Centre for Teaching and Learning
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

 

 

SU Teaching Fellowships 2022https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8656SU Teaching Fellowships 2022Dr Karin Cattell-Holden<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SU Teaching Fellowships 2022</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Teaching fellowships were initiated at Stellenbosch University (SU) in 2009 with a twofold aim: to provide an opportunity for outstanding academics to develop their teaching expertise, and to stimulate the growth of the scholarship of teaching and learning at the University. The University has awarded 17 fellowships since then:</p><ul><li>Dr Elize Archer (Centre for Health Professions Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)</li><li>Dr Taryn Bernard (Extended Degree Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)</li><li>Dr Margaret Blackie (Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Faculty of Science)</li><li>Prof. Debby Blaine (Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering)</li><li>Prof. Elmarie Costandius (Department of Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) </li><li>Dr Berna Gerber (Division Speech-, Language-, and Hearing Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)</li><li>Dr Marianne McKay (Department of Viticulture & Oenology, Faculty of AgriSciences) </li><li>Prof. Ian Nell (Department of Practical Theology and Missiology, Faculty of Theology)</li><li>Prof. Dana Niehaus (relocated) (Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)</li><li>Prof. Nicola Plastow (Division of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)</li><li>Prof. Geo Quinot (Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law)</li><li>Prof. Ingrid Rewitzky (Vice-Dean: Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Science)</li><li>Dr Michael Schmeisser (Department of Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of AgriSciences)</li><li>Dr Gretha Steenkamp (School of Accountancy, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences)</li><li>Dr Marianne Unger (Division of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)</li><li>Prof. Susan van Schalkwyk (Centre for Health Professions Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences)</li><li>Dr Helena Wessels (deceased) (Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education).</li></ul><p>The University Capacity Development Plan (UCDP) will be funding <strong>two more</strong><strong> fellowships from January 2022</strong>. The fellowships provide excellent teachers and scholars of teaching and learning[1] with the opportunity to spend more consistent periods of time (one to three years), with various forms of support, to focus on aspects of curriculum renewal, the exploration of teaching and learning, and the dissemination of good teaching and learning practice in departments and faculties. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The closing date for applications for the 2022 teaching fellowships is <strong>1 November 2021</strong>. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, including the stipulations of the fellowships and the application guidelines, please contact Dr Karin Cattell-Holden, <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za">kcattell@sun.ac.za</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">[1] “[E]xcellent teachers and scholars of teaching and learning" refer to lecturers who research their teaching practice, drawing on educational literature, and contribute to the body of teaching and learning knowledge through publishing their findings.<br></p><p><br></p>
SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8425SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021Dr Karin Cattell-Holden <p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​​​​SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2021</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Applications for the Stellenbosch University (SU) Teaching Excellence Awards 2021 are currently awaited. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Teaching Excellence Awards acknowledge outstanding teaching at SU. All teaching staff – permanent as well as contract appointments – are eligible for these awards. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As from 2021 lecturers may apply as an individual or as a teaching team.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The awards are offered in two categories, namely <em>Developing Teacher</em> and <em>Distinguished Teacher</em>. The <strong><em>Developing Teacher</em></strong><strong> award</strong> is open to lecturers who can be described as “<em>scholarly teachers</em>":</p><p><em>Reflective practitioners</em> think deliberately and critically about their teaching practice, and systematically review and document their professional growth. <em>Scholarly teachers </em>additionally draw on educational literature to reflect on their teaching practice and professional growth, and move beyond personal reflection to observation and peer review of their teaching. </p><p>(<em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em>, 2018:4-5)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <strong><em>Distinguished Teacher</em></strong><strong> award</strong> is open to teaching academics who are “<em>teaching scholars</em>" or “<em>leaderly teaching scholars</em>":</p><p><em>Teaching scholars</em> 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. <em>Leaderly teaching scholars </em>contribute to the body of teaching and learning knowledge through publication, and provide leadership in the field of teaching practice institutionally, nationally and internationally. </p><p>(<em>Teaching and Learning Policy</em>, 2018:5)</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <em>Developing Teacher</em> award may be received once only and the <em>Distinguished Teacher</em> award once every five 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. Portfolios may be submitted in pdf format or in an electronic format of the applicant's choice. 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 initially 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>22 October 2021</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>
First-year Achievement Awards https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8566First-year Achievement Awards Jean Lee Farmer<p>​The 13th annual First-year Achievement Awards event for the 2020 academic year, hosted by Prof Deresh Ramjugernath (Deputy Vice-Chancellor:  Learning and Teaching), was presented as a virtual event via Microsoft Teams for the second year in a row on 9 September. <br></p><p>The First Year Achievement Awards aim to recognise top performing first-year <strong>students</strong> within each faculty<strong> as well as the lecturers</strong> who had a positive influence on the academic experience of these students as nominated by each of these top performing first year students.  The list of students and lecturers who received awards is available <strong style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/FYAA%20list%20of%20recipients.pdf">here</a>​</strong>.<br></p><p>Even though it was a virtual event, the interaction and excitement were almost tangible. Via the chat function attendees expressed pride and virtual applause as the names of the awarded students and lecturers were announced per faculty by the Master of Ceremonies, Dr Antoinette van der Merwe (Senior Director: Learning and Teaching Enhancement).<br></p><p>The guest speaker of the evening, Emerita Professor from the FMHS, Julia Blitz, presented us all with a pensive and provocative address entitled “Lift as you Rise". She encouraged students to “broaden your experiences" and not “setting yourselves apart" as the 6% who achieve degrees in South Africa, but rather to “engage in activities" and communicate with a “range of people" outside of higher education. She said that this is where we “can learn from". Prof Blitz encouraged the institution towards embracing a learning-centered approach which enables all students to co-create knowledge and empowers them to be locally as well as globally engaged. She further urged all top students and lecturers to assist and share with those less successful in their academic studies as <em>this</em>, rather than top marks, could become our “greatest success".  (A copy of the speech is available <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/Prof%20Julia%20Blitz%20guest%20speaker.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>here</strong></a>.)<br></p><p>The evening drew to a close with a rolling <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/WebsiteFYAA%20presentation%202021%2026%20Aug.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>PowerPoint presentation</strong></a> depicting the students and lecturers and a range of positive, encouraging conversations in the chat.<br></p><p>Congratulations to all awardees and continue to “Lift as you Rise"! <br></p><p>The recording of the event is available <a href="https://youtu.be/9LDcqpXn6l0" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>here</strong></a>.<br></p><p><strong>IsiXhosa follows</strong><br></p><p>First-year Achievement Awards <br>Eerstejaarsprestasietoekennings <br>IiMbasa zokuWonga iMpumelelo yaBafundi boNyaka wokuqala</p><p>ZONYAKA-MFUNDO KA-2020 yaye ZINIKEZELWA NGE-9 SEPTEMBA 2021 </p><p>Itheko le-13 laminyaka le lokuWongwa Kwempumelelo Yabo Bakunyaka Wokuqala, lisingathwa nguNjing. Deresh Ramjugernath (oliSekela Nqununu:  icandelo Lokufunda Nokufundisa), liye laqhutywa kumajelo onxibelelwano ngeMicrosoft Teams yaye ngunyaka wesibini lo kuqhutywa ngolo hlobo. </p><p>IiMbasa Zokuwongwa Kwempumelelo Yabakunyaka Wokuqala ijoliswe ekugqaleni abafundi abaphume phambili <strong>abakunyaka wokuqala</strong> kwifakhalthi nganye<strong> kwakunye nabahlohli</strong> abaye banefuthe elibalaseleyo kumava aba bafundi kwezemfundo njengoko amagama abo ephakanyiswe nguye ngamnye kwaba bafundi bonyaka wokuqala baphumelele emagqabini.  Uluhlu lwabafundi kunye nabahlohli abafumene amabhaso luyafumaneka <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/FYAA%20list%20of%20recipients.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>apha</strong></span></a>​.