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Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, and George in the Southern Cape.
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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) has put up its hand in developing solutions in building much-needed capacity and competencies among professional management support staff in the Higher Education sector.
Buoyed by a R17m teaching development grant from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), the Port Elizabeth university will lead the process when it comes to transforming the role of capacity development among senior professional, administrative, management and support staff within the sector.
Initially, a DBA (Higher Education Management) will be offered by University of Bath in the United Kingdom, followed by the prototype development and offering of a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (Management) from 2019 spearheaded by NMMU with the assistance of a steering committee drawn from collaborating South African universities.
The initial development grant will be followed by a further R17m in support of what is expected to mirror DHET’s successful implementation of plans to grow the next generation of academics, via the nGAP programme. Read more...
From left to right: Mr Colm McGivern (Director, British Council), Vice-Chancellor, University of Bath: Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Dr Diane Parker( Deputy Director-General: University Education, DHET), Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation, University of Bath, Prof Colin Grant, Prof Nan Yeld (Director, University Teaching and Learning Development, DHET) and Prof Cheryl Foxcroft (Dean: Teaching and Learning, NMMU; Project Leader).