ERIC Number: ED450820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Working Committee on Public-Private Articulation Agreements.
Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
This report describes the need for arrangements between public postsecondary colleges and institutes and accredited private training institutions in British Columbia (Canada) to recognize the courses, programs, and credentials of the other. It also recommends a policy statement, eight criteria which must be met by agreements, and 17 principles and guidelines to govern the negotiating agreements for adoption by the Ministry and Center for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology (C2T2). Criteria include: (1) institutional autonomy; (2) accreditation; (3) quality; (4) course, program, and institutional fit; (5) faculty involvement; (6) educational approval; (7) centralized and accessible records; and (8) review. Private training institutions' courses or programs will be recognized by a provincial policy that is applied on a consistent, system-wide basis so that learners' interests are safeguarded. The private training institution should be registered with and accredited by the Private Postsecondary Education Commission. This report ends with a discussion of five issues significant to the success of articulation: (1) exceptions and how to deal with them; (2) strategies to increase institutional effectiveness; (3) costs; (4) system-level coordination; and (5) evaluation. Appendices contain a list of working committee members, terms of reference, the Private Postsecondary Education Commission accreditation process, and glossary of terms. (JA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Victoria (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada