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BCCAT updates for our post-secondary partners

May 2020 

COVID-19: 
BC Transfer System Support & Collaboration

BCCAT recognizes the extraordinary efforts being made by transfer system members to support current and incoming students, and to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. We are providing system support in a variety of ways (see summary PDF). Examples include:
  • Providing a System News page (which continues to be updated) to facilitate information-sharing and coordination across institutions and professional bodies on pertinent developments and issues.
  • Preparing a reference resource (in process) compiling information from the respective post-secondary institutions on specific topics (e.g. grading accommodations, alternate delivery plans).
  • Assisting academic staff and BC's articulation committees regarding emerging articulation issues.
  • Collaborating and sharing resources (with BCcampus and articulation committees) regarding alternate ways to offer lab components of Science courses.
  • Modifying transfer credit technologies to incorporate educational pathways for national and international students wanting to study in BC.
Watch our System News page as developments continue to unfold. If you have information you wish to be included on the page, please email us at info@bccat.ca. For additional institution-specific information, we recommend that you refer to the relevant institutional website.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the BCCAT office is temporarily closed. Staff operations continue as we work remotely to support our post-secondary partners through online platforms and resources. During this period, please direct general enquiries to the main office phone line (604-412-7700) or info@bccat.ca. Enquiries related to the BC Transfer Guide should be directed to bctransferguide@bccat.ca.


2020 BCCAT
Transfer Awards


*Deadline: August 31, 2020*
 

  • Rising Star
     
  • Leadership
     
  • Lifetime Achievement

Who will YOU nominate?

Who are the heroes in your admissions department? Who is helping your articulation committee transition to online discussions? Who are the leaders, visionaries, and dedicated practitioners who enable and improve transfer and articulation at your institution? This is your chance to nominate them for a BCCAT Transfer Award. For details, check out our website for details or email us at info@bccat.ca. Meanwhile, here is a leaflet to read or share with your colleagues.

Academic Dual Credit Students

 
This report focuses on the experiences and performance of academic dual credit (DC) students in the BC post-secondary system. This project follows on from a 2007 BCCAT study reviewing dual credit programs at four BC post-secondary institutions.
 
"Of the 3,538 individual DC students (from September 1, 2005 to August 31, 2015), 2112 individuals (59%) went on to further post-secondary studies following high school graduation."

 

This report looks at the extent of unarticulated courses and courses at differing year levels in the BC Transfer Guide. It offers careful analysis and recommendations for institutions going forward. 
 
"For courses already articulated and listed in the BC Transfer Guide, the process of awarding transfer credit is largely handled automatically by information systems once the institution receives the student's transcript. This automation provides efficiency to the institution, clarity for the student, and time savings for all involved."
These and other BCCAT publications are available at
 
Atomic Transfer Credit System (TCS)
- Testing & Launch -

We are now entering the user testing phase of the "Atomic TCS" project, with the help of volunteers from 11 post-secondary institutions. Thanks to those who are participating in this process. We look forward to receiving feedback and refining the service over the next few weeks. We hope that this fresh round of enhancements will increase flexibility and help to improve usability overall. The new, improved system should be ready to launch by early summer.

 

Articulation Committee Project

(ACP) Funding


BCCAT's Transfer Innovations (TI) funding program was launched in 2000 to support research projects leading to new transfer pathways. Last year, the TI program was reviewed by a subcommittee of BCCAT's Transfer and Articulation Committee. The goal of the review was to continue supporting increased transfer opportunities for students while refining the proposal submission and evaluation process.

The TI program has now been relaunched as the Articulation Committee Project (ACP) funding program. Articulation committees can submit proposals for projects addressing transfer-related aspects of three identified themes (academic integrity, international transfer, and indigenization) or for projects addressing transfer issues within their own discipline. The maximum amount of funding per project is $15,000.

Click here to see the call for proposals, application form, and a guide for BCCAT contractorsThe submission deadline for ACP funding applications is August 21,2020.

ARUCC National Network
- New Website -

The national registrars' association, ARUCC, together with partners associated with the ARUCC Groningen & Student Mobility Project, have launched a new website providing information regarding development of the ARUCC National Network. The purpose of the network is to improve the portability of official documents for higher education in Canada and, as a result, to advance social mobility for students. Click here to view a recent press release.
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