MOA for collaborative learning signed
The BC Deans of Arts and Science programs (BCDASP), a consortium of 21 public and private post-secondary institutions in BC and Yukon, signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on April 17.
The purpose of the agreement is to explore the value of collaboration for learners, to enhance collaborative learning across BC post-secondary institutions, to commit where possible the open sharing of information and best practices that fosters the relationship necessary for collaboration in education, and to commit to finding and developing efficiencies, solutions, and innovations that benefit students, institutions and communities.
Inherent in this agreement are the values and practices of sharing, openness, courage and innovation. Encouraged by the MOA, the signatories have agreed to work on developing a sustainable platform of innovation and collaboration; shared delivery of courses and programs; new collaboration credentials; innovative entry and transfer agreements; sharing faculty, curricula, and resources; online learning including online laboratory development; sharing technical resources; and sharing approaches to avoid duplication and waste.
Chair of the BCDASP, Dr. Laura Cooper, College of the Rockies said, “The BC Deans of Arts and Science programs are committed to providing the best education possible for University Studies students at all levels of study within BC and Yukon. We recognize, as a group, that through collaboration we are better able to deliver a wide range of courses and programs across the breadth of our region.”
The collaborative delivery of some courses will begin in the Fall 2012.
For more information contact Dr. Laura Cooper, College of the Rockies, 250-489-2751 ext. 3224 or email: email@example.com.