The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017!

The UCJ celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017!

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the National External Quality Assurance Agency, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in October 2017. The activities for the month include: The 30th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Boulevard Baptist Church starting at 9:00am. The Dr Dennis Irvine Lecture and Dr Ethley London ‘History of the UCJ’ Book Launch – Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Courtleigh Auditorium, starting at…


The UCJ supports MIND Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference

The UCJ supports MIND Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference

The UCJ Communications team hosted a booth at the Management Institute for National Development  (MIND), Regional Public Sector Leadership Development Conference, held from July 19-20, 2017, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston. The conference themed, “Adaptive Public Sector Leadership: Changing Mindsets, Challenging Assumptions, Creating Transformation” provided a forum for regional public sector institutions to begin to respond to the mechanics of modernisation and transformation, and the complex challenges posed…


The UCJ participates in the UWI School of Education Breakfast Meeting

The UCJ participates in the UWI School of Education Breakfast Meeting

Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) and Dr Angela Penny, Director, Research and Development, represented the UCJ at the University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Education Breakfast Meeting held on May 19, 2017 at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge and Conference Centre in Kingston.  During the meeting, Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director, the UCJ made a presentation on the UCJ’s Bachelor of Education Standards.…


The UCJ supports the Meadowbrook High School Career Expo

The UCJ supports the Meadowbrook High School Career Expo

The University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ) Communications team hosted a booth at the  Meadowbrook High School Career Expo held on Thursday, April 26, 2017. The expo, themed “Thinking out of the box, new territories”, sought to provide opportunities for students (grades 7-10), and parents to gain knowledge on career related issues. Visitors to the UCJ booth were provided with information on the role of the UCJ and its services. Feedback…


The UCJ supports the Excelsior Community College Quality Day

The UCJ supports the Excelsior Community College Quality Day

The University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ) Communications team participated in the Excelsior Community College Quality Day held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. During the event, Mrs Lisa Henlin, Accreditation Officer brought greetings on behalf of the UCJ. Visitors to the UCJ booth were provided with information on the role of the UCJ and its services. Feedback was also received on the UCJ’s redesigned website from students and other participants at…


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…


The UCJ participates in the INQAAHE Conference, 2017

The UCJ participates in the INQAAHE Conference, 2017

Dr Dawn Barrett Adams, Accreditation Officer, represented the UCJ at the 2017 International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) Conference in Dubai, Bahrain from February 27- March 2, 2017. The conference, held under the theme “Between Collaboration & Competition: The Promises & Challenges for Quality Assurance in Higher Education” was hosted by the Education & Training Quality Authority, Bahrain (BQA). INQAAHE 2017 commenced with two pre-conference workshops…


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…


The UCJ supports the inaugural NCEL International Conference

The UCJ supports the inaugural NCEL International Conference

The University Council of Jamaica’s (UCJ) Communications team hosted a booth at the inaugural the National College on Education Leadership (NCEL) International Conference held from February 21-22, 2017 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The conference, held under the theme, “Transforming Educational Leadership: Disrupting Narratives,” sought to challenge the thinking of delegates and addressed topics including: ‘Effective Principals’; ‘Leadership for 21st Century Learning’; and ‘Transformational Leadership’. The Communications team used the…