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​​​​​The name of the “Auxins” originates from Greek (auxano) and means “to grow”.​

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) started the Auxins to accomplish their task of supporting SU academics in their teaching responsibilities.​ To read more about the Auxins, click here.

The Auxins therefore has as its aim to create the following growth opportunities for SU academics:

  • Windows for innovative teaching and assessment practices on campus
  • Opportunities for academics to examine and deepen their knowledge about topics of own interest in the arena of teaching and learning at SU
  • A Scholarship of teaching and learning route on the growth route of becoming reflective lecturers.

​For resources of previous Auxins, click here.

​​2020 Auxins​

September 22
 Prof Geo Quinot

Topic: Higher education in community – collaborative higher education, an ethic and pedagogy of care and Ubuntu.

August 25
 Salisha Maharaj and Dr Christina van der Merwe

Topic: Emergency migration to online teaching in the Covid-19 pandemic: Impact on the mental health and wellness of lecturers and other university staff.​​


28 July 2020
 Prof Karin Baatjes​

Topic: Teaching and learning in the Theory-Practice Nexus​

26 May​ 2020
 Prof Mbulungeni Madiba​

Topic: Implementing multilingualism in South African universities: dilemmas and innovations​


28 April 2020
 Dr Maricel Krügel​

Topic: Designing your teaching online

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  • Auxins take place monthly during lunch time (12:45 – 13:45).
  • Venue: Microsoft Teams
  • Bookings: Juanita Layman
  •   jlayman@sun.ac.za​
  •   021 808 3717