The Standard (St. Catharines)
Schools sign agreement to bridge student learning
Students accepted into the Niagara College pathway program at Niagara University will be enrolled into an associated program as part of the dual admissions agreement
Niagara College and Niagara University are bridging learning gaps after signing agreements that permit students to study at both schools.
The college and the Niagara Falls, N.Y., university signed a dual admission agreement and an articulation agreement to allow students to transition seamlessly from one post-secondary institution to the other.
It will allow for a stronger relationship for students and the institutions, said college president Sean Kennedy.
“Niagara University has been a long-standing friend and partner of Niagara College, and we are thrilled that these new agreements further extend our collaboration and creates new pathways for our students to study at both institutions,” he said in a news release.
Fiona Allan, Niagara College vice-president academics, in the release said, “The dual admission agreement with Niagara University gives students the assurance that, provided they maintain a good standing within their program at Niagara College, they will be guaranteed acceptance to Niagara University after graduation.
“These well-defined pathways will serve our students well as they continue to explore degree completion opportunities.”
Under the academic articulation agreement, pathways would be created from 16 Niagara College diploma programs to 39 degree programs at the university’s colleges of business, education and hospitality, sport and tourism management.
“As a binational university, Niagara University has a legacy of education in Ontario, and a great history of working closely with Niagara College in providing educational pathways that lead to career opportunities for their students,” said Rev. James J. Maher, president of Niagara University, also in the release.
“This partnership advances our strategic collaboration, creates a seamless application process for students, provides a dual admission scholarship, and gives students a clear direction into an academic pathway.
Students accepted into the Niagara College pathway program at Niagara University will be enrolled into an associated program as part of the dual admissions agreement.
These include students from the early childhood education program to a bachelor of arts in liberal arts; child and youth care program to a bachelor of science in psychology; social service worker program to a bachelor of science in social work; sport management program to a bachelor of sports management – sports operation; police foundations program to a bachelor of science in criminology and criminal justice; business administration – international business, business administration – marketing (co-op) program and business administration – supply chain and operations management (co-op) to a bachelor of science in management. Both domestic and international students at Niagara College are eligible for the dual admissions and pathways produced by the agreements. But students are responsible for their own paperwork to enter the United States.