NWU academic selected for Teaching Advancement University fellowship programme

John Nchoe -- Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:35

NWU academic selected for Teaching Advancement University fellowship programme

A campus lecturer in the Faculty of Human and Social Science on the Mafikeng Campus of the North-West University (NWU) Dr Liqhwa Siziba, has been selected to form part of the Teaching Advancement University (TAU) fellowship programme. She will participate in this programme during the period 2015 – 2016.

The fellowship programme is aimed at experienced academics that have been acknowledged for their teaching excellence and wish to further extend their knowledge of teaching and learning within a supportive and collegial environment. This programme will culminate with the presentation of brief research and development reports by groups of participants. All participants that successfully complete the programme receive a certificate and will become TAU fellows and remain members of the TAU Network.

The Teaching Advancement University fellowship is a project of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association (Heltasa). It is funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) in collaboration with Teaching Development Grants.

“It is indeed an honour to be considered for the Teaching Advancement University fellowship. I am excited and looking forward to flying the university flag as high as I can. I hope that the programme will provide me with a great opportunity to develop as a professional university teacher, and I look forward to sharing the experience with colleagues," said dr Siziba.

"I couldn’t have made it to the final list without the support of our dean, Dr Setlalentoa, and the guidance and confidence of our campus vice-rector for teaching and learning, Prof Lalendle. Therefore, this is not an individual achievement, but a joined learning achievement - it is the university that has shaped me into the lecturer I am today," she added.