ERIC Number: ED444645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Reference Count: N/A
Block Transfer Handbook: Constructing and Negotiating Block Transfer Agreements.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide resources for institutions or articulation committees who are engaged in the task of investigating the feasibility of block transfer agreements. Block transfer is the process whereby a block of credits is granted to students who have successfully completed a certificate, diploma, or cluster of courses that is recognized as having an academic wholeness or integrity, and that can be related meaningfully to a degree program or other credential. This document describes ten models of block transfer currently in use in British Columbia and provides a checklist to assist departments in their negotiation and assessment process involved in Block Transfer Agreements (BTAs). In typical BTAs, the transfer agreement refers to a specific program at the receiving institution. For example, a social work diploma program may receive block transfer towards a social work degree. The credits earned this way may not be applicable to a different degree unless they are transferable on a course by course basis. The British Columbia Council on Admission and Transfer is working to encourage the development of more innovative, flexible and efficient transfer arrangements. The Council has developed a set of "Supplemental Principles and Guidelines for Flexible or Innovative Transfer." Students should be able to complete all lower division degree requirements at a college, provided that the college offers a reasonable variety of courses in their chosen discipline. Sending and receiving institutions should provide a written rational for the designation of courses as upper or lower division when requested. (JA)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Educational Mobility, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs
For full text: http://www.bccat.bc.ca.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada