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The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Report to Council May 31, 2007 :  The University of the West Indies Vice Chancellor’s Report to Council May 31, 2007 A Moment of Transition – Taking Stock (2002-2007) and Looking Forward (2007-2012) Strategic Plan 2002-2007:  Strategic Plan 2002-2007 What has been achieved? What were the challenges (anticipated and unanticipated)? How did we address the challenges? How do we build on achievements and chart the way forward? Taking Stock and Looking Forward:  Taking Stock and Looking Forward In embarking on fashioning a new plan, we should not expect a complete break with the past but recognize that we are journeying along a continuum of change Time Line Degree of Change x y z x y z Strategic Plan 2002 - 2007:  Strategic Plan 2002 - 2007 Taking Stock! Mission of the University:  Mission of the University To propel the economic, social, political and cultural development of West Indian society through: Teaching Research Innovation Advisory and Community Services Intellectual Leadership Vision for the UWI - “Three Firsts”:  Vision for the UWI - “Three Firsts” The University of first choice for Caribbean nationals seeking high quality undergraduate and graduate education. The institution that will be first in providing new knowledge through research contributory to growth, development and transformation of the region. The port of first call for Caribbean governments wishing advice and technical expertise for policy development, strategic planning and programme implementation Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007):  Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007) Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University On-Campus Enrolment has grown during the period:  On-Campus Enrolment has grown during the period B slides Total On-Campus Growth 2001/2002 to 2006/2007:  Total On-Campus Growth 2001/2002 to 2006/2007 Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Mix of disciplines not ideal Insufficient plans for growth in academic and non-academic staff Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students Insufficient access by students to loans in countries where tuition fees required Enrolment growth did not extend to UWI-12 countries Engineering graduates by Territory 1985/86 – 2005/06 :  Engineering graduates by Territory 1985/86 – 2005/06 Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Mix of disciplines not ideal Insufficient plans for growth in academic and non-academic staff Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students Insufficient access by students to loans in countries where tuition fees required Enrolment growth did not extend to UWI-12 countries Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Mix of disciplines not ideal Insufficient plans for growth in academic and non-academic staff Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students Insufficient access by students to loans in countries where tuition fees required Enrolment growth did not extend to UWI-12 countries Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students. We are “bursting at the seams” Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students. Active building programme at Cave Hill and at St. Augustine in particular, but also occurring at Mona to accommodate increase in student numbers Housing spaces for undergraduate (and graduate) students very limited Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth UWI Capital Development Task Force Review of Innovative Financing Methodology and Campus Financial Capacity Analysis for UWI Capital Development Needs To receive, adopt and agree on proposals submitted by the University of the West Indies for the Capital Development Needs Identify sources of potential financing for individual proposals Evaluate the more recent methods of financing universities with a view to their possible applications to the University of the West Indies Capital Development Task Force:  Capital Development Task Force Capital Development Needs of the University identified: * Does not include Capital requirements of the UWI-12 Report submitted to UGC April 13, 2007 Capital Development Task Force :  Capital Development Task Force Six possible “buckets” of funding approaches identified: Enterprise Endowment Donors Special Funding Debt Internal Funding Capital Development Task Force:  Capital Development Task Force Recommended funding options: Non-debt financing: short, medium and long term Longer term non-debt sustainable sources of financing Debt- financing: short, medium and long term Capital Development Task Force:  Capital Development Task Force Recommendations for longer term non-debt sustainable sources of financing UWI holding company for UWI assets – enterprise development and debt-financing Commercial use of research output and knowledge capital including Intellectual Property rights Regional Endowment Fund UWI Consultancy Company Securitization of predictable