The Distance Education Centre has its headquarters at the Cave Hill campus in Barbados, with offices on the St. Augustine and Mona campuses. Heads of University Centres in each non-campus country manage the UWIDEC’s affairs for their country. In locations where a University Centre does not exist, distance-learning operations may be located at a centre headed by a Site Coordinator. The location of the UWIDEC in the organisational structure of the UWI is shown below.
THE DISTANCE EDUCATION CENTRE IN THE
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
A Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for the Non-Campus Countries and Distance Education oversees the work of the UWIDEC, as well as the work of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS) and the Tertiary Level Institutions Unit (TLIU). The staff of the UWIDEC includes a director, an assistant registrar, materials development teams, and project and co-ordination officers. There are also telecommunications, programme and delivery personnel, and a student support services coordinator who represents student concerns to the relevant authorities.