In 2019, the ACAT Secretariat, along with pilot institutions self-selected among ACAT member institutions, began a pilot study on transfer credit awarded. The goal was to track how much transfer credit each provider (“To” institution) awarded to courses and offerings from other (“From”) institutions, both inside and outside Canada. Completed in June 2020, the pilot project demonstrated that details down to the From and To course name and credit weightings could be captured in the data. The foundational documents for the pilot project are linked below.
Work is also currently ongoing with institutions to build on the pilot and have provincial data collection for transfer credit awarded estimated to begin in the 2022/23 academic year.
For more information on the pilot project, data standards used, and lessons learned, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.