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History Articulation Committee fonds
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- History Articulation Committee
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80 cm of textual material.
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The History Articulation Committee (HAC) was created in 1969 to help facilitate the administration of college transfer programs in the province of British Columbia. The goals of the HAC are to expand educational opportunities for students by facilitating the transfer of students from one educational institution to another; to foster understanding of the objectives of the courses in the discipline or program; to exchange information about entry requirements, measures of achievement, course numbering systems, text books, and supporting facilities; to provide for exchange of information, particularly as it relates to new developments in the filed; to identify common professional issues, and to search out needs and opportunities for program development; to provide for liaison among instructors of the subject at all levels; to maintain liaison with appropriate external certification bodies as appropriate; to provide a forum for discussion of instructional practices and for the exchange of learning materials; to foster an orderly implementation of the Transfer Guidelines; and to identify and forward transfer problems which require the attention of the Council on Admissions and Transfer.
The HAC meets annually to discuss numerous issues related to admissions and transfer from local colleges and secondary schools to university programs within the province of British Columbia including: university accreditation for college history courses, changes to curriculum in university history programs, secondary school history curriculum reviews, budget cutbacks at smaller local colleges, the establishment of University-Colleges, the adoption of an associates degree program, issues concerning Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate course recognition across institutions, approval of transfer credits, retirement and hiring of instructors and professors, the availability of library resources, and providing funding for the reproduction of historical materials. The HAC also conducts reviews of program reenrollment and course offerings at educational institutions across the Province.
The HAC operates under the aegis of the British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer and reports to the council through its Program and Articulation Committee. The British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer was created by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Job Training in response to a recommendation by the Provincial Access Committee and as a part of a major Government initiative to improve access to post-secondary education. The council provides leadership and direction in achieving an overall objective of expanding educational opportunities for students through inter-institution transfer, review of admission requirements, and of other arrangements which lead to the various post-secondary institutions working together as a coordinated system.
Members of the HAC include representatives from universities, colleges, secondary schools and vocational institutions across the province of British Columbia including, but not limited to the following: the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, the College of New Calendoina, Capilano College, Okanagan College, Malaspina College, Selkirk College, Vancouver City College, Caribou College, Camosun College, Douglas College, East Kootenay College, Fraser Valley College, North Island College, Northern Lights College, North West College, Notre Dame University in Nelson, Royal Roads Military College, as well as a representative form the Post-Secondary Co-ordinating Committee.
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Fonds consist of records relating to the organization and operation of the History Articulation Committee, the activities of Dr. Robert A.J. MacDonald as Chairman of the History Articulation Committee and the involvement of Professor William A. Sloan as a representative of Selkirk College and secretary of the HAC. Records include incoming and outgoing correspondence, memos, minutes of meetings, reports, handbooks, newsletters, conference schedules, and newspaper clippings about curriculum and college transfer related issues.
The fonds in arranged into three series: Operational files (1969-2001); Chairman files (1982-1893); and the Secretary files (1969-1999).
Immediate source of acquisition
Transferred to Rare Books and Special Collections in 2002 from Jacqueline Gresko, Chair of the History Articulation Committee.