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.
The ADP's operations fall into two main divisions:
- Faculty-based programmes
- Interfaculty projects
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