income streams through special purpose instruments for financing for long term projects Capital Development Task Force :  Capital Development Task Force Visit to CDB on May 24, 2007 to discuss financing Capital Projects that were deemed priorities at Cave Hill, Mona and Vice Chancellery Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Mix of disciplines not ideal Insufficient plans for growth in academic and non-academic staff Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students Insufficient access by students to loans in countries where tuition fees required Enrolment growth did not extend to UWI-12 countries Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Insufficient access by students to loans in countries where tuition fees required University Policy favours education funding being shared between public and benefactors of that education (students) 80% (public) and 20% (private) Some governments pay full cost of education (Barbados, Trinidad and select other UWI-12 countries) Where students asked to partner in funding their education there must be adequate Student Loan System (low interest, flexible repayment terms [mortgage type repayment – with stringent sanctions for non-repayment], flexible guarantor requirements) Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Need persists for advocacy (coalition between University/Private Sector/Civil Society) for student access to more flexible loan schemes for university education Challenges with Enrolment Growth:  Challenges with Enrolment Growth Mix of disciplines not ideal Insufficient plans for growth in academic and non-academic staff Insufficient facility growth to accommodate students Insufficient access by students to loans in countries where tuition fees required Enrolment growth did not extend to UWI-12 countries Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries Dates of Country Consultations Saint Lucia - November 2005 Grenada - February 22, 23, 2006 The Bahamas - March 13,14, 2006 St. Vincent - March 20, 2006 Anguilla - March 22, 2006 British Virgin Islands - March 24, 2006 Antigua & Barbuda - April 26, 2006 Montserrat - April 28, 2006 Dominica - May 11, 12, 2006 St. Kitts & Nevis - May 17, 18, 2006 Belize - June 12, 13, 2006 Cayman Islands - October 4, 2006 Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries Major Directions post Country Consultation Meetings Creation of the UWI Open Campus that will seamlessly link SCS, TLIU and UWIDEC to provide courses and programmes through blended learning modalities and seek to markedly improve service to UWI-12. Intensive work ongoing spearheaded by Professor Lawrence Carrington and Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries The Open Campus will draw students from: Residents of the UWI-12 Residents of all contributing countries who prefer to study outside the structure of a traditional campus Persons in other Caribbean countries Persons of Caribbean origin elsewhere Persons with interest in Caribbean specialties Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries The Open Campus will: manage its student services coordinate its personnel be responsible for exams subject to the rules etc., of the Board for Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies and Research Proposed Structure of the Open Campus:  Proposed Structure of the Open Campus Principal Deputy Principal External Relations & Inter- Institutional Collaboration Student Services Instructional Design & Development Audit Services Human Resource Mgmt Administrative Services Lifelong Learning, Outreach & Community Services Open Campus Formation:  Open Campus Formation Professor Lawrence Carrington and Task Force Task Force Meetings November 28 – 29, 2006 March 1 – 2, 2007 March 26 – 27, 2007 May 17 – 18, 2007 Open Campus Formation:  Open Campus Formation Areas being addressed by Task Force Academic processes and student matters Communications, promotion and marketing Departmental structure Financial issues Governance Institutional research and planning Materials acquisition and development Partnerships Open Campus Formation:  Open Campus Formation Areas being addressed by Task Force Draft Policy on on-line learning Programming and curriculum development Quality assurance Staffing and HR issues Technology Open Campus:  Open Campus Governance Recommendations made by Chancellor’s Task Force on Governance with respect to formation of the Open Campus have been captured by the Standing Committee on Ordinances and Regulations (SCOR) and changes in Statues and Ordinances have been approved by Senate on May 26, 2007 and are being forwarded for this University Council’s approval Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries BEd Literacy Studies (first offered on-line in June 2006) BEd Mathematics Education (beginning September 2007); Four BEd Programmes in Secondary English, History, Modern Languages and Computer Sciences Education/Information Technology (beginning in 2007); We are planning to offer a BEd Programme in the Sciences - (Chemistry will be offered in 2008). We are still negotiating for Biology and Physics which probably will come on steam in 2009. Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries On-line BEd – applications for 2007/08 to date: Grenada - 32 St. Vincent - 18 St. Lucia - 10 Dominica - 13 Jamaica - 58 Bahamas - 5 Belize - 4 Antigua - 1 Turks & Caicos - 1 Data still being inputted. Grenada is offering 70 scholarships so the number shown will increase. Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries We are also planning to offer some On-Line Masters Degree Courses: Masters in Educational Measurement (beginning September 2007) Masters in Teaching (face to face but will go on-line in 2008) Masters in Early Childhood Leadership (beginning September 2007) A Certificate in Learning Support is being offered in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to 100 teachers (the country that has most embraced these degree programmes), through funding from the European Union. Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries UWI-Ryerson collaboration to offer on-line BSc in Nursing. First Cohort – 70 students started Jan 15, 2007. Completed 1st semester and have registered for 2nd Belize - 23 (Gov’t funded ½ tuition fee) Jamaica - 24 Saint Lucia - 23 Better Serving UWI-12 Countries:  Better Serving UWI-12 Countries First cohort have assessed on-line delivery as satisfactory There are 222 applicants for the academic year 2007-08 from: Barbados, Bermuda, Caicos, Mexico, Fort Lauderdale and Jamaica Gov’t of the Cayman Islands has announced that they will fund tuition fees for the BScN online for all practicing nurses in that country, regardless of nationality Enrolment Growth:  Enrolment Growth One Remaining Challenge! Polarization of the Campuses according to the countries from which students drawn Polarisation of Campuses:  Polarisation of Campuses Slide45:  Polarisation of Campuses Caribbean Integration Programme:  Caribbean Integration Programme Project Goal: Secure sustainable funding to assist students in off-setting incremental costs associated with study in another Caribbean country Caribbean Integration Programme:  Caribbean Integration Programme Approach: Each Campus to seek students, alumni, government, business and civic leaders to help construct and be involved in the programme Market and promote programme (website, posters, presentations) Must include on-going survey/student feedback mechanism Caribbean Integration Programme:  Caribbean Integration Programme Campus Programmes: Structured programme of curricular and extra-curricular activities (as discussed previously) Student-specific campus orientation programme Mentorship Cross-campus participation in cultural and sports-related activities Caribbean Integration Programme:  Caribbean Integration Programme Additional Components of Exchange Programme: Cultural immersion summer programmes Internships in selected private and public sector entities Caribbean Integration Programme:  Caribbean Integration Programme Phased Approach: 10 Students from each Campus initially (option for additional numbers to go, utilising their own finances) Caribbean Integration Programme:  Caribbean Integration Programme Budget: Students will be assessed same tuition fees as on home campus Incremental costs will be: return airfare, accommodation and living expenses (over and above that of home country) Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007):  Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007) Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University Maintenance and Enhancement of Quality (2002-2007):  Maintenance and Enhancement of Quality (2002-2007) Quality Assurance reviews are now well entrenched. The first cycle of QA reviews has been completed. Support for improvement of teaching quality has been greatly expanded. Student feedback on teaching is being monitored and a system of teaching awards is in place. There has been a comprehensive review of the functioning of the Examinations System. Throughput rates are being monitored. Increased use is being made of surveys of graduates and employers to obtain vital feedback. Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007):  Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007) Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University Student Centredness (2002-2007):  Student Centredness (2002-2007) Facilities for online application for entry and registration have been put in place at the 3 campuses. Transcript services have improved. The Mona Campus has led the way with the establishment of Central Help Desk services and a One-Stop Graduation Centre. Students enjoy greater flexibility in educational choices and this has been reflected in the growth of cross-faculty offerings and enrolment. Student Centredness (2002-2007):  Student Centredness (2002-2007) Students have increased access on all campuses to online electronic databases and other modern information products and services, as well as networked computer hardware and software. Improved