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ENGAGE
BCCAT Updates for our Partners
 
FEBRUARY 2018

New and Improved TCS
Launch Underway!


We are pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved Transfer Credit System (TCS). The TCS leverages newer and smarter technologies that improve the integrity of the articulation agreements database and increase the efficiency of the business processes that post-secondary institutions (PSI's) currently use to articulate transfer credit requests. Our PSI transfer partners began using the new system early February. Training sessions may be arranged for transfer credit practitioners and their teams. Please contact Jennifer at jkook@bccat.ca if you have any questions about the TCS roll out.

Articulation Season

With the coming of spring, "Articulation Season" will soon be upon us.  Committees are busy setting their agendas and lining up their guests, including Ministry representatives. BCCAT representatives will attend as many sessions as possible. We look forward to meeting with discipline groups, sharing sector information and hearing your discussions. Check out the Articulation section of the BCCAT website for details, including meeting dates, contacts, and resources.

Indigenous Pathways Report 

 
A team led by Dr. Stephanie McKeown (UBC-Okanagan) investigates practices undertaken to support the persistence of Indigenous students at public BC Transfer System institutions. This exploratory project also assesses data needs pertaining to the persistence and mobility of Indigenous students.


CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Contemporary Issues Research


ATTENTION: All faculty, staff, and graduate students at BC Transfer System institutions!
BCCAT is inviting submissions to a Call for Proposals for projects focused on "Contemporary Issues in Student Mobility." Recent examples include:
  • collecting data for a 27-year longitudinal study of student trajectories; 
  • a project assessing the efficacy of Flexible Pre-Majors (FPMs) in public post-secondary institutions; and
  • a review of practices undertaken to support the persistence of Indigenous students at BC Transfer System institutions (see above).
Do you have something to contribute to our understanding of contemporary issues impacting student mobility in the BC post-secondary system? We look forward to hearing from you!  DEADLINE: February 28, 2018 
Further information available here.

One Student's Perspective

(Submitted by Daniel Jacinto, Co-op Student and BCCAT Project Assistant)
 
The past few months I spent with BCCAT have been nothing short of amazing. From studying transfer data, to attending JAM, to presenting at Council, these experiences have helped me grow as a researcher-in-training and bridged the gap between my student experience and the often behind-the-scenes work that makes higher education possible for so many of us.
 
I must admit, I was originally hesitant to tell people where I worked whenever friends would ask about my co-op term. Being a direct-entry student, I had never heard of BCCAT before working here and thought it would sound as jargony and abstract to them as it did to me. Much to my surprise, though, many of them responded with "Oh! I used their site when I was transferring into UBC" or "They're the ones who run the Transfer Guide, right?" or better yet, "My favourite spot on the train is actually under one of their ads."
 
I really think these exchanges are a testament to the positive impact and broad reach of your work, and I hope my small contributions can help to expand what you as the transfer community have built up. I am honoured to have met so many of you in my short time here (apologies for the lengthy block transfer presentations), and I look forward to a great last month working with you all!

NOTE FROM BCCAT STAFF: Thank you Daniel for your excellent work and team spirit as you have undertaken your projects with dedication and good humour. The BCCAT team will miss you when you move on, but we wish you the very best in your future endeavours!

2018 PCCAT Conference 

The 2018 conference of the Pan-Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer will be held on June 20-21, 2018 in PEI. It will focus on the theme, "Bridging the Gap: A confederation of pathways to enhance student mobility". Click here for information regarding the Call for Proposals.

Education-
PlannerBC now on Facebook

Look out for regular posts and web clips to keep students apprised of key features for searching, planning, and applying. Check out the page here.

2017 JAM Video Clips

Video clips from the 2017 JAM panel discussion on "Indigenization in the BC Post-Secondary System" are now available online. They are broken down by question for quick and convenient viewing. We encourage our partners to check these out as they speak to substantive issues surrounding this important and wide-ranging discussion. Check out the clips here! 

 
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