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BCCAT Updates for our Partners
 
MAY 2018

*SECONDMENT OPPORTUNITY*
SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR


The BC Council on Admissions and Transfer is offering a one-year secondment at 50% - 100% workload (negotiable) for a Special Projects Coordinator, for the 2018 – 19 academic year.
 
The successful applicant will have strong research, writing and editing skills and will assist lead staff members with bringing to completion a variety of reports currently under development, both in-house and with contracted researchers.
 
In addition, the Special Projects Coordinator, working with the Director of Research and Admissions and the Director of Transfer and Articulation, will advance a number of BCCAT initiatives, which may include data utilization and visualization; policy development; and BC, inter-provincial and national student transitions and mobility research.  
 
Qualifications – The successful applicant will have:
  • extensive experience with post-secondary education in BC;
  • a minimum of Master’s degree in a research- and writing-intensive discipline;
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • a demonstrated track record of successful research production and/or project work. 
 
Enquiries/Applications – If you have questions about the position, or would like to submit an application, please contact Robert Adamoski, Director, Research and Admissions. Please submit applications (cover letter and résumé) as email attachments in Word or PDF format. We will confirm receipt of applications, but only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 
Review of applications will begin on June 11, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

2018 BCCAT TRANSFER AWARDS

This is your chance to recognize the achievements of colleagues who have shown themselves to be champions of the BC Transfer System. Do you know someone whose vision and leadership has significantly advanced transfer and mobility in BC? Are you looking for a way to honour the achievements of an exemplary, long-standing leader or a "Rising Star"?
To find out more about the BCCAT Transfer Awards, click here.
The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 29, 2018.

Spring 2018 Articulation Season 

* Themes, Issues, and Updates *


This spring's articulation season is in full force. Around the province, in addition to addressing discipline-specific matters, committees are busy sharing updates to their offerings and programs; discussing common learning outcomes, strategies for supporting diverse learners, and internationalization on campuses; and preparing for the implementation of the new BC graduation years' curriculum. 
 
BCCAT staff have been attending as many meetings as possible, carrying news such as updates from the Ministry of Education on the K-12 curriculum changes and the upcoming launch of BCcampus' Indigenization Toolkit (expected release, 1st July 2018; see the latest update here) which will provide a range of resources and recommendations for instructors, administrators, researchers, curriculum designers and institutions to engage meaningfully with Indigenization, in the spirit of reconciliation and decolonization. 
 
We are seeing increasing collaboration and outreach between BC and Alberta articulation groups as well. This year, Criminology meets in Calgary with their peers from across western Canada; and the Chair of BC's Engineering articulation committee, Brian Dick, presents in Alberta on the development in BC of an implementation strategy for a new common core curriculum in Engineering, a project funded through BCCAT's Transfer Innovations (TI) Fund.
 
Additional TI projects are underway in Tourism and Hospitality Management, English as a Second Language and Adult Education. New applications are welcome at any time. The next deadline for submissions is August 31, 2018.

Ice Breakers!

We are all used to the health breaks and occasional stretching sessions at meetings. However, we at BCCAT are intrigued and amazed by the many unusual and creative variations in “ice breakers” that we encounter at articulation committee meetings, such as using sign language to express your life’s passion; staring intently into the eyes of a meeting colleague while reciting mantras; and stretching exercises which involve some pretty interesting floor acrobatics!

BC's Articulation Community

 
BC's 66 articulation committees are vital to the success of the BC Transfer System. These groups meet regularly to address transfer issues and collaborate on initiatives to advance transfer and articulation for BC students. These interactions help to foster trust and understanding, forming the basis for working together on the transfer credit issues and processes that underpin BC's transfer network. BCCAT supports these committees with key resources and information, and by attending committee meetings whenever possible.
For more information about BC's articulation community, check out our website.
 
"Our articulation committee brings together a diverse array of instructors
from across the province - in person and online - to discuss and share ideas
and common, emerging concerns. This collaboration is extremely valuable
for instructors and for students."

- Dezene Huber, Chair (outgoing), Biology Articulation Committee

Articulation Committee Companion
*New Edition Now Available*


A new, updated version of the Articulation Committee Companion is now available. This handbook serves as a resource to support and inform articulation committee chairs, members and System Liaison Persons (SLPs) on a wide range of issues, including roles and responsibilities, arranging and hosting meetings, guidelines for minutes, Transfer Innovation (TI) projects, and more!

2018 PCCAT Conference - Register Now!


Registration is open for the 2018 PCCAT conference. This year's event will be held in PEI on June 20-21, 2018, and the theme is "Bridging the Gap: A confederation of pathways to enhance student mobility". Find out more and/or register here!

The Story of PCCAT

In 2006, a small group met "to explore the possibility of establishing a pan-Canadian association on credit transfer". The Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer (PCCAT) has grown remarkably since that time, drawing together post-secondary partners working in support of student mobility within and across provincial borders. For more information regarding the history of PCCAT from 2006 to date, check out this infographic.
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