Site

Publication

Articulation Committees

There are 66 articulation committees that participate in the BC Transfer System. The role of these committees in the system is to "expand educational opportunities for students by facilitating transfer of students from one educational institution to another." Articulation committees normally meet once a year to share information and to engage in discussions related to curricular matters, particularly those affecting student mobility. The meeting's aim is to generate common understandings regarding course objectives/outcomes, teaching methodologies, and other relevant issues. Articulation committee meetings foster collaborative and collegial relationships among disciplinary colleagues throughout the system. All institutions offering a program or courses in a specific discipline are expected to send an appropriate representative to the annual meeting of the relevant articulation committee.

The Terms of Reference for articulation committees state that the committees' purpose is to "expand educational opportunities for students by facilitating transfer of students from one educational institution to another." While some articulation committees schedule time at their meetings to discuss course-to-course articulation, transfer credit is not usually established at most of these meetings. Rather, discussions at the meetings lead to common understandings regarding course objectives and outcomes, and relevant teaching methodologies.

A list of articulation committees, and the website for each individual committee, can be found here.

The above section is adapted from BCCAT's Articulation Committee Companion.