Provost, College of Education
POSITION (1): Provost, College of Education
Reporting to: Vice-Chancellor
OBJECTIVES OF THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION:
The College shall advance the objectives of each of its constituent Units by these specific objectives, to:
(a) Expose students to best practices in teaching and learning using the latest proven learning technologies and support the utilization of research both to inform teaching and to tackle the broader issues of education;
(b) Provide an expanded adult, continuing and distance education programme which would extend the reach of the University to student populations in formats which the face- to- face classroom learning cannot provide;
(c) Improve the understanding and practice of information and communication through effective teaching, learning and research;
(d) Equip practitioners in communication and information management with state-of-the-art skills and competencies to effectively serve the public; and,
(e) Provide tertiary education of the highest quality to advance Africa’s social, cultural and economic development achievable through the production of graduates, conduct of research and extension services for Africa and the wider international community.
The Provost of a College is the academic and administrative head of the College and is required to provide administrative and academic direction and leadership, as determined by the Council and Academic Board of the University.
The Provost shall be responsible for:
(a) The management of the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor;
(b) Coordinating the various units of the College;
(c) Raising funds for the College; and,
(d) Implementing the policy decisions affecting the College.
The Provost must:
(a) Be a Professor or a person qualified to be appointed as Professor.
(b) Demonstrate capacity to manage the College and for driving the growth and development of the College under the direction of the Vice-Chancellor;
(b) Provide evidence of managerial and administrative leadership and capacity to coordinate the various units of the College;
(c) Demonstrate capacity to attract funds for the College;
(d) Be able to implement the policy decisions affecting the College; and,
(e) Be able to serve for at least one term in office.
The Provost shall hold office for a period of three years and is eligible for re-appointment for a further term of up to three years.
16th September 2016