<br></p><p>Nangona ibilitheko eliqhutywa kumajelo oqhagamshelwano, unxibelelwano nemincili belulolokoqobo. Besebenzisa icandelo lokuncokola, abebekho baye babonisa ukuziva benelunda ngokuqhwaba kweli jelo lonxibelelwano njengoko amagama abafundi nabahlohli abawongwayo ebebhengezwa ngokweefakhalthi nguMphathi-theko, uGqr. Antoinette van der Merwe (uMlawuli Oyintloko: Ukuphuculwa Kokufunda Nokufundisa). </p><p>Isithethi sembeko sengokuhlwa, uNjingalwazi Odla Umhlala-phantsi waseFMHS, uJulia Blitz, uye wasinika sonke intetho evus' ingqondo nexhokonx' iingcinga enomxholo othi “Phakamisa Njengoko uNyuka". Uye wakhuthaza abafundi ukuba “benze banzi amava abo" yaye “bangazikhethi" njenge-6% yabo bafumana izidanga eMzantsi Afrika, kodwa “babandakanyeke kwimisebenzi" baze banxibelelane “nabantu abahlukeneyo" abangekho kwimfundo ephakamileyo. Uthe  “singafunda" kule nto. UNjing Blitz uye wakhuthaza eli ziko ukuba likhuthaze ukufunda nto leyo eyenza bonke abafundi bancedisane ekwakheni ulwazi nokubaxhobisa ukuba babandakanyeke kweli lizwe nasehlabathini. Uhlabele mgama ebongoza bonke abafundi abaphumelele emagqabini nabahlohli ukuba bancede baze babelane nabo bangapumelelanga kangako kwizifundo zabo, njengokuba <em>le nto, </em>ngaphandle kwamanqaku aphezulu, kunokuba “yeyona mpumelelo inkulu".  Ikopi yentetho iyafumaneka <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/Prof%20Julia%20Blitz%20guest%20speaker.pdf"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>apha</strong></span></a>​.<br></p><p>loo nkqubo yangokuhlwa ivalwe ngemifanekiso <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/WebsiteFYAA%20presentation%202021%2026%20Aug.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>yePowerPoint</strong></a><strong style="text-decoration:underline;"></strong> ezihambelayo ebonisa abafundi nabahlohli nothotho lwamagqabaza akhuthazayo kwicandelo lokuncokola.</p><p>Sithi huntshu kubo bonke abawongiweyo nize niqhubeke “Niphakamisa njengoko Ninyuka"!<br></p><p>​Ushicilelo komsitho luyafumaneka <a href="https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://youtu.be/9LDcqpXn6l0&data=04%7c01%7c%7c157e7c819dd0481c24d108d978e7ce6a%7ca6fa3b030a3c42588433a120dffcd348%7c0%7c0%7c637673759255942659%7cUnknown%7cTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7c1000&sdata=ItNTHhkGflRO334HuvMHQGsQ/1koc97PwfeagGzDFM8%3D&reserved=0"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>apha</strong></span></a>​.<br></p>
TAU Fellowship Programme 2021-2022https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7980TAU Fellowship Programme 2021-2022Dr Karin Cattell-Holden<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​​​​TAU Fellowship Programme 2021-2022</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The TAU (Teaching Advancement at University) Fellowship Programme is a nation-wide intervention that was initiated in 2015. It aims at advancing teaching quality and the professionalisation of teaching and learning in the public higher education sphere. <br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The TAU Programme involves the professional development of a cohort of mid- to senior level academic staff from varying disciplines at all South African public universities, by means of a combined residential and distance learning approach. Participants, who are disciplinary specialists, are familiarised with developments relating to teaching and learning in higher education, introduced to Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research, and positioned as change agents. Over the year-long period of the TAU programme they work on an educational project situated in their own environment as well as on a group project, and build partnerships with colleagues from other institutions. On conclusion of the programme, they are equipped to lead change processes relating to teaching and learning at their home institution.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">On the first TAU programme (2015-2016) Stellenbosch University was represented by Prof. Elmarie Costandius and Prof. Geo Quinot. The SU academics on TAU Two (2018-2019) were Prof. Ian Nell and Dr Berna Gerber.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For TAU Three (2021-2022) SU is privileged to have three SU academics on the programme: Prof. Faadiel Essop, Prof. Ashraf Kagee and Dr Marianne McKay.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Prof. Faadiel Essop</strong> is currently a professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences and the Director of the recently established Centre for Cardio-metabolic Research Centre in Africa (CARMA) at SU. He is an NRF-rated internationally acclaimed researcher, former chairperson of the Department of Physiological Sciences, a former President of the Physiology Society of Southern Africa (two terms), the current Vice-President of the African Association of Physiological Sciences and a board member of the General Assembly of the International Union of Physiological Sciences. He also served as a member of the International Committee of the American Physiological Society and is an elected Fellow of the American Physiological Society. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Essop recently completed the one-year part-time course Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SOEL) at SU. During 2018 he received a Stellenbosch University Teaching Excellence Award (Developing Teacher). His TAU fellowship project will focus on the notion that scientists/engineers often view their discipline as ''neutral'' and therefore devoid of any socio-political and historical contexts. This 'scientific elitism' can therefore seemingly absolve scientists from such contexts, e.g. past injustices committed during apartheid and also contemporary, pressing issues such as equity redress, decolonization and inclusivity. The aim would be to develop a philosophical framework for the introduction of broader humanities and arts concepts into the biomedical, science and engineering curricula. