Session Info

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Addressing Transfer Data Gaps and Access to Student Pathways in Alberta (A1)

Presenters: Ann Marie Lyseng & Eric Dohei
In this session, representatives from the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) Secretariat will share information with a focus on addressing transfer data and research gaps and using transfer and mobility data to support student access to pathways. Examples and discussion will be based in Alberta's Transfer and Pathways System, which includes 35 member institutions from Alberta and six member institutions from B.C., Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon. 

Canadian Armed Forces - Military Education Transition (A2)

Presenter: Andrew Choquette
Every year the CAF enroll and release approx. 10,000 military personnel. A significant segment return to civilian education in order to support their 2nd career.  The CAF has developed the application "My Skills and Education Translator (MySET)" where post-secondary institutions can gather their military credit offerings in one online, searchable location for members, veterans and institutions military credit offerings.

Increasing the Mobility of Indigenous Students Across Canada (A3)

Presenters: Bob Kayseas & Bettina Schneider
The First Nations University of Canada's School of Business and Public Administration has worked closely with the University of Regina during the last five years to establish two transfer credit agreements with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology in Saskatoon, SK and Maskwacis Cultural College in Maskwacis, Alberta. Our presentation will examine the cross-institutional understanding of credit transfer purposes, models, and resources that informed the transfer credit agreement process. The First Nations University of Canada's School of Business and Public Administration has worked closely with the University of Regina during the last five years to establish two transfer credit agreements with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology in Saskatoon, SK and Maskwacis Cultural College in Maskwacis, Alberta. Our presentation will examine the cross-institutional understanding of credit transfer purposes, models, and resources that informed the transfer credit agreement process.


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Developing Next Generation Student Mobility for Canada  (B1)

Presenter: Joanne Duklas
Join this session for an update about the national student data exchange network being developed by PCCAT, the national registrars€™ association (ARUCC), CUCCIO, and CanPESC. Both Universities Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada have formally endorsed this project along with more than 70 institutions, allied organizations, and government entities. The session will share an overview of the project, provide the latest implementation updates, and capture your expert advice as we move ahead.

Emerging Models of Interinstitutional Collaboration: A case study of the YorkSeneca Partnership (B2)

Presenters: Henry Decock & Paula Green
Research on Canadian colleges and universities identified two major forms of inter-institutional academic collaboration, namely the College-University Transfer Model and the Collaborative Model (Kirby 2008). Intra/ inter-institutional arrangements as defined by the Council of Ontario Universities require approval. This presentation will illustrate some of the innovations to evolve within the last decade, and the resulting hybridization of inter-institutional models facilitating student mobility.

Recurrent Reports: the Evolution of Transfer Studies in BC (B3)

Presenters: Robert Adamoski & Anna Tikina
Transfer pathways functionality metrics are key for learners, post-secondary institutions, and transfer-related agencies. BCCAT has undertaken three major recurrent reports on transfer and student mobility in BC. In addition to sharing findings from the most recent studies, this session will focus on how the needs of the various audiences have evolved, and how changes in the external environment have led to new data sources and methodologies for measuring transfer system effectiveness in BC.


3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Mobility patterns of Seneca's business students at York: Student profile and academic success  (C1)

Presenters: Ursula McCloy & Kate Williams
Building on the almost 40 year partnership between Seneca College and York University, this study tracks the mobility patterns of Seneca business students who moved between Seneca and York, in either direction, during the years 2012 to 2017. It seeks a better understanding of the transfer student profile and factors influencing successful transfer. Ultimately the findings can support the creation and enhancement of transfer agreements as well as supporting students making the transition.

APPL: Advanced Placement and Prior Learning by The BCIT SITE Centre  (C2)

Presenters: Kay Kuri & Justine Arsenault
BCIT uses an alternative approach to assessing the training and experience of individuals with various backgrounds to provide advanced placement pathways into BCIT programs. Through a national expansion program, 19 post-secondary institutes have adopted this assessment method for the Canadian Armed Forces across Canada.

