The UWI Quality Education Forum (QEF) is an annual peer-reviewed journal published by The University of the West
Indies, Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies (OBUS). With a view to enhance the delivery of higher
education, the QEF provides a platform for scholars, educational practitioners, administrators, and students within
and outside of the Caribbean to disseminate knowledge and ideas related to teaching and learning, administration
and other support systems and practices. Submissions of academic papers and research reports, case studies and
book reviews and the outcome of original research and rigorous analyses are invited.
The University of the 21st century is charged with the task of providing programmes and resources that are designed
to ensure positive outcomes and student success during and at the end of their period of study. Indeed, Higher
Education scholarship is firm in the claim that effective student support systems promote the intellectual, personal,
and academic development of students from diverse socio-economic, cultural, and secondary school backgrounds,
with a range of mental and physical abilities. It is through thoughtful, strategic planning and implementation of
innovative student support systems and practices that universities will enhance students’ commitment to learning,
helping them to become self-aware individuals who are determined to achieve personal and academic success, and
prepare them for the world of work or further studies.
The twenty-sixth (26th) issue of The UWI Quality Education Forum invites academic essays that focus on the broad
theme of Student Support Systems and Student Success. Abstracts are invited which address, but are not limited
to, the following areas:
Student Support Services providing
technology for student success.
Student Support Systems and the
“corporatization” of Higher Education.
Financial aid and student success.
Institutional resources such as Writing
Peer tutoring, peer advising and student
Student support systems for non-traditional
At-risk students, retention, and graduation.
Academic advising as student support.
Student support systems in challenging times.
Co-curricular activities as support systems.
Support systems for students with
The length of the abstracts should not exceed 500 words. Three keywords or terms should also be appended to
the abstract. All abstracts must be submitted via email to email@example.com in the form of an attached
Microsoft Word document (.docx). The deadline for the submission of abstracts is December 10, 2021. No
abstracts will be accepted subsequent to this date. Any questions or queries may also be directed to