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Academic Development Programme (ADP)


The Academic Development Programme (ADP), the largest of CHED's units, has for over two decades represented UCT's central strategy for promoting equity in the student body. A core ADP function is to develop and run a range of programmes and courses designed to foster the access, retention and success of students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds. This work is undertaken in full collaboration with the faculties. Specialised teaching continues to be an important part of the work of many ADP staff, but in recent years, as the diversity of the student intake has increased, the ADP has placed increasing emphasis on working with departments and faculties to design curricula and approaches that enhance the effectiveness and quality of mainstream provision.

Maths lecture with Tim Louw

The ADP's operations fall into two main divisions:

  1. Faculty-based programmes
  2. Interfaculty projects
    1. Alternative Admissions Research Project (AARP)
    2. Language Development Group (LDG)
    3. Numeracy Centre

Academic Review of the Academic Development Programme and other documentation:
ADP Position Paper (2012)
ADP 2011 Improvement Plan
ADP 2010 Self-review Report
ADP 2010 Review Report

** Photos by Mark Wessels

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Tel: 021 650 2251
Fax: 021 650 5045
Email: Janine Peters / Veronica Twynam

Physical address
Academic Development Programme
Centre for Higher Education Development
Level 5, Hoerikwaggo Building
North Lane, Upper Campus
University of Cape Town