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Prof. Ashraf Kagee</strong> is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at SU, co-Director of the Alan Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. With over 200 academic publications, he is rated as an internationally acclaimed researcher with the National Research Foundation. He received the Rector's Awards for Excellence in Research in 2006, in Teaching in 2007, and in Community Interaction in 2009. In 2018 he received the Chancellor's Award for Sustained Excellent Career Performance. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Kagee's research has focused on common mental disorders among persons living with HIV, psychological and structural factors influencing adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and common mental disorders in various populations. He teaches cognitive psychotherapy and research methods in the Department of Psychology. He chairs the Board of Trustees of the Trauma Centre for Survivors of Violence and Torture in Cape Town and does capacity-building work at the Gaza Community Mental Health Centre in Gaza, Palestine. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">As the recipient of several SOTL grants, Prof. Kagee has also conducted research on teaching research methods in psychology, an area where he focuses on critical thinking, scepticism, and empirical-mindedness. He intends to use the TAU fellowship to develop the areas of blended learning and e-assessment as well as the scientific writing skills among students in his research methods classes. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Dr Marianne McKay</strong> is a senior lecturer in the Department of Viticulture and Oenology. She was the first woman to graduate with MSc (Agric) in South Africa, and holds a PhD in Oenology. Dr McKay is recognised for her contributions to both oenology and teaching and learning. She received the national <em>South African Council for Higher Education / HELTASA Excellence in Teaching Award </em>in 2015 for her efforts in decoloniality in teaching and her research in teaching and learning. She also received an SU Teaching Excellence Award (Distinguished Teacher) in 2017. She held a Teaching Fellowship at SU from 2017 to 2020 and has been nominated for the SU Scholarship of Academic Leadership programme for 2021.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Dr McKay has extensive experience in teaching students in partner colleges in wine science, forming sustainable and successful training collaborations in local communities with measurable social impact. Her TAU fellowship objectives tie in with a number of goals in SU's Transformation Plan (Vision 2040) as well as important programme renewal initiatives around increasing diversity, accessibility and a transformative student experience. She aims at enhancing transformative and innovative student learning experiences in her modules. She also hopes to support colleagues interested in integrating their disciplinary research with research on teaching and learning. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The CTL proudly congratulates these colleagues and thanks them for their contributions to teaching and learning at SU. We wish them all the best for their TAU Fellowships.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">More information about the TAU Fellowships is available from Dr Karin Cattell-Holden, <span style="text-decoration:underline;">kcattell@sun.ac.za</span>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><em>On the photograph from left to right:</em>  <em>Prof. Faadiel Essop, </em><em>Prof. Ashraf Kagee and </em><em>Dr Marianne McKay</em><em></em><br></p>
Elsabe Daneel Communication Workshop 25 October 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=7981Elsabe Daneel Communication Workshop 25 October 2021Claudia 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 three communication workshops for Stellenbosch University academic staff in 2021. The one remaining workshop will take place on 25 October.</p><p><strong>Participants can look forward to the following during the workshop:</strong><br><strong> </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>Monday 25 October<br></p><p><strong><em>Time:</em></strong><br>13:00 to 16:00<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 Claudia Swart (</em><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration:underline;">claudias2@sun.ac.za</span><em>) to reserve your place.</em><br></p>
