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UWI to reform Public Sector Management Programmes



University of the West Indies | 2013-11-21 00:00:00

The University of the West Indies’ Department of Government held a consultation on the Mona Campus with Public Sector managers as it moves to reform its Public Sector Management programmes.

According to recently appointed Head of the UWI’s Department of Government, Dr. Lloyd Waller, “The Public Sector Management Unit in particular, under the guidance of the unit coordinator Dr. Eris Schoburgh, has been very proactive in the department's modernization process. They have been undertaking a process of reforms. These include a review and revision of the curriculum, their teaching methodologies and a rebranding of their current product. The unit is also exploring the possibility of a name change as well. For example replacing the name of the current Bachelor of Science in Public Sector Management with Bachelor of Science – Public Policy and Management as well as replacing the current Master of Science – Government (Public Sector Management Concentration) with Master of Science - International Public Policy and Development Management.”

Senior Lecturer, Associate Dean and Unit Coordinator Dr. Schoburgh noted that, “The new identities are in synchrony with a process of curriculum reform that is being undertaken against the background of certain social forces. These include revolutionary changes to public services provision and delivery methods and governance structures that have occurred since the 1970s, the promotion of managerialist values and the implosion of the global financial system in 2008.”

She stated further that the core concern surrounds, “the most appropriate institutional arrangements and the leadership competencies and skills required for effective governmental and state functioning.”

Ultimately the academics argued that they are desirous of rebranding the programmes to convey to our customers a modern and relevant content and methodology that responds to global management revolution, equips public sector managers with relevant competencies, values, ethics, effective problem-solving skills and management of policy reform and public services renewal initiatives.

Dr. Waller noted that the Department’s initiatives are in line with the University’s 2012 to 2017 Strategic plan and that “other units in the department, International Relations and Political Science are in the process of undertaking several similar engagements with their stakeholders.”

 




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