Mission, Vision and Values

Mission and Vision

HELTASA’s mission and vision are to promote quality in higher education practice through the creation of a synergistic network and the professionalisation of higher education practitioners in Southern Africa in three main areas of focus: policy matters in higher education; developmental practices and educational research.


HELTASA is guided by and committed to its values of collegiality, professionalism, quality, equity, excellence, development, creativity, criticality, and innovation.

Strategic Objectives

As a non-profit organisation, the strategic objectives of the association are to:

  • Create, support and sustain an enabling and synergistic network of Higher Education practitioners in Southern Africa
  • Facilitate and encourage collaborative conversations and ventures concerning learning and teaching policy, practice, practitioner enhancement, scholarship and educational research.
  • Facilitate the professionalisation of higher education practitioners.
  • Enhance educational quality and promote networking and professional support among higher education practitioners interested in learning, teaching, and scholarship.
  • Strengthen national, regional, continental, and global visibility, networking, partnerships, and scholarly engagement.
  • Facilitate and sustain special interest groups on institutional, staff, student, curriculum, and technological development.
  • Interacting with the Department of Education, Council on Higher Education and other relevant bodies on HE matters;
  • Promote peer review as a means of enabling quality in Higher Education practices.
  • Organise and host an annual conference to promote the scholarship of teaching in Higher Education.



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The Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) is a professional association for educators and other significant stakeholders in the Higher Education sector.

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Send questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions to:  Email: info@heltasa.org.za

Send online support and portal queries to : Email: support@associationmco.com

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