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1 Robert Fleming Associate Vice President Academic Kwantlen University College Jody Gordon Associate Vice President Student Services and Registrar Kwantlen University College Kate Ross Registrar and Senior Director, Student Enrolment Simon Fraser University Facilitating Student Access Regional Planning and Resource Alignment through Science Dual Enrolment at Kwantlen University College and Simon Fraser University

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5 Institutional Overviews Kwantlen University College  10,000 student FTEs; 17,000 students in total  4 campuses  25 year history  Community college  university college  regional university?  130+ programs in trades, preparatory, professional and academic areas to the baccalaureate level (masters degree mandate)  Approx. 70% of students in degree programs Simon Fraser University  26,000 students; 14,500 full time and 11,500 part time  3 campuses  40 year history  Research university from inception  Undergraduate and graduate programming to doctoral level  Virtually all students in degree programs

6 Kwantlen Context Current demand for traditional bachelor degrees in sciences is not adequate to expand programs  Science degree programming focusing on specialty areas like Integrated Pest Management and Psychology Desire to maintain a full range of A.Sc. programs despite increased competition and limited resources Desire to maintain strong capacity in science for Kwantlen students in specialty science degree and other degree programs

7 Demand for biology courses by students in non- science degree programs places increasing pressure to divert under-utilized resources from other science disciplines Multiple associate degree streams present resource allocation challenges  Some second year specialty courses are under-enrolled as a result of limited course availability  Resources required to maintain annual access to all specialty courses would compromise more efficient use in other programs Students transfer to UBC and SFU as soon as a seat is available, rather than after they finish their programs and are appropriately prepared to be successful

8 SFU Context Historical transfer pathways from Kwantlen science to SFU science  Desire to maintain transfer pathways and high student success rates resulting from preparation provided by Kwantlen A.Sc. Degrees  About 40% of Kwantlen’s science students transfer to SFU Multiple degree streams present resource allocation challenges  Some second year specialty courses are under-enrolled as a result of limited course availability  Resources required to maintain annual access to all specialty courses would compromise more efficient use elsewhere

9 SFU students must travel to the Burnaby campus to complete their wet labs for science programs they are enrolled in at SFU Surrey  Unproductive use of student time  Strain on Burnaby campus resources  Limited availability of courses for students  Under-enrolled specialty courses Some students less inclined to complete science programs at SFU Surrey if they cannot access wet lab courses in the community

10 Common Goals of Both Institutions Learning Environment Commitment to meeting students’ learning needs Efficient use of current resources Faculty and student research linkages Program synergy and alignment for future development  Possible integrated science programs in future  Possible dual use of enhanced Surrey wet lab facilities in future

11 Common Goals of Both Institutions Strategic Focus Provincial government support for expanded science facilities in South Fraser Region Regional Planning and Campus 2020  Regional Learning Councils  Public and private post-secondary, school districts, business and community collaborative planning  Integrated science planning in Surrey

12 Timelines Spring 2006  VPAs of Kwantlen and SFU sign general MoU to explore coordinated Planning, Program Development and Delivery, and Scholarly Activity opportunities  Several meetings are arranged through the VPA offices to facilitate dialogue between appropriate Deans Summer - Fall 2006  Deans of Science meet to discuss closer program linkages and student transition issues  Deans meet with faculty and determine that dual enrolment MoU is mutually beneficial to their students and programs

13 Fall 2006  Science Dual Enrolment MoU is signed by VPAs  Deans meet with respective registrars to outline dual enrolment concept Spring 2007  Registrars of each institution meet with their staff and representatives of Science Faculties  After a record-setting 1 hour meeting the details are worked out and the Registrars’ offices start the process of developing registration and communication protocols for students Summer-Fall 2007  Timetable sharing between Science Faculties and Registrars’ offices facilitates student access to otherwise unavailable courses across the two institutions for Fall 2007 and Spring 2008

14 Memorandum of Understanding Period of Agreement: January 2007 to January 2012 INTRODUCTION Whereas Kwantlen University College and Simon Fraser University are both publicly funded post-secondary institutions, and whereas these institutions are situated in close geographical proximity and serve many students in common over the course of their preparatory and undergraduate education, it is recognized that it is in the mutual interests of both institutions to explore and pursue collaborative activities that are in the best interests of the students they serve. DUAL ENROLLMENT PATHWAY: SCIENCE The parties have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to confirm their commitment to develop and pilot a Dual Enrollment Pathway toward credentials in Science. This agreement provides the guidelines by which the parties will collaborate.

15 GUIDELINES SFU and Kwantlen University College are interested in assisting students in completing an Associate Degree in Science at Kwantlen University College. To that end, SFU will offer places in second-year Science courses (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics) to qualified Kwantlen University College students when enrollment projections indicate that these courses will not be offered at Kwantlen University College. In this case, “qualified” means that a student has passed all prerequisite courses at the specified grade level. Successful completion of an SFU course will count as credit toward a Kwantlen University College associate degree. If SFU and/or Kwantlen University College students are unable to register in a course at their home institution, and the equivalent, transferable course has spaces available at the partner institution, students may take the transferable course and count the credits obtained toward either or both of the Bachelor of Science degree (SFU) and the Associate Degree in Science (Kwantlen University College). Dependent on course space availability, students may choose to take a SFU course at either the Burnaby or Surrey campus, and may choose to take a Kwantlen University College course at either the Surrey or Richmond campus. Tuition will be paid at the institution at which a course is taken.

