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The CTL welcomes their new Director: Dr Melanie Skeadhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5843The CTL welcomes their new Director: Dr Melanie SkeadClaudia Swart<p>​Dr Melanie Skead was recently appointed as Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. She has moved to Stellenbosch University from Rhodes University where she was a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL). She has been working in Higher Education since 1988 and holds a PhD in English and two professional qualifications in education including a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (Academic Development) from Rhodes University. Melanie has been active in academic development since 2003. Her experience in the field spans across student, staff and curriculum development as well as academic leadership at various higher education institutions including Vista University, Fort Hare and Nelson Mandela University and Rhodes University where she coordinated the National and Rhodes PGDip (HE) and supervised PhD students. Her research interests include educational pathways for academic developers, academic agency in curriculum transformation and problematizing notions of quality in higher education. She has published academic papers in the areas of Writing Centre development, student academic development and formal learning opportunities for academic developers. On a personal note, she has three adult children (a son and two daughters) and one granddaughter. She hopes to settle permanently in Stellenbosch with her husband in the near future. Melanie is a self-proclaimed tree-hugger and is passionate about music, the arts, animal welfare and good wine! </p>
PREDAC 2018 (Professional Educational Development of Academics)https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5822PREDAC 2018 (Professional Educational Development of Academics)Claudia Swart<p style="text-align:justify;">The Professional Educational Development of Academics (PREDAC) programme is presented annually for newly appointed academics at Stellenbosch University (SU). It was re-conceptualised for 2018 as a programme presented in four phases combining both centralised and faculty-based activities.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>PHASE 1: Informal sessions on teaching in the various faculties and the formal launch</strong></p><p>The informal sessions comprised advisors from the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) introducing the PREDAC programme to the newly appointed academics in their specific faculties early in the year.</p><p>The formal launch of PREDAC 2018 took place at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study on 21 May and was attended by 87 academics and 59 PREDAC participants. The theme of the day was <em>What is good teaching at Stellenbosch University?</em></p><p>The event was opened with a welcome, followed by the first topic of discussion – <em>Stellenbosch University context for teaching and learning</em> – which saw the participants engaging with several institutional policy documents through a jigsaw activity.</p><p>After teatime, the participants discussed the importance of being a reflective practitioner using feedback as a tool to reflect on one's teaching practice.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Lunch was followed by the various faculties engaging with their PREDAC participants in breakaway sessions.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>PHASE 2: A four-day-three-night immersion breakaway</strong></p><p>The 60 participants from the nine faculties involved in PREDAC attended a four-day retreat at the Goudini Conference Centre from 17 to 20 July 2018. The programme started on the Tuesday evening and included the official welcome by the Senior Director: Division for Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Dr Antoinette van der Merwe. Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, Vice-Rector: Learning and Teaching then addressed the participants, sharing some ideas around how the University values its academics, with the focus on their teaching role and professional learning.</p><p>Wednesday focused on a session entitled <em>Access to knowledge: Teaching in your discipline and Planning of a module</em>, with specific attention given to the formulation of outcomes. Discussions, activities and feedback within the group as a whole ensured interactivity within smaller groups as the participants unpacked these topics and their relevance to their specific contexts.</p><p>During Thursday and Friday, the participants worked in three cluster groups, analysing their specific modules. One group represented the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Faculty of Military Science and the Faculty of Theology, another group represented the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences and another group represented the Faculty of AgriSciences, the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering.</p><p>Towards the end of Friday, Phase 3 of PREDAC was introduced to the participants. During Phase 3, the participants will be expected to design and implement a learning opportunity for the students in their modules and to elicit feedback. In small faculty groups, the participants will then share their experiences and decide on one learning opportunity that they will use to design a poster to present at the annual Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference on 31 October (Phase 4).</p><p>The participants will also be encouraged to undertake peer observations as part of being a reflective practitioner, attending the classes of experienced lecturers and having conversations with teaching and learning champions in their faculties.</p><p>All was not only work, however, and the participants had ample opportunity to interact with one another and to forge relationships with colleagues from their own and from the other faculties in a collegial atmosphere.</p><p>The participants left Goudini on Friday with a conceptual framework that will enable them to reflect on their teaching, learning and assessment in order to plan and expand their own teaching practices. The conceptual framework is based on the Carpe Diem process of Prof Gilly Salmon, adapted for SU as the DeLTA process:  Design for Learning Teaching and Assessment.</p><p>Two of the participants gave the following feedback:</p><p>“The PREDAC phase 2 made one realize the essence of teaching. This was from a whole new perspective and it helped me question my teaching style, content and preparation."</p><p>“That despite my 6 years' teaching experience I could still learn so much for development and how much difference this will reflect in my students."</p><p><strong>Looking forward to PREDAC 2019</strong></p><p>The CTL is already re-conceptualising the PREDAC programme for 2019 based on participant feedback and its own research and observations.</p><p>For any additional information or comments, please contact Claudia Swart at claudias2@sun.ac.za.</p>
