UCB Strategic Plan 2024

STRATEGIC GOALS

The following Strategic Goals have been developed to guide the university as it seeks to fulfill its mission:

Strategic Goal I: Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Review

Achieve full accreditation and external review body success and recognition

Objectives:

1.1       Ensure that all programmes are aligned with Higher Education Council (HEC) and Education and Training Quality Authority (BQA/NQF) accreditation and review standards and expectations for success.

1.2       Develop further recognition and affiliation by local and international professional and statutory bodies.

1.3       Expand partnerships with international universities to gain further knowledge and practice of international quality assurance standards and expectations.

Strategic Goal II: Learning, Teaching and Enhancement

2.1       Deliver high quality teaching, learning and student engagement to ensure that every student is enriched with subject specific knowledge, critical thinking skills, and transferable graduate attributes.

2.2       Provide an effective student support environment, that engages and empowers students and staff to deliver a quality driven education.

2.3       Further embed graduate attributes into the curriculum to ensure graduate work readiness.

2.4       Further integrate aspects of entrepreneurship and innovation into the curriculum and associated assessment regimes to prepare graduates for innovation and change in their professional working lives. 

Strategic Goal III: Research

Strengthen and align research output with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Strategy

Objectives:

3.1       Enhance the research infrastructure by more effective allocation of resources to generate a broader engagement by staff and students in research and scholarship.

3.2       Strengthen research capacity and capability through delivery of an effective administrative and financial support mechanism to departments.

3.3       Encourage further Research Informed Teaching (RIT) throughout the curriculum and assessment strategy.

3.4       Support research that is aligned with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s National Strategy.

Strategic Goal IV: Staffing and Staff Engagement

Empower staff to deliver success

Objectives:

4.1       Attract and retain well qualified staff in alignment with the University’s vision, mission and values.

4.2       Strengthen staff support and communication to encourage a collegiate working environment.

4.3       Support staff with updated IT systems to improve learning, teaching, research and student support.

Strategic Goal V: Community Engagement

Enhance the University’s relationship with government, industry and the community

Objectives:

5.1       Develop long term strategic partnerships with government, industry and the community that continually shape the University’s programme offerings.

5.2       Strengthen engagement with alumni to foster long-lasting relationships.

5.3       Continue to engage with the community and all stakeholders to serve and add value to society as a whole.

Strategic Goal VI: Institutional Growth

Enhance the academic and financial position of the University and deliver institutional sustainability.

Objectives:

6.1       Increase student recruitment across all departments through increased reputation, market recognition and successful accreditation and review.

6.2       Increasing the number of programmes being offered in the University through expansion of awards by the Ministry of Education in the Kingdom of Bahrain and from international franchises.

6.3       Improve and expand facilities and infrastructure to foster a vibrant learning environment.

6.4       Increase and diversify student recruitment strategy.