Explore how articulation committees support learner pathways
ACAT has articulation committees in many specific disciplines, such as English and Engineering, as well as committees that focus on particular learner pathways, such as Dual Credit, Student Advisors, or Provincial Transitions.
Articulation committees connect institutions and other stakeholders and support Alberta’s Transfer and Pathways System. They help member institutions and relevant stakeholders:
Share curricular and pathways updates and recommendations and issues with one another and with the Secretariat/government, with a specific focus on those that affect admissions and recognition of prior learning including transfer
Discuss different ways they can collaborate on admissions and transfer and new learner pathways opportunities
Find possible solutions to shared student mobility or pathways challenges
Alberta’s member institutions are autonomous and establish their own admissions and transfer criteria and policies. Articulation committees bring together faculty and/or other relevant institution and stakeholder representatives from common subject matter or pathways areas, so they can share information about courses and programs or other key data, discuss key issues and topics, and look for new transfer credit and learner pathways opportunities. These committees also help post-secondary institutions and other stakeholders share promising practices or new research in their fields, increasing opportunities for system-wide collaboration and coordination. Articulation committee Chairs/Co-chairs lead these committees with governance support from the ACAT Secretariat, who facilitates articulation committee operations in the system.
Given the current context of ACAT awaiting next steps from the findings of the Alberta 2030: Building Skills for Jobs review of post-secondary education, ACAT's articulation committee model continues to be led by the work of the ACAT Secretariat in Advanced Education in collaboration with institutions and other stakeholders. Updates to the articulation committee model may be made in the future when more information is available.
Learn more about these committees, including which subjects or pathways are covered. You can also request to join an existing committee and learn about how to propose creation of a new one.