Some of the Caribbean region’s leading educational experts will gather to discuss prominent issues surrounding the development of tertiary education next month, when the University College of the Cayman Islands hosts the 17th annual Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions Conference.
This year UCCI will be opening up the conference for the first time by invitation to non-members and participants outside the academic fold who will be able to add a valuable contribution.
The three day conference will open on 13 November at the Cayman Island’s Westin Casuarina Resort and is expected to attract delegates from numerous fields.
Titled Improving access to tertiary education across the Caribbean, the theme will present a forum to present and discuss a variety of subjects related to the issue, which is of primary importance to the region as a whole, states a press release.
Changes in governance in tertiary education, developing transitional degree programmes, learning management systems, strategies for successful workforce development, quality assurance issues, and multi-cultural understanding for successful outcomes are just a few of the areas that will be discussed.
‘We are absolutely delighted to be hosting this year’s conference. We see it as an opportunity to explore with all our Caribbean partners ways in which each nation can improve access to learning for all its peoples,’ said Mr Hassan Syed, president of UCCI and vice president of ACTI.
‘Tapping into the full potential of each of the countries within this region means facilitating education for all its citizens who want to learn.’
Formed in November 1990 in Kingston, Jamaica, the ACTI is a regional Educational organisation that aims to foster national and regional advancement through collaborative efforts, sharing of resources and meaningful partnerships at the tertiary level.
The organisation promotes cooperation and communication between the region’s educational institutions; encourages improvements in the quality, development and delivery of programmes and provides a forum for discussion for educators across the Caribbean. The fundamental aim is to create a common learning society for the entire region.