They have Eyes however they See Not: Graduated class Relations and The College of the West Indies.


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They have Eyes yet they See Not: Graduated class Relations and The College of the West Indies Francis O. Severin Office of Organization and Exceptional Activities The Second Yearly Meeting of ACHEA July 10-13, 2002 Hilton Trinidad and Gathering Center Point of Presentation:
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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ They have Eyes yet they See Not: Alumni Relations and The West\'s University Indies Francis O. Severin Office of Administration & Special Initiatives

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ The Second Annual Conference of ACHEA July 10-13, 2002 Hilton Trinidad & Conference Center

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Aim of Presentation: Document for the UWI group and different clients/partners what is occurring in Alumni Relations at The UWI; Place Alumni Relations on the scholastic plan as a region which is sufficiently critical to legitimacy educated exchange; Invoke valuable input in helping the foundation to accomplish its point of a commonly gainful association with graduated class.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Reactions to AR at the UWI Is the UWI into this kind of thing? (Wonder) What does this include at any rate? (Bona fide question) What does this include in any case? (the ‘whatever’ or ‘what’s the huge deal’ disorder)

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ What prompts such Doubts? Skepticism got from: Feelings of distance from place of graduation following quite a while of institutional disregard; Grievances, including poor treatment as understudies; This gathering contains for the most part the GenXer’s conceived somewhere around 1961 and 1981 (classes of 1982-2002)

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Doubts (cont’d) This gathering is situated along a continuum: The compelling and negative – perpetually wish to clutch the hurt and trouble clearly brought about by The UWI; The great and positive – albeit having had terrible encounters, they respect the new approach (counting AR activities) by The UWI

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Doubts (cont’d) Holding on to custom – the quintessential and conventional UWI representative. They trust: AR has nothing to do with ‘unlocking West Indian potential’; The UWI can\'t bolster this abundance called AR

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Doubts (cont’d) Traditionalists, smug and free enterprise: We have functioned admirably for a long time without a structure – why now? AR is a delicate zone which obliges no genuine structure – it will deal with itself.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ The Positive Alumni Responds decidedly to the news that AR is on the motivation at The UWI; Commonly having a place, yet not limited to the: Silent Generation, conceived somewhere around 1935 and 1942 (from The UWI’s top of the Medical\'s line Faculty at Mona and past until 1963);

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Positive Alumni (cont’d) Boomers, conceived somewhere around 1943 and 1960 (fitting in with the classes of 1964-1981) Characteristics incorporate : Appreciation that their positive commitments to their particular social orders give The UWI a positive picture and profile;

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Positive Alumni (cont’d) Appreciation of the connection between the estimation of their UWI degrees and the respect with which The UWI is held; Wish to guarantee that The UWI’s important training is not lost for posterity’s purpose (Sustainable Development); Embrace the administration culture that perspectives understudies and graduated class as significant clients (on account of representatives who are graduated class).

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Alumni Volunteerism Alumni volunteerism is the linchpin of any fruitful AR project; Depends on an abnormal state of pride, a feeling of worth and patriotism; Assumes a sure level of self improvement.:

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ What inspires volunteers? Accomplishment – Driven to make progress in circumstances obliging incredible or enhanced execution; Affiliation – Wanting to be with others and getting a charge out of common fellowship; Power – Wanting to have sway on others.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ What spurs volunteers (cont’d)? Unless the UWI and its Alumni Association can accommodate such assorted needs, there is minimal possibility of achievement; The customary exercises, for example, homecomings, reunions and unique occasions (commonly the premise of AR in the USA) may not work the same enchantment today; Figure 1 demonstrates the positive and negative strengths.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Positive and Negative Forces

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Volunteerism must be Managed A structure is important to oversee volunteerism; According to Benninghoff (2000): “Our exceptionally survival in troublesome times will rely on the association our graduated class can make between their establishment and whatever is most significant in their lives. Our test may be to give an essential grapple; a persisting group that can adjust to the times and keep up the long lasting association of our graduated class family”

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ The Institutionalization of AR at The UWI In 1998, Vice Chancellor Rex Nettleford built up the Office of Administration and Special Initiatives (OASIs); One of its significant capacities is AR OASIs set up a structure for AR which was sanction by F & GPC in 1999; Figure 2 demonstrates the Basic Structure for AR

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Figure 2 Administration and Special Initiatives Cave Hill Campus Alumni Office St. Augustine Campus Alumni Office Mona Campus Alumni Office

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ ‘Friend-Raising, Not Fund-Raising’ Visits The Pro-Vice Chancellor, OASIs, has demanded that ‘friend-raising’ is the present need; Friend-raising visits to sections have been embraced to: Serve as ‘ice-breakers’ – re-set up imperative connection in the middle of graduated class and the University;

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ ‘Friend-Raising, Not Fund-Raising’ Visits (cont’d) Provide graduated class up close and personal open doors with senior UWI staff; Allow UWI work force to convey graduated class a la mode with noteworthy advancements at the UWI (in an individual manner); Collect graduated class data as introductory database re-building exertion;

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ ‘Friend-Raising, Not Fund-Raising’ Visits (cont’d) Distribute bulletins and other pertinent data; Distribute memorabilia, and so forth

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ ‘Friend-Raising’ Visits – Catharsis for Alumni The companion raising visits gave an exceptional chance to graduated class to vent their emotions: Major issues included: Public relations matters; Everlasting sit tight for affirmation of acknowledgment to The UWI; Distance instruction;

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ ‘Friend-Raising, Catharsis for Alumni (cont’d) Unfriendly environment for understudies on the grounds; Examination matters.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ New Beginnings The Database; Statutory matters; Strategic matters; Chapter exercises.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Trends in AR Community administration Advocacy.

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ACHEA Conference July 2002 ‘ The Challenge Of Quality for the Higher Education Administrative Professional. ’ Conclusion “It is still moderately early days for AR at The West\'s University Indies ….. Desert spring and The UWI have started gradually and agonizingly, yet without a doubt, to graph the course for an organized and efficient AR capacity ….. Dynamic intuition proposes that AR must be the t

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