BGSU Information Technology Services (ITS) manages a variety of technical and business process projects that support BGSU academic, physical, and digital operations, as well as specific portfolios of strategic objectives defined by Vice Presidents/Provosts and C-level staff across campus. Using Project Management Institute’s (PMI) guide to best practices, this process includes sourcing and aligning project requests to University strategic objectives through various levels of governance, providing project management and resourcing guidance to approved initiatives, delivering appropriate levels of communication throughout the project and technical lifecycles, and providing ongoing support of technical services and digital applications. ITS is built around delivering new, and maintaining existing, technologies in the classroom, in the field and throughout administrative offices by defining objectives and projects, facilitating governance and executive prioritization of initiatives and guiding each approved project to successful completion using industry standard methodologies. 


ATC Transcript Service Modification

In September 2022, the State of Ohio announced that it was retiring the Articulation and Transfer Clearinghouse (ATC) which provides transcript exchange services for Ohio public colleges and universities. The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) partnered with two other service providers to leverage their transcript exchange services including: National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) and Parchment. ODHE contacted each of the Ohio public colleges and universities instructing them to transition away from Ohio ATC as soon as possible. ODHE also organized a transition plan which divided up the Ohio Colleges and Universities into seven groups with different implementation timelines. 

Bowling Green State University was assigned to Group 1 to transition away from Ohio ATC. In September 2023, BGSU implemented new integration between PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (CSS) and Parchment to “send” BGSU XML Transcripts to other colleges and universities. BGSU also implemented integration with Parchment and National Student Clearinghouse to “receive”  XML or PDF Transcripts from other colleges and universities. These changes will potentially facilitate the inclusion of graduate schools, private institutions, out-of-state universities, and Ohio Technical Centers in addition to the current list of Ohio Colleges and Universities.

All Ohio public colleges and universities have successfully transitioned away from Ohio ATC and have implemented new transcript exchange services with Parchment and/or National Student Clearinghouse. As of 2/29/2024, Ohio Department of Higher Education officially turned off the Ohio ATC Service.

Updated: 05/10/2024 09:13AM