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…


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…


Students turn out in force for Dr Nadine Scott Lecture Series and Professional Development Day

Students turn out in force for Dr Nadine Scott Lecture Series and Professional Development Day

Over 500 tertiary students from across the island participated in the inaugural Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE), Dr Nadine Scott Lecture Series and Professional Development Day, at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The event, chaired by Dr Cecil Cornwall, Chairman, JCTE, included a presentation by Dr Yvonnette Marshall, Executive Director, the UCJ, on “What students should know about accreditation and…


UCJ hosts CSME Barbados Tertiary Students’ Mission

UCJ hosts CSME Barbados Tertiary Students’ Mission

The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), hosted members of the Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME) Barbados Tertiary Students’ Mission to Jamaica at their office on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The mission, themed: Students Engaging the CSME through Field Promotion, sought to identify how Jamaica has been implementing its CSME obligations and the extent to which the country is utilising and benefiting from the CSME. During their visit, the delegation, which…