Covenant Policy Decisions to Boost Professionalism, Others -Registrar
The recently approved policies guiding the administration and operations of Covenant University were aimed at boosting professionalism of faculty and staff, give clear line of sight to achieving objectives, and ensure swifter decision-making process, the Registrar of the University, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, has explained.
Speaking at the opening session of the 2018 Executive Advance for Faculty and Senior Non-Teaching Staff of Covenant, held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, Dr. Oludayo stressed that Predictability of actions, Alignment with corporate expectations, and Clear parameters for evaluation were other expected outcomes of the policies. Some of the policies include Appointments and Promotions Policy, Academic Policies, Career Development-Oriented Policies, Welfare Related Policies, and Operational Policies.
The Registrar, who presented a paper titled, ‘Covenant University Policies and Expectations’, posited that, “there is nothing that is good that cannot be better”. He urged faculty and staff to see the big picture in the policies by Focusing on the future (long run and not short run), Assess the parallels (what are we doing better?), and Overall view (harmonising perspectives).
He said that the policies of the University could be gleaned from the perspective of Adopted principles of action, Approaches to decision making, Pathways to achieving expected outcomes, Procedures to guide conduct, System of maximizing resources, and Outline of boundaries.
Highlighting the influencers of Covenant University Policies, Dr. Oludayo listed them as the overall vision of the university, the mandate of the university, the periodic goals and aspirations of the university, Prevailing objectives, Resources, Core values, Operating environment, Social environment, Political landscape, Economic situation, and Technology.
He enjoined all faculty and staff to cooperate with the Management in seeing to the successful implementation of the policies, which he stated were not fashioned to displease any faculty or staff but for the good of all.