Transfer, Within and Without  (C3)

Presenter: Jennifer Kook
Case studies on the path to launch and failure to launch of a transfer credit system used to articulate transfer agreements between public and private PSIs within a province, namely British Columbia and Manitoba. Evolving business practices and cultures through design and use of improved technology. Associated opportunity costs of business decisions constrained by context and mitigation strategies. 


Friday, June 21st, 2019

11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Sharing the Value & Importance of Regional Articulation Committees  (D1)

Presenter: Avery Hulbert
Join Avery Hulbert, Chair, Western Regional Criminology Articulation Committee to learn about the development, management, and activities of the only BCCAT regional committee. The several years of work of this committee demonstrates the value and importance in working together as colleagues across provincial lines to create new opportunities for students to complete their education. Participants will be encouraged to share ideas, challenges & barriers to develop more regional partnerships.

Developing Canadian Higher Education Capacity for International Credential Transfer Assessment (D2)

Presenter: Joanne Duklas
Join this session to learn about international document assessment practices for transfer in Canada and beyond. BCCAT recently funded a national research project led by Joanne Duklas, which identified and analysed the typology of practices and perspectives in post-secondary. Newly published, this peer-reviewed national study examined the current state in Canada, the relevant quality assurance frameworks, formal conventions, and best practices. https://www.bccat.ca/pubs/Intl_Transfer_Credit.pdf

Communicating Transfer: The Good Ol' Days of Limited Information (D3)

Presenters: Jennifer Kook & Anna Tikina
In 2018/19, BCCAT commissioned an external review of the BC Transfer Guide, which included an environmental scan of transfer sites across N. America, surveys & focus groups to assess how transfer info is communicated & understood. This session focuses on these results, next steps, how we can use site analytics, data, & using social to facilitate transfer. Survey says stuff, site analytics say even more, & communication strategies allow us to say it to our students, domestic & international.


1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

High School Transitions Pathways to Postsecondary: Alberta Initiatives  (E1)

Presenters: Clare Ard & Eric Dohei
In this session, representatives from the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT) Secretariat will share different ways of working with secondary and post-secondary systems to support high school transitions pathways to post-secondary. Examples will include Alberta articulation and affiliated committees and Alberta Learner Pathways System tools and stakeholder data for high school transitions, including out-of-province, academic upgrading, I.B. and A.P., and dual credit. 

10 Steps for Improving Access for Military Veterans and Reservists into a Polytechnic Education  (E2)

Presenter: Selene Wray
During the last academic year, Sask Polytechnic has undertaken many initiatives to help improve access for military veterans and reservists into a polytechnic education. Selene Wray, a Learner Pathways facilitator, will discuss 10 steps that Sask Polytechnic is currently working on to improve access for military candidates. These steps go beyond the simple transaction of transfer credit recognition for course credit and require a larger system approach including policy changes.

The benefits and complexities of datasharing within interinstitutional academic collaboration (E3)

Presenters: Paula Green & Brian Baumal
Research on three college/university partnerships in Ontario offers insights into the challenges, benefits and parameters of data sharing within academic collaboration. The presentation will describe how these Ontario institutions formalized data exchange, through articulation agreements, MOUs, co-registrations and other collaborative arrangements.


2:25 pm - 3:15 pm

The Secret Transfer Guide: How BCCAT and UBC Collaborated to Reveal Hidden Pathways beyond BC  (Plenary II)

Presenters: Mike Winsemann & Debbie Lin
In 2018/19, the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) partnered with the University of British Columbia (UBC) in a pilot to import UBC's internal transfer credit tables, and adopt BCCAT's Transfer Credit System (TCS) as the workflow for all articulation activities, including all inter-provincial and international equivalencies. This presentation will provide the story on this pilot project, the lessons learned, and the next steps moving forward on this exciting initiative.