UNIVERSITY OF THE SACRED HEART PROJECTUSH Logo
ARCHDIOCESE OF GULU
P. O. BOX 374 GULU

Tel. +256 (0) 788 121 609

Website: www.cushg.org

Motto: Health of Mind, Heart and Body

USH PROJECT NEWSLETTER
Volume 1, Issue 1: June 2015

 Welcome   Key Areas   Catechists     Pillars of USH   Outreach   USH Prayer   Support  

KEY  AREAS OF USH DEVELOPMENT

The USH infrastructure / institutional development is focused on the following key areas:

1. PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING / DEVELOPMENT

The Archdiocese of Gulu has designated 52 acres of land for the establishment of the University of the Sacred Heart. The physical planning process is ongoing in consultation with the Gulu municipal and District land offices.

The renovation of current buildings and physical infrastructure is on-going. Future buildings to be constructed include faculty buildings (to house faculties and departments), collaboration center (to provide for short term academic exchange programs, visiting scholars and researchers), bigger library block, Center for Pastoral formation, Social center

Minor Renovation works such as painting and fixing is ongoing on the main building that houses the initial main offices, library, computer rooms and classrooms. There is however still more renovation works to be done before official opening

2. FURNISHING

Getting the buildings in shape leads to the furnishing of the rooms. The offices, classrooms, library and computer labs need furniture and fittings. The work on this area is ongoing too

 

 

 

 

 

3. ELECTRICITY POWER BACKUP SYSTEM

Experience of power black outs and fluctuations requires a substantial power back-up system. The USH has installed power back-ups to cover the critical functional areas (main offices, computer lab and library). There is still need to expand the capacity of the back-up to adequately meet the USH requirements.

 

4. ELECTRONICS AND TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE / SOFTWARE

The area of computers, projectors, devices for information access, organization, presentation and sharing is also one of focus for the USH development. The USH still seeks to acquire these significant tools that facilitate and aid the learning processes.

Network and Connectivity:

A local area network has been installed in some parts of the main building. Both wired and wireless connectivity are installed.  Growth in USH internet connectivity is being planned despite relative costs of connectivity and access.

 

 

5. LIBRARYDeveloping USH Library

The USH is working to build both an electronic and physical collection of Library resources. It is already a member of the Consortium of Uganda Universities Libraries (CUUL)

 

 

 

6. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

The USH focus is on the healing and the health of individuals, relationships and communities. Program developers in diverse fields of humanities, business, sciences and technology are challenged to view the education process in their varied professional fields as a contribution to the healing and promotion of a healthy society. This is the emphasis that is to characterize the USH Program development

 

7. STAFFING

The USH Project is in the process of recruiting personnel for the critical academic and administrative functions.

There are positions soon to be advertized. These will be posted on-line

 

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