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ERIC Number: ED554010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer: Some Solutions. A Special Report of the Transfer and Articulation Committee. Special Report
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer
In April 1999, The B.C. Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) published a Special Report titled "Transfer: What's the Problem?" (see ED444675). That report outlined findings of numerous BCCAT research and other projects, and reported on problems in the current transfer environment. As a follow up, this report now concentrates on actions taken by the Council to address some of those issues, in particular by looking at those aspects of the transfer system that have to do with articulation and inter-institutional academic agreements/relationships. A future newsletter will describe approaches that BCCAT is undertaking to improve other aspects of transfer, such as administrative processes and communication mechanisms. While "Transfer: What's the Problem?" dealt with problematic aspects of the transfer system, it also concluded that the B.C. post-secondary system of course-to-course transfer is working well. Many improvements are desirable in order to ensure smooth and equitable transfer for students, but the transfer system is not "broken" and does not need major change at this time. Rather, incremental improvement and some new approaches are needed. As a result, BCCAT has now embarked on a series of initiatives in the area of "Transfer Innovations." These initiatives suggest new ways of looking at articulation, and new types of transfer agreements. They address issues identified as problematic either during the consultation process or through other research efforts of the Council.
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) (Canada)
Identifiers - Location: Canada