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ERIC Number: ED511292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-24
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
Block Transfer Agreement Evaluation Project
Bastedo, Helena
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
The objective of this project is to evaluate for the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) the effectiveness of block transfer agreements (BTAs) in the BC Transfer System and recommend steps to be taken to improve their effectiveness. Findings of this study revealed that institutions want to expand block credit transfer; current BTAs that work well are seen to provide seamless transfer options, to be promoted and understood, and to be supported by clear terms and communication channels. Confusion over the meaning of block transfer and over BTA terms and conditions and BTA-related institutional processes did, however, emerge. Use of BTAs and the "Block Transfer Guide" was found to be low, and a comparison of institution websites with the "BC Transfer Guide" revealed some inconsistencies. A list of recommendations that aim to improve the effectiveness of BTAs is presented. Appendices include: (1) "Principles and Guidelines for Transfer"; (2) "How to Articulate Handbook--Appendix D: Checklist for Negotiating a Non-Standard Articulation Agreement"; (3) Block Transfer Form (from "How to Articulate Handbook--Appendix E"); (4) "Block Transfer Guide User Survey": Survey Results (Excel attachment); and (5) "Block Transfer Professionals Survey": Survey Results (Excel attachment). (Contains 1 figure.)
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
Identifiers - Location: Canada