Transfer Innovations (TI) funding is made available to articulation committees annually by BCCAT. This funding supports articulation committee projects that have as their central objective a significant improvement in transfer opportunities for students.
Funding is available to support projects in the following categories:
A Flexible Pre-Major is defined as a set of courses in a discipline accepted as meeting first- and second-year requirements of a degree program. 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 completes institutional agreements for participation in a Flexible Pre-Major.
Block Transfer agreements permit students to transfer a completed lower-level credential into a higher-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).
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 and/or for projects aimed at developing a set of learning outcomes in a program or years within a program.
Proposals will also be considered for transfer-related projects not falling into any of the categories above, such as broad-based disciplinary issues, including 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.
BCCAT will not fund projects primarily involving ongoing maintenance of existing transfer arrangements (e.g., honoraria for regular information updates), or projects that replicate what is already found, or should be found, in the BC Transfer Guide.
A call for proposals for funding is circulated to articulation committees in the spring of each year, and is also posted on the BCCAT website at bccat.ca/articulation/projects.
Proposals are adjudicated by the Transfer and Articulation Committee at one of its regular meetings, which are usually scheduled for September, January, and May. The maximum amount of funding for a project is $15,000 and proposals are adjudicated on a first-come, first-served basis. Proposals must be received by BCCAT at least three weeks before the TAC meeting to be included on the meeting’s agenda.
Committees considering submitting a proposal must first consult with BCCAT’s Director, Transfer and Articulation, Meg Stainsby (firstname.lastname@example.org; 604 412 7682) to discuss the proposal requirements and the feasibility of the project.