Expansion of the Faculty of Law – introduction of a 3-year LLB programme at Mona and at St Augustine
The reports of the Task Force and the subsequent Working Group convened by the Vice-Chancellor were considered and extensively discussed. Agreement re the expansion was endorsed, in principle. However, strategies to ensure the continued viability of the programme at the Cave Hill Campus remained of paramount concern. It was agreed that a transition period of three years would be guaranteed, during which the UGC-funded students in the LLB programme would be required to do the 2nd and 3rd years of the programme at the Cave Hill Campus.
Establishment of the 3-year LLB programme at the Mona Campus
University Council has approved the plan presented and also endorsed the imposition of US$10,000 as annual tuition fee.
Restructuring of the School of Veterinary Medicine, St Augustine.
The University Strategy & Planning Committee accepted the explanation given by the Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences at St Augustine, that the restructuring, which involved the establishment of two Departments – viz Basic Veterinary Sciences and Clinical Veterinary Sciences – had been recommended by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Medicine and Health Professions (CAAM-HP), and approved it.
Re-organisation of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona.
The proposed re-organisation, entailing the reinstatement of the Child Health Department as a stand-alone department and the inclusion of a Section on Family Medicine in the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, was approved.
Proposed introduction of a Dental Undergraduate programme (DDS) at Mona
University F&GPC approved the proposal to introduce in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona, the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree programme, on the understanding that measures would be taken to harmonise the curriculum with that at St Augustine before the start of the 2010/2011 academic year.
Proposal to establish a UWI Centre for Ethics
The idea of a UWI Centre or Institute for Ethics was accepted in principle. However, it was agreed that further consultation would be desirable, to ensure greater involvement by all the campuses in the formation of the Centre.
Transfer of the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts (PSCCA) from University Centre to the Mona Campus
The proposal was approved. It was further agreed that until details of the transfer could be finalised, the PSCCA would come under the purview of the Principal’s Office.