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ERIC Number: ED504974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Charging for Articulation
Mugridge, Ian
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
In attempting to provide answers to the questions posed by the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, the consultant examined practices of credit transfer between and among both public and private institutions in selected jurisdictions outside British Columbia and discussed the questions with representatives of public and private institutions and agencies in the province. Opinion in both the public and private institutions was divided on the question of charging for developing and maintaining articulation agreements though the great majority of public institutional representatives favored imposing charges while a similar majority of private institutional representatives opposed it. The following recommendations are provided: (1) British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) and British Columbia (BC) private institutions should accept the principle that the purpose of the transfer system is to provide the province's students with open and flexible means of acquiring the credentials they need and that both public and private institutions have a part to play in providing these means; (2) BCCAT should not charge private or out of province institutions for costs associated with their inclusion in the BC transfer system once agreements have been reached with the appropriate public institutions; (3) BC public institutions should not charge private or out of province institutions for costs associated with arranging and maintaining articulation agreements but that the option for such charges should remain and that the question of charging for articulation should be left to the institutions involved; (4) BCCAT should not charge private or out of province institutions for costs associated with their inclusion in the BC transfer system; (5) public institutions should have the option of charging private or out of province institutions for costs associated with the articulation of courses and programs and with maintenance of arrangements resulting from this activity; such charges should normally conform to guidelines developed by BCCAT; (6) BCCAT should develop guidelines for institutions wishing to charge for articulation; (7) although considerations such as the availability of resources must impinge on decisions on charging, the primary consideration should be that of equitable treatment of the province's students and of the institutions that educate them; and (8) no attempt should be made to distinguish between for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. A list of individuals consulted for this study is appended. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer. 709 - 555 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3H6 Canada. Tel: 604-412-7700; Fax: 604-683-0576; e-mail: info@bccat.ca; Web site: http://www.bccat.ca
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada