After diligent preparation of the self-study document, the University of the Southern Caribbean warmly welcomed a nine-member team of seasoned and experienced educators from the Adventist Accreditation Association (AAA) to the scenic campus of our ninety-year old institution to conduct a full accreditation evaluation to determine how well USC has been meeting the required accrediting standards.
In evidence was the high quality of evaluators, whose varied educational backgrounds were commensurate with their positions of responsibilities in their various educational institutions and organizations. Present were University Administrators, along with longstanding General Conference Associate Director, Dr John Wesley Taylor who led and chaired the AAA team. Of significant note was the team’s visit to two of our Satellite campuses located respectively in the beautiful island of Barbados and the other in Trinidad and Tobago’s second largest city located in the Southern city of San Fernando.
The main responsibilities of the site team on the main and satellite campuses were to verify elements of the evidently well prepared University Self-Study which focused on 12 core areas.
The Self-Study document was expertly prepared under the leadership and guidance of Ms Gersha Pierre, our Director of Quality Assurance who worked to ensure the visit was a successful one.
Congratulations must be accorded to President Hilary Bowman and his supporting cadre of administrators for their exemplary and dedicated leadership not only preparing the University for this epochal site visit but more so for the evident upgrade of the campus facilities and the maintenance of the high standard its academic programs.
The exit meeting with the University community provided commendations in several areas, juxtaposed against the few areas that require protracted improvements. As we await the detailed report on this recent major visit, USC is committed to holding the banners of faith-based Christian service in the heights that are deserving of our calling.