Quality Policy Statement
It is the absolute policy of WIST to maintain a quality-driven educational management system that ensures we meet or exceed the requirements of our stakeholders. The educational quality management system (EQMS) provides the framework for the rest of the institution’s governance and internal control systems. In addition to other commitments, WIST commits itself to satisfying (i) the purpose for which the institution has been established, (ii) identified requirements, (iii) our social responsibility; to managing intellectual property and to the continual improvement of the EQMS. It is our aim to “get it right, first time and every time”
The West Indies School of Theology (WIST) is committed to providing higher education to equip Christians to be godly servant-leaders for the fulfilling of the Great Commission, in accordance with its mission. In the pursuit of becoming a leader in Biblically-based ministerial training, it is the absolute policy of WIST to maintain a quality-driven educational management system that ensures we meet or exceed the requirements of our stakeholders. The educational quality management system (EQMS) provides the framework for the rest of the institution’s governance and internal control systems. WIST commits itself to:
a. Continually assessing the external and internal issues, that are relevant to our purpose, social responsibility, strategic direction and affect our ability to achieve intended results. The results of these assessments will be used to inform the strategic plan.
b. Providing programmes and services that are grounded on Biblical principles, satisfy the purpose for which the institution has been established, including learning outcomes that contribute to the development of wholesome spiritual, intellectual, social and moral attitudes in learners.
c. Satisfying applicable requirements, including legal and regulatory requirements and those established by the accreditation bodies that independently assess our systems for conformance.
d. Continually improve the educational quality management system by identifying and addressing needs or opportunities revealed as a result of analyses, evaluations, internal reviews and audits conducted, and the outputs from management review. This includes improving service delivery by considering and implementing relevant didactic, scientific and technical developments and through the establishment and achievement of objectives that are in line with the strategic plan.
e. Satisfying our social responsibility by considering the impact of our decisions and activities on society and the environment and engaging in transparent and ethical behaviour which contributes to sustainable development of society without contradicting the Biblical tenets to which the institution ascribes.
f. Managing intellectual property and student information to ensure that confidentiality is maintained and individual rights are protected with respect to how information is obtained, used and disseminated throughout the institution.
g. Providing the resources required for effective implementation and monitoring of the EQMS.
h. Ensuring that staff, faculty and others doing work that affect the services provided by WIST are assessed as competent, based on appropriate education, training, or experience.
i. Communicating the policy and making it available to stakeholders and other interested parties.
j. Periodically reviewing the policy to ensure that it remains current and meets the needs of the institution.
The President and Administrative Committee are responsible for the implementation of this policy and ensuring the seamless integration of the EQMS throughout WIST’s operations. The policy is binding on all of WIST’s operations, branches, sites and personnel and unauthorized alterations or deviations are not permitted. WIST aims to “get it right, first time and every time”.
Rev. Dr. Pat P. Glasgow
President, West Indies School of Theology