Credit Recognition and Credit Transfer: the UMAP/UCTS Model

Faucher, Nadia
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada
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Among Canadian universities, there is increased interest and volume of student mobility in the Asia-Pacific region. In this context, credit recognition and transfer issues are a key challenge. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) is the national Canadian contact for the University Mobility in the Asia and Pacific (UMAP) program, a multilateral forum designed to promote student mobility in the region – the United States and Mexico are also UMAP members. UMAP has developed the UMAP Credit Transfer Scheme (UCTS), a tool which is becoming an regional industry standard, much like the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).This presentation is intended to raise awareness about UMAP and the UCTS and to engage in a dialogue about implications, challenges, lessons learned and possible models with respect to credit transfer in the North American context.