SoTL 2018: Abstract submission deadline extended to 24 August 2018https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5823SoTL 2018: Abstract submission deadline extended to 24 August 2018JP Bosman <p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>SoTL 2018:  Abstract submission deadline extended to 24 August 2018</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">Please note that the <strong>abstract submission deadline</strong> for the SOTL conference for 2018 has been <strong>extended to 24 August 2018</strong>.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The 11<sup>th</sup> annual Stellenbosch University (SU) conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) will take place on 30 and 31 October 2018. Pre-conference workshops will be offered on 29 October 2018. The conference is free for SU academics.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The conference will again take place at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The purpose of the conference is to offer SU academics the opportunity to participate in conversations about teaching practices and philosophies. This year's conference should once again be an exciting and informative event. The theme of this year's conference is Academic Leadership.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Please <em>register for the conference</em> and <em>submit your abstract before 24 August 2018!</em></p><p><strong>Please visit the conference website</strong> at <a href="http://www0.sun.ac.za/sotl/">http://www0.sun.ac.za/sotl/</a></p><p><strong>Enquiries:</strong>  <a href="mailto:sotl@sun.ac.za">sotl@sun.ac.za</a><br></p><p><br></p>
Tribute to former SU Centre for Teaching and Learning directorhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5619Tribute to former SU Centre for Teaching and Learning directorCorporate Communication / Korporatiewe Kommunikasie<p>​​​Stellenbosch University (SU), the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and various academic departments are saddened by passing of a former director of the CTL, Prof Brenda Leibowitz. <br></p><p>Prof Maureen Robinson of the SU Department of Curriculum Studies and a friend and colleague of Prof Leibowitz, writes:​ </p><p><em>I  have known Brenda Leibowitz for over 30 years, both as a friend and colleague. She was a teacher during the turbulent school boycotts of the 1980s in Cape Town and is remembered dearly by many of her former pupils. She worked for some years in the Department of Education with the late Kader Asmal, as Director: Race and Values in Education, later moving into the fields of academic development and teaching and learning, seeing these as vehicles for the transformation of higher education. </em></p><p><em>Between 2004  and 2013  Prof Leibowitz worked at Stellenbosch University as Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The Centre supported the enhancement of all aspects of teaching and learning at the University. Areas of focus of the Centre included: coordination of the University's Extended Degree Programmes, support for tutor programmes, the professional development of academics, student feedback, integrating academic literacy in the curriculum, E-learning, development of teaching and learning policies and strategic documents, the First-year Academy and various research projects. She was concurrently Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies, convened a module in the MPhil in Health Science Education and supervised several PhD and Masters students.</em></p><p><em>In 2014 she moved to the University of Johannesburg, where she was offered a Chair in Teaching and Learning.  This was recently accepted as a new SARCHi Chair, an expression of the high regard in which she was held in the academic community.   </em></p><p><em>From the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of South Africa (HELTASA) comes the following words: </em><em>Brenda has been taken from us too soon, when there was still so much more to share and so much still to do in academic development. Rest in peace, Brenda, and be sure that your legacy to higher education in South Africa is enormous and will continue not least in the form of HELTASA</em></p><p><br></p><p><em><strong>Photo: </strong><a href="http://heltasa.org.za/a-tribute-to-brenda-leibowitz/" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">HELTASA</a><br></em></p><p>​<br></p>
Fund for Innovation and Research into Learning and Teaching (FIRLT) 2018https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5456Fund for Innovation and Research into Learning and Teaching (FIRLT) 2018Mine de Klerk<p>​​</p><h3>Fund for Innovation and Research into Learning and Teaching (FIRLT)<br></h3><p>​​<br><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-align:justify;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;">In line with its Teaching and Learning policy ( </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-align:justify;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;"><a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/Documents/Learning-and-teaching-policy.pdf" target="_blank" style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4 ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" style="width:16px;margin-top:5px;margin-bottom:5px;max-width:100%;" /><strong>Learning-and-teaching-policy.pdf</strong></span></a></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-align:justify;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;"> ), Stellenbosch University established the Fund for Innovation and Research into Teaching and Learning (FIRLT) in 2005 in order to encourage a culture of innovation and reflection in teaching and learning at the University. The fund provides an opportunity for lecturers to innovate, evaluate effective practices and processes, and to investigate teaching and learning problems, solutions and trends.  It also provides a mechanism for the dissemination of results designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning.  Any lecturer, team of lecturers or Centre responsible for teaching and learning, may apply for an award.</span><br></p><p style="color:#333333;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">FIRLT awards are made twice a year by a subcommittee of the Committee for Teaching and Learning. Proposals are funded up to a maximum of R45 000. All applications are considered by the FIRLT Committee:</span></p><div align="left" style="color:#333333;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><ul style="margin:0px 0px 10px 25px;padding:0px;"><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Dr Faaiz Gierdien, Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, </span><a href="mailto:faaiz@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">faaiz@sun.ac.za</span></a></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Dr Taryn Bernard, Arts and Social Sciences, <a href="mailto:tbernard@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;text-decoration-line:underline;">tbernard@sun.ac.za</a></span></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Dr Margaret Blackie, Chemistry and Polymer Science, Faculty of Science, </span><a href="mailto:mblackie@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">mblackie@sun.ac.za</span></a></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Dr Nicoline Herman, Deputy Director: Centre for Teaching and Learning, </span><a href="mailto:nherman@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">nherman@sun.ac.za</span></a></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Dr JP Bosman, Head: Centre for Learning Technologies, </span><a href="mailto:jpbosman@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">jpbosman@sun.ac.za</span></a></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Prof Susan van Schalkwyk, Director: Centre for Health Professions Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, </span><a href="mailto:scvs@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">scvs@sun.ac.za</span></a></li><li style="line-height:20px;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Mrs Jean Farmer, Advisor: Centre for Teaching and Learning/Centre for Health Professions Education, </span><a href="mailto:jeanlee@sun.ac.za." style="color:#666666;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">jeanlee@sun.ac.za.</span></a></li></ul></div><p style="color:#333333;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"><br>Closing date for this year's applications: 25 May and 9 November 2018​.</strong></p><p style="color:#333333;font-family:"noto sans", sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"></span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">For queries, send an email to <a href="mailto:finlo@sun.ac.za" style="color:#666666;"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="text-decoration-line:underline;">finlo@sun.ac.za</span></a> or call Jean Farmer at 021 808 2956 / 021 938 9832.​</span></p><p><br> </p>
SU short course on the Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL)https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5607SU short course on the Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL)Nicoline Herman<p><strong></strong> </p><p><strong>SU short course on the Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL)</strong></p><p>This 12 credit short course focuses on leadership <em>in</em> and the Scholarship <em>of </em>Teaching and Learning. The course draws on two bodies of knowledge, namely Academic Leadership (AL) and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and aims to bring conceptual frameworks from these two bodies of knowledge into dialogue with each other. </p><p>The course content is divided into four broad themes: Contextualising Leadership (Term 1), Researching Leadership (Term 2), Curriculum Leadership (Term 3) and Pedagogical Leadership (Term 4). The outcomes of the short course are:</p><p>• To engage academic leaders (e.g. Vice-Deans Teaching and Learning (T&L), programme leaders, departmental Chairs, and T&L-related unit heads) in scholarly approaches to educational leadership practices;</p><p>• To introduce academic leaders to the Scholarship of Educational Leadership (SoEL) literature and its implications for their own educational leadership context;</p><p>• To apply SoEL research skills to own educational leadership context (such as reviewing literature, defining SoEL research problems, designing research methods, disseminating results through a scholarly output);</p><p>• To demonstrate critically reflective practice in the form of a teaching portfolio.</p><p>It is envisaged that the short course will build a critical mass of T&L mentors at Stellenbosch University. Each year a selected cohort of staff members, who are playing a leadership role in the area of T&L, will be invited to register for the short course. Each of these cohorts, on completion of the short course, will in turn become part of a growing community of T&L mentors at the university. </p><p>For 2018, eleven participants are enrolled for the short course. The first two contact sessions took place on 2 February and 6 April. </p>
SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2018https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5608SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2018Karin Cattell-Holden<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SU Teaching Excellence Awards 2018</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">The annual Stellenbosch University Teaching Excellence awards will take place during the second semester of 2018. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The awards were designed in 2017 to acknowledge excellent teaching at institutional level and offer an opportunity to value reflective and contextually-aware teaching. The aims of the awards are:</p><ul><li>to show support at an institutional level for excellence in teaching and learning in higher education; </li><li>to generate a cadre of academics who are able to provide inspiration and leadership in teaching and learning in their disciplines and across the institution;</li><li>to generate debate and public awareness about what constitutes teaching excellence <em>for</em> the world as opposed to <em>in</em> the world; </li><li>to advance the scholarship of teaching and learning;</li><li>to stimulate the growth of professional teachers, and</li><li>to generate appreciation of the value of lessons learnt as opposed to only valuing successes.</li></ul><p>The awards are offered in two categories: the <em>Developing Teacher</em> award and the <em>Distinguished Teacher</em> award. All staff are eligible for these awards. <br><br>The <em>Developing Teacher</em> award is open to all staff with fewer than ten years, but minimum three years, of engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning. The minimum duration of three years can be dated from a point in time, as identified by the individual, when they chose to proactively start developing their scholarship of teaching and learning. The award as <em>Developing Teacher</em> may be received once only.<br><br>The <em>Distinguished Teacher</em> award is open to all staff with ten years or more of engagement with the scholarship of teaching and learning. The duration can be calculated from a point in time, as identified by the individual, when they chose to proactively start developing their scholarship of teaching and learning. An individual may receive the award as <em>Distinguished Teacher</em> once in a five-year cycle.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The candidate/s selected by each faculty are required to prepare a teaching portfolio with due attention to the criteria in the guideline document (please see link below). The portfolios should be submitted to the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="text-decoration:underline;">kcattell@sun.ac.za</span></a> by <strong>Friday 31 August 2018. </strong>A selection committee will evaluate the portfolios. The successful candidates will be informed of their selection in Term 4 and will receive their awards at a ceremony at the end of that term. For the 2018 SU Awards the award amount is R25 000 each.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For further enquiries, please contact Dr Karin Cattell-Holden from the CTL (X 3074, <a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="text-decoration:underline;">kcattell@sun.ac.za</span></a>).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For additional information:   <a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/t-l-resources/teaching-portfolios/su-institutional-excellence-in-teaching-and-learning">http://www.sun.ac.za/english/learning-teaching/ctl/t-l-resources/teaching-portfolios/su-institutional-excellence-in-teaching-and-learning</a></p>
PREDAC opening day at STIAShttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5706PREDAC opening day at STIASClaudia Swart<p>This year's PREDAC (Professional Educational Development of Academics) programme kicked off on 21 May with an opening day at STIAS.  The opening was attended by 87 academics with 59 of the PREDAC participants joining us.  The theme of the day was:  What is good teaching at Stellenbosch University?</p><p>After the welcome, the Stellenbosch University Context for Teaching and Learning was the first topic up for discussion.  Participants engaged with several institutional policy documents through a jigsaw activity.</p><p>After teatime, participants discussed the importance of being a reflective practitioner.  The use of feedback as a tool to reflect on your teaching practice was discussed.</p><p>After lunch, faculties had the opportunity to engage with their PREDAC participants during breakaway sessions.</p><p>PREDAC participants will meet again in July for four days.  These four days comprise various sessions, with a three-night sleep-over at the Goudini Conference Centre near Rawsonville.</p><p>For more information, please visit:</p><p><a href="/english/learning-teaching/ctl/professional-learning-opportunities-for-t-l/predac"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.sun.ac.za/english/learning-teaching/ctl/professional-learning-opportunities-for-t-l/predac</span></a></p>
First-year Achievement Awardshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5604First-year Achievement AwardsJean Lee Farmer<p>​</p><p>The Vice-Rector Learning and Teaching, Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, hosted the First-Year Achievement Awards event for the top achieving first-year students of 2017. The event also highlights the role that the lecturer plays in these achievements. The event was held at Lord Neethlingshof wine farm on Wednesday, 11 April 2018. Both Prof Schoonwinkel and Dr Antoinette van der Merwe congratulated the students on their achievements and the lecturers for their dedication to quality teaching. The group of 32 students from across all ten faculties included Extended Degree Programme students who have excelled beyond what their matric results may have indicated.</p><p> </p><p>The evening was graced by the guest-speaker, Educational Psychology Professor Ronelle Carolissen, Vice-dean Teaching and Learning of the Education Faculty. She addressed the students on their social responsibility as citizens in their chosen fields of academia and future careers but also towards the university community to counter social prejudices. Her message iterated that we are all part of a community and that change in our country starts with the individual.</p><p> </p><p>The 90 guests, which included deans and vice-deans from the 10 faculties, enjoyed an evening of conversation and a sit-down 3-course meal. The prestigious event was closed by Dr van der Merwe who thanked everyone present for adding to the success of the evening.</p>
