Credit transfer and duplication
Alex Usher posted the first of two promised pieces on the bugbear of “transferability.” He nails an ongoing contradiction that, although he is concerned with recent events in Alberta, we in N.B. remember from our own PSE debacle:
The whole point of specialized degree programs is that they offer something specific that others don’t; the more unique programs are, the harder it should be to transfer in credits. This is why it’s completely baffling when politicians insist that institutions should simultaneously reduce program duplication and allow more transfer credit. They’re two directives operating at cross-purposes.