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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
Pardy, Linda – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2016
The term "advising" has been used by various areas within post-secondary education institutions in British Columbia (BC) and across Canada to describe a variety of activities and tasks that result in providing information to students. The postsecondary education environment in BC has evolved over the past number of years and student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Advising, Postsecondary Education, Literature Reviews
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2016
"Advising" consists of those activities and tasks that result in providing information to students. British Columbia's (BC) post-secondary education has evolved over the past number of years and student advising has changed along with it. Post-secondary institutions are currently challenged to increase student engagement, improve…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Advising, Postsecondary Education, Literature Reviews
Andres, Lesley – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2015
At both the provincial and federal levels, a lively policy debate on the types of education, training, and skill acquisition required to meet the demands of the British Columbia and Canadian workforce is taking place. Despite acknowledgement of the need for lifelong learning and reskilling in light of frequent career changes over the life course,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Questionnaires, Surveys
British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2015
Assessing credits that transfer students bring to an institution may require a significant amount of institutional resources. The increased mobility of students among post-secondary institutions in British Columbia (BC), and the need to ensure efficient admission processes for both the student and the institution, makes transfer credit assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Transfer Students, College Credits, Transfer Policy
FitzGibbon, John – British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, 2015
There has been considerable interest in British Columbia in improving secondary to post-secondary transitions, and the provincial government and secondary and post-secondary institutions have adopted a number of strategies intended to aid in successful student transition from one system to the other. This paper looks specifically at the policy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dual Enrollment, High School Students, College Credits
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