The Transfer and Articulation Committee (TAC) is a standing committee established by and reporting to the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (BCCAT). TAC has set forth Terms of Reference to guide the operations of articulation committees.
For the purpose of facilitating post-secondary credit transfer, articulation committees operate under the administrative sponsorship of BCCAT if approved by the Council’s Transfer and Articulation Committee (TAC). However, articulation committees are neither standing committees nor sub-committees of the Council or TAC. As such, articulation committees are not operating with any delegated authority and do not speak on behalf of the Council or its standing committees.
An articulation committee may be delisted for reasons that may include the following:
BCCAT supports and encourages productive articulation committee meetings. Delisting a committee is the last step in a process of consultation and assistance. Inactive articulation committees are delisted from the BCCAT list of articulation committees using the following process:
1. BCCAT staff identify a committee for delisting, using one or more of the following criteria:
2. The BCCAT Committee Coordinator prepares a memo for TAC for discussion at its next meeting. The memo identifies the committee that is considered inactive, lists the evidence indicating that it is inactive, and requests that TAC entertain a motion to delist the committee.
3. If the delisting is approved by TAC through a vote on a motion to that effect, the committee is formally considered inactive, and the Committee Coordinator notifies the articulation committee of its pending removal from the list of BCCAT approved committees. The notification is sent to the last recorded chair and SLP, and posted on the BCCAT website. If possible, institutions that recently participated in the articulation committee meetings are also notified. If no response from the committee is received by BCCAT within six months of the notification, the inactive committee will be deleted from BCCAT’s list of approved articulation committees.
4. All relevant institutions will be notified that the committee is now delisted. If a committee is delisted due to a merger with an existing committee, institutions are expected to continue to fund meeting expenses for representatives to the merged committee.
5. An articulation committee that has been delisted can be reinstated upon a motion to that effect being passed by TAC. To be reinstated, the committee must re-apply for approval, using the format developed for the approval of new committees (see Process for Establishing a New Articulation Committee).