Growing ourselves, growing the field of academic staff development When: 7 and 8 August 2017 Where: North Campus of NMMU (details to follow) This year the focus of the PD SIG is on growing ourselves and enhancing the field of academic staff development practice in South Africa. You are invited to join the HELTASA Professional Development [...]


Thought Piece – Yusef Waghid

Yusef Waghid – Distinguished Professor and Acting Dean, Stellenbosch University Nowadays, certainly at the institutions where we work, the concept of curriculum renewal has emerged as a potential panacea for the decontextual dilemma that confronts universities. By the decontextual dilemma I refer to curricula at universities that are unresponsive to societal contexts and [...]



The Technology Enhanced Learning special interest group will be having a colloquium at NMMU on the 11th and 12th of July 2017.


The First Year Experience in Higher Education: A Good Practices Guide

FUNDANI, CPUT and SANRC are proud to announce the publication of ‘The First Year Experience in Higher Education: A Good Practices Guide’, a guide to practices that are working in selected FYE programmes in South African Higher Education Institutions. The Guide was developed with support from the DHET NCTDG Project: The improvement of teaching and [...]


HELTASA Conference 2017 update

The HELTASA 2017 conference theme provides opportunities to interrogate and respond to the current challenges to higher education well-being. It brings to the fore academic conversations on the greater purpose of higher education and the need to engender, revive and preserve the roles of higher education and for institutions, students, academics and researchers to look [...]