Consultations and Updates
Keeping the Canadian Higher Education Community Informed and Engaged
ARUCC has consulted with hundreds of Canadian and international organizations including application centres, data exchange providers, councils on admissions/articulation and transfer, government, post-secondary institutions, allied organizations, regulatory bodies, and others to ensure a deeper understanding of the gaps and opportunities, and to capture advice and support for the project.
Connecting with the Canadian higher education community remains critical as the Project leadership seeks to achieve an evidence informed understanding of the gaps, promising practices, and potential opportunities that make sense for Canada and to develop a national network for student data exchange.
Latest Community Updates
New Website release for National Network Project
Update: Request for Proposal and Pilots for the National Network ** NEW **
ARUCC and its partners, PCCAT, CUCCIO, and CanPESC continue to oversee the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for the National Network as part of the ARUCC Groningen and Student Mobility Project. The project, led by a national steering committee with representatives from each of the partnering organizations, is actively endorsed and supported by several Canadian institutions, associations, and provincial application centres from across the country. The RFP remained open to potential proponents through MERX for two months from November 22, 2019 to January 20, 2020. The focus now moves to conducting the evaluation of all the submissions and putting in place next steps for moving forward and considering potential pilots. Project leadership anticipates much of this effort will unfold over the coming year given the complexity of the project and its national scale. A national review committee is conducting the evaluations of the RFPs. This group consists of experts who bring capacities in areas such as data systems architecture design; alternative technologies; student information and application centre systems; document and data exchange formats and standards; data privacy, security, and governance; fee payment processing; legal; financial; registrarial policy and practice; and more. Existing Canadian provincial application centres and representatives from Canadian post-secondary institutions are active participants in this process. Given the project complexity, purchasing expertise and support are being generously provided by Ryerson University in the form of in-kind support. The project leadership looks forward to continuing to update the community as the process unfolds including offering presentations and/or workshops at the upcoming Groningen Declaration Network meeting in April and the ARUCC and PCCAT conferences in June.
ARUCC launches Request for Proposal for National Network ** Solicitation is now closed effective January 20, 2020 **
ARUCC and its partners, PCCAT, CUCCIO, and CanPESC are pleased to announce the launch of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the National Network as part of the ARUCC Groningen and Student Mobility Project. Interested Proponents are encouraged to review the RFP published exclusively on the Merx purchasing website (merx.com). All communications and submission instructions regarding the RFP are required to be dealt with in accordance with the instructions available in the RFP documentation.
- RFP Title: The National Data Exchange Network (“National Network”)
- Solicitation Number: 2019-051P
- URL: https://www.merx4.merx.com/public/solicitations/1189986221/abstract
May 2019 Consultation Document - Governance
GDN 2019 Session Presenters: Charmaine Hack, Romesh Vadivel, Julie Green, Dr. Rob Fleming
Research Information Request
ARUCC Project Short Presentation January 24 2018
Fall 2017 Project Briefing Update
Consultation Summary (update March 2018)
Fall 2017 PESC Data Summit (Toronto)
June 2017 Bulletin
ARUCC's History with Groningen
ARUCC is poised to move this initiative forward into the next phase.
The ARUCC Groningen Team in action at the 2018 Groningen Declaration Network Annual Meeting
Left to Right: Romesh Vadivel, Joanne Duklas, Charmaine Hack, Dr. Rob Fleming
Left to Right: Andrew Arida, Charmaine Hack, Romesh Vadivel