CHE institutional audit and other updates

04 August 2022

Dear colleagues

The University of Cape Town (UCT) is preparing for the forthcoming Council on Higher Education (CHE) institutional audit site visit, which will take place this month. Read more on this and other updates below.

1. Forthcoming CHE institutional audit site visit

CHE will visit UCT from 15 to 19 August 2022 as part of an institutional audit to evaluate the coherence and effectiveness of UCT’s internal quality assurance system in enabling student success and improving the university’s core academic functions. The audit will look at what policies, processes and resources are used to ensure that UCT not only meets quality standards, but that the university supports, sustains, develops, enhances and monitors its various quality processes and mechanisms.

2. Final GESDA science of the future session

On Sunday, 31 July 2022 Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng wrapped up a four-part series of virtual engagements themed “Using the science of the future to shape your present”. The VC moderated a two-expert discussion on science and diplomacy with Daan du Toit and Professor Tolullah Oni.

The virtual sessions were hosted in collaboration with the Switzerland-based ‘think and do tank’ Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator (GESDA) to deepen the efforts of engendering critical and thought-provoking conversations to help drive UCT’s vision of producing future leaders who are adept at tackling social injustice.

Reminder: Nominations for the UCT Open Textbook Award

Nominations are still open for the 2022 UCT Open Textbook Award that aims to incentivise innovation in teaching and learning, recognise efforts of open textbook authors, and promote the creation and reuse of open educational resources. The deadline for nominations is 15 August and these can be submitted either by open textbook authors or by a third party.

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In July 2022, the University of Cape Town (UCT) revised its approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic on UCT campuses in 2022.
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