Finlo / FIRLT applications: closing date 19 November 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8543Finlo / FIRLT applications: closing date 19 November 2021Gerda Dullaart<p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong>​​FINLO / FIRLT applications:  closing date 19 November 2021</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">​​In line with its </span><a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/TeachingLearning%20Policy%202018.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#25293f;text-decoration-line:underline;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-5"><strong>Learning and Teaching policy​</strong></span></a><span style="color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">, Stellenbosch University established the Fund for Innovation and Research into Learning and Teaching (FIRLT) in 2005 in ord​er to encourage a culture of innovation and reflection in learning and teaching at the University. The fund provides an opportunity for lecturers to innovate, evaluate effective practices and processes, and to investigate learning and teaching problems, solutions and trends.  It also provides a mechanism for the dissemination of results designed to improve the quality of learning and teaching.  Any lecturer, team of lecturers or Centre responsible for learning and teaching, may apply for an award.​​​​​​ ​​​​<br></span><span style="font-weight:900;color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;"><br><strong>FIRLT awards are made twice a year by a subcommittee of the Committee for Learning and Teaching. Proposals are funded up to a maximum of R50 000.</strong></span><span style="font-weight:900;color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;">​</span></p><p><strong><br>How to Apply for FI​RLT Awards:</strong><br></p><div style="color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p style="text-align:justify;">SU academic and support staff are invited to submit proposals for funding of research and innovation projects which <strong>enhance learning and teaching at SU</strong>. Proposals highlighting, but not limited to, the following themes are invited:</p><ol style="padding:0px;margin:0px 0px 10px 25px;list-style-type:lower-roman;"><li style="line-height:20px;">​<strong>Innovative assessment at SU</strong>. Assessment for learning is integral to enhancing student experience and engagement. How might you show that assessment is important to you and your students?</li><li style="line-height:20px;"><strong>Curriculum / Programme / Module renewal</strong>. Invigorating, investigating and interrogating efforts for renewal reflect your commitment and indicate that your teaching matters at SU.</li><li style="line-height:20px;"><strong>Decolonisation and/or Social Justice in learning and teaching at SU</strong>. Ensuring that our graduates exit the institution as critical citizens and change agents means that our teaching must reflect the SU graduate attributes.</li><li style="line-height:20px;"><strong>Augmented Remote Teaching Learning and Assessment (</strong><a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Pages/ARTLA.aspx" style="color:#25293f;"><strong>ARTLA</strong></a><strong>), Hybrid and Blended Learning. </strong>Given the unique context of the pandemic, and other emergent factors contributing to electronic teaching, learning and assessment, proposals that explore aspects and dimensions of this context are encouraged.</li><li style="line-height:20px;"><strong>FIRLT proposals for small-scope projects.</strong></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><strong>Resubmissions of revised proposals.​</strong></li></ol></div><p><span style="color:#333333;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">For more information, visit the <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/t-l-awards-and-grants/firlt" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FIRLT webpage</strong></a>  or send an e-mail:  <a href="mailto:finlo@sun.ac.za" style="color:#25293f;font-family:calibri, verdana, trebuchet, helvetica, arial, sans-serif, "helvetica neue";font-size:14px;background-color:#ffffff;">finlo@sun.ac.za</a></span></p>
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Virtual Conference 8 - 10 Novemberhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8287Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Virtual Conference 8 - 10 NovemberAnthea Jacobs<p style="text-align:justify;">The annual Stellenbosch University (SU) Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) will take place on 9 and 10 November. Pre-conference workshops will be offered on 8 November 2021. The conference will take place <strong>virtually</strong> on MS Teams and is free for SU academics.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">This year's conference theme is <em>“(Your) Assessment Matters"</em>. The keynote speaker will be well-renowned assessment scholar, Professor David Boud. The blurb for his keynote address is available <a href="https://www0.sun.ac.za/sotl/keynote-speakers/">here</a>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Enquiries:</strong> <a href="mailto:sotl@sun.ac.za">sotl@sun.ac.za</a><br></p><p>To view the conference announcement video, click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quodibtEDw"><strong>here</strong></a>.</p><p>Please visit the <a href="/sotl"><strong>SoTL website</strong> </a> for more information or to register.​<br></p><p><img src="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/dualnews/My%20Items%20View/SoTL%202021%20announcement.jpg" alt="SoTL 2021 announcement.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:728px;" /><br><br></p>
