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SU Lecturers Selected for National Teaching Fellowships
Author: Dr Karin Cattell-Holden
Published: 15/04/2024

The Teaching Advancement at Universities (TAU) Fellowships Programme seeks to build a cadre of teaching fellows in a wide range of disciplines over a 19-month programme, involving block week contact sessions, individual projects in own teaching and learning settings, collaborative projects and reflective reports. Participants are drawn from all South African universities.

Two SU lecturers have been selected for the 2024-2025 TAU Programme.

Prof. Elize Archer is an Associate Professor in Health Professions Education (HPE) at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her roles in the Centre for Health Professions Education are overseeing the teaching-learning-assessment that takes place in the Simulation and Clinical Skills Unit, lecturing and supervising students in the Masters in HPE programme, and professional learning for lecturers in the FMHS. She has also supervised PhD students in HPE. Prof. Archer is currently the President of the Southern African Association of Health Educationalists (SAAHE).  

Some of Prof. Archer's current research projects are focused on assessment and the teaching and learning of empathy and communication skills. For the TAU fellowship she will be working on developing interactive and hybrid courses for lecturers' professional learning.

Dr Shantal Windvogel is a senior lecturer in the Division of Medical Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she lectures medical physiology to medicine and health sciences students. She is a research supervisor to Honours, Masters and doctoral students and module convenor for undergraduate physiology modules. Her research focus areas include the effects of nicotine exposure, indigenous plants, antioxidants, lung development, and the investigation of cardiovascular disease risk factors. In addition, she is involved in driving active citizenship of staff and students and transformative learning, through social impact initiatives such as Open Doors to Future Possibilities.

For more information about the TAU Fellowships Programme please contact Dr Karin Cattell-Holden at .