Code of Good Practice Workshop with Vincent Tinto
The second workshop on the Code of Good Practice was held on the 28th of November 2017. The workshop continued from the first workshop held on 3 and 4 August 2017, the purpose of which was to identify and develop a Code of Good Practice from the focus areas of Phase 1 of the QEP. The aim of this workshop was to discuss the drafts of the four sections of the Code of Good Practice that the teams have been working on since August. Prof Vincent Tinto was, once again, the guest speaker.
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Student workshop, 9 to 10 October 2017
A two-day workshop was held in order to catalyse a process that will enable students to engage productively in assuring and enhancing the quality of the student learning experience at their institutions and in the higher education sector. It was facilitated by Eve Lewis, Director of student partnerships in quality Scotland.
Meeting of the QEP DVC Forum, 20 September 2017
Workshop to begin to draft Code of Good Practice for QEP Phase 1 focus areas, 3-4 August 2017
Meeting of the QEP DVC Forum, 3 March 2017
Workshop on Improving the Effectiveness of University Teaching
The CHE and DHET held a workshop from 24-26 May 2017 on Improving the Effectiveness of University Teaching, supported by the EU-SA Dialogue Facility. The workshop flowed from the CHE’s Quality Enhancement Project and the DHET’s Teaching Development Grants. The purpose of the workshop was to explore how to create structural, systemic means to improve the quality of university teaching in order to improve student success. To see the workshop report, including all of the presentations, and a resource document on professional development in South Africa
Meeting of the QEP DVC Forum, 2 September 2016
The meeting of the QEP DVC Forum of the 2nd of September 2016 heard two presentations from Mr. William Mpofu and Dr Anthony Collins on Carriculum Transformation.
Meeting of the QEP DVC Forum, 1 February 2016
QEP Peer Reviewer Training, 29 November - 1 December 2015
From 29 November to 1 December 2015, a training workshop for the peer reviewers was held at the Leriba Hotel, Centurion. The purpose of the training was to prepare the peer reviewers for the institutional visits, aimed at providing institutions with individual feedback on progress made towards enhancements in each of the four Phase 1 QEP focus areas, as well as on areas in which greater progress is needed.
DVC Trip to Scotland 28 September to 2 October 2015
14 DVCs and the Director: Institutional Audits spent five days in Scotland participating in a programme arranged by the Assistant Director of QAA Scotland, Thelma Barron, and the Director: Institutional Audits. The purpose was twofold – to provide an opportunity for South African DVCs to interact with their Scottish peers about quality enhancement, which QAA Scotland has been overseeing since 2003, and to look at innovative teaching and learning spaces. Ten universities were visited in 5 days.
QEP Student Workshop 21 August 2015
Notes From QEP Student workshop 21 Aug 2015
QEP workshop for private providers 17-18 September
QEP Workshop for private providers 4-5 August
Symposium on Enhancing Academics as Teachers
On 3 June 2015 a symposium was held at the Protea Hotel Edward in Durban. The presentations are available online.
Assessing pedagogical competence workshops
Two workshops on assessing and rewarding academics’ pedagogical competence were held, one on 1 and 2 June and the other on 4 and 5 June 2015 at the Protea Hotel Edward in Durban. They were facilitated by Dr Thomas Olsson from Lund University in Sweden.
The workshops were targeted at deans, deputy deans and directors of teaching and learning, all people who are involved in assessing academics or helping them prepare for assessment. The presentations are available online.
Meeting of the QEP DVC Forum, 21 April 2015
Meeting of the Private Higher Education Providers Working Group, 13 April 2015
QEP Institutional workshops, 16-18 March and 23-25 March 2015
Two workshops were held for 4 representatives per university to hold in-depth discussions about the four QEP focus areas, one at the Protea Marine Hotel in Port Elizabeth and one at UNISA in Pretoria.
Meeting with DVCs Academic and Teaching and Learning, 5 November 2014
Private providers QEP Workshop, 28 October 2014
A 1-day workshop was held at St Augustine College in Johannesburg for private HEIs who choose to participate in the QEP. The topic was focus area 1, Enhancing Academics as Teachers.
QEP Inkundla, 11 September 2014
A gathering, or “inkundla” was held at Kopanong Hotel in Gauteng for two representatives from each public university to share good practices related to the four QEP focus areas.
Meeting of the Private Higher Education Providers Working Group, 18 August 2014
QEP Student Workshop, 4 April 2014
A workshop was held at Birchwood Hotel for two student representatives per public university to introduce them to the QEP.
Launch of the QEP, 27 February 2014
The Quality Enhancement Project was formally launch on 27 February 2014 at the Birchwood Hotel. Guest speakers were Dr Claire Carney from the Scottish Quality Assurance Agency, Prof Frank Coton from the University of Glasgow and Prof Ahmed Bawa from the Durban University of Technology.
Meeting with DVCs Academic and Teaching and Learning, 27 February 2014
Meeting of the Private Higher Education Providers Working Group, 3 February 2014
Meeting with DVCs Academic and Teaching and Learning, 12 December 2013
Meeting with Private Higher Education Providers representatives, 21 November 2013
Vincent Tinto Regional Symposia, 19-23 August 2013
Professor Vincent Tinto, world-renowned scholar on student success, led regional symposia on 19, 21 and 23 August 2013 in Durban, Pretoria and Stellenbosch on the theme, “Conceptualising a coherent approach to student success”. He presented talks on theoretical underpinnings, and on promoting student success through support services, at classroom level and at institutional level. His message is summed up in his words, “Improvement in rates of student success does not arise by chance. It requires intentional, structured, and proactive action that is systematic in nature and coordinated in application”. The symposia were attended by over 800 people including Vice-Chancellors, DVCs, directors, deans, lecturers and student support professionals from all public and many private higher education institutions. Videos and slides of the presentations are available online.