Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and how they fit in to HELTASA

HELTASA currently has eight special interest groups that represent the dynamic areas of teaching and learning within Higher Education in Southern Africa.


Call for abstracts: National Extended Curriculum (ECP) Colloquium – Durban

2017 National Extended Curriculum Programmes/Foundation Colloquium 20th – 21st September 2017 @ Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, KZN “Pushing the Frontiers of Foundation Provisioning: Reflecting on more than a decade of practice –Are we winning?” DUT and MUT have partnered in the spirit of collaboration, a direction encouraged by DHET, to bring together public universities in [...]


Call for Abstracts: Regional Extended Curriculum (ECP) Symposium – Western Cape

Increasingly the importance associated with student ʻtransitionsʼ from school to university has gained traction. Research, particularly, under the First Year Experience (FYE) banner has highlighted the multiple challenges students encounter when they first come to university. However, student transitions to university is often assumed to be normative and uniform with primary focus placed on inducting [...]


HELTASA Special Interest Groups

The 10 HELTASA Special Interest Groups play an important role of contributing to the advancement of the main goals of HELTASA. These groups of highly committed HELTASA researchers, scholars and practitioners act as advocates of SOTL in higher education while focusing on their specific individual themes. On an annual basis, the SIGS plan activities or [...]


Foundation Events

We recently published  video summary (and written report) of the special dialogue session held at the ICED/HELTASA conference in November 2016 on our Foundation Blog. Upcoming Events: Regional ECP Symposium – Cape Town, August 2017 Regional ECP Colloquium – Durban (DUT and MUT), September 2017 Details of both these events and calls for abstract submissions [...]