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ERIC Number: ED505112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Degree Partnerships in the BC Context. Special Report, December 2006
Gaber, Devron
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Degree partnership is a term used to describe a variety of models that provide a guarantee to students who maintain adequate grades in a college program of continuation of degree studies at another institution. This "guarantee" that space will be available for degree completion at another institution separates degree partnerships from other models of transfer between institutions. Degree partnership models vary considerably in terms of form and complexity, and could involve a simple guarantee from a university that qualified college students will be admitted into the university, joint admission with a single application, and/or concurrent enrolment. In BC, degree partnerships can be and are being developed among different kinds of degree-granting institutions, including colleges, university colleges, institutes, and universities. BCCAT hopes that the information presented in this paper will be of use to institutions contemplating or already working on some form of degree partnership model, regardless of its complexity, to provide guaranteed routes to degree completion for qualified students. As a follow up, BCCAT will be hosting a one-day symposium in Spring 2007 on degree partnership models in BC. The symposium will provide an opportunity for institutions to share experiences about both best practices and pitfalls in developing and implementing these models. More information on the symposium will be provided by BCCAT in the near future.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada