ONCAT Conference 2012

The 1st Annual Student Pathways in Higher Education Conference

Sutton Place, Toronto | January 26 - 27, 2012
Sponsored by the College University Consortium Council (CUCC)

Conference Proceedings

Thursday, January 26th

Session Chair: Anne Sado, President, George Brown College

Keynote: The Importance of Robust Credit Transfer Policy: National and International Trends

What Ontario Has Learned from 40 Years of Bilateral Transfer Agreements

Introduction & Overview

Experiences of Ontario Universities

What's Enough?

  • Cindy Hazell, Senior Vice President, Seneca College

Session Chair: Ann Buller, President, Centennial College

Postsecondary Student Mobility: The Students' View

  • Sam Andrey, Ontario University Student Association
  • Jim Robeson, Colleges Student Alliance
  • Michael Yam, Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
  • Marie-Lison Fougère, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Programs Division, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Susan Golets, Manager, Programs Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
  • Geri Smith, Senior Policy Advisor, Programs Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Welcome Reception

  • Welcome: Max Blouw, President, Laurier University
  • Transforming Ontario's Postsecondary Future: The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

Friday, January 27th

Session Chair: Rhonda Lenton, Vice Provost Academic, York University

Opening Remarks: Organization of the Day

  • Maureen Callahan, Interim Executive Director, College University Consortium Council

College Student Mobility and Success after Transfer: Recent Research Findings and Implications

Session Chair: John Walsh, Vice-Provost, University of Guelph-Humber

Establishing New Models: Results and Conclusions from Recent Pathway Initiatives in Business Accounting and Human Resources, General Arts and Science, and Social Services Programs

New Directions: Implementing the Framework and Supporting Transfer Student Success

  • Introduction of Afternoon Sessions: Maureen Callahan, Interim Executive Director, College-University Consortium Council

Breakout Sessions

Implications of Transfer Pathways for College Programs: Is there a place for a transfer curriculum?

  • Cheryl Jensen, Vice-President Academic, Mohawk College and Chair, College Committee of Vice Presidents Academic
  • Lori Livingston, Dean, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences,
  • Lakehead University and Lead, Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Nursing Pathway Project
  • Mary Pierce, Chair, Lawrence Kilin School of Business, Fanshawe College and Team Member, Business - Accounting Pathway Project

Student Support Services that Drive Transfer Success​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ONTransfer.ca: ONTransfer Website and Transfer Guide Presentation

2011-12 Innovation Fund Projects

Course-by-Course Credit in General Arts and Science

  • Susan Giroux, Associate Dean, Humanities, McMaster University and Co-Chair, General Arts and Science Course Transfer Project
  • Peter Meehan, Chair, School of Liberal Arts and Academic Partnerships, Seneca College and Co-Chair, General Arts and Science Course Transfer Project

Degree Completion Pathways from High Affinity College Programs

  • Biotechnology and Environmental Technology Programs: Rob Gordon, Dean, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph
  • Business Programs: Richard Hook, Vice President Emeritus, Humber Institute
  • Hospitality Programs: Kerry Godfrey, Professor and Director School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Guelph
  • Information Technology Programs: Tony Vanelli, Dean, College of Physical and Engineering Science, University of Guelph
  • Journalism and Public Relations Programs: Rhonda Lenton, Associate Vice-Provost, York University
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology: Nader Zamani, Associate Dean, Academic, University of Windsor
  • Protection, Investigations and Security and Police Foundations Programs: Gillian Siddall, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lakehead University

Innovative Degree Programs Designed for College Graduates

  • Brad MacIsaac, Assistant Provost, Planning and Analysis, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Marilyn Mason, Registrar, King's University College, University of Western Ontario
  • John Walsh, Vice-Provost, University of Guelph-Humber

Session Chair: Don Lovisa, President, Durham College

Keynote: Challenges and Opportunities