Marlene Annette

Nominated By: Alvin Wint
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Emeritus Professor
Family Names(s): Hamilton
Mailing Address: 1, Durie Drive, Kingston 8, JAMAICA
Country: Jamaica
Office Telephone: 876 995 1036 (Mobile)
Office Fax: 876 946 1055
Residence Telephone: 876 978 9064
Email: marlene.hamilton@gmail.com
Nationality/Citizenship: Jamaican
Date of Birth: 15-02-1942
Current Position: Retired Professor/ProVice Chancellor, UWI
Current Employer: (Previous) The University of the West Indies, Vice Chancellery, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English
Fluent in Writing: English
Fluent in Speaking: English
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Doctor of Philosophy,University of the West Indies,1976
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Higher Diploma in Education; Diploma in Education,University of the West Indies,1970;1969
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Science,University of the West Indies,
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Arts,University of the West Indies,1973
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Student feedback and surveys
Other (please specify): PLEASE NOTE - YOUR FORM BELOW WILL NOT SAVE ALL EXAMPLES OFFERED
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Chaired UNESCO (Paris) team to prepare proposal dealing with Quality Assurance for Small States
Institution/City/Country: UNESCO, Paris
Date: 2007-2008
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
2. Brief Description: Invited presentations on QA nationally, regionally and internationally (e.g. ENQA, UNESCO, ComSec)
Institution/City/Country: Caribean, Europe, Africa (Ghana)
Date: Since 1996
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: My background in both the Natural Sciences and Education have held me in good stead when the Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies invited me in 1996 to establish a regional unit to manage internal Quality Assurance across the entire university (comprised of 15 island-states and Belize). The model used has been "fitness for purpose" and, in a relatively short time this became well received by the university community. The model (following documentation/manuals designed by my office to guide the process) basically consists of self study, student and other stakeholders asssessments, and an on-site visit comprised of a team which includes a professional in the area under scrutiny from a foreign university, a staff member from another campus, an alumnus/a, a representative of the student body, and of course, a staff member from the Unit standing by in case issues arise which need clarification.
I also want to mention that I chaired a group of experts empanelled to design a regional Accreditation Agency for Medicine and Health-related subjects on behalf of the CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Heads of Government. This arose as a matter of urgency when the British Medical body (the General Medical Council) which had previously (from 1948!) accredited our medical programme announced that, under the agreement now in place with the European union, they would no longer be undertaking this task. This body now functions efficiently and effectively.
I have also been actively engaged in international conferences and workshops sponsored by bodies such as the Commonwealth Secretariat, UNESCO and ENQA. I chaired a committee on behalf UNESCO (Paris) to define "Principles of Quality Assurance in Higher Education for Small States/Systems" which submitted to UNESCO, a realistic position based on a number of international guidelines for QA (including those addressing cross-border provisions)

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