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Enhancing Student Learning Committee

OVERVIEW

The FSS Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible for the promotion of excellence in teaching and learning in the Faculty in fulfilment of the UWI’s Strategic Plan 2012-2017, p. 47 for the creation of the ideal graduate.  A distinctive UWI graduate should demonstrate that s/he is:

  • A critical and creative thinker
  • An effective communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • IT-skilled and information literate
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Globally aware and well-grounded in his/her regional identity
  • Socially, culturally and environmentally responsible
  • Guided by strong ethical values


MANDATE AND OBJECTIVES

The mandate of the Enhancing Student Learning Committee is to investigate and put in place strategies to improve both the teaching of undergraduate courses and the learning of undergraduate students.  The Committee is responsible for delivering one seminar each year for FSS instructors, including graduate assistants/tutors, which is designed to improve the quality of tutorials received by undergraduate students. 

The Committee is also responsible for delivering one seminar each year for lecturers of undergraduate courses within the Faculty which is designed to improve their teaching practices.  It also conducts an annual review of the pass/failure rates of all undergraduate courses taught in the Faculty with a view to flag those courses with above average failure rates (failure rates > 25%). An annual prize for the most outstanding lecturer within the Faculty is awarded by the Committee.

 

TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGIES:

  • Develop and implement the Faculty‘s philosophy of teaching in accordance with the UWI's Strategic Plan
  • Provide leadership and support to improve teaching effectiveness and student learning
  • Identify new and emerging issues and opportunities that can enhance teaching and learning in the Faculty
  • Identify staff development needs and facilitate the fulfilment of these needs
  • Support the Instructional Development Unit in its efforts to improve teaching and learning at the UWI
  • Encourage and reward excellence in teaching


MEMBERSHIP

The Committee is comprised of representatives from departments and the student body and is chaired by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs.
Faculty and Staff
  • Dr. Samuel Braitwaite, Department of Economics
  • Mr. Romae Mushette, Department of Economics
  • Ms. Aieka Smith, Department of Government
  • Dr. Tracy-Ann Johnson Myers, Department of Government
  • Dr. Delroy Chevers, Mona School of Business and Management
  • Mrs. Kimberly Hinds Heron, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
  • Mrs. Arna Elliott-Rattray, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
 Student Representatives
  • Ms. Omolora Wilson,  Co-Chair, FSS Student Guild Representative
  • Ms. Tamarnie Tavares, FSS Honours Society
  • Ms. Teniecia Porter, Department of Economics
  • Mr. Sebastian Lawrence, Department of Economics
  • Mr. David Salmon, Department of Government   
  • Mr. Tobeyan Dreckett, Department of Government
  • Ms. Rogine Hibbert, Mona School of Business and Management
  • Ms. Chevonna Haughton, Mona School of Business and Management
  • Ms. Aaliyah McLeod, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
  • Ms. Jheanell Morgan, Academic Support Unit


MEETING SCHEDULE

The Committee meets monthly each semester and reports to the Dean and the Faculty Board.

DayMonthDateTimeVenue
ThursdaySeptember231 pm

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ThursdayOctober281 pmCheck your email or contact the Secretary for Zoom invitation
ThursdayNovember251 pmCheck your email or contact the Secretary for Zoom invitation

 


 

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