Post-secondary Education Links
Previously known as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC), Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the national, voluntary membership organization representing colleges and institutes to government, business and industry, both in Canada and internationally.
BCCAT Online provides information relating to admission and transfer within B.C.'s post-secondary education system. This site contains links to several full-text reports in pdf format, e.g. reports about college transfers to BC universities.
The Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for providing relevant, accessible, public post-secondary education and training to all British Columbians. See especially the section for Educators and Trainers.
BC Stats is the central statistical agency of British Columbia. It provides reports and publications regarding the demographic, social and economic conditions of the province and its population. The statistics provided come from various sources, including Statistics Canada and surveys conducted by provincial government ministries and agencies.
Items of interest on the BC Stats website:
BC College and Institute Student Outcomes (CISO)
The BC College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey attempts to contact former students from British Columbia's public colleges, university colleges, and institutes by telephone 9 - 20 months after they complete all, or a significant portion, of their program. The survey asks former students what they have done since leaving and if they were satisfied with the education they received. Publications and reports based on these survey results are available.
Data is available by various provincial regional categories, such as College Regions, School Districts and Health Regions.
Searchable information on program offerings in BC postsecondary institutions.
The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system created by the National Library of Education, designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. This is often the best bibliographic database to search on any educational topic from kindergarten to post-doctoral education.
The Advanced Search feature is easy to use and is recommended for most users.
The membership of PNAIRP is drawn from universities and colleges in BC, Washington and Oregon. The site is useful primarily for its links to other sites.
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), is an American association heavily influenced by universities and physical plant planners. It has, however, broadened its attention over the past 30 years to include a range of academic and administrative planning issues throughout post-secondary education. The site has good links with other American educational organizations and its publications are usually very readable.
The Student Transitions Project links data from BC secondary schools, colleges and universities to study the flow of students out of secondary school into and among postsecondary institutions.