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PHASE 3 INNOVATION PROJECTS

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  1. PHASE 3 INNOVATION PROJECTS Project #3: General Arts and Science University Transfer Karen Maki, Trent University, Project Lead

  2. ProjectObjectives Develop a general arts and science university transfer framework that prepares graduates to be successful in a university arts, humanities, or social science degree program. Broaden the acceptance of specific college courses that are part of university transfer programs 3

  3. Project Team 4

  4. Best Practices in Arts & Science University Transfer Program Models and Design Highly prescriptive focus, core curriculum Cohort model, ~35 students Core faculty, team teaching Curriculum Design Integration of discipline-based foundation + academic skills Balance breadth and depth Introduce students to discourse of disciplines Variety of learning methods Intro to research 5

  5. Best Practices #2 Faculty Discipline-specific Ph.D Experience in university teaching Remain calibrated to university expectations Focus is on teaching Transition Preparation & Support Managing expectations Balance access and success Higher than normal attrition rate Alternative pathways Complexity, autonomy Advising Self confidence 6

  6. Course Equivalencies Methodology Selected courses from two established university transfer programs Courses designed specifically to prepare students for university Fleming GAS University Transfer (1 year – 4 transfer credits) Seneca Liberal Arts (2 year – 6-9 transfer credits) Syllabi reviewed by universities – 60 reviews conducted 7

  7. Fleming College SOCI103 -- Intro to Psychology: Dynamics of Behaviour SOCI158 -- Intro to Psychology: Principles of Behaviour SOCI104 -- Sociology: An Introduction SOCI105 -- Sociology II: Mass Media HUMN2 -- Classic and Early Modern Philosophy HUMN3 -- Modern Philosophy COMM 62 -- Critical Approaches to Literature in English I COMM 63 -- Critical Approaches to Literature in English II Seneca College YKC100 -- Critical Thinking I YKC200 -- Critical Thinking II YKL100 -- Introduction to World Literature YKL200 -- Introduction to World Literature II 8

  8. Results of Equivalency Assessments

  9. Results of Equivalency Assessments #2

  10. Conclusions & Recommendations Program-based framework and course-by-course analysis both complementary and contradictory Synergies: dedicated, integrated university transfer program model, cohort of students >>> optimal preparation of students for successful transition to university Adoption of Best Practices and course exemplars Standardized course outline components and course credit units to enhance assessments Expand this work to more courses and more institutions…Phase 4 11

  11. Thank you… GAS project team: Rhonda Lenton, Peter Meehan, Shelagh Towson, John Walsh, Christopher Shields, Jeff Zakoor, Peter Lapp, Pamela Barnett-Idahosa Contact… Karen Maki Director, Post-Secondary Partnerships Trent University karenmaki@trentu.ca 12