Since the last review of governance (2004), almost 15 years ago, so much has changed in all aspects of Caribbean life, and in our political economy and educational landscape.

The vision driving The UWI must be supported by governance structures and processes that enable and empower its academic, administrative and student communities.

There is no better time than now to undertake a comprehensive review of all aspects of governance to ensure that The University of the West Indies overcomes its current challenges and is well prepared for a future that is even more challenging and unpredictable.

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Terms of Reference.


The Commission shall examine the performance of The UWI in relation to its Objects as stated in Clause 2(a) and 2(b) of the 1972 Charter, including its management practices and its features of transparency and accountability within the University system and make recommendations and report thereon to the Chancellor

Event schedules.


Upcoming Stakeholder Conversations

Monday May 06, 2019 | Open Campus
Focus Groups
Admin & Technical Supportive Staff AND Senior Administrative & Professional Staff - 10:00 AM (EC TIME)
Join Zoom Meeting:
External Stakeholders AND UWI Alumni - 1:00 PM (EC TIME)
Join Zoom Meeting:

Tuesday May 07, 2019 | Cave Hill Campus, Barbados
Focus Groups
Admin & Technical Supportive Staff AND Senior Administrative & Professional Staff: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Academic Staff, External Stakeholders AND UWI Alumni: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Public Forum - 6:00 - 8:00 pm (EC time) and 5:00 - 7:00 pm (JA time)
Livestream: www.uwitv.org

Thursday May 09, 2019 | Mona Campus, Jamaica
Focus Groups
Admin & Technical Supportive Staff AND Senior Administrative & Professional Staff - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Academic Staff, External Stakeholders AND UWI Alumni: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Public Forum- 5:00 - 7:00 pm (JA Time) and 6:00 - 8:00 pm (EC time)
Livestream: www.uwitv.org

Why should you care about governance?


  • Structure.

    The UWI requires governance structures and systems to deliver its mission effectively and efficiently.

  • Effective.

    Good governance ensures that academic authority is effective.

  • Responsibility.

    Good governance assures that responsibility is exercised for effective control and due diligence across critical initiatives that affect the university's mission.

  • Structure.

    The UWI requires governance structures and systems to deliver its mission effectively and efficiently.

  • Effective.

    Good governance ensures that academic authority is effective.

  • Responsibility.

    Good governance assures that responsibility is exercised for effective control and due diligence across critical initiatives that affect the university's mission.

"The University has had an illustrious past. This Commissionís work is to ensure that its success and relevance continues into the future."

Chancellor,
Mr. Robert Bermudez

About the Commission.


Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron

Chair

Ms. Judith Bowen

Mr. Richard Byles

Ms. Angela Hamel-Smith

Professor Emeritus E. Nigel Harris

His Excellency Dr. Didacus Jules

Sir Elliott Mottley

Mr. Darrion Narine

Mrs. Jacqueline Sharp

Give Feedback.


Share your questions, comments, concerns and/or recommendations about strengthening The UWI's governance systems.

Send us your emails at chancellors.commision@uwimona.edu.jm

Contact information for Secretariat


Deborah Souza-Okpofabri
Advisor to the Pro Vice Chancellor & Campus Principal (Governance and Operations)
Office of the Campus Principal
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine Campus
Trinidad and Tobago
Tel.: +(868) 224-3706 or +(868) 662-2002 ext. 83956/82182
Fax: +(868) 662-0600
E-mail: Deborah.Souza-Okpofabri@sta.uwi.edu

Lois S. Graham
Senior Assistant Registrar
Office of Administration, The Vice Chancellery,
The UWI Regional Headquarters Building
2A Hermitage Road, Mona, Kingston 7
Jamaica
Tel.: +(876) 977-2407 or +(876) 927-2425 ext 8960 OR +(876) 550-1657 (Direct Line)
Fax: +(876) 977-1422
E-mail: lois.graham@uwimona.edu.jm