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BCCAT Updates for our Partners
 
June 2018

CLEARING THE WAY: 

Improving Access for BC's Diverse
Post-Secondary Learners

 
We invite our post-secondary partners to take a look at BCCAT's 2017-18 Annual Review. Success can mean different things for different students. For those involved in facilitating student mobility, it means that students are supported in accessing post-secondary education, and as they move forward on their respective journeys. BCCAT works together with the BC Transfer System to improve access to pathways, enabling diverse learners to advance towards their educational goals.
 

DID YOU KNOW...

 

54,000+

students move between BC public
post-secondary institutions every year

 

45%

of bachelor graduates
attend more than one BC
public post-secondary institution

 

400,000+

credits move with BC
transfer students every year

 

CHECK OUT THE FULL REPORT AND THE INFOGRAPHIC SUMMARY.

2018 BCCAT TRANSFER AWARDS

*IMPORTANT NOTE*
The deadline for nominations has been extended
to Tuesday, July 31, 2018.


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.

Calls for Expressions
of Interest (EOIs)

 
 
1) BC TRANSFER GUIDE EXTERNAL REVIEW
**DEADLINE: AUGUST 2, 2018**
BCCAT is issuing a call for EOIs regarding a review of BCTransferGuide.ca with the goal of providing recommendations for improving the overall user experience. 
Queries/EOIs should be directed to Mike Winsemann, Director, Information Technology (info@bccat.ca; 604-412-7700)  Click here for more information.

2) OTHER PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES
**DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2018**
  • Trades to Academic and Academic to Trades Pathways
  • Stepping Out (Mid-Program Transfer)
  • English Language Proficiency Standards for Students
    with English as an Additional Language
BCCAT IS HIRING!

BCCAT is hiring a full-time Office Coordinator for a one-year term, to manage regular, administrative operations of the BCCAT office.
**APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 2, 2018 at 9am**
Click here for details.
Articulation Committee Notes

As the 2018 articulation "season" winds down, BCCAT would like express appreciation for the commitment and engagement of so many committees, and in particular, to thank those who step up to serve as Chair. Whether as a one-off, for a single meeting, or as a long-serving leader, we've seen some superb and talented chairing this year. An effective Chair sets a constructive, inclusive and productive tone, and motivates her/his colleagues to make the most of the articulation network and the relationship-building opportunity that the annual meetings afford.  The transfer credit and articulation system works because of the trust created in these meetings, and this trust is encouraged by these strong Chairs.
 
We're also happy to announce the approval in May of three new Transfer Innovation projects:
  • The Modern Languages Articulation Committee (SCOLA) will be developing a test bank for common placement tests, built around shared learning outcomes, for introductory-level courses in several languages;
  • The Adult Basic Education working group for Adult Literacy (Fundamental will be streamlining its common learning outcomes; and
  • The Adult Basic Education Steering Committee will undertake a comprehensive and strategic analysis of the changes to the K-12 curriculum, and propose a plan for coordinating and prioritizing responses from the various ABE disciplines.
New applications for TI projects are welcome any time. The next deadline to submit a proposal is August 31, 2018.  Interested Articulation Committees should contact Meg Stainsby (mstainsby@bccat.ca).

2018 PCCAT Conference:
Bridging the Gap


The 2018 PCCAT Conference proved to be both productive and engaging. BCCAT staff members valued the opportunity to connect with our counterparts from across the country and to dialogue on key issues facing inter-provincial transfer and mobility. BCCAT staff members presented on BC's Transfer Credit System (TCS), BC provincial quality assurance, and student mobility research. For more information about the conference, click here.

BCCAT Receives BCCIE Award


BCCAT has been presented with a "Sector Influencer" award as part of the BCCIE (BC Council on International Education) International Education Awards for 2018. This acknowledgement "recognizes the contributions of an individual, institution or organization that has helped to positively influence, shape and transform the International Education sector for the benefit of British Columbia". For details, check out the BCCIE website.


Thanks from BCCAT!

As BCCAT approaches its 30th anniversary in 2019, the BC Transfer System is continuing to thrive through the ongoing, extensive collaboration of faculty and staff at member institutions on behalf of students. Enhanced and expanded transfer technologies, flexible learner pathways, and system-focused research over the past year have produced efficiencies for institutions and greater accessibility and mobility for students. On behalf of the Council, its committees, and the hard-working BCCAT staff team, thank you for participating in and facilitating the collective success of the BC Transfer System.
- Robert Fleming, BCCAT Executive Director and Co-Chair, and Jim Hamilton, President, Okanagan College and BCCAT Co-Chair.

Click here for more information about the BCCAT staff team and what we do.
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