Call for Proposals

PAN-CANADIAN CONSORTIUM ON ADMISSIONS AND TRANSFER (PCCAT) 2017 CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
TORONTO, ONTARIO, JUNE 8TH AND 9TH

DEADLINE: MARCH 10, 2017
SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION BELOW

150 WAYS TO TRANSFER: A CELEBRATION OF PATHWAY INITIATIVES AND RESEARCH

Presentation proposals should address questions/topics relevant to the conference theme. In particular, thought should be given to certain accomplishments and to how and why collaborative efforts on specific credit transfer initiatives and research have and will continue to benefit students, institutions, and society. Recognizing that 2017 is the 150th year of confederation, we would like to celebrate regional, multi-provincial, and national initiatives. Proposals may draw upon topic areas such as the following:

  • Communities of practice to facilitate credit transfer and mobility within and across institutions and /or jurisdictions
  • Effective networks for communication and outreach on credit transfer
  • Competency and /or outcomes based credit transfer pathways
  • Cross-institutional and/or cross-jurisdictional understanding of credit transfer purposes, models, and resources
  • Regional / National credit transfer partnerships
  • Students access to credit transfer pathway and planning information and resources
  • Understanding and trust between institutions and/or faculty in support of credit transfer and student mobility
  • Research on student access and mobility patterns within and /or across institutions and jurisdictions
  • Technology in support of inter-institutional and/or inter-provincial collaboration on student credit transfer

Presentation Format:
  • Presenters should try to include opportunities for interactive audience participation. Some recommendations include:
  • A hands-on workshop revealing tips, tricks and best practices of collaboration or communication technology that enhances admission and transfer 
  • Institutional/organizational case studies that feature successful new ways to collaborate
  • Reports and/or research projects that use collaborative and innovative techniques to gather information regarding transfer and admission processes 
  • A panel or TED Talk approach group presentation /discussion pertaining to various initiatives /accomplishments in various areas in the country (A TED Talk approach encompasses 3-5 consecutive presentations, 10 minutes each, followed by the individual presenters being available at speaker tables for interactive discussions for 15 minutes.) 
  • A presentation that is an onsite gathering of information provided by conference attendees regarding the conference theme 

Facilitating student participation: Student panels / TED Talk or co-presentations with institutional professionals are greatly encouraged. Student participants should be well-versed on and/or personally experienced with the issues of credit transfer and mobility. Students would require sponsorship to attend by their home institution or organization.

Proposal authors will be notified approximately two weeks past the due date regarding the status of their submissions. Members of the planning committee may contact authors to discuss possible grouping of sessions, depending on the submissions received.

Before you begin: Sixty minute sessions should include at least 15 minutes for questions and discussions. Some presentations may be grouped within a single session.
Please be prepared to supply a PDF of your presentation to post online. Please submit your presentation slides two weeks prior to the event. Presenters are required to register for the conference and pay the applicable fee (registration details will follow).

Proposal Submission Instructions
  • Proposals may be submitted in any format, PDF or Microsoft Word are preferred.
  • Please submit only one document that does not exceed 100 MB in size.
  • Click here to submit your proposal.
  • Deadline for submissions: Feb 17, 2017, 9:00 PM AST
  • You will receive an email confirmation receipt with a unique confirmation number once you finalize your submission.
  • Minimum system requirements: Internet Explorer 8/9/10+, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Javascript must be enabled. Browser cookies must be enabled.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Matthew Duncan:
  • matthew.duncan@senecacollege.ca,
  • (416) 491-5050 ext. 77939