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Steering Committee

In an effort to enlist the support and technical guidance of local educational experts, the College sought to identify professionals whose knowledge and competences of educational planning, policy and practice were sufficiently established. Additionally, committee members have proven experience in managing institutional development and organisational change processes related to educational administration. The said committee makes recommendations regarding NCEL’s performance management framework.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Steering Committee

The committee will work cohesively with NCEL’s management  team and advise on:

  1. an operational framework within which NCEL will function consistent with internationally acceptable standards as well as with the policy direction of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MoEYI);
  2. the development and implementation of NCEL’s corporate systems, strategic and operational plans;
  3. the design of NCEL’s programmes so as to ensure they satisfy market needs and emergent priorities;
  4. to undertake any such matter that may redound to the benefit of the College.

 

Members of the Steering Committee

Governance, Organisational Framework Sub-Committee

The aforementioned sub-committee is a subsidiary body created by the steering committee that gives oversight on the following:

  1. recommend to the steering committee the contextual, legal and regulatory  framework within which NCEL will function consistent with internationally acceptable standards as well as with the policy direction of the MoEYI;
  2. recommend an appropriate governance arrangement to support the effective administration of the organisation;
  3. recommend a suitable organisational design or architecture in which the work of the organisation can be effectively administered;
  4. identify key strategic partners and outline the requisite organisational relationship which should be forged between NCEL and each partner with a view to advancing the mandate of the organisation.
  5. undertake any such matter that may redound to the benefit of the College.

 

Programme Development & Quality Assurance Committee

The aforementioned sub-committee is a subsidiary body created by the steering committee that gives recommendations on the following:

  • Type and level of awards to be delivered by the College
  • Standards and procedures for developing programmes by or on behalf of NCEL
  • Procedures and criteria for:
    • determining training needs for the sector
    • identifying persons who will be eligible to participate in programmes
  • Standards/requirements for admission into NCEL programmes
  • Relationship with entities such as the Jamaica Teaching Council (JTC), the National Council on Education (NCE), the Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission (J-TEC), the National Education Inspectorate (NEI) and the MoEYI.
  • Guidelines  for relationship with other training institutions to include:
    • Procedures for NCEL’s contracting institutions to deliver programmes on its behalf, and Mechanism/procedures for the evaluation of programmes which Institutions may wish to have approved as meeting NCEL training needs and standards
    • Procedures for NCEL's collaboration/partnership with like-minded organisations 
  • Mechanism to quality assure programmes and relationship with University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Process for managing NCEL's programme repertoire
  • Any other related issues emerging from the work of the other sub- committees.

 

International Relations, Business Planning, Marketing & Stakeholder Communications Sub-Committee

The aforementioned Sub-Committee is a subsidiary body created by the Steering Committee that gives oversight on the following:

  1.     initiatives to increase an awareness of the College;
  2.     strategies to engage stakeholders;
  3.     establishing contact with regional and international partners so as to secure buy in of both local and international clients and stakeholders;
  4.     promoting links between leadership and effective schools; as well as
  5.     undertake any such matter that may redound to the benefit of the College.