UTech, Ja Student Handbook - 2021/22

University of Technology, Jamaica STUDENT HANDBOOK FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS “ EXC E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN OW L E D G E” 2021/2022

W W W. U T E C H J A M A I C A. E D U. J M JAMAICA of Welcome to the University Technology,

TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 ii On registering, each student at the University of Technology, Jamaica formally agrees to observe and obey all the policies and rules governing students and the operation of the University. The University has the right to change any information appearing in this or any other publication relating to admission, its courses of study, continuation of study, fees, the requirements for the granting of degrees, diplomas, or certificates and any other matter. New and returning students are required to familiarise themselves with the information in the Student Handbook. Student Services and Registry University of Technology, Jamaica 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6, Jamaica, West Indies. Telephone: (876) 927-1680–8 Fax: (876) 977-4388 E-Mail: regist@utech.edu.jm Website: www.utechjamaica.edu.jm Facebook: https://facebook.com/utech.registrar Twitter: https://twitter.com/UTechRegistrar Printed & Published September 2021. I M P O R T A N T N O T I C E

Message from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Message from the Registrar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Message from the Students’ Union President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 COVID-19 Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 College, Faculty Personnel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mission and Vision of the University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Emblem and its Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Academic Calendar Year 2021/2022 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Schedule of College/Faculty Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 I N T R O D U C T I O N T O T H E UN I V E R S I T Y / 1 9 Introduction to the University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 The People’s University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Campuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Franchise and Outreach Institutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 GO V E R N A N C E / 2 4 University Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 The Academic Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Academic Affairs Division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Colleges and Faculties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Academic Organisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 College of Business & Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 College of Health Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Faculty of Education and Liberal Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Faculty of Engineering and Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Faculty of Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 “ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” iii T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S S E C T I O N A : INTRODUCT ION TO THE UNIVERS I TY GOVERNANCE

Faculty of Science and Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Faculty of The Built Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Joint Colleges of Medicine, Oral Health and Veterinary Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 School of Graduate Studies Research and Entrepreneurship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 College/Faculty Student Academic Affairs Committee (C/FSAAC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 UTech Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Academic Management Support Units . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Division of Student Services and Registry / 35 Division of Student Services and Registry Personnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Office of the Registrar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 University Secretariat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Student Relations Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Academic Services Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Office of Admissions and Enrolment Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 University Examinations Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Student Records Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Scheduling Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Office of the Assistant Registrar – Western Campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 ST U D E N T SE R V I C E S DE PA R T M E N T / 4 0 Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Leadership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Student Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Special Needs Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Chaplaincy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Accommodation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Career & Placement Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Counselling Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 International Students’ Office. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S iv S E C T I O N B : DIVI S ION OF STUDENT SERVICES & REGI STRY

SU P P O R T SE R V I C E S F O R ST U D E N T S / 5 5 Bryan’s Bookstores Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Caribbean Poison Information Network (CARPIN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Co-operative Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Cynthia Shako Early Childhood Education and Day Care Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Department of Community Service and Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Graduate Student Lounge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Integrated Student Administrative System (ISAS). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Joan Duncan School of Entrepreneurship, Ethics and Leadership (JDSEEL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Language Teaching & Research Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Library Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Legal Advice Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Medical Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Office of the Customer Service Advocate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Operational Guidelines for Attendance at Scheduled Classes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Printery/Bindery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Shelly-Ann Fraser Assessment Centre For Children . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Technology Innovation Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 UTech Ja Alumni Relations Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 UTech Ja Centre for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 UTech Ja Foundations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 UTech Ja Online-Blended Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 UTech Ja Online Learning Management Systems (LMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 UTech Ja Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 UTech Ja Rehabilitation Centre for Children with Exceptionalities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 UTech Ja Licence for Marijuana Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Wellness Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 “ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S v S E C T I O N C : SUPPORT SERVICES FOR STUDENTS’ DEVELOPMENT

