Restructuring Makerere University into Colleges by keralaguest

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									MAKERERE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH, ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCE
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                                 Restructuring Makerere University into Colleges


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Table of Contents




1.0 CRITERIA USED FOR COLLEGE FORMATION ...........................................................3


2.0 THE COLLEGE STRUCTURE .............................................................................................4


3.0 ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS OF COLLEGES ...................................................5

   3.1       Principal’s Office .......................................................................................................................... 6
4.0 COLLEGE GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES .......................7


APPENDIX I: PROPOSED COLLEGE STRUCTURE ............................................................8




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List of Acronyms




1.0.     CRITERIA USED FOR COLLEGE FORMATION

   The new structure of colleges will utilize a coordinated devolution of powers, utilizing the re-engineered process maps for effective
   and efficient functionality. The reconfiguration into colleges has utilized the criteria elaborated below for efficacy. The criteria are
   cognizant of:

   a) Synergy in mission and objectives of the combining units to promote optimal utilization of the ambient capacities;

   b) Potential for resource sharing (human, infrastructural) and mobilization;

   c) Potential for modularization of Academic Programmes, rationalization and elimination of duplications;

   d) Capacity to form viable college substructures like Academic Boards, Administrative Boards, Procurement committees and
      Senate as elaborated in the College Statute;

   e) Baseline Resources:

           i)       Numbers of students,
           ii)      Number of Programmes,
           iii)     Number and Distribution of Academic Staff,
           iv)      Space,
           v)       Computers.
           vi)      Library facilities,
           vii) Other capacity indicators considered by the National Council for Higher Education.
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   Guiding Principles:

         a) At least two of the existing university faculties/Schools/Institutes should combine to form a college.

         b) Each college must have at least two schools as defined in section 4 of this document.

         c) Faculties that remain in transition under this restructuring will be transformed into schools and affiliated to colleges.

         d) Only a few Departments will be retained in the new structures. The heads of those departments will be called chairs and will
            largely perform academic roles.




2.0.     THE COLLEGE STRUCTURE
         In July 2006, the University Council ratified the Makerere University Constituent College Statute 2006. The proposed college
         structure will comprise of the College, Schools, Institutes, and Departments. For purposes of this structure, the following
         definitions have been used.

         A COLLEGE                       A constituent unit of the University consistent with the UOTIA and offers Degrees, Diplomas and
                                         Certificates and enjoys Administrative, Academic and Financial semi autonomous status.

         A SCHOOL                         This is an Academic Unit of a College engaged in Teaching, learning, research and knowledge and
                                         technology transfer partnerships based on a focused body of Knowledge.

         INSTITUTE                       This is a unit of a college which is exclusively research based

         CENTRE                          This is a unit of a college, which is largely focused on service and knowledge transfer partnerships

         DEPARTMENT                      This is a unit of a school that deals with core functions of teaching, learning and research functions of a
                                         particular focused discipline, with at least one programme leading to the award of a degree.
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The Colleges as Approved by Senate are:

           College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences;
           College of Humanities;
           College of Computing and Information Sciences;
           College of Business and Management Sciences;
           College of Health Sciences;
           College of Education and External Studies;
           College of Natural Sciences;
           College of Engineering, Design and Technology.

      Schools in Transition:
      1. School of Veterinary Medicine (to be affiliated to College of Health Sciences);
      2. School of Law (to be affiliated to College of Business and Management Sciences).


3.0 ADMINISTRATIVE IMPLICATIONS OF COLLEGES

        In exceptional circumstances, the reform entails reduction of several layers of authority into

             i) Principal with one Deputy Principal
             ii) A School headed by a Dean
             iii) A Department headed by a Chair
             iv) A Discipline Team headed by a Chair

3.1     Principal’s Office
        Administrative duties in the Principal’s Office will include the following offices, the College Bursar, the College Registrar, The
        College Human Resources Manager, the College Procurement Officer and the College Resource Mobilization Officer.

        N.B.*                i)         Deans will hold only Academic functions
                             ii)        All administrative arrangements at department and sections level to revert to principal’s office.
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     TABLE 2: Proposed Administrative staffing level in the college- based model

             Position                                       Number     Scale
             Principal                                             8   M2.1
             Deputy Principal                                      8   M2.2
             College Bursar                                        8   M4
             College Librarian                                     8   M4
             College Registrar                                     8   M4
             College Human Resource Manager                        8   M4
             Administrative Secretaries (4)                       32   M6
             Stenographers (6)                                    48
             Messenger (1)                                         8
             Driver (1)                                            8
                                                                 144

             School
             Dean                                                 30
             Administrative Secretary                             30
             Assistant Registrar/Administrative Assistant         30
             Office Messenger                                     30
                                                                 120

             Department (Estimated)
             Chair                                          50




4.0 COLLEGE GOVERNANACE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURES
     The College Statute and the Human Resource Manual elaborate the details of the job description and the scales attached to them.
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  College Committees

            QA Committee at the College Level
            College Academic Board
            College Management Board
            College Contracts Committee
            College Appointments Committee




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APPENDIX I: PROPOSED COLLEGE STRUCTURE
PROPOSED COLLEGE                     CURRENT                       PROPOSED NEW      PROPOSED      PROPOSED INSTITUTES AND
                                     FACULTIES/UNITS               SCHOOLS FORMING   DEPARTMENTS   CENTRES
                                     COLLAPSED TO FORM             COLLEGE
                                     COLLEGE
College Of Agriculture               Agriculture,
And Environmental                    Forestry & Nature Conserv.,
Sciences                             MUIENR


College of Humanities


College of Computing                 FCIT, EASLIS
and Information Sciences

College of Business and              FEMA, ISAE
Management sciences

College of Health                    Medicine, Public Health
Sciences

College of Education and             Education, IACE
External Studies

College of Engineering,              Technology, MTSIFA
Design and Technology

School of Veterinary                 Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine                             Medicine

School of Law                        Faculty of Law

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