EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS INC

Unlocking the Promise of International Education

aka ECE   |   Milwaukee, WI   |  www.ece.org

Mission

To promote the betterment of individuals' lives and society by ensuring that educational qualifications are fairly and accurately recognized across borders.

Ruling year info

1981

President

Margit Schatzman

Main address

101 W Pleasant St Ste 200

Milwaukee, WI 53212 USA

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EIN

39-1369113

NTEE code info

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1980, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) has been ensuring that foreign-educated people are respected and recognized for their educational achievements. ECE reviews academic achievements by individuals from other countries and converts them to the U.S. or Canadian system for purposes of studying or working in the United States or studying in Canada.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

ECE® Aid

A charitable initiative developed to provide fee waivers for educational credential reports for vulnerable populations.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants
Unemployed people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of ECE is to promote the betterment of individuals' lives and society by ensuring that educational qualifications are fairly and accurately recognized across borders.

ECE welcomes immigrants and refugees from all countries and remains committed to serving those seeking employment, professional licensure, further education, and other benefits for which educational achievement is a prerequisite.

What ECE does:
ECE provides foreign-educated people an opportunity to pursue their potential, enhancing their life and society.

• Public Servants: As a non-profit, we passionately serve the global community through credential evaluations, refugee assistance, training, and development.
• Thought Leaders: We have a proven worldwide reputation as leaders in applied comparative education and credential evaluation.
• Inside-Out Practitioners: We encourage and empower our associates to lead fulfilling, balanced, responsible lives.

How ECE does it:
As a champion of doing the right thing, ECE leads the industry with excellence, ethics, and care.

• Caring Counsel: We guide our clients with kindness, empathy, and respect.
• Ethical Standards: We hold ourselves and the industry to high standards in actions and offerings.
• Rigorous Research: Dedicated to doing the job right, we seek truth and knowledge and prioritize quality and accuracy in all that we do.
• Continuous Improvement: We are thoughtful about how we can better serve our customers with products and experiences.

Why ECE does it:
ECE honors and promotes the significance of people, education, and opportunity.

• Advocates of Opportunity: We help those in need fulfill their potential and make a contribution through hard work and dedication.
• Education Ambassadors: We respect educational systems and institutions worldwide and are dedicated to honoring authentic credentials.
• Employee Recognition: We pride ourselves on a flexible, respectful, collaborative workplace where people feel valued.

ECE offers outstanding customer service with online chat capabilities. Customers and representatives can always speak with a real person, whether it is a customer service representative, evaluator, associate specialist, marketing or sales representative, or manager or director of ECE.

ECE completes academic credential evaluations and assessments within 5-business days, ensuring quick results for those we serve. This is the fastest turnaround time in the field.

As an industry leader, we use our more than 400 years of combined experience and an average of almost 12 years each, an unsurpassed reference library of over 35,000 publications and files, and service to more than 600,000 applicants. Our rigorous evaluator training process requires 10-12 months of training. Likewise, ECE maintains a secure database of over 250,000 digital sample credentials.

ECE is a charter member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) as well as a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, European Association for International Education (EAIE), and the Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals (TAICEP).

For over 40 years, ECE has assisted more the 600,000 applicants, thousands of higher education institutes and professional organizations, and educated thousands of professionals through webinars, conference presentations, and virtual summits on credential evaluation, comparative education, and professional development.

We will continue to provide high-quality services to those we serve. Additionally, ECE will continue to innovate through offering new products to customers, higher education representatives, resettlement agencies, healthcare and employment professionals, and other stakeholders.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS INC

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dennis Garrett

Marquette University (retired)

Jeannine Bell

University of Colorado Boulder

Marty Bennett

Social Media and International Educational Consulting, LLC

Bob Brashear

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (retired)

Keith Kamperschroer

Sikich LLP

Ann Kuhlman

Yale University

Anita Narayan

U.S. News & World Report

Liz Reisberg

Reisberg & Associates, LLC

Paul Sara

Active Roofing Company

Alex Usher

Higher Education Strategy Associates

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2020,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2020

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.