Student Affairs: Standards and Norms for the Co-curriculum

Stellenbosch University’s Division of Student Affairs invites all tertiary institution colleagues to join in a two-day colloquium on “Standards and Norms for the Co-curriculum”. The colloquium will address questions related to the development of tools and standards to ensure higher educational co-curricular activities are fit for purpose for current and future realities.

  • Gavin Henning, PhD. Dr. Gavin Henning, President Elect for the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS).
  • Jen Wells, PhD., is at Kennesaw State University and leads the development and implementation of assessment and evaluation activities for institutional-level projects, including the university strategic plan and quality enhancement plan.

To register and for more information contact Ruth Andrews: rutha@sun.ac.za

Student Activism in SA – The #MustFall Movements

In the wake of the largest student uprising in post-apartheid South Africa in 2015/16, starting with #RhodesMustFall at the University of Cape Town, a number of ‘derivative’ movements on other university campuses, and eventually issuing in the nation-wide #FeesMustFall movement (and related movements like #EndOutsourcing), a South African research team has been constituted which aims to document and analysis the ‘new SA student movement’. The project is coordinated at the University of the Free State and includes researchers such as Leigh-Ann Naidoo, Shose Kessi, Taabo Mugume, Nkululeko Makhubu, Kyla Jones, Omar Badsha, Lis Lange, Carl Collison and Thierry Luescher, amongst others. The research team aims to conduct its research in collaborative and open fashion, including in its processes interactions with former and current activists and other participants.

International Higher Education – Call

In response to the publication of the Journal of Student Affairs in Africa special issue “Student Power in African Higher Education” Vol. 3(1) and the forthcoming book “Student Politics in Africa: Representation and Activism”, Prof Philip Altbach, Emeritus Director: Center for International Higher Education, Boston College has inquired if the Osphera.net research network could write brief articles (about 1000 words) on student politics in Africa for publication in “International Higher Education”.

Prof Philip Altbach is the editor of the journal, International Higher Education. The journal focuses on various themes and one of them is “Student Issues”. Reflecting on our 2015 JSAA publication issue and the book, I think this will be a suitable theme to guide our articles.

I propose that we aim for the June 2016 Issue and that would require a response to this email (with abstracts of 150 words and indication of authors) if you are interested in writing a piece for the publication. Articles can also be co-authored and cover more than one country, institution, or organization.

If you have questions, please contact taabomugume[at]gmail.com. Please respond to this email by 27 February 2016 with your abstract.

For more information on the journal see; http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe/index