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SOTL 2019 Conference: The abstract submission process now open!https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=1413SOTL 2019 Conference: The abstract submission process now open!<p>​​​The in-house Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference for Stellenbosch University is taking place between 28 and 30 October 2019 at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West. The conference is over two days on 29 and 30 October, and the pre-conference workshops on 28 October. <br></p><p>The confirmed keynotes for the conference are <em>Dr Joy Mighty</em> (Carleton University in Ottawa) and <em>Prof Geo Quinot</em> (Stellenbosch University). <em>(Your) Teaching matters @ SU</em> is the overarching theme for this year's conference.</p><p>The abstract submission process for the conference is now open! Please go to web address <a href="/sotl">www.sun.ac.za/sotl</a> to find all the information on registration and submitting an abstract.</p><p>For any enquiries contact <a href="mailto:sotl@sun.ac.za">sotl@sun.ac.za</a>.​<br><br></p>
SoTL 2019 Pre-Conference programme is now available! https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=1417SoTL 2019 Pre-Conference programme is now available! <div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX0 SCXW136234526" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:justify;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">​​Please note </span><span class="ContextualSpellingAndGrammarError SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">the  programme</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> for pre-conference workshops is available on the </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="SpellingError SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">SoTL</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> website. All participants are now able to register online and choose their preferred pre-conference workshops.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW136234526 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":200,"335559740":276}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:20.7px;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:justify;"><span class="EOP SCXW136234526 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":200,"335559740":276}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:20.7px;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><br></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX0 SCXW136234526" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:justify;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">The 12</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:8.5pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" data-fontsize="11" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:super;background-color:inherit;">th</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> annual Stellenbosch University (SU) conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="SpellingError SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-repeat:repeat-x;background-position:left bottom;">SoTL</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">) will take place at the Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West between the 29 and 30 October 2019. Pre-conference workshops will be offered on 28 October 2019. <br>The conference is free for SU academics.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW136234526 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":200,"335559740":276}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:20.7px;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"> </span></p><p class="Paragraph SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:justify;"><span class="EOP SCXW136234526 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":200,"335559740":276}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:20.7px;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><br></span></p></div><div class="OutlineElement Ltr BCX0 SCXW136234526" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;overflow:visible;cursor:text;clear:both;direction:ltr;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><p class="Paragraph SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin-bottom:0px;padding:0px;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:transparent;color:windowtext;text-align:justify;"><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">The overarching purpose of the conference is to offer SU academics the opportunity to participate in conversations about </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">their teaching matters</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> and </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">the importance of teaching</span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;"> as this year’s theme is </span></span><span class="LineBreakBlob BlobObject DragDrop SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:20.7px;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;"><span class="SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;white-space:pre !important;"> </span></span><span data-contrast="auto" class="TextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" lang="EN-GB" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-style:italic;font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, calibri_msfontservice, sans-serif;line-height:20.7px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW136234526 BCX0" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;background-color:inherit;">(Your) Teaching matters @ SU.</span></span><span class="EOP SCXW136234526 BCX0" data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335551550":6,"335551620":6,"335559739":200,"335559740":276}" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;font-size:11pt;line-height:20.7px;font-family:calibri, 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New Date: Post-Qualitative Seminarhttps://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=1431New Date: Post-Qualitative Seminar<p>​​​​<br></p>PLEASE NOTE:  The date of the seminar by Prof. Vivienne Bozalek from UWC on post-qualitative research methodology has changed. The seminar will now take place on Wednesday 19 June 2019, 10:00 to 11:30, at Den Bosch.<br> <br>If you would like to attend, please contact Dr. Karin Cattell-Holden at kcattell@sun.ac.za.<p><br></p>
Invitation to the online workshop: “Publishing in changing times” https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=1658Invitation to the online workshop: “Publishing in changing times” <p>​<br><br></p><p>Below an invitation to the online workshop “Publishing in changing times" as part of the regional Extended Degree Programme (EDP) initiatives hosted by the universities of Stellenbosch, the Western Cape, Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. <br></p><p><strong>WORKSHOP</strong>: Publishing in changing times</p><p><strong>Presenter</strong>: Prof Crain Soudien</p><p><strong>DATE AND TIME:  </strong>Tuesday 27 July 2021, 12:00-14:00</p><h3 style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Bio:</strong></h3><p style="text-align:justify;">Prof Crain Soudien specialises in Education and African Studies at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, and the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an emeritus professor of Education and African Studies, the former chief executive officer of the Human Sciences Research Council, and holds an honorary appointment at Nelson Mandela University. He is also a former deputy vice-chancellor of transformation at UCT. This A-rated researcher has published extensively in the field of sociology, educational policy and change, comparative education, public history and popular culture. He has produced 220 articles, book chapters and book reviews, four books and six edited books. He is the chairperson of the Independent Examinations Board, former chairperson of the District Six Museum Foundation, and a former president of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies. He also chaired the ministerial committees of inquiry into transformation in higher education, and textbook evaluation. Prof Soudien is a fellow of the International Academy of Education and the African Academy of Science, a member of the South African Academy of Science, and a senior fellow of NORRAG, an associate programme of the Graduate Institute Geneva. </p><h3 style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Workshop description:</strong></h3><p style="text-align:justify;">This workshop invites researchers across institutions to rethink educational inquiry in present-day South Africa. Prof Soudien will be sharing unique insight into the world of publication, both as an education specialist based at the School of Education at UCT, and through the central role he played at the Human Sciences Research Council. The interactive session will draw on four specific writing projects as cases to generate discussion and practical considerations around research writing, critical reviewing and other issues. Also read Prof Soudien's latest reflections in his article “<a href="https://theconversation.com/the-role-of-south-africas-social-scientists-in-covid-19-responses-why-it-matters-155655">The role of South Africa's social scientists in COVID-19 responses: why it matters</a>", published on The Conversation. The piece sheds light on researchers' involvement and contributions in the current climate.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Please click here to register for the workshop</strong>: <a href="https://forms.gle/MbS2srkqyu6H1ZcW7">https://forms.gle/MbS2srkqyu6H1ZcW7</a></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong>Registration deadline</strong>: 25 July 2021​</p>
SU Teaching Fellowships 2022https://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/notices/DispForm.aspx?ID=1693SU Teaching Fellowships 2022<p>​</p><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><br></p><p>​<br></p>