Academic Department Overview
The purpose of the Academic Department is to promote quality and excellence in teaching and learning across all our colleges. This we aspire to achieve through innovate curricula and pedagogy through amongst others, education technology. The team provides strategic leadership in academic planning and all its endeavors (this includes providing guidance in the design and delivery of quality programmes across Educor and the alignment of programmes with the Higher Education Qualification’s Sub-Framework (HEQSF).
Our work is built on three distinctive activities, namely
TEACHING AND LEARNING DEVELOPMENT AND SUPPORT
Quality Assurance and Enhancement initiatives
The Quality Assurance and Enhancement initiatives which include the monitoring and evaluation of all teaching and learning practices. Each of these three key functions has a specific set of activities/functions that require dedicated staff to take responsibility for. Academic Planning is responsible for new programme and content creation, whilst the division for quality assurance ensures academic compliance and the continuous enhancement of what we are doing. The Online Staff Development Centre takes responsibility for the continuous professional development of our staff and for the quality of teaching within the Group, whilst the Academic Advising Centre provides the academic support that ensures student success.
Professor Driekie Hay-Swemmer
Group Chief Academic Officer
She was an executive member of the SA Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE) and of the Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of SA (HELTASA), and is currently a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAF). She has supervised 25 PhD students, published more than 100 articles and chapters in books and serves on the Board of Directors of the Golden Key Honours Society. Professor Hay-Swemmer prides herself on quality and strives for excellence in education.
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree (Marketing Management)