CHED Africa month celebration!
Join us on 31 May 2016 for a seminar and light lunch in celebration of AFRICA MONTH. RSVP: Mzi Mnyatheli by Friday 27 May 2016 (for catering purposes).
UCT and regional partners will be hosting the ICED/HELTASA 2016 conference at UCT in November this year. The deadline for abstracts is 30 May 2016.
CILT [Open] Position Papers
This series of position papers from the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town draws on professional and research experience to provide overviews of key issues in higher education.
CHED supplement
CHED Faculty Focus
Find out all about the Centre for Higher Education Development in UCT's Monday Monthly CHED supplement.
UCT MOOCs on Coursera
The UCT MOOCs team is pleased to announce the launch of two brand new MOOCs on the market leading Coursera platform – Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries and Understanding Clinical Research: Behind the Statistics.
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Thursday, 26 May 2016
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In August 2013 the Council for Higher Education (CHE) released “A proposal for undergraduate curriculum reform in South Africa: A case for a flexible curriculum structure” (CHE, 2013). The argument was that the current curriculum structures pose a systemic obstacle to access and success that can only be overcome through deliberate intervention at a systemic level. One of its key strategies is increased investment in ear-marked funding for extended curriculum programmes, also known as foundation programmes. The question however is, will these extended curriculum programmes as they are currently being implemented enable the systemic reform required? In 2014 a multi-institutional research and development project was launched to consider the effectiveness of the current extended curriculum programmes. 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 11:30
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Bonani Dube and Jean Luyt, student development officers and clinical psychologists in the Faculty of Commerce, share tips on how to deal with stress in the exam period.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 09:30
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As part of a series of information sessions initiated to encourage and enable CHED academics to share their research online, Jill Claassen and Lena Nyahodza spoke to us this week about the benefits of sharing CHED research via OpenUCT, UCT's institutional repository. 

Publication Date:
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 11:30
Tefelo Mathibane

When Tefelo Mathibane received the news that he had been awarded the Santilal Parbhoo Prize for best study project in molecular medicine, he felt like he was dreaming. As surreal as it may be, this is an accustomed reaction for someone who may easily be considered to be living his dream.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 13:45