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ERIC Number: ED509703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
An Assessment of BCCAT Research
Waterhouse, John
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Research on student profiles, student experiences and outcomes, admissions, credit transfer practices and on student mobility plays an important role in how the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) discharges its mandate. Given the importance of such research to its mandate, the Council commissioned this report with the following four objectives: (1) To analyze BCCAT research on the success of transfer students and thus the effectiveness of the transfer system. (2) To examine the effectiveness of the BCCAT research agenda in providing a multifaceted view of transfer students and the transfer system. (3) To assess any important gaps in the research agenda which if filled could lead to a better understanding of the effectiveness of the transfer system. (4) To provide comment on the role of BCCAT in a establishing a coherent research agenda and conducting research over time. An examination of 67 research papers, reports and newsletters relative to the criteria of decision usefulness indicates that the body of work provides much information that has the potential to inform stakeholder decisions. In this sense, the body of work demonstrates that the research agenda has been effective in providing a multifaceted view of transfer students and the transfer system. (Contains a bibliography.)
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: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada