Persons interested in attending the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE) Conference, being hosted by the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC), from October 6 to 8, still have an opportunity to register for the event.

The BAC has extended its registration deadline to Friday, July 31, to accommodate persons who may not have had an opportunity to register.

The conference, entitled "Balancing Quality and Quantity: The Global Challenge for Tertiary Education", will have a number of keynote speakers.??

Immediate Past President of the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education, Dr. Richard Lewis; ??Vice Principal Open Campus, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus and Chairperson of the Barbados CANQATE Core Group Professor Vivienne Roberts; and President of CANQATE and Executive Director of the University Council of Jamaica, Dr. Ethley London.

Facilitator for the workshop will be Professor Donald Hanna of the Educational Communications (Distance Education), University of Wisconsin-Extension, U.S.A.??

Topics to be covered during the workshop include Quality Assurance Trends for the Future; Developing Meaningful and Strong Partnerships; Developing Internal and External Quality Assurance Mechanisms, Quality Assurance of Distance Education; Strategic Approach to Quality Tertiary Education and Training in the Caribbean, The Role of the Alumni in Maintaining Quality in Tertiary Education, and E-Libraries and E-Learning Resources.

Institutions, agencies and other businesses interested in quality assurance and quality enhancement are also invited to exhibit their products and services during the conference.

Further information on the conference may be obtained by visiting the BAC’s website or by calling 436-9094.?? Persons may also email to submit queries.

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