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British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2020
This project focuses on the student practice of "stepping out" to earn transfer credits at a second or additional ("host") institution, while continuing in a program at their first ("home") institution. It is based on data from a cohort of students who graduated in 2015/2016 from any of the 21 public institutions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Mobility, College Transfer Students
Rhodes, Michelle – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
Interdisciplinary programs have significantly increased in scope and scale over the past several decades, including those in British Columbia. The nature of these programs creates unique challenges for transfer and articulation processes that rely heavily on disciplinary expertise and review; these challenges are complicated by the fact that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Mobility, College Transfer Students
Cowin, Bob; James, Ted – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
The number of post-degree certificate and diploma programs offered by British Columbia (BC) post-secondary institutions, in addition to enrolment in graduate and first professional degrees, is perceived to have grown considerably over the past decade. This growth, however, has not been previously studied in a systematic manner. This study involved…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Certification, Credentials
Duklas, Joanne – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
International assessment of academic documents by post-secondary institutions and other bodies represents a complex field guided by quality assurance frameworks, formal conventions and best practice. This research study seeks to illuminate this complexity by examining current practices, constraints, perspectives, and possibilities for transfer and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Credits, Foreign Students, College Transfer Students
McQuarrie, Fiona – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2019
Flexible pre-major agreements (FPMs) have been a feature of the British Columbia (BC) Transfer System since the early 2000s. A flexible pre-major is a discipline-specific transfer agreement whose content and structure is developed by an articulation committee and accepted by participating institutions. FPMs consist of "a set of flexible…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Associate Degrees, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation
McKeown, Stephanie; Vedan, Adrienne; Mack, Kendra; Jacknife, Sarah; Tolmie, Cody – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
Across Canada, systemic barriers have created an environment where Indigenous learners encounter obstacles to accessing and persisting through post-secondary education, resulting in an educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. The federal government has made it a priority to address this gap. This report expands upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Indigenous Populations
Beatty-Guenter, Patricia; Cowin, Bob; James, Ted – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
The project presented in this report examined how the public post-secondary education system in British Columbia (BC) uses various means to admit applicants who have not achieved high school graduation -- the normal criterion for admission -- to universities, colleges and institutes in the province. The criteria by which post-secondary…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, College Admission, College Applicants
Merner, Paul; Beatty-Guenter, Patricia – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
This paper examines topics of equity and access to post-secondary education through exploration of barriers and other dimensions that serve to identify underrepresented groups in BC post-secondary education. The key purpose of the research project is to assess the policies and practices at the BC Transfer System institutions for admitting…
Descriptors: College Admission, Disproportionate Representation, Access to Education, Policy
Earle, Steven – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
Field courses are a critical component of many post-secondary programs in British Columbia and an important option in many others. They are widely recognized for their pedagogical value, mostly because it has been found that students generally achieve more high-level learning, and they retain more of what they learn, in a field-course setting than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Instruction, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Coordination
Drinkwater, Andrew; Lougheed, Patrick; Jamieson, Lynne – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2018
The Advanced Placement (AP) program provides the opportunity for high school students to enrol in advanced level coursework in a number of subjects, and potentially earn college or university transfer credit. AP is owned, created, and administered by the nonprofit College Board, and many post-secondary institutions provide transfer credit or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Placement, Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement Programs
Johnston, Nancy; Sator, Andrea J. – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2017
This report provides a snapshot of the state of experiential education (EE) in BC higher education and identifies examples of practice as well as challenges. Twelve BC Transfer System member institutions and over 70 educators and administrators provided their insights on EE through a series of institutional conversations. Three main areas of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Postsecondary Education, Definitions
Scott, Kai; Dennis, Drew – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2017
This report explores how to make educational systems more inclusive and responsive to transgender, non-binary, and Two Spirit (TNB2S) applicants and students. This is achieved through two broad means, namely using systems to: (1) collect and store relevant personal information (including name and pronouns) to inform and support respectful…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Identification (Psychology), College Students, Foreign Countries
Drover-Davidson, Cindy; Betts, Kelly; Bennett, Michael; Hodgson, Dan – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2017
This study examined the transition and post-secondary achievement of the dual credit (DC) students in the South Island Partnership (SIP). The SIP is a partnership of Camosun College and five school districts located in the South of Vancouver Island, BC. The SIP DC options include Trades programs, Trades exploration courses, and courses in Arts and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dual Enrollment, Credits, College Credits
McQuarrie, Fiona A. E. – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2016
It is generally assumed by educators that the K-12 curriculum--the curriculum used in primary, elementary, and secondary education--will affect students' post-secondary educational experiences and their ability to enter the workforce. This report takes a multi-faceted approach to addressing the impact of changes in the K-12 curriculum on students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Karpinsky, Val – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2016
A 2013 British Columbia Council of Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT) research report suggested the need to continue research on mature students for the sake of ensuring access to postsecondary education (PSE) for adults and other categories of non-traditional students. The 2013 report laid a basis for this study which investigates key elements of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Academic Achievement
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