Welcome to TAU
Tribute to Brenda
A brilliant academic and passionate activist, committed to social justice. Formerly of the Universities of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch, and the Department of Higher Education. Most recently incumbent of the SARChI Chair of Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. Her recent legacies are the SoTL project at the University of Johannesburg, aimed at encouraging dialogue, reflection and research on the subject of teaching for and with social justice, the SARiHE project, a collaborative project on rurality between the Universities of Bristol, Brighton, Johannesburg, Rhodes and Fort Hare, and the TAU project, which is building agents for change in teaching and learning at universities across South Africa.
The TAU Fellowships Programme seeks to build a cadre of teaching fellows in a wide range of disciplines over a 19-month programme, involving block week contact sessions, individual projects in own teaching and learning settings, group projects and reflective reports; participants are drawn from all South African universities.
Aims of the TAU Programme
- To contribute towards the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education in South Africa by supporting the development of a cadre of academics across institutions and disciplines as scholars, leaders and mentors in their fields
- To enhance the status and stature of teaching and popularise the understanding of teaching excellence in varied institutional and disciplinary settings
The current cohort of the program consist of 51 participants across all the public universities running over 18 months. The programme is structured along the following contact sessions:
- Contact session one: 21 – 25 January 2017
- Contact session two: 8 – 11 July 2018
- Contact session three: 20 – 23 January 2019
- Contact session four: 7 – 10 July 2019
The TAU project is convened by Prof Jeff Jawitz and supported by the operations committee including; Prof Elizabeth de Kadt (Project manager), Hellen Ochuot (Project administrator) and Dr Rejoice Nsibande.