advising and counseling programmes are available to students, including preparation for the world of work, and the development of leadership skills. Mentorship programmes are in place on all campuses and opportunities for internships are being expanded. Student Centredness (2002-2007):  Student Centredness (2002-2007) Student Exit Surveys were conducted in 2005, 2006 and 2007 to obtain feedback on student satisfaction with their educational experience at UWI. Surveys have been developed over time but have become fairly standardised and cover: learning experience, student support, and services and facilities. On a scale of 0-5, in 2006 students rated knowledge acquisition in the range 3.5-3.9, and problem-solving and critical thinking skills in the range 3.5-4.0 Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007):  Current Strategic Focus (2002-2007) Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University Graduate Enrolment Trends by Faculty - All Campuses as at May 2, 2007:  Graduate Enrolment Trends by Faculty - All Campuses as at May 2, 2007 Graduate Programmes:  Graduate Programmes Vast array of disciplines in which graduate degrees are offered Many areas of apparent regional need being addressed (e.g. Engineering, Computer Sciences, Biotechnology, Business, etc) Some areas that need marked improvement in numbers (Languages, ICT, Family Medicine, etc) Support for research graduate students a major concern Slide65:  The Region’s position on Global Environmental Issues under discussion (Conference UNCCD in Argentina, 2007) Field visit to flooded areas in Suriname, 2006 M.Sc.Graduates employed to NEPA, Jamaica involved in the processes leading to country participation in International Conventions – in this case - the Ninth Ramsar Convention Conference, Uganda M.Sc Graduate on Biodiversity Project in Cunha Cunha Pass in the Blue and John Crow Mountains, Jamaica M.Sc. Integrated Urban & Rural Environmental Management GRADUATES AT WORK Current Strategic Focus:  Current Strategic Focus Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI (2002-2007):  Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI (2002-2007) Ongoing upgrading of computer networks across the University Video-conferencing facilities available across the University Blended mode delivery of courses across the University (on-line learning) Increased use of ICTs for staff:student communications OURVLE (Our Virtual Learning Environment) facilitates on-line completion and submission of assignments, etc ICT Retreat: May 9 – 11, 2007:  ICT Retreat: May 9 – 11, 2007 First Objective Need to streamline ICT Operations to effectively deliver programmes that meet the educational needs of students/learners on campus and at sites away from campuses (UWI-12) On-Line Programme Delivery Small cross campus teams set up to develop specific policies with respect to on-line programme delivery ICT Retreat: May 9 – 11, 2007:  ICT Retreat: May 9 – 11, 2007 Broad Terms of Reference: ICT Governance & Structure To define governance and structure mechanisms for UWI’s ICT to enable an integrated and comprehensive system that will be a central ingredient in the achievement of the goals of the 2007-2012 strategic plan and beyond. Current Strategic Focus:  Current Strategic Focus Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University Modernization of Management Systems and Staff Development:  Modernization of Management Systems and Staff Development Workshops for Deans and Heads of Department organised by Office of Administration and Office of Finance Ongoing implementation of PeopleSoft and Banner systems Additional Steps to bolster achievements of Strategic Plan :  Additional Steps to bolster achievements of Strategic Plan “Institutional Strengthening” Institutional Strengthening:  Institutional Strengthening Are there specific internal challenges at the University that must be addressed at an institutional level? Institutional Strengthening:  Institutional Strengthening Accountability/Performance Measures with respect to academic and non-academic staff performance (ensuring implementation of requirements that already exist) -On-going – Performance Management Workshops: Offices of Finance and Administration (Registrars’ Retreat Feb 8 – 10, Bursars Retreat April 30 – May 2) Improvement of Examination and Evaluation System - On-going – (Table-marking implemented at Mona with early return of marks for large classes) Institutional Strengthening:  Institutional Strengthening c) Full Review of University Graduate Programmes Implementation Committee established, graduate studies included in new Strategic Plan d) A more robust system of Data Management accurate collection, assembly, analysis, distribution - on-going - Institutional Strengthening:  Institutional Strengthening Accreditation of the UWI Medical Programme by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority in Medicine Completed – in follow-up phase Standardization of Institutional Policies with respect to Centres, Institutes and