Faculty of Medical Sciences at the Mona Campus.
The Quality Enhancement Officer (QEO) will serve the
cross-campus Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) of the University of the West
Indies. The role of the QEO is to support the University Dean, FMS, and the
Director of Medical Education in ensuring that high standards with respect to
teaching and learning processes are maintained, recognised and rewarded, and
that problems are identified and addressed proactively.
Responsibilities and reporting relationship The QEO is
responsible for the overview of academic standards and quality assurance and
enhancement processes within the UWI FMS, and for the development of policy and
practice in relation to such processes. The Officer would communicate with the
Deans, FMS on all campuses on quality assurance issues and collaborate with the
various cross campus committees of the FMS while working closely with the
University Quality Assurance Unit and the Board for Undergraduate Studies.
Responsibilities include the following:
• Internal monitoring of Faculty courses and teachers
through: - Developing and disseminating of teaching standards/ guidelines -
Conducting Quality Evaluation Visits to Campus and affiliated teaching sites -
Liaising with student representatives and other relevant stakeholders across
the region - Developing and overseeing a recognition scheme for top teachers
and demonstrated excellence in medical education at UWI - Collaborating with
the UWI Quality Assurance Unit in the implementing of internal quality
• Ensuring that policies and procedures are established and maintained to allow
the Faculty to respond in a systematic manner to external requirements of
accreditation authorities such as the CRAM-HP and the ACGME
• Planning of activities involved in preparation for and follow up of internal
quality evaluations and reviews, and external accreditation reviews and visits
including annual reports.
• Developing and implementing a Faculty Quality Strategy Handbook
• Promoting the development of initiatives related to quality enhancement, especially
the enhancement of academic standards within the Faculty
• Promoting discussion and sharing of good practice between units and
departments of the Medical Faculty in relation to quality assurance and
• Considering and addressing issues raised by student feedback.
• Advising the University Medical Dean, Faculty Boards and Curriculum Committee
of the activities of relevant regional and international higher education
agencies that are concerned with the assurance of quality and standards insofar
as they relate to the FMS.