BCCAT has a long history of helping shape the policy and processes that support articulation and student mobility in BC. Below is a list of the variety of services BCCAT provides in support of the BC Transfer System.
Maintain BCTransferGuide.ca and EducationPlanner.ca
Maintain and support Articulation Committees
Over 70 discipline and program committees meet annually to discuss articulation issues. The work of Articulation Committees is the essential base for negotiating institutional transfer agreements.
Working with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development and various post-secondary institutions and agencies, BCCAT sponsors research related to student mobility within the BC Transfer System. Such research is relevant to the development of admissions and transfer policy. Research is also conducted on issues pertinent to other areas of the Council's mandate.
Circulate discussion papers, reports, and information bulletins
Council-sponsored workshops provide valuable forums for presentations of new initiatives, sharing experiences, and vetting proposals. Past workshops have addressed topics such as block transfer, articulation issues, transfer among applied programs, and improving articulation with the secondary school system.
Resolve transfer problems by bringing together institutional representatives
Post-secondary institutions in BC adhere to a statement of Principles and Guidelines for Transfer. Occasionally, when an institution believes that a decision has been made which violates one of these principles or guidelines, a "complaint" is registered with the Council which then seeks to bring the parties together to resolve the matter.
Participate in meetings with institutional and agency representatives
Much work of the Council occurs in one-to-one meetings and with small groups of interested professionals brought together to consider and develop proposals and make recommendations.