UCT Assessment Project Workshop Series and other updates

12 July 2023

Dear colleagues and students

The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Higher Education Development (CHED) will host a series of workshops to craft UCT’s new assessment policy. Read about this and other upcoming developments on campus.

1. UCT Assessment Project Workshop Series

The CHED invites academic and PASS staff as well as students to participate in and contribute their valuable insights at workshops it will be hosting to shape UCT's new assessment policy. These engaging sessions are designed to foster input, discussion and debate surrounding assessment systems while exploring successful examples to inspire UCT’s approach.

Be a part of the UCT Assessment Project and help transform programmes of assessment to enable student success. Register now for one of the following sessions:

  • Session 1: 28 July, 14:00 to 17:00 (Teams)
  • Session 2: 31 July, 11:00 to 14:00 (CHED Meeting Place, Steve Biko Building)
  • Session 3: 1 August, 14:00 to 17:00 (CHED Meeting Place, Steve Biko Building)

Please register for a session by Thursday, 27 July 2023.

If you are not able to attend the sessions but would still like to contribute to this project, simply indicate your interest on the registration form. For further details contact Soraya Lester.

2. Reminder: UCT Inaugural Lecture by Professor Maswime

Professor Salome Maswime will present the fifth lecture in the UCT Inaugural Lecture series this evening, 12 July 2023.

Professor Maswime’s lecture is titled “From caesarean section related complications to global surgical systems strengthening”. Caesarean sections are the most widely performed surgery in the world. Yet, African women are 50 times more likely to die from caesarean section complications than women in high-income countries.

3. First session in the Transformation: A Humanising Praxis Think Tank Series

The DVC for Transformation, Student Affairs and Social Responsiveness, Professor Elelwani Ramugondo, will host the first session in the “Transformation: A Humanising Praxis Think Tank Series” on Tuesday, 18 July 2023 from 08:30 to 12:00.

The session will be addressed by Dr Benita Moolman, Associate Professor in the African Feminist Studies department in the Faculty of Humanities.

The event will take place in a hybrid format. The venue for in-person attendance is the Hasso Plattner d-school Afrika, Studio 2. Please specify when registering whether you would like to attend in-person or online.

4. Open Textbook Award

Nominations are still open for the 2023 UCT Open Textbook Award. The award is a crucial mechanism for supporting innovative open education activity that addresses issues related to the cost of teaching and learning materials, as well as curriculum change and multilingualism at UCT.

Open textbooks are freely available, openly licensed educational resources with affordances for dynamic, collaborative approaches to textbook authorship, quality assurance and publishing. In addition to the cost-saving aspect, open textbooks provide a means through which to engage students as co-creators and share teaching and learning materials beyond the institution. The award has a social justice focus and aims to recognise activities that support the university’s transformation efforts.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, 28 July 2023.


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