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Appendix A Connecting GTA Teachers Planning Team Meeting Thursday, May 19, 2005 Participants: Nancy Chernin, George Brown Chris Coleman, CGTAT Ron Dorcas, York CDSB Ken Harrison, CGTAT (Chair) Carol Henry, Seneca Michelle Ouellette, Dufferin-Peel CDSB Kay Oxford, George Brown Michelle Rao, Georgian Martha Shephard, Centennial Lucy Valentino, Centennial Mary Vesia, Humber Guests: Gilles Brochu, George Brown Sharon Kinasz, George Brown Marina Lawrence, Centennial Anne MacKenzie-Rivers, George Brown Liz MacLennan, College University Consortium Council Rita McGillivray, Centennial Jean Payne, Georgian Carmen Perillo, Centennial Discussion Topic: ARTICULATION Leaders: Sharon Kinasz, Associate Registrar, Admissions, George Brown Anne MacKenzie-Rivers, Faculty - Nursing, George Brown Gilles Brochu, Professor, Technical, George Brown Liz MacLennan, Interim Director, College University Consortium Council Resources: Handouts: 1. Technological Studies Exemption Eligibility (Toronto DSB + George Brown) 2. Technological Studies Advanced Standing Agreement (Toronto DSB Cisco Academy + George Brown) 3. Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Diploma Program (Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre + George Brown) 4. Advanced Placement Program Canada 5. Steps to University Programme 2004-2005 6. Ontario College University Transfer Guide (OCUTG) 7. Bendale Business & Technical Institute, Grades 9-12 (Toronto DSB + Humber) 8. Cook O.Y.A.P. Apprenticeship Program (Thistletown CI + Humber) – Partnership Agreement and Brochure Page 1 of 4 Articulation Overview from Admission/Registration Perspective Sharon Kinasz, Associate Registrar, Admissions, George Brown George Brown has articulation agreements with Toronto DSB re Business and Central Commerce students. As Registrar, likes to be in on any articulation agreement. Tech and Toronto DSB actually mapped. Doesn‟t guarantee students a spot, but their grades 85% or higher, they can get exempted; which could significantly decrease their course load. George Brown holds events for high school students, on site, using George Brown facilities; e.g. competitions in race-car building, wall-building, etc. Prize is a scholarship to George Brown, should student chose to attend. George Brown Articulation Agreements: Two Different Models Model One Technological Studies Advanced Standing Agreement Between Toronto DSB and George Brown Exemption eligibility for TDSB high school graduates Students who have graduated from the TDSB in the Construction or Architecture stream and are applicants to George Brown programs in o Construction Engineering Technician/Technology o Architectural Technician/Technology o Building Renovation Technician o Building Restoration Technician o Mechanical Technician - Tool and Die o Mechanical Engineering Technology are considered for exemption in a number of courses. The specific courses are listed on Handout #1 (See above). A minimum of 75% must be recorded on the TDSB transcript to be considered. Technological Studies Advanced Standing Agreement Between Toronto DSB and George Brown Exemption eligibility for TDSB high school Cisco Academy Students at George Brown College “Toronto DSB high schools and GBC complement each other in the sense that GBC is a Cisco Academy for Wireless Networking and Security. This means that graduate students from the TDSB can pursue more advanced and specialized Cisco certifications.” Students who have graduated from Toronto DSB Computer/Information Technology Courses (e.g. Northview SS - Cisco Academy stream) and are applicants to the GBC Computer Systems Technology Program are considered for exemption in a number of courses (listed in Handout #2). A minimum of 85% must be recorded on the TDSB transcript for each of the courses listed and TDSB students will need the Cisco Academy Certificates for Modules 1 through 4. Page 2 of 4 Model Two Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Diploma Program Anne MacKenzie-Rivers, Faculty - Nursing, George Brown Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre and City Adult Learning Centre (CALC) in collaboration with George Brown College have developed a collaborative Registered Practical Nursing Diploma program. The program meets new entry-to-practice requirements adopted by the College of Nurses of Ontario and confers on the graduate a Practical Nursing Diploma from George Brown College. Following successful completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to write the Registered Practical Nursing Examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, students will be granted a certificate of registration by the College of Nurses of Ontario and be eligible to practice as Registered Practical Nurses in