College Deans of Teaching and Learning, Professors Sine Duma (College of Health Sciences) and Ruth Hoskins (College of Humanities) participated as fellows in the third cohort of the Teaching Advancements at Universities (TAU3) Fellowship Programme held at the Karridene Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal.
The TAU3 Fellowship Programme is a nation-wide intervention aimed at advancing teaching quality and the professionalisation of teaching and learning in the public higher education sphere.
One of the expectations in being awarded the title of TAU Fellow is the completion of a research project aimed at allowing TAU participants to develop their capabilities to engage in and insert themselves as change agents, individually and collectively, in building a socially just higher education system.
Previous UKZN TAU fellows, Professor Fatima Suleman, Dr Heidi Matisonn, and Dr Mulemwa Akombewa were also invited to reflect on and share their experience as TAU fellows during the final session of the TAU3 programme.
Other guest speakers from UKZN included Dr Angela James (School of Education) who presented a workshop on community engagement and Professor Rozena Maart (School of Social Sciences) who discussed knowledge production and creation in an era of transformation and decolonisation in South African higher education.