Perkins, Anna Kasafi; Moniquette, Jacqueline; Gift, Sandra
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Quality assurance at the university of the West Indies: Challenges, constraints and successes
The UWI quality education forum
Date of Publication
73 - 89
The University of the West Indies (UWI) had its beginnings at the University College of the West Indies in 1947, a college of the University of London, was subsequently inaugurated by Royal Charter as the UWI, an independent degree-granting university in 1962. The Royal Charter has always served as a most valuable accreditation for the UWI, and together with attention to quality from its inception, the UWI has over the years built and maintained an international reputation for excellence. However, it is as a result of the implementation of a full system of quality audit and quality assurance, one of the recommendations of the Chancellor's Commission on Governance which in 199394 undertook a major internal study of the governance of the university, that the issue of quality took centre stage. The Board for Undergraduate Studies, which began its work in 1996, was given the responsibility for the development and implementation of this system.....