Research policy

  1. The day-to- day management of the finances of the Unit shall be under the control of the Director of the Consultancy Unit.
     
  2. The Director shall sign all cheques which shall be counter-signed by the Vice- Chancellor/Pro-Vice Chancellor/Director of Finance (i.e. any of these).
     
  3. The Consultancy Unit shall, in addition to local account, operate a foreign account with a local bank into which foreign currency shall be paid.
     
  4. The Vice-Chancellor shall be a mandatory signatory to the foreign account.
     
  1. Budget for consultancy projects shall reflect the current market cost for transportation, office space, computer facilities, equipment, accommodation and other project items such as the use of University facilities and services payment to personnel involved in consultancy which shall include night, transport and field allowances as well as other cost associated with the project.
     
  2. For providing the support for general consultancy project, a fee of 5% of the personnel cost of the project shall be payable to the University by the Consultant.
     
  1. All staff members /Faculties/Schools/Institutes/Departments/Sections/Units in the service of the University of Cape Coast who want to undertake consultancy shall inform the Vice-Chancellor through the Consultancy Unit.
     
  2. Clearance forms shall be collected from the Consultancy Unit for completion by Individuals/Faculties/Departments/Centres/Sections/Units that intend to undertake a particular consultancy project for endorsement before commencement.
     

Two types of consultancy are recognised under this policy viz; General and University consultancies.

General Consultancy

It is where Staff Member/Faculty/School/Institute/Department/Section/Unit:

  1. Initiates the consultancy;
  2. Takes the role of a Principal Consultant; and
  3. Provides professional services through the University to external party for a fee or other consideration.

University Consultancy

This is where the Consultancy Unit plays the role of Principal Consultant and charges full cost.

  1. There shall be an Advisory Board of seven members, including the Director, which shall be responsible for overall control of the activities of the Unit, including financial administration in line with the financial administration of the University.
     
  2. The Vice-Chancellor or his/her representative shall be the Chairperson of the Consultancy Advisory Board.
     
  3. The Director of the Consultancy Unit shall be responsible for the day to day administration of the consultancy activities of the Unit.
     

The operations of the Unit will be guided by the following principles:

  1. Accountability

    That the Directorate will be accountable to the University through the Directorate of Finance, Consultancy Advisory Board and the Vice-Chancellor. This means that any entity that undertakes consultancy activities should also be accountable to the University through the Directorate.

  2. Fairness

    That the rules and regulations governing consultancy activities will not discriminate against any entity.

  1. To source for consultancies in collaboration with Faculties/Schools Departments/Institutes/Directorates/Centres/Sections/Units/Individuals.
     
  2. To provide a wide range of expert and professional services available within the University for consultancy services.
     
  3. To act as a clearing house for all individual and group consultancies.

Vision of Consultancy Unit

The vision of the Consultancy Unit is to become a centre of excellence in the delivery of consultancy and advisory services.

Mission of Consultancy Unit

The mission of the Unit is to bring to bear the gain of education and academic research to the world of business and industry.

  1. To co-ordinate consultancy activities of Faculties, Schools, Departments, Institutes, Centres, Sections, Units and Individual staff of the University in order to generate extra income to supplement what is received from the government as subvention.
     
  2. To source for consultancies through proposal writing
     
  3. To facilitate the implementation of consultancies,
     
  4. To make the Consultancy Unit self- financing and its services integrated into the University’s teaching, research and extension programmes.
  1. To vigorously promote research, teaching and outreach that will position the University as a centre of excellence.
     
  2. To develop vigorous fund–raising drive by pursuing consultancy, internally Generated fund and enforcing fiscal discipline.
     
  3. To aggressively develop linkages with local and foreign institutions and partnership with industry.
     
  4. To create conducive working environment which recognises equal opportunities for faculties, staff and students.
     

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