The Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has now embraced the process of institutional accreditation.
Deputy principal Professor Eudine Barriteau, presenting on behalf of pro-vice chancellor and principal Hilary Beckles at the eighth Student Awards ceremony on Tuesday night, revealed that the campus was now pursuing institutional accreditation through the Barbados Accreditation Council.
Barriteau, addressing the graduates in the Lecture Theatre 1 at the Roy Marshall Teaching Complex, said as part of a UWI-wide process the campus would be evaluated in order to gain official recognition, having met pre-determined criteria and standards.
Barriteau noted that through accreditation the campus was seeking to ensure that it remained on course in striving to achieve UWI’s vision.
The deputy principal noted that input from the Guild of Undergraduates would be used in the quest, since the campus felt it necessary for student voices to be heard.
She added that newly elected president Odwin Trenton was already on board as a member of the accreditation steering committee.
“It is a process which includes and engages all segments of the campus community, and you – our students – are critical to a rich and meaningful accreditation experience,” she said.