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 Council of the UCJ, 2016 to 2019

Members of the University Council of Jamaica are drawn from the public and private sectors, professional bodies and societies, and academic institutions in accordance with the University Council of Jamaica Act, 1987. The Council comprises five committees, namely: Finance; Human Resources and Administration (HRA); Internal Audit; Governance; and the Accreditation, Curriculum and Development (AC&D). The Council is led by Dr Carolyn Hayle, Chairman (right), and its tenure runs up to…


UCJ participates in the 13th Annual CANQATE Conference

UCJ participates in the 13th Annual CANQATE Conference

The 13th Annual Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE) Conference was held from October 4-7, 2016 at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre in Liliendaal, Georgetown, Guyana. The conference, hosted by the National Accreditation Council of Guyana, was held under the theme: “Sustaining a Culture of Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education for National and Regional Development”. Mrs Lisa Henlin, Acting Executive Director, Dr Angela Penny, Director, Research and…


UCJ Technical Advisory Committee Established

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) established its Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) in May 2016. Formerly the Tertiary Articulation Committee, the TAC will drive the ongoing development of the technical aspects of quality assurance in tertiary education, and provide oversight and advice to the UCJ. The TAC’s functions include: Conducting a full review of the Tertiary Qualifications Framework (TQF) every three years; Providing advice on areas for the development and…