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ONCAT releases Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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November 23, 2017 – In recognition of the labour dispute within the college community, ONCAT has decided to amend its RFP deadlines for all those impacted:

We thank everyone for their interest in our RFPs, and look forward to reading your submissions.

 


 

TORONTO, October 2, 2017 – The Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) has issued Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for new postsecondary Innovative Transfer Projects, Pathway Development Projects, and Research Projects on credit transfer in the province of Ontario. Submission deadline: November 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm.

2017-18 RFP – INNOVATIVE TRANSFER PROJECTS

ONCAT is seeking proposals for innovative projects that develop and implement system-wide solutions to enhance student mobility and reduce barriers for transfer students in the province of Ontario. In ONCAT’s experience, the most innovative approaches to student mobility have emerged through institutional partners who have imagined and developed new models of academic collaboration. ONCAT wishes to build on the collaborative work in the sector by encouraging institutions to identify system-wide issues that impact mobility. A key outcome is exploring sustainable solutions aimed at addressing specific mobility issues and developing a model that can be shared with and replicated by other institutions. Any proposed solutions or models should be specific to the Ontario context.

In consultation with the sector, ONCAT has identified some projects that may be of interest, including:

  1. Blending micro-credentials into transfer initiatives;
  2. Building pathways between French-Language institutions/Bilingual Institutions and English institutions for the purposes of bilingual pathways between French and English programs;
  3. Assessing the compatibility, consistency and transferability of Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) credits across postsecondary institutions in Ontario;
  4. Ensuring developed pathways lead to job opportunities and long term economic outcomes for transfer students; or
  5. Exploring innovative tools/methods of gathering data on transfer rates and student mobility in Ontario.

NOTE: Proposals that do not fall into the above-mentioned categories will be considered equally. The list of projects included above is not exhaustive; additional project types that explore student mobility in Ontario are encouraged.

To read the full 2017-18 RFP – INNOVATIVE TRANSFER PROJECTS or to apply, please click here.

2017-18 RFP – PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

ONCAT is seeking proposals for postsecondary pathway development projects that develop and implement strategies to enhance student mobility, expand opportunities for students to transfer, and increase postsecondary collaboration in order to contribute to the ongoing development of a more seamless postsecondary education system in Ontario.

Priority areas for projects are as follows:

To read the full 2017-18 RFP – PATHWAY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS or to apply, please click here.

2017-18 RFP – RESEARCH PROJECTS

ONCAT is seeking proposals for research projects that will advance knowledge and understanding of the current state of student mobility and credit transfer. Priority areas for projects are as follows:

  1. Provide insight on systemic student mobility barriers;
  2. Evaluate pathway success in Ontario;
  3. Develop transfer student profiles;
  4. Contribute to our understanding of student mobility in other jurisdictions; or
  5. Research the employability outcomes for graduates of transfer pathways.

To read the full 2017-18 RFP – RESEARCH PROJECTS or to apply, please click here.

Institutions are asked to submit proposals no later than November 26, 2017 at 11:59 pm – late applications will not be accepted.


 

WHAT’S NEW?

ONCAT has developed a new platform to streamline the application process. Full details on each RFP and the entire application can now be found online through SM Apply. The link to all three programs has been centralized and can be found here:

https://oncatapplication.smapply.io/

To download a guide on how to apply through SM Apply, please click here.

ONCAT has hosted several information sessions in the form of live webinars! To download a recording of our RFP webinars, please click below:

If you have questions about this RFP or require additional details, please contact Lena Balata, ONCAT Project Officer, at 416-640-6951 ext. 303, or lbalata@oncat.ca.

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