Learner Pathways System Brown Out Period in Effect
Testing System Enhancements
There is a temporary brownout period to test that all LPS system modules are interacting appropriately.
We’ve introduced the High School Transitions (HST) Module for dual credit related agreements to the Learner Pathways System (LPS). To test that all system modules are interacting appropriately, there is a brown out period from December 2017 to February 7, 2018. During this period, there will be no data updates or coding changes to the system, but users can still view data.
Learner Pathways System Enhancements
We anticipate the following enhancements will be available after the brownout period:
Improved overall system performance for our stakeholders.
Improved search and report speeds in applications. Addition of HST module that supports new organization types (e.g., high schools and school authorities, firms, ministries) and will provide dual credit-related course/program agreement opportunities for students via Transfer Alberta.
Updated request info feature in the applications for stakeholder coordination between 5 organization types.
Integrated LPS HST data with Education data to support up-to-date information in the LPS.
Creation of HST reporting and high school reference data.
What is the HST?
This new module will provide Alberta high school students access to information regarding possible courses/program opportunities to earn high school credit and post-secondary credit concurrently. Some of the best-known pathways include the CTS Apprenticeship Pathways and the Registered Apprenticeship Program. Data management will be done by school authority representatives. Testing for the HST is planned for the last two weeks of January, with proposed roll out in late February.
ACAT Training and Academic Advisor Read-only Access
We offer hands-on training for our Learner Pathways System tools, with a focus on the Transfer Credit Evaluation System (TCES) and Catalog. We have stopped in Edmonton and Calgary, trained many institutions virtually, and begun to provide training to academic advisors on the read-only functions they can access. (This is a new initiative for ACAT!)
We will continue to provide training as needed in 2018. If you have any questions, or requests for training, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Canadian Consortium on Admissions and Transfer (WestCAT) Annual Meeting 2017 was held on October 11, including discussion regarding key topics related to its mandate and roles, provincial updates, and input from Alberta post-secondary institutions.
Contact Persons’ Annual Meeting 2017 was held on October 18 at MacEwan University with over 70 attendees. Key topics included Alberta’s Learner Pathways System and new/updated applications, training, and supports.
Inaugural meeting of the International Languages Articulation Committee was held in November 2017.
Redesigned ACAT Website is estimated for testing in January 2018, with planned roll out in February 2018.