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Transfer Innovations (TI) Fund

Call for project proposals 2017-2018

The BC Council on Admissions & Transfer (BCCAT) encourages the development of flexible and innovative transfer arrangements among BC post-secondary institutions. BCCAT recognizes that there may be constraints on credit transfer, and seeks to minimize inequities and difficulties faced by students and institutions. In addition, increasingly students are seeking the ability to transfer to or from jurisdictions outside of BC and there is growing demand for articulation agreements that are inter-jurisdictional and transfer information that includes institutions outside of BC. The Transfer Innovation Fund supports projects that make significant improvements to transfer information and opportunities for students.

The Transfer & Articulation Committee (TAC) of BCCAT invites articulation committees or related discipline-based groups to submit project proposals for Transfer Innovations funding.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

We invite proposals for the following types of projects:

  1. Flexible Pre-Major (FPM) (Analysis and/or Implementation): A Flexible Pre-Major defines the courses in a discipline that will be accepted as meeting first and second year requirements of a degree program in participating institutions. Proposals will be considered for projects involving FPM analysis, FPM implementation, or both. An analysis project examines the feasibility of a Flexible Pre-Major agreement among participating institutions in the BC Transfer System. An implementation project plans and obtains institutional agreements to participate in a Flexible Pre-Major. Generally, a proposal for an FPM implementation will only be considered if an FPM analysis project has already been completed.

  2. Block Transfer: Block Transfer agreements permit students to transfer a completed lower-level credential into an upper-level credential program at another institution (e.g. a 60-credit diploma transferring as the completed first and second year of a 120-credit undergraduate degree program). Proposals will be considered for the creation or development of Block Transfer agreements that involve the majority of the institutions represented on the relevant articulation committee.

  3. Learning Outcomes: A number of jurisdictions use learning outcomes as the basis for transfer agreements. Proposals will be considered for projects assessing the relevance of learning outcomes to an articulation committee’s discipline or for projects aimed at developing a set of learning outcomes in a program or years within a program.

  4. Other Projects: Proposals will also be considered for transfer-related projects not falling into any of these four categories such as broad-based disciplinary issues such as benchmarking against standards, assessment, or field school coordination. Articulation committees and other discipline-based groups are encouraged to consider transfer-related projects that address the needs and conditions of their own subject area.

The maximum amount of funding available for a Transfer Innovation-funded project is $15,000. The following application form is a fillable pdf file which should be opened with Adobe Acrobat:

Further information on Flexible Pre-Major and Block Transfer projects is available in the How to Articulate handbook on the BCCAT website.