Connecting GTA Teachers Planning by ldd0229

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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




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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.




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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.




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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



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