This issue of the IESALC journal was commissioned to deal with questions and problems in tertiary education in the Anglophone Caribbean. While educational institutions are notoriously conservative and unresponsive to changes in their surrounding societies, pressures exist to force some adjustments on them. The essays collected here reveal some of the ways in which tertiary education in the Anglophone Caribbean is adapting, more or less willingly, to its environment. One of the more notable developments has been the creation, within the University of the West Indies (UWI), of a new Open Campus, as a way of channelling much of its outreach work. This initiative forms the backdrop to several of the papers in this volume and it will be used as a context in which to introduce them here.