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Active Feedback: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Research Seminarhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9448Active Feedback: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Research SeminarCentre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)<p></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The <strong>SU Teaching Fellows</strong>, together with the <strong>Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL)</strong>, hosted a research seminar for the SU academic community on 25 August 2022. The topic of the seminar was 'active feedback', or 'What if students generate their own feedback?' </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The online seminar was presented by two guest speakers, Prof. David Nicol and Suzanne McCallum from the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. Nicol and McCallum collaborate in researching this topic and have published extensively on their findings.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The seminar focused on the power of comparison in making students' inner feedback visible to them and growing their sense of agency in the process. When students receive feedback comments from a lecturer, they are asked to compare those comments against their work, and they (hopefully) generate new understanding out of that comparison. In this conception of feedback, lecturers provide comments on students' work and students generate (inner) feedback. But what if students were asked to compare their work against information other than lecturers' feedback, for example, a textbook, video, diagram, journal article, rubric or some combination thereof? Research done by Nicol and McCallum shows that, when students are deliberately prompted to do this and to make their inner feedback explicit as well (for example, in writing), the results are remarkable. Not only does this <a href="https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19:meeting_MjgzNDg3ZTctMWM1Ni00Yzc5LTg5YjQtNTY1N2IyZTBmOTc0%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22:%22a6fa3b03-0a3c-4258-8433-a120dffcd348%22%2c%22Oid%22:%229aea225e-2694-4b85-a41e-2a62fdb3040f%22%7d">method enhance the</a> depth and scope of students' learning, but, importantly, it also develops their capacity to regulate their own learning, the goal of most higher education programmes. Furthermore, teachers can scale up feedback to all students without scaling up their workload. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Nicol introduced participants to the thinking behind this method and McCallum demonstrated its implementation, using a range of disciplinary examples. It became clear that generating their own feedback enables students to transfer their learning to new contexts. Active feedback is therefore directly linked to learning-centred teaching.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Participants were invited to interact with the presenters throughout the seminar and explored the possible application of active feedback to their modules. They were also invited to research this method further with Nicol and McCallum.</p><p style="text-align:left;">More information about David Nicol and Suzanne McCallum is available from <a href="http://www.davidnicol.net/" target="_blank">www.davidnicol.net</a> and <a href="https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/staff/suzannemccallum/" target="_blank">https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/staff/suzannemccallum/</a>.  ​</p>
Teaching & Learning Seminarhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=9425Teaching & Learning SeminarDivision for Learning and Teaching Enhancement<p></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE) hosts a quarterly Teaching and Learning seminar to promote the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at SU. The <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/t-l-awards-and-grants/teaching-fellowships" target="_blank">SU Teaching Fellows</a> and national Teaching Advancement at Universities (TAU) Fellows share their research and innovations in and experience of teaching and learning, followed by discussion and questions.   </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The next seminar will take place on <strong>8 September 2022, 13:00-14:00</strong><strong>, </strong>on <strong>MS Teams</strong>.<strong> </strong><strong>Prof. Faadiel Essop</strong> (Division of Medical Physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences ), TAU Fellow, will be speaking on “Introducing broader humanities and arts concepts into the biomedical science curriculum".​</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof. Essop's TAU (Teaching Advancement at Universities) fellowship project focused 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 as well as contemporary pressing issues like equity redress and decolonization. With the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists have been increasingly thrust into the public domain, often required to respond to outlandish claims/conspiracies and to defend the scientific enterprise itself. However, such responses require deep and critical insights into the nature of the scientific process (e.g. weaknesses, strengths, philosophies, and socio-cultural-political contexts) and its ideal to arrive at coherent truths. There is thus a gap in the training of scientists to be better equipped to operate in the ''post-truth'' world.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The aim of the TAU fellowship was to develop a new Honours module in Medical Physiology and to assess its uptake by students and its potential impact. Here the idea is to establish a suitable pedagogical framework for the introduction of broader humanities and arts concepts into the biomedical science curriculum. This should aid the creation of a transformative teaching and learning experience, leading to well-rounded graduates (with strengthened graduate attributes) who are better equipped and trained to handle (and lead) some of the contemporary, societal challenges we face. </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Enquiries and bookings:</strong>  Lucy Lucks at<strong> </strong><a href="mailto:llucks@sun.ac.za">llucks@sun.ac.za</a> or (021) 808 3717<br></p>
SU Teaching Awards 2022https://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 ​2022https://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 2022https://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 https://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) Conferencehttps://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 Justicehttps://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 Moutonhttps://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 womenhttps://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>