The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus Appointments Committee and the Campus Awards Committee have conferred the Principal’s Award for Excellence, and Best Performing Department 2016, upon the UWI Open Campus Dominica. This award was granted for the Site’s demonstration of a consistently high level of efficiency, effectiveness of operations, and excellent service to all stakeholders over a period of 3 years.
During that period, Dominica saw an increase in enrolment in online and face-to-face programs, improved its staff & student engagement initiatives, excelled in its community outreach efforts, and enjoyed significant linkages with other organizations in the Caribbean and across the world. Officer-In-Charge of the UWI Open Campus Dominica Site, Ms. Kimone Joseph said the award came as a result of team effort.
Joseph said “We at the UWI Open Campus Dominica Site are simply delighted with the news of this honour. It has come out of a lot of hard work from all team members, because the members of staff honestly give 100% every day. That kind of commitment and belief in the potential of the Site come from the heart. It cannot be bought in a store.” Joseph said the Award must be dedicated to Dominicans, both at home and abroad, who have shown unwavering support to the Site over the last three years.
“Even with the close-knit and strong team that we have working on Elmshall Road, the Award would not have come if we did not have our people behind us. So, this Award is dedicated to Dominicans” she said. “It is for our online students, who even with families and commitments, excel in their studies. It is for everyone who has ever taken a short course or come to a public lecture or film. It is for everyone who has ever called or emailed to say ‘I listened to your programme on the radio or television. Good job.’ We could not do what we have been able to do these past three years without the overwhelming support that the Site has received, and for that we must give thanks.”
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