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SU Teaching Awards 2022http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9360SU Teaching Awards 2022Karin Cattell-Holden<p></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Applications for the Stellenbosch University (SU) Teaching Awards 2022 are currently awaited.</strong> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The annual Teaching Awards acknowledge and reward outstanding teaching at SU. All teaching academics are eligible for these awards. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Academics may apply for an<strong> individual award </strong>or a<strong> collaborative award</strong>: </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>1.</strong> <strong>Individual awards</strong><br>The individual awards are offered in two categories: <strong><em>Scholarly Teacher</em></strong> and <strong><em>Leaderly Teaching Scholar</em></strong>. <br><br>According to the <em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em> (2018:4), “[t]he <strong>teaching </strong><strong>role</strong> <strong>progresses</strong> from <em>reflective practitioners</em><a href="/english/Lists/dualnews/CustomNew.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esun%2Eac%2Eza%2Fenglish%2FLists%2Fdualnews%2FMy%2520Items%2520View%2Easpx&RootFolder="><sup>[1]</sup></a> to <em>scholarly teachers,</em> who then become <em>teaching scholars</em><a href="/english/Lists/dualnews/CustomNew.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esun%2Eac%2Eza%2Fenglish%2FLists%2Fdualnews%2FMy%2520Items%2520View%2Easpx&RootFolder="><sup>[2]</sup></a> and, ultimately, <em>leaderly teaching scholars</em>":<br></p><ol><ol><li>​1 The <strong><em>Scholarly Teacher</em></strong> <strong>award</strong> (previously known as the <strong><em>Developing Teacher</em></strong><strong> </strong>award) is open to teaching academics who are <em>reflective practitioners </em>and also:</li></ol></ol><p></p><ul><ul><ul><li>draw on educational literature to reflect on their teaching practice and professional growth, and </li><li>move beyond personal reflection to observation and peer review of their teaching. (<em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em>, 2018:4-5)<br> </li></ul></ul></ul><ol><ol><li>​2 Th​e <strong><em>Leaderly Teaching Scholar</em></strong> <strong>award</strong> (previously known as the <strong><em>Distinguished Teacher</em></strong><strong> </strong>award) is open to teaching academics who are <em>teaching scholars </em>and also:</li></ol></ol><ul><ul><ul><li>contribute to the body of teaching and learning knowledge through publication, and </li><li>provide leadership in the field of teaching practice institutionally, nationally and internationally.<br>(<em style="text-align:justify;">Teaching and Learning Policy</em><span style="text-align:justify;">, 2018:5)</span><br><br></li></ul></ul></ul><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>2.</strong> <strong>Collaborative award</strong><br>The <strong><em>Teaching Collaboration</em></strong><strong> award</strong> is open to a group of two or more academics from the same department or different departments/faculties who have worked together over a sustained period to design, develop and deliver a module, programme or other teaching-related project, such as curriculum renewal. At the time of application, the module/programme/project must already have been in the implementation phase for a minimum of two years.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">In accordance with the <em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em> (2018:5), the teaching portfolio is used as the primary vehicle by which teaching excellence is judged in all three categories. Assistance with portfolio development is available from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) advisors in faculties.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nominees are selected by means of an internal faculty process. Successful faculty applications should subsequently be submitted to <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a> at the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) by <strong>31</strong><strong> October 2022</strong>. After review by an institutional selection committee, the successful nominees will be informed of their selection in the fourth quarter and receive their awards at a ceremony at the end of that quarter. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For enquiries, please contact Dr Karin Cattell-Holden at <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a>.<br></p><p><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/Lists/dualnews/CustomNew.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esun%2Eac%2Eza%2Fenglish%2FLists%2Fdualnews%2FMy%2520Items%2520View%2Easpx&RootFolder="><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">[1]</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> “</span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Reflective practitioners </em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">think deliberately and critically about their teaching practice, and systematically review and document their professional growth" (</span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Teaching and Learning Policy</em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">, 2018:4).</span></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href="/english/Lists/dualnews/CustomNew.aspx?Source=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Esun%2Eac%2Eza%2Fenglish%2FLists%2Fdualnews%2FMy%2520Items%2520View%2Easpx&RootFolder="><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">[2]</span></a><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> "</span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Teaching scholars</em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1"> research their teaching practice and document their professional growth with a view to publishing their findings publicly and contributing to the body of teaching and learning knowledge" (</span><em class="ms-rteFontSize-1">Teaching and Learning Policy</em><span class="ms-rteFontSize-1">, 2018:5).​</span>​</p>
First-year Achievement Awards ​2022http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9351First-year Achievement Awards ​2022Centre for Teaching and Learning | Sentrum vir Onderrig en Leer <h4>​​First-year Achievement Awards ​<br></h4><h4>IiMbasa zokuWonga iMpumelelo yaBafundi boNyaka wokuqala</h4><h4>Eerstejaarsprestasietoekennings</h4><h4>2022<br></h4><p style="text-align:justify;">On 28 July 2022, Prof Deresh Ramjugernath, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Learning and Teaching, hosted Stellenbosch University's annual First-year Achievement Awards at STIAS. Dr Antoinette van der Merwe, senior director of the Division of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, served as master of ceremonies for the evening. At this prestige event, the top 33 first-year students of the previous year are awarded, alongside the lecturers they nominated for having had a profound impact on their learning. This year's awards evening was the first in two years to be held face to face. Students, lecturers, deans and vice-deans all sat down for dinner and relaxed conversation. A guest panel comprising Ms Ebrezia Johnson (Law), Prof Karin-Therese Howell (Mathematics) and Dr Philip Southey (Science) shared their experiences of teaching with humanity and empathy, and the importance of students' engagement in their own learning. The three panellists are lecturers who themselves have been nominated by first-year students multiple times. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/Dual%20Events/My%20Items%20View/FYAA%20News%20article.jpg" alt="FYAA News article.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:650px;height:438px;" /><br><strong><em>Mutual admiration:</em></strong><em> Arts and Social Sciences' Dr Anita Jonker (left) was nominated by top student Ms Lerato Nkosi.</em><br></p><p>​<br></p><h4>Featured ima​ge above</h4><p><strong><em>Celebrating Science students and lecturers</em></strong><em>: Pictured are (from left) students Jean Weight, Danielle Kleyn and Iain le Roux, who all nominated Prof Hugo Touchette (fifth from right). Marelie Bester (fourth from left) is standing next to her nominated lecturer, Ms Rehana Malgas-Enus. From the right are Prof Deresh Ramjugernath (Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Learning and Teaching), lecturer Ms Elizabeth Burger and the student who nominated her, Kyle Louw, and Prof Ingrid Rewitzky, Science's Vice-Dean: Learning and Teaching. </em><br></p><p><em><br></em></p><p><em><span></span>Edited and translated by the Language Centre</em>​</p>
Elsabe Daneel Communication Workshops 2022http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7981Elsabe Daneel Communication Workshops 2022Claudia Swart<p><strong>​​​​​​​​​​​​ELSABÉ DANEEL COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS</strong></p><p>Elsabé Daneel is a well-known television presenter and television and movie actress and has produced and acted in many theatre productions. She is a producer, director and presenter of corporate videos as well as documentaries for kykNET and M-Net.</p><p>As communication and media strategist, she conducts communication workshop titled <em>Communication IQ</em>. These fun-filled and practical workshops in communication and projection skills are geared for corporate clients, television and radio presenters, actors, public speakers, educators, students, academic personnel, etc. </p><p>Elsabé will offer two communication workshops for Stellenbosch University academic (lecturing) staff during 2022.  Please see the details below.<br></p><p><strong>Participants can look forward to the following during the workshop:</strong><br>·            Grasping communication jargon<br>·            Discovering the ABC of the communication process<br>·            Evaluating your strong and weaker points as a communicator<br>·            Making communication models work for you<br>·            Sussing out the technicalities that influence the communication process<br>·            Recognising the role of personal style <br>·            Thriving on body language <br>·            Experimenting with vocalics <br>·            Indulging in relaxation techniques that work<br>·            Packaging your verbal message<br>·            Establishing rapport <br>·            The dynamics of communication<br>·            Tips for highly effective communicators<br>·            Using technology in the classroom as part of the 'flipped classroom method'<br>·            Communicating effectively via online lectures.</p><p><em><strong>When:</strong></em><br>3 August 2022 (completed)<br>25 October 2022 (fully booked, can be placed on the waitlist)<br></p><p><strong><em>Time:</em></strong><br>13:00 to 17:00<br><em><strong> </strong></em><br><em><strong>Where:</strong></em><br>Den Bosch, 39 Victoria Street (opposite Skuilhoek and behind the Conservatoire)<br><strong> </strong><br><strong>There are only 10 places available per workshop.</strong><br><em> </em><br><em>Please contact Lucinda Lucks (llucks@sun.ac.za) </em><em>to reserve your place.</em><br></p>
Programme renewal as game changer: Imagining graduates of the futures http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9123Programme renewal as game changer: Imagining graduates of the futures Antoinette van der Merwe<p>​​​Programme Renewal has been identified as one of seven game changers by the Rectorate in August 2021.   The Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement hosted an institutional workshop entitled Programme renewal as game changer: Imagining graduates of the futures on Wednesday, 20 April 2022 at Devonvale Golf Estate.  The workshop was facilitated by Doris Viljoen, Director: Institute for Futures Research at the Stellenbosch Business School and attended by close to a hundred staff members from all 10 faculties and the PASS environment as well as students.<br></p><p>The focus of the day was two-fold: Celebrating the programme renewal journey within faculties so far as well as imagining the desirable SU graduates for a few plausible futures for SU in 2032 – ranging from different degrees of flourishing. Feedback from the brainstorming sessions was harvested and will be included in the review processes of the SU Learning and Teaching Policy, the Strategy for Teaching and Learning and the Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy. <a href="https://www.claripics.com/">Nico Simpson,</a> a conceptual artist also captured the ideas through pictures during the day.<br></p><p>The programme renewal journey at SU started in May 2017, with the first university-wide workshop that focused on programme renewal as facilitated by Gilly Salmon. Since then, great strides have been made through faculty-specific annual programme renewal projects, supported by the University Capacity Development Grant (UCDG).  This workshop was a pitstop in the journey to date, where faculties could celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly of their programme renewal journeys so far and creatively imagine various plausible futures, which will guide them in their further programme renewal endeavours for 2022 and beyond.​<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20graduates%20of%20the%20future%20list.jpg" alt="Program renewal graduates of the future list.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:316px;" /> <img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20amazing%20journey.jpg" alt="Program renewal amazing journey.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:316px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20game%20changer.jpg" alt="Program renewal game changer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:318px;" /><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20imaging%20a%20range%20of%20plausible%20futures.jpg" alt="Program renewal imaging a range of plausible futures.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:318px;" /><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20Imagining%20graduates%20of%20the%20futures.jpg" alt="Program renewal imaging a range of plausible futures.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:318px;" /><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20quadrant%20with%20gradual%20success%20to%20dying%20fast.jpg" alt="Program renewal quadrant with gradual success to dying fast.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:318px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal%20I%20am%20from%20Stellenbosch%20therefore%20I%20can.jpg" alt="Program renewal I am from Stellenbosch therefore I can.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:318px;" /><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/Program%20renewal_equipping%20the%20country.jpg" alt="Program renewal_equipping the country.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:450px;height:318px;" /><br></p>
Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conferencehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9124Annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) ConferenceDivision for Learning and Teaching Enhancement <p style="text-align:justify;">The Stellenbosch University Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement is pleased to announce the 15<sup>th</sup> offering of the annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Conference. The purpose of the conference is to create a space where academics can come together to share and celebrate teaching, learning and assessment at the institution. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For 2022 we are planning a hybrid conference which will take place from 24 – 26 October 2022. Our conference theme this year is <em>Assessment matters: Re-imagining assessment culture and practices for a transformative student experience</em>. For more information, visit <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www0.sun.ac.za/sotl/&data=05%7c01%7c%7cd1b4a1affaa94c45c2da08da2f564ffe%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c637874345017236658%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c3000%7c%7c%7c&sdata=bbuMfvkWiPUqYsdR9J3DT59HPaW6cE0dGvhASNFhR/c%3D&reserved=0"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5"><strong>https://www0.sun.ac.za/sotl/</strong></span></a>​</p>
Suellen Shay Symposium: Critical Conversations on Knowledge, Curriculum and Epistemic Justicehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9073Suellen Shay Symposium: Critical Conversations on Knowledge, Curriculum and Epistemic JusticeProf Karin Wolff<p><strong>Suellen Shay Symposium:  </strong><br><strong>Critical Conversations on Knowledge, Curriculum and Epistemic Justice</strong></p><p>In memory of Suellen Shay's life and as a testament to the ongoing impact of her scholarship, colleagues from the <a href="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/cthe20&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AOvVaw1QWWnJq4djOAEGaPKyaj2_">Teaching in Higher Education</a> journal, the University of Cape Town and collaborators hosted a one-day hybrid Symposium on 4 May 2022.<br></p><p>The aim of the symposium was to generate broad, deep and critical contemporary engagement with her body of work and its implications for higher education scholarship and practice. Presenters generated conversations, emergent perspectives and ideas around the themes Suellen worked on and/or the theoretical resources she drew from. <br></p><p><strong>Background</strong><br></p><p>Suellen Shay has made a significant contribution as a scholar, a teacher and supervisor in Higher Education Studies. Driven by her commitment to working for change for greater justice and equity in higher education, Suellen contributed to student and staff development, established and led a postgraduate programme in Higher Education Studies, contributed to institutional and national policy development and served as Dean of the Centre for Higher Education Development at the University of Cape Town. She also served for almost a decade as Executive Editor for Teaching in Higher Education. For her many colleagues and collaborators, Suellen has left behind fond memories of working with her and also a rich body of scholarly work. Her scholarly career began with the completion of a Ph.D. on assessment as a socially-situated practice. Thereafter she embarked on a programme of theoretically-informed empirical research that informed policy work on assessment, access in the South African context, re-framing education development and theorizing the field of higher education more broadly. Working in the social realist tradition of sociology of education, she made a substantial contribution to researching and theorizing the differentiation and progression of curriculum knowledge, including the theorization of vocational and professional knowledge and higher education as a professional field. Through this body of work, Suellen has had an on-going impact on policy and practice in the HE field – both internationally and locally in South Africa. </p><p><a href="https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-04-16-in-remembrance-professor-suellen-shay">https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-04-16-in-remembrance-professor-suellen-shay</a> </p><p><strong>​Themes of the symposium</strong><br></p><ul><li><p>Innovations and challenges to working for equity, access and epistemic justice in higher education, including rethinking student development, curriculum and assessment policy and practice;</p></li><li><p>Theorizing the higher education field, (as professional practice) including conversations around staff development and programmes in Higher Education Studies;</p></li><li><p>Shifts in assessment in higher education – policy and practice;</p></li><li><p>Contestations around reforming or decolonizing the higher education curriculum for epistemic justice; </p></li><li><p>The implications of institutional and /or knowledge differentiation for curriculum and pedagogy;</p></li><li><p>Theoretical conversations that engage critically with the Bernsteinian or social realist tradition of sociology of (higher) education.</p></li></ul><p>For more information about the symposium, visit:  <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/suellen-shay-symposium/home">https://sites.google.com/view/suellen-shay-symposium/home</a> or contact Prof Karin Wolff:  <a href="mailto:wolffk@sun.ac.za">wolffk@sun.ac.za</a>​ </p><p><br></p>
SU Teaching Fellow 2022: Dr Marnel Moutonhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9036SU Teaching Fellow 2022: Dr Marnel MoutonDr Karin Cattell-Holden<p>​<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Dr Marnel Mouton, Department of Botany and Zoology (Faculty of Science), has received an SU Teaching Fellowship from 2022-2024.</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Stellenbosch University (SU) initiated teaching fellowships in 2009 to provide an opportunity for selected academics to develop their teaching expertise and stimulate the growth of the scholarship of teaching and learning at the University. The fellowships provide outstanding teachers and scholars of teaching and learning with the opportunity to spend a consistent period of time (between one and three years), with various forms of support, to focus on any aspect of curriculum renewal or teaching and learning in general and disseminate good teaching and learning practice in their departments and faculties as well as at the university centrally. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr Marnel Mouton has received a Teaching Fellowship from 2022 to 2024. Dr Mouton is a senior lecturer in the Department of Botany and Zoology and has been at Stellenbosch University since October 2006. She holds a PhD in Microbiology from the University of the Free State.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">​Dr Mouton's scientific research outputs include publications in fungal taxonomy, microbial ecology and Cetacean skin diseases. In the field of teaching and learning, her research interests and publications broadly span science education in higher education, with a particular interest in the articulation gap between secondary and tertiary education, first-year at university and the role of Extended Degree Programmes (EDPs) to address equity of access and equity of success in higher education. She is a member of the Legitimation Code Theory research group in the faculty of Science at SU and explores the affordances of this toolkit to assess and address a host of phenomena and questions in science education. She is co-editor of a book on this topic that includes the work of a host of local and international authors.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The overall aim of Dr Mouton's fellowship will be to determine how the Extended Degree Programme (EDP) in STEM at SU contributes to academic success. The study will be guided by the following questions: <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">1. How has access to higher education through the EDP translated into success? How do these data patterns compare to that of mainstream students? </p><p style="text-align:justify;">2. How did former EDP students experience the EDP? </p><p style="text-align:justify;">3. How did the EDP foundation succeed or fail to prepare these former students for studies in higher education? </p><p style="text-align:justify;">4. What factors were most significant in students' achieving/not achieving academic success? </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The fellowship intends to enhance SU's ability to respond to the national pass rate of EDP students which, together with other first-year students, is a national and international concern. It should provide SU with insights about possible indicators of student success and/or failure, which may also assist the institution in student selection and recruitment in future. These insights and initiatives may lead to improved yearly EDP graduation rates in STEM at SU.  <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Since the Teaching Fellowships are supported by funds for capacity development, Dr Mouton's fellowship will also investigate ways to obtain, strengthen and maintain the competencies of academic staff to set and achieve development objectives over time. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">SU has awarded 17 fellowships since the inception of the programme 12 years ago:  </p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Prof. Elmarie Costandius (2011)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Department of Visual Arts </td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:33.3333%;">Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Dana Niehaus (2011)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Psychiatry</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Geo Quinot (2013)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Public Law</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Law</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Ian Nell (2015)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Practical Theology and Missiology</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Theology</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Nicola Plastow (2015)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Berna Gerber (2016)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Division of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Helena Wessels (deceased) (2016)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Curriculum Studies</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Education</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Elize Archer (2017)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Centre for Health Professions Education</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Ingrid Rewitzky (2017)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Vice-Dean: Teaching and Learning</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Science</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Marianne McKay (2017)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Viticulture and Oenology</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of AgriSciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Michael Schmeisser (2018)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Horticultural Science</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of AgriSciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Marianne Unger (2018)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Margaret Blackie (2020)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Science</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Debby Blaine (2021)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Engineering</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Taryn Bernard (2021)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Extended Degree Programme</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Dr Gretha Steenkamp (2021)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">School of Accountancy</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences</td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Prof. Susan van Schalkwyk (2021/ 2022)</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Director: Centre for Health Professions Education</td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:justify;"> </p><p style="text-align:justify;">More information about the Teaching Fellowships is available from Dr Karin Cattell-Holden, <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a>. </p><p>​<br></p>
International Women’s Day: Ending bias and discrimination against womenhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8950International Women’s Day: Ending bias and discrimination against womenCorporate Communication & Marketing / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie & Bemarking <p>​On Tuesday 8 March, we celebrate International Women's Day. In opinion pieces for the media, experts at Stellenbosch University focus on key issues that we must address to end the persistent bias and discrimination against women. Click on the links below to read the articles. <br></p><ul><li>Prof Juliana Claassens (<a href="/english/Documents/newsclips/20220308%20ʼn%20Queer%20Blik%20AFR%20eb%20vertaal.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Die Burger</strong></a>)<strong>*</strong></li><li>Dr Jean Lee Farmer (<a href="https://theconversation.com/black-women-in-south-african-academia-struggle-to-get-ahead-what-needs-to-change-178330"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">The Conversation</strong></a>)</li><li>Dr Linda Zuze (<a href="https://www.news24.com/news24/columnists/guestcolumn/opinion-linda-zuze-tech-solutions-that-work-for-women-20220308"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">News24</strong></a>)<br></li></ul><p>​<strong>*</strong>The original article was published in Afrikaans.<br></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>​<br></p>
Encouraging Engagement with the SU Assessment Policyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8929Encouraging Engagement with the SU Assessment PolicyAnthea H M Jacobs <p>​<br><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <a href="http://sunrecords.sun.ac.za/controlled/C4%20Policies%20and%20Regulations/SU%20Assessment%20Policy_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank"> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5"> <strong>SU Assessment Policy</strong></span></a> was approved in 2021 and the Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE) identified the need to reflect on it to support the implementation of the policy in collaboration with faculties. Assessment has been identified on institutional level as one of the seven game changers for 2022 and DLTE's “Assessment matters" institutional project was also successful in obtaining strategic funding for 2022-2024. It was therefore necessary for all staff members to be familiar with the assessment policy and be aware of the role each centre could potentially play in the support and implementation thereof. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">A workshop to this effect was held on Thursday, 24 February 2022, on MS Teams. The main aim of the workshop was for the DLTE to have a clear picture of the roll out plan for the SU Assessment Policy. The great value of the workshop lay in pulling together the work done by the different centres in the DLTE, demonstrating collaborative thinking and synergy. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Workshop participants discussed the purposes and principles of assessment in breakaway groups. This was followed by different inputs by:</p><ul><li>The Centre for Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (APQ) focused on how a culture of quality assurance and enhancement in terms of assessment practices in academic departments can be established.</li><li>The Centre for Learning Technologies (CLT) focused on an overview of the learning technology to support e-assessments aligned with the policy and how to think about an approach thereto.</li><li>The Language Centre The LC highlighted four aspects, namely how the Reading Lab assists students with reading challenges when it comes to the allocation of extra time in exams and tests; the support that is offered by LC staff for assessing deaf students; how test and exam translation establishes reliability and integrity in ensuring 'consistency of measurement'; and how the teaching arm of the LC, particularly the Academic Literacies and Professional Communication modules approach assessment.</li><li>The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) demonstrated its collaboration with faculties and other role players through, for example, the assessment short course, workshops, and research. </li></ul><p>Dr Antoinette van der Merwe, Senior Director, DLTE, summarised all the discussion points and pulled together different synergies. She used these to plot the way forward for promoting engagement with the SU Assessment Policy (2021), including further development of the Policy <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/Assessment%20Policy%20Infographic.pdf" target="_blank"> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5"> <strong>Infographic</strong></span>​</a>, as well as the DLTE collaborative research project, “Assessment matters: Re-imagining assessment culture and <span style="text-align:justify;">practices for a transformative student experience".</span></p><p>​<br></p>
Second iteration: online onboarding programmehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8817Second iteration: online onboarding programmeClaudia Swart<p>​Stellenbosch University will again be offering an online onboarding programme for all 2022 first years during December 2021. Everything students need to know about SU and their faculty is just a few clicks away!<br></p><p>The programme is available on SUNLearn <strong>from 13 December 2021. </strong> <br>The following topics (apart from the faculty and programme specific information) are introduced: </p><p>Time management, success and well-being, stress management, exam and study skills, financial literacy, academic reading and the I-FlourishWell4Life programme.<br></p><p>In an extended question and answer section students will be able to search for the answer to many of their questions about SU and even post their own. Videos of students sharing ways to cope at university, a virtual campus tour, and info on available support are easily accessible. Students will also be able to connect with some of SU's mentors.<br></p><p>From 13 December, students can access the programme by clicking <a href="https://learn.sun.ac.za/course/view.php?id=65391" style="text-decoration-line:underline;"><strong>here</strong></a><strong> </strong><strong>(</strong><strong>https://learn.sun.ac.za/course/view.php?id=65391</strong><strong>).</strong></p><p>​If you have questions about the onboarding programme, please e-mail:  <a href="mailto:onboardingsu@sun.ac.za"><strong>onboardingsu@sun.ac.za</strong></a><strong>.</strong></p><p><a href="/english/welcome/Pages/Online-Onboarding.aspx">http://www.sun.ac.za/english/welcome/Pages/Online-Onboarding.aspx</a>​</p>