College Region BC Stats (prepared by BC Stats) (2009)
This report provides a statistical and demographic profile of the Fraser Valley region. In addition the report also provides indicators of economic hardship, labour market issues, education concerns, crime, health problems, children at risk, and youth at risk.
Discussion Paper 2: Student Retention and Academic Success (2009)
Exploring Adult Learning in the Fraser Region (2008)
This report synthesizes information from existing sources about the enrollment patterns of adult learners. It provides demographic data on adult learners in the four partner Fraser Region Consortium institutions as well as information on current offerings for adult learners in BC's private institutions and public institutions in the Fraser Valley. The report recommends that post-secondary institutions in the Fraser Valley should pay more attention to serving the education and training needs of adult learners.
Understanding the Reasons for Student Success in University: A Review of the Literature (2007)
Understanding the Reasons for Student Success in University is a two-part discussion paper series. The objective of this first discussion paper is to provide the background to the characteristics of our students and their success. This paper is also meant to initiate a dialogue through the discussion paper questions.
Discussion Paper Questions
Campus Snapshot: A qualititative study on perceptions of students' at the University College of the Fraser Valley (2007)
This qualitatitive study represents perceptions of students regarding campus environment and campus life at University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV), a public four-year university-college. Participants were asked to photograph and document their impressions of UCFV, including images that represented their institution. Analysis of the participants’ photographs and journals revealed five interrelated themes: student support services, student space, venues for self-expression, the physical environment of the campus, and its physical growth. The results of this study were presented to policymakers as recommendations to the planning and development of the institution’s academic and physical environment.
Destinations and Aspirations of Fraser Region Secondary School Graduates of 2003/04 Who Did Not Pursue Public Post-Secondary Education in 2004/05 in British Columbia (2006)
The Fraser Region Consortium (FRC), including Douglas College, Kwantlen University College, University College of the Fraser Valley (UCFV) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) wanted to gain a better understanding of the further education destinations, intentions and attitudes of recent high school graduates by speaking directly to students via a telephone survey in March, April and May of 2006. The FRC, thought Malatest and Associates, surveyed roughly 2,300 Fraser Region secondary school graduates of 2003/04 who were not registered at a BC post-secondary institution in the 2004/05 registration year.
For data on provincial transition rates of British Columbia secondary students, please click here to view the Student Transitions Project website at the Ministry of Advanced Education.
At Our Doors (2003)
This is a collaborative report to the Ministry of Advanced Education produced by representatives from UCFV, Douglas College, Kwantlen University College, and Simon Fraser University. The report identifies the amount of additional enrolment capacity that will be required over the next decade to serve the Fraser Region's growing population and to meet its need for higher levels of educational attainments. The report provides three scenarios to illustrate the interaction of the differential demographic trends with differing participation rates. The third scenario, which is considered the most realistic, forecasts a modest growth in participation rates beyond the provincial average. The result is that postsecondary enrolment demand in the Fraser Region will increase by about 14,000 FTE's over the next eight years.