Warm greetings from the Office of the Assistant Provost. As one of the leaders in the Academic Division the Assistant Provost supervises three units that are key to the University’s growth and development—Quality Assurance, Open and Distance Learning and the Library. We are that part of the university that assures the quality of our programs and courses and ensures that students on all of our campuses and throughout Belize are able to access quality tertiary education as well as programs and courses for individual and national development. To support the programs and courses we offer, the Library provides services to students who opt to study online or on campus with our electronic databases and on campus library collections. The Open and Distance Learning Unit supports the development and delivery of blended and online university courses and programs. Through the delivery of continuing education program and courses, the unit also ensures that there are opportunities for citizens with interest in upgrading and honing their skills for individual advancement and workforce development.
The Quality Assurance Unit provides oversight of the institution’s quality function to ensure fitness for purpose. In that regard, the Unit works methodically and systematically to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate the structures, mechanisms, systems and interventions needed to institutionalize a culture of quality.
I have been part of the University of Belize from its inception in August 2000 and I have seen the institution grow and develop. This is our National University. Come and experience Belize and its uniqueness through the programs and courses we offer.
Dr. Cynthia Thompson