Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Humanities, Professor Ruth Hoskins has been appointed to the South African National Resource Centre for the First-Year Experience (FYE) and Students in Transition (SANRC) Advisory Board. Based at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), SANRC is a national centre that focuses on promoting student success in South Africa’s higher education system.
The Centre serves the national higher education system by supporting all South Africa’s public universities with academic knowledge and practical training that will enable them to serve their students effectively with regard to student transition as part of the higher education journey, and contribute to their success.
‘The role SANRC board members is to strengthen national FYE practice and experience, and facilitate scholarship and research on the FYE nationally and internationally. UKZN will benefit from the collaborative FYE efforts facilitated by SANRC with the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa, Higher Education Leadership and Management, the South African Institute for Distance Education, Siyaphumelela FYE national projects and the international initiatives of the University of South Carolina SANRC,’ said Hoskins.