SU Teaching Fellowshipshttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=5587SU Teaching FellowshipsKarin Cattell<p style="text-align:center;"><strong>SU Teaching Fellowships</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong> </strong></p><p>A proposal for the creation of teaching fellowships at Stellenbosch University was accepted at a Senate meeting in 2009. The University has successfully awarded ten fellowships to date. This programme is an excellent opportunity to consolidate and extend expertise with regard to teaching and learning at the faculty or departmental level.</p><p><strong>Aims</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>To enhance the stature of teaching and learning at Stellenbosch University</li><li>To provide an opportunity for selected academics to develop their teaching expertise</li><li>To stimulate the growth of the scholarship of teaching and learning at the University</li><li>To provide the opportunity for a systematic, rigorous and reflective approach towards teaching and teaching innovation at the University.</li></ul><p>A University fellowship scheme is intended to convey prestige and provide support for selected academics to focus for a stipulated period of time on the practice and scholarship of teaching. The scheme will make provision for a minimum of one award per annum. The fellowship scheme provides the opportunity for excellent teachers and scholars of teaching and learning to spend more consistent periods of time, with various forms of support, to focus on aspects of renewal, exploration and dissemination of good practice within Departments and Faculties. </p><p>The individual will remain in his or her Department, but will focus on aspects of teaching and learning that will enhance his or her teaching and contribute to the development of the scholarship of teaching and learning in the department and faculty.  The project is managed by the CTL.</p><p>Any questions can be directed to: Karin Cattell (<a href="mailto:kcattell@sun.ac.za"><span lang="EN-ZA" style="text-decoration:underline;">kcattell@sun.ac.za</span></a>) at the Centre for Teaching and Learning.</p><p><strong> Teaching Fellows at SU*</strong></p><h3>We are very proud of the following Teaching Fellows at Stellenbosch University:</h3><p>*Please contact us if the information below is incomplete.</p><table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><strong>2018</strong><br><strong> Name:  Dr Michael Schmeisser </strong><br><strong> Department:  Horticultural Science</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  AgriSciences</strong><br><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default" style="width:50%;"><p><strong>2018</strong><br><strong> </strong><strong>Name:  Dr Marianne Unger</strong><br><strong> </strong><strong>Department:</strong><strong>  Physiotherapy</strong></p><p><strong>Faculty:</strong><strong>  Medicine and Health Sciences</strong><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2017</strong><br><strong> Name:  Prof. Ingrid Rewitzky</strong><br><strong> Department:  Mathematical Sciences </strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Science</strong><br><strong> </strong></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong>2017</strong><br><strong> Name:  Dr Elize Archer</strong><br><strong> Department:  Centre for Health Professions Education</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Medicine and Health Sciences</strong><br><strong> </strong><br></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2016 </strong><br><strong> Name:  Marianne McKay </strong><br><strong> Department:  Viticulture and Oenology</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  AgriSciences</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>2016</strong><br><strong> Name:  *Dr Helena Wessels</strong><br><strong> Department:  Curriculum Studies</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Education</strong></p><p>*Dr Wessels passed away in February 2018.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2015 </strong><br><strong> Name:  Dr Berna Gerber</strong><br><strong> Department:  Division of Speech-Language and Hearing Therapy</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Medicine and Health Sciences</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2015</strong><br><strong> Name:  Prof. Ian Nell</strong><br><strong> Department:  Practical Theology</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Theology</strong></p><p><strong> </strong><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2015 </strong><br><strong> Name:  Dr Nicola Plastow</strong><br><strong> Department:  Division of Occupational Therapy</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Medicine and Health Sciences</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2013</strong></p><p><strong>Name:  Prof. Geo Quinot </strong><br><strong> Department:  Public Law</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Law</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2011 </strong><br><strong> Name:  Prof. Juanita Bezuidenhout</strong><br><strong> Department:  Centre for Health Professions Education</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Medicine and Health Sciences</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2011 </strong><br><strong> Name:  Prof. Elmarie Costandius </strong><br><strong> Department:  Visual Arts</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Arts and Social Sciences</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p><strong>2011 </strong><br><strong> Name:  Prof. Dana Niehaus</strong><br><strong> Department:  Psychiatry</strong><br><strong> Faculty:  Medicine and Health Sciences</strong></p><p><strong> </strong><strong> </strong></p></td><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><strong> </strong></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p>