In early 2012, the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer commissioned BC Stats to survey over 1,600 students who changed BC public post-secondary institutions between the 2010/11 academic year and fall 2011. The survey was designed to learn more about students’ educational goals and motivations for changing institutions, their satisfaction with the institutions and their transfer experience, and how their experience could have been improved.
Follow the links below for publications summarizing results of this research.
Dr. Patty Beatty-Guenter, Success Analytics, further explores the Survey of Movers data in “Readiness and Reverse: Dimensions of Mobility in BC Public Post-Secondary Education”. This paper analyzes student mobility pathways of BC public post-secondary students, analyzing responses by region, sector, and motivation. Student motivation for moving among institutions helps to identify important concepts in mobility, such as readiness for transfer.
A Survey of Movers: Students who Move Between BC Public Post-Secondary Institutions highlights findings of a survey of BC public post-secondary students who changed institutions in the 2010/11 period. The survey was designed to learn more about students’ educational goals and motivations for changing institutions, their satisfaction with the institutions and their transfer experience, and how their experience could have been improved.In addition to the summary report, two additional types of reports are available to participating public post-secondary institutions:
One showing results from students who left your institution in the academic year 2010-2011 to register elsewhere in fall 2011, and
One showing results from students who left another institution in academic year 2010-2011 and registered at your institution in fall 2011.
Each of these reports compares how respondents at your institution answered survey questions, compared with their institutional sector and with the system as a whole.
There are 6 such reports – 3 aggregating the responses by each sector that respondents moved “from”, and 3 aggregating the responses by each sector that respondents moved “to”.
Each of these reports compares how respondents answered survey questions as a sector, with the system response as a whole.
The two types of reports, along with a guide to interpreting the results, have been placed in each institution’s directory on SharePoint: https://share-bcstats.gov.bc.ca/SO/default.aspx. Those unable to access their directory should contact Jim Martell at BC Stats at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The sector-level reports listed here provide more detailed information on student experiences based on the postsecondary sector they originated from, or moved to. Categories included colleges & institutes, teaching universities, and research universities. See BC Post-Secondary System for more information on the sectors which make up BC’s post-secondary system.
BCCAT sincerely thanks the institutions that provided student contact information for their fall 2011 registrants who had been identified through the Student Transitions Project (STP) as having recently moved. We would also like to thank Hugh Judd in the Ministry of Advanced Education for extracting the cohort using STP data, thus identifying the students eligible to participate in the survey. Thanks go to the staff at BC Stats which was contracted to undertake the study, especially Jim Martell, the BC Stats project lead.And finally, gratitude is extended to the Survey of Movers Subcommittee of BCCAT’s Research Committee. Their expertise was invaluable in shaping the survey instrument and overseeing the research over an extended period.
Survey of Movers Subcommittee:
Lesley Andres, University of British Columbia
Bob Cowin, Douglas College
Dorys Crespin-Mueller, Thompson Rivers University
Jacy Lee, Simon Fraser University
Paul Merner, Camosun College
Roseanne Sovka, Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology