ERIC Number: ED473682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Significant Factors in the Development of Transfer and Articulation Policies among Post-Secondary Institutions in British Columbia.
Dennison, John D.
This report provides an account of the transfer and articulation process within British Columbia's postsecondary education system, from 1963 to the present. It focuses on five factors in policy development: (1) a critical decision was the creation of a system of colleges and universities that would cooperate to ensure that students who met stated criteria would be able to transfer without constraints; (2) articulation committees, which met regularly over the course of 37 years, were essential to the system's success; (3) the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer's status as an objective, non-aligned agency--representing the autonomy of all institutions over curriculum matters--was very important; (4) a vital element in the transfer process is the amount of information that reports on every dimension of the process; and (5) the most important factor in the system's success was the recognition that articulation and transfer policies and practices are built upon trust. Each institution expects the other to follow the agreed-upon protocols, meet obligations, and respect the terms and conditions under which transfer occurs. The author concludes by asserting that it is up to each college, institute, and university--public or private--to maintain the integrity of the transfer process. (ND)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Program Effectiveness, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.bccat.bc.ca/pubs/dennison2002.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada