The Academic Offering Committee (AOC) checks and approves the academic offering of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It is our Faculty's equivalent of what some other faculties call a programme committee.
The mandate of the AOC, however, has a wider scope than just programmes and modules – this committee also performs numerous other types of checks, including (but not limited to) the constitutions of centres and other environments, inter-faculty cooperation on academic content, and practical issues like timetabling, assessment, and the like.
The committee is there to advise Faculty colleagues and assist them on their submissions, and to route these submissions to the right places for final approval after confirming that everything meets the respective standards and requirements. The purpose of this work is to ensure the academic integrity of what we do.
The most visible product that follows from the work of the AOC is the annual Calendar text (informally called the “yearbook” or "jaarboek").
(Guidelines and procedure for submissions)
Template for Calendar changes
Calendar text (English)
Calendar text (Afrikaans)
Centre for Academic Planning and Quality Assurance
Division for Information Governance
ChairpersonMr Marius Swart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr Hermann Swart
Eleonore Basson (email@example.com)
Mr Jan de Waal (Social Sciences)
Dr Isabel dos Santos (Languages)
Dr Pieter Grobler (Arts)
Co-opted and ex-officio members
Prof Anthony Leysens (Dean)
Prof Vasti Roodt (Vice-dean: Teaching and Learning)
Prof Lindy Heinecken (Vice-dean: Research)
Mr Pieter Janse van Rensburg (Faculty manag
Ms Lauren Onraët (Timetables)
Mx Abongile Quthu (BASC representative)
Ms Cheryl Richardson (Registrar's office)