is dedicated to the idea that easier access to better data helps institutions develop actionable insights for improving student success and equitable outcomes. With the PDP’s analytics and benchmarking, colleges are empowered to examine KPI visualizations around student enrollment, early momentum indicators, and outcome measures through its Tableau dashboards and analysis-ready files that can quickly disaggregate the data through a range of insightful and intersectional characteristics.

>The Latest Trends in Enrollments and Transfer During the Pandemic


In this on-demand virtual session, Dr. Hee Sun Kim, Research Associate with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, will share the latest on national postsecondary enrollment trends from our Research Center as well as insights into how the pandemic is changing transfer pathways across higher education.

Don’t forget to stop by booth #201 to talk to the Clearinghouse team.

Make time to talk to the Clearinghouse in booth #201 at the AACRAO Annual Meeting and don’t miss our line-up of great sponsorships and sessions.


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