ST U D E N T FI N A N C I A L SE R V I C E S / 7 9 Student Financing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Fee Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Tuition Fees. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Ancillary Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Procedures for Generating Invoices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Registration Census Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 How to Pay Your Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Fee Payment Procedures for Scholarship Recipients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Fee Payment Procedures for Sponsored Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Fee Payment Procedures For Staff Members & Dependents of Staff Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Fee Payment Procedures for Earn & Study Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Guidelines For Tuition Rebate and Cash Prize . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 General Procedures for Financial Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Penalties For Non-Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 The Students' Loan Bureau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Students’ Refunds Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Withdrawal – Short Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Payments for Books and Special Non-Tuition Allowances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Students’ Union Performance Based Reward (PBR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Financial Aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Scholarships. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Student Welfare Grants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Earn and Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fee Payment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 RE G I S T R AT I O N & EN R O L M E N T / 1 1 4 Registered Student – Definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Enrolment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Deferrals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S vi S E C T I O N D : STUDENT F INANCIAL SERVICES REGI STRAT ION AND ENROLMENT

Course Withdrawal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Online Add /Drop Electronic Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Enrolment Procedures for Graduate Studies Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Payment Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Payment Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Financial Clearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Extension of Registration for Graduate Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 ST U D E N T RE S P O N S I B I L I T I E S / 1 2 0 Class Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 EX A M I N AT I O N S / 1 2 1 Examination Timetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Examination Clashes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Policy on the Rescheduling of Examinations for Students Representing University during Scheduled Examination Sessions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Registration on Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Examination Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Examination Receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Identification for Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Absence from Examinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Official Notification of Examination Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lost Examination Grades. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Examination Grade Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Re-do Examination Policy and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Registration for Re-do Examinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 External Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Externally-Moderated Examinations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Completion of Instructor/Course Evaluation Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Projects Assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Instructions for Candidates Taking Examinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Examination of Graduate Theses and Dissertations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Supervision of Graduate Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 “ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S vii S E C T I ON E : S T UD E NT R E S PON S I B I L I T I E S & E XAM I NAT I ON S

SE C U R I T Y / 1 3 2 SE C U R I T Y / 1 3 8 Identification Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Procedures For Lost Identification Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 University Security Guard Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Safety and Surveillance Equipment in Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Disaster Management, Emergency Responses and Safety Drills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Parking Regulations and Security Gate Passes For Motor Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Speed Limit & Motor Vehicle Noises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Parking Violation Tickets and Clamping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Marijuana Use and Controlled Substance Abuse on Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Illicit Gaming and Gambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Halls of Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Campus Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Stickers/Posters in Unauthorized Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Removal of Chairs From Classrooms/Tampering with University Assets & Fixtures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Loss and Found Processes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 ST U D E N T LI F E / 1 4 6 Dining Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Sports and Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Inter-collegiate Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 UTech Classic Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Students’ Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Welfare and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 The Students’ Activity Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Community Outreach Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Clubs and Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Students’ Union Council Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 GR A D U AT I O N I N F O R M AT I O N / 1 5 7 Registration for Graduation Ceremony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S viii S E C T I ON F : S E CUR I T Y & S T UD E NT L I F E S E C T I O N G : GRADUAT ION INFORMAT ION PRES IDENT ’S HONOUR ROLL AND DEAN’S L I ST

Circumstances Affecting Graduation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Requirements for Granting of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 PR E S I D E N T’ S HO N O U R RO L L A N D DE A N’ S LI S T / 1 5 9 President’s Honour Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Dean’s List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Types of Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Compilation of Lists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 RE G U L AT I O N 3 – AC A D E M I C PR O G R E S S A N D GR A N T I N G O F AWA R D S / 1 6 2 Student Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Academic Terminology Policies and Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164 Academic Progress and Granting of Awards for Undergraduate Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Evaluation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 Classes of Academic Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Community Service Programme (CSP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 Policy for Effecting Student Name Change. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 AC A D E M I C PR O G R E S S A N D GR A N T I N G O F AWA R D S F O R GR A D U AT E ST U D E N T S / 1 7 6 Post-Graduate Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Post-Graduate Diploma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Masters Degree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Master of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 Professional or Taught Doctorates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Doctor of Philosophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 Calculation of Continuation Fees for Graduate Research Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Continuation Fees for Taught Graduate Degrees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 Grading System – Graduate Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Grading Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Graduate Academic Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 “ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S ix S E C T I O N H : IMPORTANT REGULAT IONS AND ORDINANCE 1999/14

RE G U L AT I O N 4 – RE G U L AT I O N S GO V E R N I N G EX A M I N AT I O N I N CO U R S E S O F ST U D Y / 1 8 0 Appointment of College/Faculty Board of Examiners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180 External Examiners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181 Appointment of External Examiners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182 Appointment of School/Internal Examination Panels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Publication of Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Retention of Examination Material . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Review of Decisions on Academic Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Presentation of Evidence of Extenuating Circumstances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Dissertations/Major Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Regulation 4: Examination Procedure Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 RE G U L AT I O N 5 – CO N D I T I O N S A N D PR O C E D U R E S GO V E R N I N G ST U D E N T AC A D E M I C MI S C O N D U C T / 1 9 0 General Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Academic Misconduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Categories of Academic Misconduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Procedural Rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Academic Misconduct Inquiry Panel (AMIP). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Right to Representation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Sanctions/Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Confidentiality Clause . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 OR D I N A N C E 1 9 9 9 / 1 4 – ST U D E N T DI S C I P L I N E / 2 0 4 Responsibility for Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Breach of Discipline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Offences: Jurisdiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Disciplinary Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Suspension or Exclusion by the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S x

Disciplinary Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 The Appeal Board. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Schedule A – Classification of Offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Schedule B – Classification of Punishment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Schedule C – Procedure to be followed by the Disciplinary Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Schedule D – Appeal Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Add/Drop Policy and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Credit Allocation for Major and Minor Undergraduate Courses of Study Specializations Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Grade Forgiveness Policy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Policies Governing the Implementation of Academic Advisement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Policy Governing the Use of Cellular Phones and Multimedia/Mobile Devices in Classrooms and the Calvin McKain Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Policy and Procedures for Handling Student Complaints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Re-do Examination Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240 Transfer of Credit and Exemption Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Change of Grade Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Other Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Important Contact Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Declaration of Authorship Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Student Instructor – Module Information Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Students’ Report Form – Attendance of Instructor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 The University Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Glossary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 “ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” TA B L E O F CO N T E N T S xi S E C T I ON I : PO L I C I E S AND P ROC E DUR E S S E C T I ON J : ADD I T I ONA L I N FORMAT I ON

“ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” 1 I am delighted to welcome new and returning students for the Academic year 2021/22. You have made an excellent choice to continue your journey toward “Excellence through Knowledge” at Jamaica’s premier national University. The mission of the University is to positively impact Jamaica, the wider Caribbean and elsewhere, through high quality learning opportunities for students, research and value added solutions to government, industry and communities. We are committed to this mission and I invite you to be actively involved in that journey during your sojourn here. You have entered this institution during a time of significant transition, where we are embracing and capitalizing on new and emerging opportunities inherent in the adoption of innovative Information Communication Technologies in support of teaching and learning. Our focus remains student-centred where each student is offered the opportunity to learn, grow and develop to their greatest potential. University of Technology, Jamaica has a formidable 63-year history and reputation of producing graduates who are industry-ready and who are leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators in their various fields of endeavor in Jamaica, the Caribbean region and the world. The quality of our programmes, and our commitment to delivering education at international standards, was formally recognized in 2018 with the award of Institutional Accreditation by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) for a period of seven years. As new students you can anticipate being part of this tradition of excellence in a supportive, stimulating and diverse academic environment, filled with many enriching and empowering opportunities. As you commit yourselves to diligently pursuing your academic goals, I urge you to be mindful of UTech, Jamaica’s Core Values of Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, Excellence, Innovation and Team Spirit. I also encourage you to take advantage of all opportunities to participate in various aspects of university life, such as sport and cultural activities, student clubs and societies, as well as volunteerism and community service that will contribute to your personal development and enrich your experience. P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S A G E PROFESSOR COL IN GYLES (ACTG. )

TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 2 I extend my best wishes to our entire student body for a successful and rewarding academic year. It is always with immense pleasure that I welcome all new, transfer and returning students to the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech, Ja.) at the start of each academic year. You have chosen the best avenue through which to pursue your tertiary education amid these peculiar times. I encourage you to capitalize on this fortuitous circumstance as you grasp the opportunity to succeed in your academic pursuits. UTech, Ja. is a university with unmatched potential for meaningful impact in Jamaica, the Caribbean and beyond. We continue to boast one of the largest university systems in the nation with world-class faculty, fully accredited, internationally valued programs and students who exhibit determination to make a difference in our global society. As one of these students, you matter and as part of our University we expect you to make a lasting imprint through excellence in your studies, and in your extracurricular activities, even as you gain valuable leadership experience and unique networking opportunities. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all as lecturers, administrative staff and students to adjust to the online environment in which teaching and learning must take place. As you go through the year, I encourage you to think of the pandemic as just another hurdle to overcome on your journey to achieving your degree. Rest assured that the Office of the Vice President & Registrar is committed to providing you with an array of exceptional support to help you attain your goal. This year’s Week of Welcome (W.O.W.) Orientation exercise was conducted under the theme “Unstoppable”. In echoing this sentiment, I want you to believe in yourself, to believe you are unstoppable and destined for greatness. Remember however, that greatness can only be achieved through hard work and determination. It is my wish that you will exhibit both and reap lasting success. Again, I welcome you heartily and wish you a truly successful and rewarding year. U N I V E R S I T Y R E G I S T R A R’ S M E S S A G E MERCEDES DEANE

“ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” 3 As we are still in the midst of a global pandemic; it must first be stated that this is a remarkable step to decide to pursue or continue your education at the tertiary level. As the President of the Students’ Union Council, it is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome all new and returning students to this prestige institution- The University of Technology, Jamaica- for the 2021–2022 Academic Year. Before I continue, I must encourage you to take the time to read this Student Handbook; it guides your academic tenure and is your holy grail. All policies and procedures needed for your studentship is found within this book. As we continue to undergo and adjust to this “new normal”, which is filled with multitudinous uncertainties, you hold the ability to determine the outcome of this year and by extension – your university tenure. This journey will not be easy; in fact, it will teach you discipline, loyalty, critical thinking, endurance, balance and accountability. This institution promotes holistic development through excellence in academia, co-curricular activities as well as campus experience. As you embark on this new journey, let this be a reminder that the “University Experience” is appreciably more than just getting good grades and maintaining an above average GPA. It is the time where networking and involvement are vital and it is also the space where you create life-long bonds. The Students’ Union Council is a cohort of elected and appointed students whose mandate is “To Serve and Represent" while protecting the rights of Y.O.U. (Youths of UTech). This year, we are guided by the theme “Rebuilding Bonds, Inspiring MORE; Moulding Leaders for Opportunities, Responsibilities and Evolution”. The Council is a development hub which grooms and produces great leaders; and is mandated to execute activities and initiatives to foster the Knight spirit and holistic growth. As said by Joss Whedon: “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, Sauté it, whatever. MAKE.”; aside from all adversities, make do and do great. On this journey, challenge yourselves- you can and will accomplish all things you put your mind to once you are consistent and diligent. As we are still in the midst of a pandemic, be mindful of the COVID 19 protocols put in place to ensure your safety- mask up and sanitize! On behalf of your Students’ Union Council, Welcome to the birthplace of greatness and have a safe and productive year! Best wishes on your pursuit of Knowledge! S T U D E N T S’ U N I O N P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S A G E ROBYN MURRAY