2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquiumhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=82392021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) ColloquiumClaudia Swart<p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>​2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">All academics are invited to register for the <span style="text-align:justify;">​2021 HELTASA National Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium.</span><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The annual <strong>N</strong><strong>ational Extended Curriculum Programme (ECP) Colloquium</strong> hosted by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Stellenbosch University (SU), the University of the Western Cape and the University of Cape Town will take place <strong>online </strong>from <strong>17 to 19 August 2021</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The theme of this year's conference is Promoting Scholarship in ECP. The colloquium brings together lecturers, academic staff developers and support staff with an interest in the many foundational and extended curriculum provisions across the different higher education institutions in South Africa.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Different higher education institutions in various provinces have organised annual ECP colloquia over the past few years. The colloquia were developed to stimulate discussion among ECP practitioners, administrators and academics about themes and phenomena that are of concern to them. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Please visit the colloquium's website for more information: </strong><a href="https://ecpcolloquium.co.za/"><strong>https://ecpcolloquium.co.za/</strong></a></p><p><strong>Enquiries:</strong> Claudia Swart: claudias2@sun.ac.za ​</p>
National survey that focuses on academics’ experiences during remote T&L: extended until 31 Julyhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8296National survey that focuses on academics’ experiences during remote T&L: extended until 31 JulyClaudia Swart<p><strong>​​​​National survey that focuses on academics' experiences during remote teaching and learning</strong></p><p><strong>Dear lecturer/university teacher/academic leader</strong></p><p>The Council on Higher Education, Universities South Africa and the University of the Free State invite you to take part in a national survey that focuses on (1) your experiences as lecturer/university teacher/academic leader during remote teaching and learning; and (2) your perspectives on how teaching and learning will change as a result of the pandemic and what support you might need to adapt to such changes. <br></p><p>Please note that even though respondents will not be asked for identifiable information, the survey solicits selected demographic information (institution, faculty, gender, race, level of appointment and years of experience) that might impede anonymity. This data is collected to differentiate between institutions, understand the experiential differences of remote teaching and learning between groups, and to identify whether different groups within the lecturing population feel unsupported in unfamiliar circumstances. <br></p><p>If you are willing to share your experiences and thoughts, please follow this link: <a href="https://response.questback.com/isa/qbv.dll/bylink?p=XUbsfnqp7U18d3f6331EaR6eDwC0Mpe8JorqX6koTJ4xKcR6Uo-aJe0svPvvUR114JlWFbI8JQ4PIUGRI5Y5mA2">https://response.questback.com/universityofthefreestate/SEP_TLFsurvey</a><br></p><p>​<br></p>
Moving A2 and A3 assessments online in July 2021https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8383Moving A2 and A3 assessments online in July 2021Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement<p>​<br></p><p><strong>Moving A2 and A3 assessments online in July 2021</strong><br></p><div><div><br></div><div>In our current situation, the A2 assessments, including sit-down, invigilated examinations and all other online assessments, have been suspended. All post-graduate assessments have been postponed. The A2 and A3 assessments will resume after the recess and will take place online. Information on an A4 assessment opportunity will be communicated in due course. (Prof. Stan du Plessis, Communique 28 June 2021).<br></div><div><br></div><div>This document aims to bring together assessment advice and guidance from advisors in teaching and learning, learning technology and learning technology support, to protect the fairness of the A2 and A3 assessment opportunities and the integrity of the assessments without overloading the SUNLearn platform. Our main point of advice is to consider designing online assessment tasks as open-book tasks, focusing on higher-order thinking rather than using closed-book, recall-based tasks.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Please continue reading here:</div><div><br><a href="/english/PublishingImages/Lists/Dual%20Events/My%20Items%20View/Assessment%20Reference%20Document%20July%202021.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="margin:5px;" />Assessment Reference Document July 2021.pdf</a><br></div><div><br></div>If you have any questions or comments, please <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/professional-learning-opportunities-for-t-l/faculty-based-work"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-4" style="">contact the CTL Advisor</strong></a> in your faculty.<br></div><p>​<br></p>