A toast to new academics

17 December 2015

A cohort of new academics who took part in the New Academic Practitioners’ Programme (NAPP) in 2015 gathered recently for a year-end cocktail party at Glenara.

NAPP runs in two cycles during the course of the year, culminating in an event where deans present the new academics to the VC. This year saw 36 new academics taking part in the programme that equips them with the skills they need as educators, researchers and members of the UCT community.

VC Dr Max Price commended NAPP for focusing on teaching and tackling the challenges of transformation facing new academics. He said “newness” was too often seen as a deficit and not recognised for the expertise it brought to the institution.

Sharing knowledge: Sonia Spamer (EBE) shared her experiences with the group. From left are NAPP participants Kabelo Sebolai (CHED), Steeve Chung Kim Yuen (mechanical engineering), and Natalie le Roux (CHED). Photo by Michael Hammond.

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