Inside this edition of ONCAT NEWS, you’ll have a chance to:
Explore our new Annual Report, covering all our activities from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020;
Review new and ongoing funding opportunities, including the fast-approaching deadline for the Transfer System Stakeholder Surveys RFP;
Learn about five of our exciting special projects: our Transfer Pathways DataPilot; the MapIT: Institutional Process Mapping project; the new HOTA (Heads of Transfer Advising) committee; the Transfer Student Summer Project; and an evolution of our Faculty Fellows project; and
Read an update on the state of transfer in Ontario from our Executive Director, Yvette Munro.
This year, ONCAT will be rolling out several funding opportunities to support research that will inform transfer system planning, the development and implementation of in-demand pathways, and seamless and consistent transfer processes across Ontario. Watch for our calls for proposals and opportunities to join one of our Learning Collaboratives.
And if you are ready to go with a project idea, we accept proposals on a continual basis for student action, research, and seamless transfer projects. Click the button below and get in touch!
RFP: Transfer System Stakeholder Surveys
ONCAT is seeking a qualified vendor with strong survey expertise to assist us in the design and implementation of large-scale surveys. These surveys will involve key stakeholders such as faculty (e.g., instructors, professors, etc.); prospective and actual transfer students; and system partners or stakeholders (e.g., secondary school administrators/educators, parents, etc.).
QUESTIONS DUE BY EMAIL: July 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m. EST
(send to: email@example.com)
PROPOSAL DEADLINE: Aug. 17, 2020, 11:00 p.m. EST
For more information, including full description, scope of work, and submission process, please visit: https://oncat.ca/en/partner-us.
Annual Report, 2019-2020
What a year it’s been for ONCAT — and for Ontario’s transfer system. In our Annual Report, we look back at our progress over the 2019–2020 fiscal year.
Inside, you’ll find:
Messages from our Board Co-Chairs, Ron Common andDeb MacLatchy, and our Executive Director, Yvette Munro.
Transfer System Improvements: How we reinforced Ontario’s transfer system through strategic, targeted funding streams and a host of groundbreaking research projects.*
Sector Engagement Updates: How we engaged transfer students, transfer advisors, faculty members, administrators, and institutional leaders.
ONTransfer.ca News: How we made improvements to the content and utility of our ever-expanding student-centric platform.
*Contains a full list of all funded projects from the 2019–2020 fiscal year.
Transfer Project and Sector Engagement Updates
1. Transfer Pathways DataPilot. Earlier this year, ONCAT enlisted eight postsecondary institutions—First Nations Technical Institute, Algoma University, Durham College, Lakehead University, Ontario Tech University, Fanshawe College, Mohawk College, and Trent University—to take part in a pilot to assess transfer student profiles, including student uptake of transfer pathways, along with their characteristics and outcomes. Based on the success of the pilot, we plan to expand the strategy, accept additional institutions, and manage a second cohort. Learn more about this work.