About Transcontinental Institution

Institutional Leadership

Leadership Structure

At the Transcontinental Institute, we are all partners in learning. TI has a flat, organic web organizational structure with empowerment at its core, fostering non-linear processes of learning, innovation and continuous improvement.  In line with the Knowledge Creation process, any faculty can initiate an innovation at any time, and, unlike many like many traditional institutions, we have opted not to use formal titles within rigid and political hierarchies. 

The two aspects within TI's structures can be loosely defined as:

Academics
Academics is under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor of Academics, Dr. Lloyd Williams, who has three PhD degrees in diverse fields. The academics aspects include:
  • Module and course design, delivery, assessment, and improvements.
  • All research activities 
  • All institutional administrative operations for Malta, including registration, records, accounting, institutional advancement, and quality assurance 
  • A learner support team of student affairs 
Business
The head of Transcontinental Institute of Higher Education is Mario Cacciottolo who’s experience in education started in 1976.  The business aspects include:
  •  Global marketing
  • Operations
  • Human resources
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Strategic partnerships 

Academic Organizational Units

Transcontinental Institute maximizes quality of the graduate courses and any other future academic courses by utilizing three primary organizational units within the design of academic structure. These organizational units conduct frequent assessments and enhancements of the academic courses based on the knowledge creation spiral.
 
Academic Departments
Transcontinental Institute currently offers one academic unit– the Graduate School of Business for its graduate degrees. While TI applies an integrative approach to learning, departments still maintain sole responsibility for the quality of the contents and delivery of specific module areas. The departments include: Economics, Marketing, Management and Organizational Learning, Strategy, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Research. Each department is overseen by its Department Chair, who reports directly to the Vice Chancellor of TI.
Academic Steering Committee
The focus of TI is to provide an integrative study that goes well beyond the traditional walls of isolated modules. To ensure each module has a systemic integration to other modules, the Academic Steering Committee is responsible for the quality of the curriculum from design to continued enhancements. TI applies a unique Systemic Design Process that enables faculty, administration, and external stakeholders to engage in the design of the curriculum. For example, the interconnectedness between finance, governance, and technology are woven into two sequential modules, rather than designed as separate modules. The Academic Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing TI’s Integrative Design Process and is composed of top rated faculty based on TI’s faculty performance assessments. The Academic Steering Committee reports to the Vice Chancellor of TI.
Academic Review Board (ARB)
The Academic Review Board serves as the quality control over all research related activities. This review board is invariably composed of at least three, but not more than five, members to review completed research studies. For review of final thesis/dissertations, at least one of the review board members is professionally engaged in a respective field of the study. The Academic Review Board reports to the Research Director.
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
The Institutional Review Board conducts preliminary reviews of learner research proposals and serves as the quality and risk control over research activities. The Board ensures that research follows established standards of ethics according to American Psychological Association’s guidelines for human research protection while minimizing legal risk to both the learners and the Institution. The board is comprised of at least three faculty members, along with the Research Director providing oversight, and the Vice Chancellor who provides final approval to any research.