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 enhancement of the TQF on an ongoing basis;
  • Monitoring emerging developments surrounding both entry requirements and types of tertiary qualifications;
  • Recommending a classification ¬†system for various types of institutions and organisations within the tertiary education sector in Jamaica.

The Committee comprises representatives from public and private tertiary institutions and organisations in Jamaica; the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI); the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC); the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET); and representatives from regional and international external quality assurance agencies.