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Academic Staff Development

bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台 book launched at HELTASA conferenceThe academic staff development initiatives offered by bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台 are underpinned by the belief that lecturers who are scholarly and critically reflexive will design courses and teach in ways which will create conditions for student success and equip academics to respond to calls for transformation and decolonisation of universities and curricula. Academics new to Rhodes are strongly encouraged to attend an Academic Orientation Programme offered before the start of each academic year. A short course, Conversations About Teaching, Assessment and Learning (CATALyst) is offered for Rhodes academic staff. bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台 offers Postgraduate Diplomas in Higher Education, one for academics from Rhodes and further afield, and one for academic developers.  In a context of growing postgraduate numbers, the shortcourse on Strengthening Postgraduate Supervision offered at Rhodes and nationally, is a space for exploring pedagogies for working with masters and doctoral students. 

At Rhodes bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台 the Teaching and learning Policies is further enhanced by the provision of support for the integration of Educational Technologies, Service LearningTutor Development and the use of evaluation data on teaching and courses. The Writing Intensive Project, initiated in 2013, has successfully encouraged academics to integrate writing development in their curricula. A new short course emerging from this work, Writing in the bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台, is also now offered for lecturers. The brochure which can be found here: Short Courses offered by bck体育app_bck体育官网下载-二维码平台 outlines the courses we are, subject to staff availability, able to offer at universities across South Africa.

Nationally there is concern about the aging professoriate and recognition of the need to recruit, retain, and induct, particularly young black academics into academia. The national Growing the New Generation of Academics Programme is an initiative to address this concern.


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