CHEA Annual Conference and CIGQ Meeting 

CHEA Annual Conference and CIGQ Meeting 

Mrs Althea Heron, Executive Director and Dr Dotlyn Minott, Director, Accreditation participated in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Annual Conference and CIGQ Meeting held from January 30-February 2, 2017 in Washington DC, USA. The conference brought together over 400 quality assurance and accreditation professionals from 30 countries, including Japan, Egypt, Croatia, Israel, Jamaica, India and China. The key takeaway from the conference was that accreditation professionals are required…


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…


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…