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Quality Assurance and Research Workshop

Introduction Caribbean Nazarene College (CNC) held a Quality Assurance and Research Workshop on September 28, 2012. This was a history-making first of its kind workshop for CNC! Detail of the workshop The workshop was coordinated by the CNC department of Quality Assurance and Research Enterprise, under the direction of Dr. Anthony Manswell.

The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ruby S. Alleyne and Dr. Emily Dick-Forde, two respected leaders with expertise in quality assurance and research. Dr. Alleyne presented on the topic “Practicing and Monitoring Institutional Quality Assurance through Evidence Based Research”. Some concerns addressed within this topic included: What is involved in quality assurance? Who is part of quality assurance at an institution? What is the importance of data in institutional decision making? What is the function of the Quality Assurance Manager at an institution, etc.? Dr. Dick-Forde presented on the topic “Practicing Evidence Based Research in teaching and learning environments”. Some concerns addressed within this topic included: What is involved in quality assurance? Who is part of a research enterprise at an institution? What is the importance of data in institutional research and classroom instruction, etc.? There were thirty-two participants at the workshop, inclusive of a good mix of administrators, faculty, staff, and students. This broad cross-section of the college present at the workshop meant the college derived maximum benefit from the workshop, and allows for greater implementation of ideas within CNC’s Quality Management System.

The department of Quality Assurance and Research Enterprise (QARE) thanks you for graciously participating at the recent Caribbean Nazarene College’s first “Quality Assurance and Research Workshop”.

Question 12 of the survey gives evidence to the fact that the workshop was successful. The results were as follows:
12. Please indicate your current satisfaction with this workshop by checking the appropriate number.

  • 1 respondent gave a “3”
  • 3 respondents gave a “7” rating.
  • 4 respondents gave an “8”
  • 5 respondents gave a “9”
  • 8 respondents gave a “10” rating.
  • 20 of the 21 respondents to this question gave a rating that was well over the satisfactory rating.

The highest rating category was the “very satisfied” rating. Conclusion Overall, the Quality Assurance and Research Workshop was a significant event, with the majority of participants expressing satisfaction in all areas analyzed within the scope of the survey. Participants benefitted from presentations that were animated, judicious, and trendsetters for the college’s mandate to continue the process of continued quality assurance and enhancement. It is our intention to maintain this momentum and continue the mandate to assiduously assess and enhance our quality assurance and research processes in both the academic and corporate functions of the college.

Blessings!
Dr. Anthony Manswell Quality Systems Manager

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