the Province of Ontario. The first semester of the collaborative program may be taken at CALC or Yorkdale as of September 2005. Students choosing to take the first semester at CALC or Yorkdale will be granted advanced standing and will enter semester two at George Brown College. These students will also have the opportunity to earn their Secondary School Diploma credits while completing the first semester of the Practical Nursing Diploma. The workload is greater, but the semester is longer. There is a financial advantage to students. http://www.yorkdale.net/programs/rpn.htm One Faculty Member’s Reality Gilles Brochu, Professor, Technical, George Brown Now a full-time faculty member at George Brown College, Gilles Brochu has had an interesting and relatively unique career path. In 1973, after four years of high school, he graduated and worked in industry. Tired of frequent layoffs, “padded envelopes”, and still making only $10.00 per hour, he went to College, enrolling in the Mechanical Engineering Technologist Program. At age 32, he entered the auto industry. He then discovered the Joint Apprenticeship Council (JAC) [http://www.electricalapprenticeship.ca/ ] the purpose of which is to help potential electrical apprentices of the Greater Toronto Area. He went through training at George Brown. Obtained his Technical Teachers Certificate At Ottawa University. Worked as a supply teacher as well as electrician for 3 years. Obtained his license in 1998. Worked as an electrician. Constantly took „extra‟ courses. George Brown offered him a full-time position because of his practical experience. Electricians need a good foundation in Math, Science and English. The eight-week program he teaches has a heavy workload with 3-5 hours of homework every night. The textbooks used in the program have relevance to all the courses. Helps students to realize the connections. Page 3 of 4 College-University Student Transfer in Ontario Liz MacLennan, Interim Director, College University Consortium Council CUCC: who's on it and what it does (mandate) Overview of past separate, parallel paths in post-secondary sector Inevitable student requests for recognition of learning in the other sector Transferability in other provinces (e.g., BC., Alberta,) and how Ontario differs Government of Ontario initiatives to foster collaboration (e.g., Creation of CUCC in 1996, pilot projects of 1997, „98, Superbuild projects of 1999, 2000) Ontario College University Transfer Guide (OCUTG) Overview - o What's in it; what's not. o How the information gets there o Who uses it o How to use it o Reporting functionality o How CUCC promotes the Guide Research (and lack thereof) Rae Review Recommendations Questions & Answers About the College University Consortium Council (CUCC) The Ontario College-University Transfer Guide is published online by the College University Consortium Council which was established in April 1996, by Ontario's Minister of Education and Training to facilitate, promote and co-ordinate joint education and training ventures that will: Aid the transfer of students from sector to sector Facilitate the creation of joint programs between colleges and universities Further the development of a more seamless continuum of postsecondary education in Ontario. About the Ontario College-University Transfer Guide The Ontario College-University Transfer Guide was launched in its initial format in 1998. Since then there have been two major upgrades, one in 2001 to strengthen the value of the content, and the second in 2004 to improve the appearance and navigability of the Guide. The guide provides information to college and university students, institutional officials, high school students, their counsellors, and the general public that will enable them to plan and make choices from a growing array of collaborative postsecondary learning opportunities in Ontario. It describes agreements and collaborative programs that ensure a continuum in learning from college to university and university to college in Ontario. The central database is linked to institutional websites which include information about agreements and programs with institutional partners outside Ontario. This Guide also provides links to similar databases in other Canadian provinces. Working principles: o Inform users of the seamless pathways, i.e. credit transfer/articulation agreements and collaborative programs available to them in Ontario by encouraging optimum disclosure of helpful information that can be depended on. o Be useful tool that facilitates lifelong learning opportunities and seamless pathways from colleges to universities and universities to colleges, with built-in flexibility to meet future needs. http://www.ocutg.on.ca Page 4 of 4
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