TORONTO, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - The Council of Ontario Universities (COU)
welcomes the provincial government's announcement of the enhanced
Ontario credit transfer system, which allows universities and colleges
to continue to build more pathways for learning, and equip students
with the necessary skills and credentials needed for future success.
"Ontario universities have been working with colleges for many years to
enhance student mobility and ensure student success," says Sheldon
Levy, Chair of COU and President of Ryerson University. "We look
forward to working with the government and our college partners in the
development of this new system to maximize benefits to all our
Currently, there are over 500 agreements between colleges and
universities, which provide students with opportunities that capitalize
on the applied learning of colleges and the academic rigour of
universities. Today's announcement includes the addition of the Credit
Transfer Innovation Fund that will help universities work with colleges
to develop even more credit transfer options for students.
"The most important outcome for a well-developed credit transfer system
is student success," says Bonnie M. Patterson, COU President and CEO.
"We recognize that students desire an improved credit transfer system
so they can graduate as quickly as possible and so resources from
grants and tuition are used efficiently. We have built many pathways
already and, with help from the province, will continue to improve
these pathways to help students succeed."
SOURCE Council of Ontario Universities
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