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In our mission to advance and disseminate knowledge through teaching, scholarship and research in the new Academic Year, 2021–22, we are all mindful of the unprecedented and challenging times resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Over the last year, our students, members of faculty and staff have been hard at work navigating and adapting to the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a primarily online teaching and learning environment. We are grateful to all our stakeholders for your continued commitment to excellence in this new experience for all of us. DE L I V E R Y MO D A L I T Y F O R CL A S S E S At this time, the University will continue to maintain measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus in keeping with the current and emerging health and safety guidelines and protocols outlined by the Government of Jamaica. As such, classes will be delivered using a blended approach (a mix of online learning systems, web-conferencing, in-person classroom, laboratory and clinical setting modalities for practical components of respective modules). The details of the delivery modality and requirements for each module will be circulated by respective Colleges and Faculties in short order. Some Colleges/Faculties have already been communicating with their returning and prospective students via webinars, email and other electronic communication. All registered students are reminded to activate their assigned UTech, Jamaica email to keep abreast of important information being disseminated by the University and to be in touch with the Student Affairs section of your respective College /Faculty to stay connected. AC C O MM O D AT I O N O N HA L L S O F RE S I D E N C E The Halls of Residence will be re-opened for the start of Semester 1, however fewer than normal students will be accommodated in keeping with requirements for physical distancing. The Accommodation Office is working to assist students in identifying appropriate off campus accommodation. Interested students should make contact with the Accommodation Unit for assistance in this regard. ACCESS TO CAMPUS INTERNET FACILITIES An Online Technology Support Centre has been established to provide technology support services for remote access (password/log-in issues) and online–blended classes. The contact email is tier1support@utech.edu.jm. “ EX C E L L E N C E TH R O U G H KN O W L E D G E ” 5 C O V I D - 1 9 I N F O R M A T I O N

AC C E S S T O T H E LI B R A R Y The Calvin McKain Library on the Papine campus is open for regular business. This includes browsing inside the library (with restrictions), use of the self-check machine, offering of reprographic services such as photo-copying, scanning and spiral binding. Operating hours of the Library are Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. subject to the needs of users. Users are also encouraged to use the online library resources such as e-books and databases, and past examination papers which are available 24/7. The Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston and Dome Street, Montego Bay Campus libraries will offer walk-in services for two days weekly. Please see the University’s website and the Student’s Portal for further details on the University’s library. PH Y S I C A L DI S TA N C I N G PR O T O C O L S O N CA M P U S • No more than fifteen (15) persons will be allowed to meet at any one place on campus • Mask wearing is mandatory prior to entry and the duration of time on campus • Please expect a mandatory temperature check to be conducted on each person at the gate before entry to the campus. Persons who have abnormal temperature reading will be referred to the University’s Medical Centre/Environmental Unit • Hand sanitizing stations are located at the entry to buildings. Please utilize them • Any room to be used for events must be of a capacity to observe 6 feet distancing between persons • Physical distancing is to be maintained at all times for the duration of your stay on the campus even while traversing the campus • Gathering outside in meetings/events, including the car park, is prohibited. I N T E R N AT I O N A L ST U D E N T S We are equally excited to welcome our international students for the new academic year. Please apprise yourself of the COVID-19 protocols outlined by the Government of Jamaica and your respective countries. Please plan your travel to facilitate a 14-day quarantine period where applicable and COVID-19 tests. Be reminded that some courses of study may be offered online and may not necessitate a physical presence in Jamaica or on the campus in Semester I. Kindly stay in touch with your college/faculty and the International Students’ Office for updates. TO G E T H E R WE WI L L GE T TH R O U G H TH I S! As Jamaica and the rest of the globe continue to grapple with the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we will all need to adjust and to adapt. We are mindful of the inconveniences and challenges caused by the situation and ask for continued patience and understanding. TH E UN I V E R S I T Y O F TE C H N O L O G Y, J A M A I C A – ST U D E N T HA N D B O O K 2 0 2 1 – 2 0 2 2 C O V I D - 1 9 I N F O R M A T I O N 6

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