Special Units Completed g) Study of the feasibility of differential workloads of academic staff to improve quality of teaching and research on-going: Pilot being conducted in Faculties of Social Sciences for one year Institutional Strengthening:  h) Promotion of exchanges of students between campuses to promote regional integration <Campus based initiatives – application for funding to be made to UGC> i) Review of Admissions Policies and Procedures <on-going> Institutional Strengthening Additional Highlights: Centre Management Review Project:  Additional Highlights: Centre Management Review Project Appropriate management structures need to be determined to ensure that the University as a Regional Institution and the Campuses can move forward in the directions determined under the New Governance Structure and the emerging Strategic Plan. An independent review commissioned of the current management structure of the Centre, the three (3) Campuses, and their inter-relationships. Current Structure - Vice Chancellery:  Current Structure - Vice Chancellery Centre for Gender & Dev. Studies Michael Manley Prof. ALCAN Prof of Sus. Dev. University Librarian Cultural Studies Unit Centre For Language Learning TMRI Management Audit Department Director Of Info. Tech Planning & Development Institutional Advancement Division The University Press SALISES LACC Legal Unit Projects Office Suggested Structure: Consultants – to be discussed! :  Suggested Structure: Consultants – to be discussed! Current Strategic Focus:  Current Strategic Focus Enrolment growth to facilitate increased access Maintenance and enhancement of quality Student-centredness Expansion and strengthening of graduate studies and research Leveraging of ICTs to transform UWI Modernization of management systems and staff development Broadening the Financial Base of the University Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University The Usual Sources of Funding for Academic Institutions: State (direct or indirect) Tuition/Fees Research contract (technical advisory services) programme/project grants Business Ventures Asset Investments Philanthropic Giving Our goal is to sustain government funding at levels that can support teaching enterprise, limit increase in tuition/fees as best as possible (increasing loan access), and to pursue other avenues of fundraising. Total Government Contributions 01/02 – 05/06:  Total Government Contributions 01/02 – 05/06 Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University Funds from Research (contracts, programme/project grants) Business Ventures and Asset Investments have increased on all campuses! Income from Commercial Operations – All campuses BDS$:  Income from Commercial Operations – All campuses BDS$ Government contributions as % of Total income:  Government contributions as % of Total income Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University The Usual Sources of Funding for Academic Institutions: State (direct or indirect) Tuition/Fees Research contract (technical advisory services) programme/project grants Business Ventures Asset Investments Philanthropic Giving Our goal is to sustain government funding at levels that can support teaching enterprise, limit increase in tuition/fees as best as possible (increasing loan access), and to pursue other avenues of fundraising. Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University Philanthropic Giving All campuses have strengthened partnerships with private sector to enhance philanthropic gifts. Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University Institutional Advancement Division (2005) Alumni Affairs Several initiatives to build alumni interest and loyalty and to re-vitalize alumni associations “Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow: ‘STAT’ Programme officially launched on September 28, 2006 E-Newsletter available on-line: http://www.uwi.edu/alumni/pelican.pdf Database of alumni being developed to facilitate “keeping in touch” Revival of Alumni Chapters (Bahamas, Grenada, Miami) UWI STAT Ambassadors :  UWI STAT Ambassadors Goals and Objectives include: Giving service and exercising leadership in promoting the goals, aims and objectives of UWI STAT Channeling youth ideas and perspectives on topical issues to the Vice Chancellor and other policy makers Working strategically with other regional youth groups such as the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors Acting with honesty, integrity and professionalism Modeling and promoting pride in regional diversity, volunteerism and responsible citizenship Promoting Caribbean pride, culture and values UWI STAT Ambassadors:  UWI STAT Ambassadors Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University Institutional Advancement Division: (Alumni Affairs) Engineering Alumni Association launched on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 in Jamaica with assistance from Jamaica Association of Engineers Institutional Advancement:  Institutional Advancement Marketing Unit Marketing the University – Regionally and Extra-Regionally Congratulations to St. Augustine for winning ACU Awards 2005/2006 Prospectus 2006/07 STAN Institutional Advancement:  Institutional Advancement Launch of The Pelican Magazine: Enthusiastic response received to the first issue “spreading the good word” The Pelican is truly an inspiration and can take anyone a long way with regards to learning more about their culture and Caribbean History. This is definitely another way of reaching out more and spreading the good word of Caribbean Single Market and Economy. Many thanks for such a great magazine. Hon. Clayton Burgin Minister, Transport and Works St. Vincent & the Grenadines Institutional Advancement:  Institutional Advancement Second Issue of The Pelican Covers Cricket Made available at the Gala in New York Copies being mailed out Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University American Foundation for the UWI (IAD): Annual Gala held in NY on January 22, 2007 Honorees included The Hon James Chambers “Jimmy Cliff” Ruby Dee Davis Richard Brown Follow-up with potential contributors being done Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University American Foundation for the UWI Ms. Ann Marie Grant, New Executive Director 60th Anniversary Celebrations:  60th Anniversary Celebrations Coordinating Committee established Other Working Committees established: Marketing and Communications - Mrs. Dawn-Marie deFour-Gill Sponsorship and Fund Raising - Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind Events: - Mrs. Joy Pilgrim Merchandising - Mrs. Celia Davidson-Francis Alumni and Friends - Mrs. Celia Davidson-Francis Finance Committee - Office of Finance (Mr. Winston Bayley) Calendar of Events being compiled <Will celebrate past but speak more to UWI & a future Caribbean> Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University Establishment of UWI Regional Endowment Fund Broadening the Financial Base of the University:  Broadening the Financial Base of the University University Consulting Company Chief Executive Officer for the UWI Consulting Company on board, May 1, 2007 Consulting Company, Oakleigh Consulting, engaged to assist in setting up this Company. Currently meeting stakeholders across the University Expected start date: September/October 2007 Partnerships (National/Regional/International):  Partnerships (National/Regional/International) Meaningful partnerships with stakeholder community important! Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Contributing Governments Private Sector Regional/International Organisations Other Universities and Tertiary Level Institutions Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Contributing Governments Involvement through formal University mechanisms Country Consultation Meetings have provided a base for closer, ongoing dialogue in UWI-12 countries Each Campus working with host government in a number of areas Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Private Sector Endowed Chairs, e.g. Cable & Wireless Jamaica – Michael Manley Chair in Public Affairs/Public Policy Atlantic LNG – Chair in Environmental Engineering Need for closer dialogue to facilitate more: Scholarships Internships Research funding Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Examples of work done by the Michael Manley Chair in Public Affairs/Public Policy – Dr. Denis Benn Vice Chair, CARICOM Technical Working Group on Governance (report presented at Inter Sessional Heads of Government Meeting, Feb ’07) Lead Presenter on Development Perspectives for the Caribbean at meeting between UN and CARICOM agencies (at the request of CARICOM) Prepared a number of position papers for Rio Summit (at the request of the Government of Guyana who chaired the RIO Group on behalf of CARICOM) Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Progress with respect to Institute for Crime, Security and Justice UNDP Award of US$60,000 for preparation of pre-feasibility study Study completed To be circulated to stakeholders for comments Initial funding obtained from UGC for administrative unit – proposal prepared will be used to approach other funding agencies Director: Prof. Anthony Harriott Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management UNDP awarded US$90,000 for preparation of project document Proposal complete and ready to solicit funding Selection of Director completed <Mr. Jeremy Collymore – CDERA>, expected to start on July 1, 2007 Partnerships with other Universities: University Consortium of Small Island States (UCSIS):  Partnerships with other Universities: University Consortium of Small Island States (UCSIS) Current Partner Universities: University of the West Indies (Secretariat) University of the British Virgin Islands University of Malta University of Mauritius University of the South Pacific Project Status:  Project Status Secretariat established Legal advice being sought for the registration of the Consortium in multiple jurisdictions Web site for the Consortium developed Technical Advisory Group being established which can be called upon to support the work of the Consortium <meeting to be held in London in June 2007> Project Status:  Project Status Masters Degree in Sustainable Development expected to be launched in 2007 UNESCO support provided to assist in planning and development Meeting being held in London next week to work out details Institute for Sustainable Development :  Institute for Sustainable Development Mr. Franklyn McDonald on board to start preparing proposals for funding support Thank You!:  Thank You! Thanks to PVC Professor Wayne Hunte Centre for Disaster Risk reduction and Management Institute for Sustainable Development Regional Competitiveness and Development Fund Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Regional Organisations: CARICOM Participation in Technical Working Group on Governance to prepare report “Managing Mature Regionalism: Regional Governance in the Caribbean Community” Professor Vaughan Lewis, Chair Professor Denis Benn, Vice Chair Professor Ralph Carnegie Report presented to Inter Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government in February 2007 Continuing work on creation of a Regional Competitiveness and Development Fund International/Regional Organisations - CARICOM:  International/Regional Organisations - CARICOM Preparation of Report on the CSME “Towards a Single Economy and a Single Development Vision” by Professor Norman Girvan, assisted by Mr. Claremont Kirton, Professor Dennis Pantin and others. Representation on several regional bodies including the Board for the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Participation in Conference on the Caribbean, June 2007 International/Regional Organisations - CARICOM:  International/Regional Organisations - CARICOM Work ongoing in several areas: Proposed MSc in Taxation <Faculty of Social Sciences> Biotechnology Initiative <Professor Leonard O’Garro, Professor Path Umaharan> Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region:  Meaningful partnerships to advance growth and development in the region Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) MOU to be signed to facilitate collaboration in biotechnology Collaboration with Other Universities:  Collaboration with Other Universities University of Guyana Technical assistance provided in developing UG’s new Strategic Plan UWI MSc programmes in Construction Management and Project Management being delivered to a cohort of approximately 60 students at the University of Guyana. Initiative spearheaded by the Faculty of Engineering Four scholarships for PhD students provided by AFUWI Technical assistance being provided in HRM and Library Management Training Collaboration with Other Universities:  Collaboration with Other Universities University of Technology Cooperation Agreement signed in December 2006 for broad cooperation Collaboration with Other Universities:  Collaboration with Other Universities Universities of Botswana, Makerere, Kinshasa, University of the South Pacific Cooperation in a Health and Development Innovation Consortium <Professor Brendan Bain> Other Highlights:  Other Highlights Leadership Search Update Leadership Update: passing the baton:  Leadership Update: passing the baton Principal, Mona Campus Professor Gordon Shirley (replacing Professor Elsa Leo-Rhynie) Chair, Board for Undergraduate Studies Professor Alvin Wint (replacing Professor Marlene Hamilton) Chair, Board for NCCs and DE Professor Hazel Simmonds-McDonald (replacing Professor Lawrence Carrington) Principal, Mona Campus :  Principal, Mona Campus Professor Gordon Shirley PVC, Undergraduate Studies:  PVC, Undergraduate Studies Professor Alvin Wint PVC, NCCs and Distance Education:  PVC, NCCs and Distance Education Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald Leadership Search Update:  Leadership Search Update University Registrar Recommendation to be made to University Council Pro Vice Chancellor, Graduate Studies Recommendation to be made to University Council Pro Vice Chancellor, Planning and Development Recommendation to be made to University Council Leadership Search Update:  Leadership Search Update Director, Institute for International Relations Professor Tim Shaw, effective date August 1, 2007 Director, Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction Mr. Jeremy Collymore, effective date: July 1, 2007 Director, UWI Consulting Company Ms. Carleen Gardner, assumed office May 1, 2007 Summary:  Summary Strategic Plan 2002 – 2007 Including programme of “institutional strengthening” We have made gains towards all strategic goals to varying degrees, addressed challenges and set the stage for the next phase of growth of the University! Summary:  Summary New University Leadership provides us with new opportunities grounded on the gains made by out-going leaders! Slide130:  Failure is not an Option! In moving forward, we must somehow counter the attitude that “things have always been so” and “there is nothing we can do to change it”.

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