The University of the West Indies Press
The Barbados Community College Experience: Leading the Anglophone Caribbean in a Global Movement
Vivienne Roberts
Education & Teaching
The Barbados Community College Experience: Leading the Anglophone Caribbean in a Global Movement
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The Barbados Community College Experience establishes the genesis of the college and the ongoing impact of globalization and educational borrowing. It examines the North American community college's influence on the Caribbean pool, the global community college movement and its emerging global counterparts. By deriving five models of development in the region, Vivienne Roberts opens a new window to the community college experience in the anglophone Caribbean by bringing to the fore the reality of more than twenty relevant institutions. Barbados has been the community college pioneer in the anglophone Caribbean and a fairly early entrant to the worldwide community college movement. Roberts sets the Barbados experience in its local, regional and global contexts by exploring the phases of establishment, consolidation, expansion and reputation building, and uncertainty and reinvention. The colleges' widening scope of operations from transfer to vocational, community engagement, remediation, baccalaureate, and adult and continuing education roles is discussed. The book also interrogates the extent to which the Barbados Community College has shown leadership within the Caribbean and demonstrated the values of accessibility, affordability, flexibility, community engagement and innovation while impacting student success, stakeholder satisfaction and fulfilment of its mission.

List of Figures
List of Tables
1. Context, Concepts and Processes
2. The Global Community College Context
3. The North American CommunityCollege Experience
4. The Global Movement and Community College Counterparts
5. The Community College in the English-Speaking Caribbean
6. The Barbados Community College
7. The Establishment Years under Clyde Best, 1969–1976
8. Filling the Gap with Arthur Sealy, 1976–1978
9. Growth and Consolidation Years under Alvin Barnett, 1978–1988
10. Expansion, Outreach and Reputation Building with Norma Holder, 1988–2004
11. A Phase of Uncertainty for Gladstone Best, 2004–2014
12. The Golden Age of Opportunities for Ian Austin and Others, 2015–2018
Appendix 1: List of Principals
Appendix 2: List of Deputy Principals
Appendix 3: List of First Staff Members
Appendix 4: Board of Management Chairs
Appendix 5: Registrars, Bursars and Supervisor
Appendix 6: List of Senior Tutors
Appendix 7: Some Department Heads
Appendix 8: Staff Profile 2016
Appendix 9: Establishment Dates of Divisions
Appendix 10: International Formal and InformalArticulation Arrangements
Appendix 11: Articulation Arrangements with theUniversity of the West Indies
Appendix 12: Dates of Introduction of Programmes
Appendix 13: Guild Presidents and Vice-Presidents
Appendix 14: Scholarship Regulations
Appendix 15: Annual Student Enrolment
Appendix 16: Questionnaire for Past Staff
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