16 Registration to Course Completion Procedures: Step 1: Student contacts designate at their home institution indicating a desire to participate and which course(s) they wish to take. Home institution designate will confirm that the student has met the necessary prerequisites to enroll in a course at the visiting institution (see step 4 below). Step 2: The home institution designate will contact the visiting institution designate to confirm course availability.

17 Step 3: The home institution designate will assist the student in filling out an admission application for the visiting institution and fax that over to the designate at the visiting institution. Step 4: SFU will admit Kwantlen students as visiting students. Kwantlen will admit as undergraduate students. For SFU students enrolling at Kwantlen, SFU will seek a Letter of Permission from the Dean of Science Office. For Kwantlen students enrolling at SFU, the Educational Advising office will confirm applicability to the student’s program of study.

18 Step 5: Once approved, the visiting institution designate will manually enroll the student in the applicable course (where space permits). Student will pay the applicable tuition fees to the visiting institution. Step 6: Upon course completion SFU will fax a transcript to Kwantlen and Kwantlen will send a transcript via EDI to SFU. Applicable transfer credit will be awarded.

19 BOTH INSTITUTIONS AGREE TO... PERMIT BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS INITIATIVE. SHARE TIMETABLES/COURSE SCHEDULES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

20 WAIVE THE ADMISSION APPLICATION FEE. ACCEPT ADMISSION APPLICATIONS UP UNTIL THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES FOR EACH SEMESTER.

21 BOTH INSTITUTIONS AGREE TO... WAIVE ALL STUDENT UNION FEES, STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEES AND THE UPASS FEE FOR A VISITING STUDENT WITHIN THIS INITIATIVE. ISSUE A STUDENT CARD TO THE VISITING STUDENT. TRACK ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THIS INITIATIVE AND TO SHARE AGGREGATED OUTCOMES WITH EACH OTHER.

22 Admission to Registration to Course Completion Procedures Dual Enrolment in Science between Kwantlen University College and Simon Fraser University INTERNAL PROCEDURES: Step 1: Student contacts designate at their home institution indicating a desire to participate and which course(s) they wish to take. Home institution designate will confirm that the student has met the necessary prerequisites to enroll in a course at the visiting institution (see step 4 below). Step 2: The home institution designate will contact the visiting institution designate to confirm course availability. Step 3: The home institution designate will assist the student in filling out an admission application for the visiting institution and fax that over to the designate at the visiting institution. Step 4: SFU will admit Kwantlen students as visiting students. Kwantlen will admit as undergraduate students. For SFU students enrolling at Kwantlen, SFU will seek a Letter of Permission from the Dean of Science Office. For Kwantlen students enrolling at SFU, the Educational Advising office will confirm applicability to the student’s program of study. Step 5: Once approved, the visiting institution designate will manually enroll the student in the applicable course (where space permits). Student will pay the applicable tuition fees to the visiting institution. Step 6: Upon course completion SFU will fax a transcript to Kwantlen and Kwantlen will send a transcript via EDI to SFU. Applicable transfer credit will be awarded. BOTH INSTITUTIONS AGREED TO: PERMIT BOTH DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS INITIATIVE. WAIVE THE ADMISSION APPLICATION FEE. SHARE TIMETABLES/COURSE SCHEDULES AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE. ACCEPT ADMISSION APPLICATIONS UP UNTIL THE END OF THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES FOR EACH SEMESTER. WAIVE ALL STUDENT UNION FEES, STUDENT ASSOCIATION FEES AND THE UPASS FEE FOR A VISITING STUDENT WITHIN THIS INITIATIVE. ISSUE A STUDENT CARD TO THE VISITING STUDENT. TRACK ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN THIS INITIATIVE AND TO SHARE AGGREGATED OUTCOMES WITH EACH OTHER.

23 May, 2007 Press Release SFU, Kwantlen UC partners in unique science dual enrolment program Kwantlen University College and Simon Fraser University have launched a unique partnership that allows science students to register for courses at either institution—and have that course credit count towards their associate or bachelor’s degree. “The science dual enrolment option builds on a strong record of successful student movement between our two science faculties,” notes Judith McGillivray, VP Academic of Kwantlen University College. “Years of shared experience have demonstrated that Kwantlen science students completing their degree studies at SFU are much more likely to succeed if they first complete their associate of science degree at Kwantlen.” Beginning in September, 2007, the science dual enrollment option will provide students at both institutions with better access to science courses relevant to their chosen programs. In addition, students will also have more flexibility in when and where they attend their courses. “The dual enrolment program provides a range of benefits for the [post-secondary] system,” notes John Waterhouse, SFU’s VP Academic. “It effectively utilizes expensive facilities and avoids [course] duplication.” SFU and Kwantlen have identified a need for expanded laboratory facilities to meet demand for science education in the South Fraser region. In an effort to realize that goal, the institutions have formed the science dual enrolment partnership to ensure students have maximum access to current facilities. Kwantlen University College science students will have the option of taking SFU classes at either the Surrey or Burnaby campuses, and SFU students will be able to take courses at Kwantlen’s Surrey or Richmond campuses. Although students will receive student cards allowing access to services on either campus, they will only pay admission and student fees at one institution....

24 Next Steps Review process in the Fall 2008 to document successes and areas for improvement Examine ways to automate process in order to grow the partnership Joint lobbying for new science facilities Explore other program areas for collaboration  Students have expressed interest in Faculty of Arts dual enrolment  SFU Mechatronics / Kwantlen CADD Coop  Aboriginal University Preparation Dual Enrolment  Post-baccalaureate education program collaboration  Research collaboration in Crime Prevention with City of Surrey  Community Outreach in Business Development with City of Surrey


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