National Federation of Haitian Universities and Professional Institutions
STRUCTURE AND IMPLEMENTATION
Welcome to the National Federation of Haitian Universities and Professional Institutions, (FNUIPH). Join us in working together to beat the odds and to make not only our dreams a reality, but also the dreams of our youth, who will need our help in order to achieve their goals for success.
Our work focuses on leading higher education professionals, to globally address the current and future challenges that must be overcome, to meet the growing demand for career readiness for higher educational institutions in underprivileged countries; and specifically, Haiti. It begins by building a conceptual framework that draws on the assistance of policy entrepreneurs – to shape, reform, expand and promote its goals.
FNUIPH’s objective is to offer assistance and services to all universities, higher education institutions and professional associations working within the higher education sector in Haiti, with the intent of promoting high-quality education.
All are welcome to become members of the Federation. In doing so, the logos of these higher education bodies will be placed on the FNUIPH website. Any affiliation to the Federation is subject to a set of criteria that must meet International standards.
The FNUIPH would like to extend an invitation and welcome all future members — we look forward to working with you to systematically enable the extensive exchange of intellectual, scientific and technological knowledge.
The purpose of creating the FNUIPH, comes from significant research pointing to the decline of higher education and the growing number of high school drop-outs, who do not have the basic education or skills necessary to attain a university-level education.
The Federation recognizes the scale of the challenge and made the critical decision to immediately begin the process of advancing higher education. Consolidating a well-defined model will allow us to offer our services to all sectors of national life, embracing academia. Its purpose, as a not-for-profit organization, is to assist associations and learning communities to benefit from the richer experience of our compatriots, who are International experts living on different continents.
Scholars are needed to offer their expertise to the national rebuilding, benefiting in some instances from a consultant status to UNESCO and the European Council.
VISION AND MISSION
Respond to the training issues that each university, higher education institutions and professional associations face.
Increase the number of initiatives in all academic fields and interpersonal skills in fostering free and responsible long-term academic citizens.
Equip all learning environments with scientific and multi-disciplinary knowledge to affirm equitable futures for individuals
Establish a platform that draws on positive integration, making research tools available for the improvement of higher education, scientific development and technological innovation.
Support and enhance the teaching provided through its caucus of professionals from all fields in both Haiti and abroad.
Promote higher education and quality research in Haiti.
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
The FNUIPH includes several hundred universities, higher education institutions, university associations and professional members. Affiliated members are those who fulfill all academic obligations of the digital era, engage competitively on a global scale and satisfy the other eligibility conditions, thereby benefiting from all the rights and privileges of the FNUIPH.
The Council of Caucuses, submits their research and biannual recommendations to the Grand Chancellor for implementation.
The regional and International Academic Councils consists of the Presidents of the Caucuses.
The Administrative Body of each caucus is composed of a Director of Operations, an Executive Secretary, three (3) Chancellors and an Administrative Management Team.
The vital organ of the FNUIPH is the General Assembly, consisting of the Presidents of the delegate caucuses of member universities and associated universities or institutions, which has decision-making authority and meets every three years in a country of choice, overseas.
It reviews its strengths, weaknesses and actions and establishes new proposed structures. It is supported by the Chancellor, President of the General Assembly, the Executive Body for decisions made by the Assembly.
It is composed of three Vice-Presidents, a Board of Directors, a Secretary General and twelve Councilors; the Secretariat, which has the task of implementing the decisions of the General Assembly; the Center for Coordination of Research, which offers Presidents of the caucuses guidelines for organized research, information and access to a global network of experts and important forums for presentations (symposia, conferences) and dissemination (publications).
FUNCTION OF THE CAUCUS
Higher education services include: digitization, online courses, observations and sector groups.
Research and Verification require: implementation of services, evaluations, and incentives
Ethics and arbitration are defined to resolve conflicts
Miscellaneous services encompass the private sector and public sector
Evaluation are required of all sectors
Center for Coordination of Research is fundamental to the adoption of broadening paradigms
Promotion embracing online marketing, radio, newspapers, TV, and social networks is vital
Programs and agenda include forums, convention, travel and virtual conferencing
International Relations enable collaboration with other agencies, scholarships, symposia and conferences
University Relations require accreditation, partnership, inter-university exchanges and publications
International benchmarks are necessary to compete in the global economy, enabling students to graduate from high school ready to pursue college or career education without the need of remedial coursework. Preparing students for an education that is not deferential to state and International borders is the foundation on which we resolve to build.
The FNUIPH Internationalization policy forms part of an intentional strategy aiming to improve education and its relevance. By consolidating higher education in a motivated dialectic of sharing, and training trainers on the quality of learning and research, the objectives will allow the following strategies for implementation:
Evaluation of the trends behind the decline leading to current trends.
Comparison on the basis of training on a globalized scale.
Production of a set of tailored services.
Submission of specific services depending on impact assessment.
Critical synthesis driving current trends.
International discussion of all data collected.
The most advanced technology must be available to higher education in Haiti, to address the existing disparity. Through its inclusion in all teaching functions, it must enhance the quality of training in education and research, while fitting within the framework of a comprehensive policy to tackle financing issues. The commitment to improve universal access to avoid inequalities is fundamental.
RESEARCH AND STANDARDIZATION
Establishing a set of criteria for training in all areas of higher education, leading to the standardization of curricula, is essential to the success of FNUIPH. Each university and higher education establishment becomes a sectorial group with its own methodology derived from FNUIPH curricula.
Means, methods and mechanics arise from the establishment and technological innovation of the FNUIPH. Faculties, departments, institutes or schools of the member universities working in the same scientific disciplines or fields of study, teaching and research; will work to consolidate, develop and share their knowledge to meet the academic ethical and spiritual objectives of the Federation within its member institutions.
The development of higher education is reliant upon the activities of the caucuses and the synergies in which they participate in order to address the interdependent challenges of economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability.
At this stage, participation in International and regional initiatives is imperative in order to promote the integration of sustainable development into all cultural and academic infrastructures relating to work within the field of higher education.
Management services will follow the lead of the members and associates who embrace developmental approaches in the strategic plan of sustainable academic and organizational work.
As a forum for reflection, discussion and cooperation, the FNUIPH aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of its members and increase the effectiveness, visibility and attractiveness of the Haitian system for higher education and research. Engagement with critical thinkers and national companies to improve International visibility, while still ensuring that each member has administrative and academic autonomy will ensure the successful achievement of our universal objectives.
Recognizing the necessity to ensure the sustainability of its objectives and prevent any differences or conflicts of interest or personality between its members or with potential partners, the FNUIPH provides all its members with the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, which members are required to follow unconditionally.
BENEFITS AND COMMITMENTS
The benefits and commitments of the FNUIPH are wide-ranging. They not only embrace academic life in its entirety, but also professional organizations and associations with the aim of promoting higher education in their attempt to address the expansive conception of educational inequity. To understand whether equity is succeeding, it is important to offer our services to all sectors of the industrial, economic and social society.
The FNUIPH promotes the following services:
International events, seminars and the workshops of the caucuses
Access to all digital journal archives with the opportunity to display your logo in future publications
Advising on strategies for institutions, staff, governments and national agencies
An International program of leadership training
Showing membership by displaying the FNUIPH logo