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UWI/Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture 2011

For Release Upon Receipt - August 26, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus, collaborates with Guardian Life of the Caribbean Limited, to host the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Open Lecture 2011, on Friday 30th September, 2011, at 5.30 pm, at the Daaga Auditorium, UWI.

This event is organized through a joint working committee of the Instructional Development Unit (IDU) at The UWI, Guardian Life of the Caribbean and Guardian Holdings Limited. This cooperation, running since 1998, seeks to highlight, promote and support teaching excellence by university lecturers, and at the same time promote outreach to the general population with respect to education.

Following the underlying theme “the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” these Open Lectures feature renowned researchers whose work reflect this paradigm.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Dr. Maryellen Weimer, Professor Emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State University, USA, and winner of the Milton S. Eisenhower award for distinguished teaching. Dr. Weimer will discuss the topic Maximum Impact: Using Feedback to Drive Assessment, in which she will examine the idea of assessment and in particular the aspect of assessment that deals with student development through feedback mechanisms.

The lecture targets the teaching fraternity with special invitations to teachers and teaching administrators of tertiary institutions, primary and secondary schools.

This event is free and open to the public. 

To RSVP and find out more about the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Open Lecture 2011, please contact the IDU at 662-2002 ext. 82611, or via e-mail at, or e-mail or

About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.