Presentation on theme: "Oncat.ca Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer Overview and Priority Projects Presentation to 2014 NBCAT NBPLAR Symposium October 2014 Glenn Craney."— Presentation transcript:
oncat.ca Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer Overview and Priority Projects Presentation to 2014 NBCAT NBPLAR Symposium October 2014 Glenn Craney Executive Director
2 ONCAT’s Strategic Priorities Students will experience ease of mobility among publicly funded postsecondary institutions. Students will experience reduced barriers when transferring, which will help them to graduate. There will be increased and improved collaboration among institutions (colleges and universities) regarding transfer opportunities and articulation. Stakeholders will have improved awareness and knowledge of transfer opportunities, outcomes and progress.
3 Early Successes: Increasing Collaboration Annual Student Pathways Conference 250 + participants National and International panelists on student mobility Ontario’s Credit Transfer Initiatives Jointly Developed Responses to Ministry priorities: Best Practices Committee Degree to Degree Project Data Collection Accountability Framework Professional Development Workshops in areas of common interest Learning Outcomes Ontario Education Number
4 Early Successes: Opportunities for Students Credit Transfer Innovation Fund 100+ Projects Apprenticeship to Diploma Diploma to Diploma Diploma to Degree Degree to Diploma Student Portal (ONTransfer.ca) ONTransfer.ca used as a resource to provide accurate information to students on transfer opportunities Program Transfer Guide Course-to-Course Transfer Guide Pathway Opportunities 700+ block pathways posted (100% increase over 2011) Almost 90,000 course transfer equivalencies 800,000+ student opportunities 60% of diploma graduates have a pathway into at least one degree option
5 Early Successes: Communications Communications Strategy Developed a corporate identity (ONCAT) and emphasized the website by shifting from ONTransfer to ONTransfer.ca Developed awareness through regular updates to members – infographic, enewsletters & Annual Report Marketing Strategy ONTransfer.ca website – on track for 300,000 unique views in 2014 Increased student awareness – student fairs, student viewbooks, transit campaign, on-campus advertising, twitter Google ads Media Strategy Earned media / paid media
6 Current Priorities Completing Projects of High-Priority Ensuring Best Practices in Credit Transfer New Pathways – Degree to Degree Accountability Framework Learning Outcomes Promoting Student Mobility across Canada Memorandum of Understanding (BCCAT, ACAT, ONCAT and NBCAT)
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