Always respectful of institutional autonomy, CATNB works collaboratively to improve awareness of, and opportunities for, learner mobility. As part of its operational structure, CATNB has a standing Operations Committee (OC) composed of representatives at the registrar level or equivalent from participating institutions, as well as a PLAR Group that promotes the appropriate and effective use of prior learning assessment and recognition to support learners.
In June 2008, the government of New Brunswick released its Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick, based on the belief that education is a key element of attaining self-sufficiency for New Brunswick.
In August of 2009 a provincial working group composed of registrars from post-secondary institutions was established to explore the possibility of developing a common Web Portal for Credit Transfer.
In accordance with the Plan, a Council on Articulations and Transfer of New Brunswick (CATNB) was officially established November 1st, 2010 and the initial 2009-10 committee of registrars was transformed into a standing CATNB Operations Committee (OC). Moreover, the initial provincial committee established to develop a provincial prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) coordination plan, became the NB PLAR Action Group (NBPLAR). Having worked in affiliation with CATNB for six consecutive years, in 2017 it merged with CATNB as its standing PLAR Group.
J. Sheldon MacLeod