Functions And Roles
Functions and roles of the directorate as related to research and publications include coordination of the implementation of the University Research and Publication Policy, forging intra and inter-institutional collaboration in research, preparation of University research plans and budgets, solicitation of research funds, coordination of internal and external dissemination of research findings, publication of the University UONGOZI journal, and management of the University Publication Foundation. The directorate functions related to postgraduate studies include policy coordination of postgraduate programs in terms of quality control and assurance, which include vetting of academic programs and programs structures, coordination of admissions, and ensuring adherence to the delivery of approved programs of study. The various faculties and teaching directorates are responsible for operational academic management and administration. The functions related to field studies include coordination of practical field studies for undergraduate students, solicitation of field study places and placement of students, preparation of budget for field studies, and coordination of field study report writing and evaluation by students and their supervisors.
To initiate, stimulate and develop research and publication in the University;
To administer and co-ordinate the admission and registration of post-graduate students including Master's and Doctorate Programs;
To co-ordinate and supervise research work for both undergraduate and graduate students in liaison with relevant faculties, institutes and directorates;
To administer and manage research and publications.
To disseminate information through workshops and conferences; and
To co-ordinate, oversee and monitor field studies by all students and or jointly by staff and students.