The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017!

The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017!

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the External Quality Assurance Agency, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in October 2017. Throughout 2017, the UCJ will host several events including its 12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week from March 6-10, 2017; a Banquet and an Awards Ceremony in October. The celebrations in October will also include a “History of the UCJ” book launch by founding Executive Director, Dr Ethley London.…


The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) hosts 12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) hosts 12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) celebrated its 12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week under the theme, Enhancing and Sustaining a Quality Culture: Preparing for Institutional Accreditation from March 6-10, 2017. The week of activities commenced with training for UCJ Assessors and Accreditation Officers, led by Dr Carol Lynn Anderson, Vice President, The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Burlington,…


JCTE/HEART TRUST/NTA Dr Nadine Scott Lecture and Professional Development Days

JCTE/HEART TRUST/NTA Dr Nadine Scott Lecture and Professional Development Days

The Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE) in collaboration with the HEART TRUST/NTA will be hosting the Dr Nadine Scott Lecture and Professional Development Days from March 28-30, 2017. The first event in the series will take place at the Moneague College in St. Ann on March 28, followed by the West Jamaica Conference Centre in Montego Bay on March 29 and the Northern Caribbean University in Manchester on March…


Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week 2017 messages from key stakeholders

Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week 2017 messages from key stakeholders

The following are messages of support that were published in the UCJ’s 12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week supplement: Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, Minister of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), Reverend Ronald Thwaites, Opposition Spokesperson on Education, Dr Carolyn Hayle, Chairman, the University Council of Jamaica, Ms Katherine Grigsby, Director and Representative, UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, Dr Susanna Karakhanyan, The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies…


12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week set for March 2017

12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week set for March 2017

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) will celebrate its 12th Annual Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education Week, under the theme “Enhancing and Sustaining a Quality Culture: Preparing for Institutional Accreditation,” from March 6 to 10, 2017. A key objective for the ‘week’ is to assist in the development of tertiary institutions by providing training and professional advice on quality assurance matters. This year’s activities will focus on Institutional Accreditation, which…


CHEA’S Annual Conference set for Washington D.C.

The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) will hold its annual conference under the theme “Quality Assurance and Accreditation: Moving Into the Future” at the Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C. from January 30 – February 1, 2017. The annual meeting for CHEA’s International Quality Group will follow the annual conference, under the theme “Quality  and Quality Assurance in a Changing World” on February 1 – 2, 2016. For further information…


CANQATE Art Competition Winner for 2016 announced

CANQATE Art Competition Winner for 2016 announced

The Board of Management of CANQATE extends congratulations to Mr Dorron Weir, a student of the Portmore Community College in Jamaica on becoming the winner of the CANQATE Art Competition for the year 2016 and a prize of US$500.00.  The Competition, launched in 2014, is open to staff and students from across the Caribbean who are full, associate or individual members of CANQATE. Members are invited to submit artwork depicting…


UCJ supports JCTE and HEART Trust/NTA Edu-TVET conference

A high level delegation from the UCJ led by Dr Carolyn Hayle, Chairman, and Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, supported the JCTE and HEART Trust/NTA Edu-TVET conference, held at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Montego Bay on December 8 and 9, 2016. The conference theme: “Developing a Quality Culture through Effective Leadership in Higher Education & Training towards Superior Technical Leadership Skills & Competencies in Education & Training,” attracted senior administrators…


The UCJ Appoints Executive Director

The UCJ Appoints Executive Director

The Council and Staff of the University Council of Jamaica welcome the appointment of Mrs Althea Heron, as Executive Director, effective November 21, 2016. Mrs Althea Heron is a career Public Servant with over 25 years of combined experience in the fields of education, environment and tourism management. She has held senior directorship positions in the Ministry of Tourism and is an experienced practitioner in strategic planning and evaluation, policy…


UCJ Participates in NPSC Parent Village

UCJ Participates in NPSC Parent Village

On Saturday, November 26, 2016, the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) participated in the National Parenting Supporting Commission’s (NPSC) Parent Village, held at the Hope Zoo in Kingston. The UCJ team supported the event by setting up an information booth and providing information about the UCJ’s functions and services, accreditation of programmes, registration of institutions, academic credential assessment and academic standards. The event was the culmination of Parent Month, which…