We invite academics to submit an application for teaching grants that are to be used for developing or revising courses that demonstrate evidence of community-engaged teaching and learning. At UCT this is referred to broadly as social responsiveness – engagement with external non-academic constituencies.
UCT’s Social Responsiveness Policy Framework states: “Engaged scholarship as a form of social responsiveness refers specifically to the utilisation of an academic’s scholarly and/or professional expertise, with an intentional public purpose or benefit (which) demonstrates engagement with external (non-academic) constituencies. It can help to generate new knowledge, promote knowledge integration, the application of knowledge, or the dissemination of knowledge.”
The framework lists the following as examples of such teaching and learning:
For the purposes of this grant, these courses need to be a part of the formal curriculum.
Four grants of R5 000 each are available for academics to develop or revise a service learning, community-based education or community-based participatory research course. Such courses would need to run no later than the first semester of 2020. These grants are intended as seed funds – funding for subsequent years will need to be made available from departmental or faculty budgets. The grants may be used for some of the following costs: fieldwork assistance, curriculum planning workshops/meetings, community partner honoraria, transport and other fieldwork-related costs.
Applicants need to outline their motivations for their use of the funds in the application. A task team, reporting to the UCT Teaching Awards and Grants Sub-Committee, will oversee the grant application and selection process.
Please follow the process below to submit an application:
For any questions or queries, please email Prince Qwaka.
Associate Professor Lis Lange
Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Teaching and Learning
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