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ERIC Number: ED504985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Recognition of Degrees from Non-AUCC Member Institutions: A Review of Issues
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Based on the significant public investment in expanding degree-granting opportunities for students in colleges, university colleges, and institutes, this paper reports the need for Canadian institutions to work together to find a solution to ensure the recognition and portability of appropriate degrees from non-AUCC (Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada) institutions for entrance to graduate and professional programs at universities in Canada. Part of the solution to this problem may lie in colleges, university colleges, and institutes in BC, as well as government, being proactive in providing information about the nature and intent of the new applied baccalaureate degrees offered at institutions such as those in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia where the provincial governments have expanded access to baccalaureate, applied, and applied baccalaureate degrees through the non-university, post-secondary sector. Another viable long-term approach may be the development of regional and/or national accrediting agencies. However, the report concludes that in the short run, universities in Canada that use AUCC status as a precondition for admission should undertake a review of their admission criteria to assess the appropriateness of using AUCC membership in admissions decisions. Although the competitive nature of admissions is acknowledged, best practice suggests considering all applicants from provincially approved degree-granting institutions.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada