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Social Impact Symposium Impact Symposium<p>​Annual Social Impact Symposium. Details to follow.</p>2018-09-12T06:00:00Z2018-09-12T14:00:00ZTBC
Social Impact Orientation Session Impact Orientation Session<p>​​Annual Social Impact Orientation Session for new and interested staff. Details to follow.<br></p>2018-04-04T06:00:00Z2018-04-04T12:00:00ZTBC
Welcoming week: Social Impact Morning week: Social Impact Morning<p>​​New students are exposed to a well-rounded student life through various activities during a Social Impact morning.<br></p>2018-02-01T06:00:00Z2018-02-01T11:00:00ZStellenbosch
Matie Community Service Annual General Meeting Community Service Annual General Meeting<p>​Matie Community Service requests the pleasure of your company at their Annual General Meeting.</p><p>Date: 28 September 2017</p><p>Time: 18:30 for 19:00</p><p>Venue: VV-Hall, Neelsie</p><p>RSVP: <a href=""></a> on or before 26 September 2017</p>2017-09-28T17:00:00Z2017-09-28T19:00:00ZVV-Hall, Neelsie
Social Impact Symposium Impact Symposium<p>You are cordially invited to the annual Social Impact Symposium.​ The purpose of the symposium is to: reflect on the progress of the implementation of Social Impact (SI) as a strategic priority of Stellenbosch University through best practice examples of current initiatives that will inspire the take up of SI opportunities and ignite enthusiasm to excel, participate and impact collaboratively on society; and to interrogate, discuss and address institutional matters that are impacting on the successful implementation of SI.</p><p><strong>The symposium aims to:</strong></p><ul><li>Profile, present and document best practice examples of successful initiative in the SI paradigm</li><li>Celebrate SI as an emerging practice through sharing, learning and networking</li><li>Encourage and stimulate discussions amongst all internal stakeholders of SI</li><li>Creating a better understanding of how the Social Impact Strategic Plan guides the implementation of SI </li><li>Inform the functions of the Responsibility Centre: Social Impact, Transformation and Personnel, Social Impact Committee of Senate and the Division for Social Impact </li></ul><p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>Date: </strong>             20 September 2017</p><p><strong>Venue:   </strong>        Devonvale Golf Estate, Stellenbosch</p><p><strong>RSVP:   </strong>          Howard Gordon <a href=""></a> by Friday 15 September 2017.</p><p> </p>2017-09-20T06:00:00Z2017-09-20T14:00:00ZSTIAS
7th International Symposium on Service Learning: June 14-16, 2017, Galway, Ireland International Symposium on Service Learning: June 14-16, 2017, Galway, Ireland<p>Transformation has become a central discussion theme in the higher education landscape worldwide. Forecasts are that higher education institutions might become virtual entities that compete for survival which will render face to face interaction of the lecture hall redundant. Out of classroom learning spaces might become more important as students will learn in their own communities. Service-learning is a transformative pedagogy that emphasize out of classroom experiences as a learning space, the community as a textbook and where theory become practice.   </p><p>The purpose of the 7th International Symposium on Service-Learning is to focus on transitions in higher education and the role that service-learning plays. The focus will be on experiences of transitions from across the globe and how service-learning transforms students to critical citizens, faculty to engaged scholars and communities into living knowledge incubators. These focal points will be threaded throughout a variety of presentation types and formats to allow for meaningful dialogue among academics, community partners, students, and other professionals.  </p><p>The 7th international symposium aims to: 1. Explore the nuances of transitions and transformation in higher education across the world. 2. Enhance the systemic transformative social impact of service-learning in society.  3. Illuminate and enhance service-learning as an innovative transformative pedagogy for social change. 4. Strengthen networking between different institutions of higher education and community partners on a global scale.  5. Proliferate participation in service-learning practice in higher education by providing a community of practice through this conference.</p><p><strong>Presentation Format</strong>: research paper; workshop; poster; storytelling & roundtable </p><p><strong>Symposium Themes</strong>:  </p><ul><li>Emerging theoretical perspectives in higher education and transformation studies from across the globe</li><li>Transforming of students to critical citizens</li><li>Service-learning conceptual frameworks that enhance transformation</li><li>Collaborative curriculum design (with communities)</li><li>Collaborative research</li><li>International service-learning</li><li>Inter-, multi- and transdisciplinary transformation initiatives</li><li>Societal impact of service-learning</li><li>Institutional transformation through service-learning  </li></ul><p>For more information, please visit: <a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p>E-mail the abstract to Howard Gordon at <a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a> and use title "ISSL 2017 proposal (last name)" to save the abstract submission.</p>2017-06-14T06:00:00Z2017-06-16T15:00:00ZGalway, Ireland
Social Impact Orientation Session: 5 April 2017 Impact Orientation Session: 5 April 2017<p style="text-align:justify;">The Division for Social Impact invites all new and existing academic and professional support service staff to a Social Impact orientation session. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">In this era societal, political, economic and ecological challenge, Stellenbosch University (SU) wishes to bring its knowledge and expertise to bear on addressing the formalised local, national and international development goals and contributing towards social impact.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">SU seeks to align its Institutional Intent and strategy with faculty specific initiatives and thematic institutional programmes which demonstrate accountability through evidence-based impact on society. This will be done in partnership with government, business, civil society and other universities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The purpose of the event is to introduce participants to Social Impact as a key strategy of SU as explained in the <a href="/english/ci/Documents/SocialImpactStrategicPlan2017-2022_25Nov.pdf">Social Impact Strategic Plan 2017-2022</a>; provide an orientation to the concepts and practices of engaged scholarship and engaged citizenship; and highlight the support offered by the Division for Social Impact. </p><p> </p><p>Date: 5 April 2017<br> Time: 08:30-13:00<br> Venue: Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management</p><p> </p><p>Please see the provisional programme below:</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>Session:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>08:30 – 09:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Arrival & Registration</strong></p><p><strong>(Tea & Coffee will be served)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>09:00 – 09:30</strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>Welcome and Opening:</strong></p><p>Overview of social impact support structures at Stellenbosch University</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>09:30 - 11:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Presentations of involvement in: </p><ul><li>Engaged Research</li><li>Engaged Teaching and Learning</li><li>Engaged Citizenship </li></ul></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>11:00 – 11:30</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Tea / Coffee Break</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>11:30 – 12:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default">Introduction to the staff of the Division for  Social Impact staff </td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>12:00 – 13:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p>Interactive Group Discussion</p><p>Wrap- up session.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>13:00</strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>Lunch</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p>Please RSVP by 29 March 2017 to Howard Gordon – <a href=""><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p>2017-04-05T06:00:00Z2017-04-05T11:00:00ZAfrica Centre for HIV/AIDS Management
Matie Community Service: AGM 22 September 2016 Community Service: AGM 22 September 2016<p>​You are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Matie Community Service. </p><p><strong>Date:  </strong>Thursday 22 September 2016 <br><strong>Time:  </strong>18h30 for 19h00. <br> <strong>Venue:  </strong>VV Hall, Neelsie Student Centre<br> <strong>RSVP:  </strong><a href=""></a> / 021 808 3640 by 15 September 2016</p>2016-09-22T17:00:00Z2016-09-22T19:00:00ZVV Hall, Neelsie Student Centre
Community-based Research (CBR) methodologies workshop Research (CBR) methodologies workshop<p>A workshop on Community-based Research (CBR) methodologies is planned for <strong>Tuesday</strong> <strong>20</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> September 2016</strong>, at the Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Room iThemba2, Joubert Street, Stellenbosch. </p><p><em>The workshop is for </em><em>staff and postgraduate students who are interested but relatively inexperienced in Community-based Research, to learn and enhance their knowledge and skills in this regard.</em> </p><p>This workshop is aimed at introducing Community-based Research methodologies, including:</p><ul><li>Finding and starting a community partnership.</li><li>Identifying a research question.</li><li>Research design and the research process.</li><li>As well as managing a CBR project. </li></ul><p>Due to venue confines and to encourage full participation the number of participants will be limited to 20.</p>2016-09-20T06:30:00Z2016-09-20T14:00:00Zthe Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Room iThemba2, Joubert Street, Stellenbosch
Social Impact through Teaching and Learning Impact through Teaching and Learning<p>Social impact (SI) is a key strategic priority of Stellenbosch University whereby it commits itself to reciprocally influence, motivate and activate stakeholders both in the university and in society towards positive social change through its core functions of teaching and learning and research.</p><p><em>Engaged teaching and learning</em> (ETL) is a form of teaching and learning which may be curricular or co-curricular; is credit-bearing and includes structured reflection by learners and educators. It aims to facilitate student transition from university to the workplace. It is also associated with collaborative teaching practice where professionals in practice become mentors and co-educators of students and provide opportunities for collaborative research that focuses on teaching practice. Students are mentored to be a new generation of engaged critical citizens and social change enablers. </p><p><em>Engaged teaching and learning</em> is embedded in reciprocal benefit for all involved and encompasses all pedagogical practices that favour experiential type learning where knowledge is socially constructed and activity based.</p><p>During this workshop, participants will participate in informed discussions about SI and ETL practitioners will share best practice theoretical frameworks for ETL and their own application of those frameworks. Particular emphasis will be on the different assessment methods in ETL.  Participants, both advanced and new to ETL will also have the opportunity to network with and learn from others during the structured discussions.</p><p><strong>DATE:</strong> Wednesday, 31 August 2016</p><p><strong>VENUE:</strong> iThemba 2, First Floor, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management, Joubert Street, Stellenbosch</p><p><strong>TIME:</strong> 08:00 – 16:00</p><p><strong>RSVP:</strong> Howard Gordon - / 021 808 3645 by 18 August 2016​</p>2016-08-31T06:00:00Z2016-08-31T14:00:00ZiThemba 2, First Floor, Africa Centre for HIV/AIDS Management