Please Note:  The content of this guide has been updated and incorporated into the 2018 version of the How to Articulate Handbook. 

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Many people inside BCCAT and in the larger post-secondary system have contributed their advice, wisdom, and expertise to this handbook. The first edition of How to Articulate was written in 2005 by Finola Finlay, BCCAT Associate Director, Transfer and Articulation, with Valerie Yorkston as project manager. They were ably assisted by an Editorial/Advisory Committee and other members of BCCAT staff.

The revision involved updating sections with new material, removing examples that were no longer current, and reviewing the original language for clarity given the changing nature of the BC Transfer System. Re-writing was done by Fiona McQuarrie and general editing coordinated by John FitzGibbon, project coordination by Christi Garneau, with contributions from Rob Fleming. Valerie Yorkston managed the design and publication process for the pdf version, and Mike Winsemann managed the process of adapting the Handbook to the BCCAT Information Centre on the BCCAT website.

A group of individuals that participate in the operation of the BC Transfer System volunteered to serve as the Editorial/Advisory Committee for this revision. The Committee reviewed the original work carefully, suggested appropriate changes, and reviewed the revised edition for publication, and provided feedback on the type of web-based information centre that would be appropriate for this material. The Committee also contributed a number of internal documents as examples of current procedures within their institutions. Thanks also to Robert Campbell, Dean of Arts and Science, Capilano University and Costa Karavas, Instructor, Mathematics Department, Vancouver Community College who acted as external reviewers of the final draft.

The members of the Editorial/Advisory Committee:

  • Marjorie Budnikas, Manager, Admissions & Advising, Thompson Rivers University - Open Learning

  • Zoe Dennison, Department Head, Psychology, University of the Fraser Valley

  • David Feldman, Instructor, Mathematics, Selkirk College

  • Al Fukushima, Instructor, Administrative Studies, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology

  • Sheila Hancock, Faculty Member, English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

  • Karen Langan, Articulation Officer, College of the Rockies

  • Sandra Leson, Articulation Officer, University of Northern BC

  • Nicole McDonald, Enrolment Services Professional, University of BC

  • Grant McMillan, Registrar, Trinity Western University

  • Joseph (Joey) Moore, University-College Professor, Sociology, Vancouver Island University

  • Neil Mort, Director of Enrolment and Student Services, Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Suzanne Norman, Admissions and Academic Advising Officer, Capilano University

  • Diana Thomson, Associate Registrar, Okanagan College

  • Dave Tikkanen, Program Head, Tourism, BC Institute of Technology