Course Outlines in the BC Transfer System: Designing Content and Format to Facilitate Course Transferability

Author: F. McQuarrie | Published: Feb 13, 2024

The purpose of this report is to examine and compare course outlines at BC Transfer System member institutions, and to provide recommendations for course outline content and format to facilitate request for transfer credit.

This project examined course outlines and/or syllabi from 36 BC Transfer System member institutions, along with each institution’s policies and procedures relating to the content and formatting of course outlines and syllabi. While there are consistencies in course outline content, the distinction between course outlines and syllabi is not always clear in policies and procedures. The report recommends establishing or clarifying this distinction, along with ensuring that both include the information most relevant to assessing transfer credit requests.