SA university students often go hungry
"Feedback from university students has found that many students at South Africa's institutions of higher learning are often hungry and when they do eat have unhealthy eating habits.
At the ongoing 2018 Siyaphumelela Conference in Johannesburg, a number of university students expressed deep concern over the high rate of food insecurity at institutions of higher learning."
African News Agency (ANA)
2018 Siyaphumelela Conference
“The Siyaphumelela conference was very insightful, informative and broadened my perspective in terms of how we can expand our impact as agents of student support.’
“I actually think 2018 had a winning recipe.”
“I loved it - a rich dense and rewarding spend of time”
Given that the 2018 Siyaphumelela Conference themes ran the gamut of student success interventions, it is no surprise that the common thread that ran through most of the conference evaluation responses received recently, lauded its extensive offerings.
Basic needs, leadership and design for student success were this year’s three themes that served both to address the varied endeavours of the five participating partner institutions of the Siyaphumelela programme, as well as to highlight the challenges regarding student success that universities worldwide are grappling with.
- Moving to successful Maths Pathways
- The case of a student support initiative by a student success programme at the University of Witwatersrand
- EXTENDED deadline! Call for applications for evaluation of the Siyaphumelela Project
- Reflections on Siyaphumelela Conference 2017
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2017 underway
- Invitation to collaborate on research with UMALUSI: NSC Results as Predictors of Success
- Vacancies at SALDRU
- Saide Site visits to Wits and NMMU
- Understanding First-Year Student Success based on School and Home Background
- Ethics Symposium Oct 2016
- Siyaphumelela 2016 goes deeper in Durban
- Feedback from first-year undergraduate students -The Wits experience
- Achieving the Dream support
- Using evidence to improve and support student transitions at the University of the Free State.
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2016 presentations and videos now available
- Resources from the February 2016 visit of the Siyaphumelela partners to GSU and Achieving the Dream conference
- South African Higher Education Dreaming!
- Reconceptualising equality and equity in relation to student success
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2016
- How Engaged are Our Students? Using Analytics to Identify Students At-risk
Jun 25, 2018. Tony Williams, Jason Morton, Peter Kilgour, Maria Northcote, Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia
- Food Insecurity Amongst College Students
Jul 19, 2018.
- New Strategies and Technologies for Advising
Jul 19, 2018. A special report on how colleges are using new masses of data to help their students thrive.
- When Your Course Suddenly Needs an Overhaul
Jul 05, 2018.
- Why Are We Still Personalizing Learning If It’s Not Personal?
Jul 02, 2018. An article which interrogates the notion of personalised learning
- Decolonizing Sociology
Jul 19, 2018. A journal paper which investigates what is involved in decolonizing the discipline of sociology.
- Has teaching in higher education become redundant?
Jul 06, 2018.
- Engaging and retaining students through video capture
Jul 06, 2018. An article by Linda Storey who is a director at Echo360, a video platform that promotes active video-based learning.
- Pandor: Govt, Private Sector Partnerships Will Benefit Students
Jul 11, 2018.
- Decolonised spaces must be given room
Jul 13, 2018. Shose Kessi's edited extract from her essay: Engaged Scholarship: Bridging the Gap Between Academia, Activism and Lived Experience, in At the Foot of the Volcano: Reflections on Teaching at a South African University .
- The Institute of Design (D.school) at Stanford
The OERu makes education accessible to everyone. Coordinated by the OER Foundation, we are an independent, not-for-profit network that offers free online courses for students worldwide. We also provide affordable ways for learners to gain a
- Collaboration for Impact
Collaboration for Impact (CFI) is Australia’s leading organisation for learning how to respond to complexity through effective collaboration.
- Learning Analytics Report Card
This project asks: ‘How can University teaching teams develop critical and participatory approaches to educational data analysis?’ It seeks to develop ways of involving students as research partners and active participants in their own data
- Digital Ethics Lab
Based at Oxford University, the lab seeks to tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. The goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.
- Carnegie Maths Pathways
A website dedicated to the Carnegie Math Pathways which allows one to sign up as an Explorer to learn more about their approach and impact, review their curriculum and instructor resources, and more.
- Higher Education Data Analyser
HEMIS Data presented through a dashboard
- Student Success Plan (SSP)
SSP is designed to improve retention, academic performance, persistence, graduation rates, and time to degree. The open source SSP case management software supports a holistic coaching and counseling model which expedites proactive interventions for stude
- Council on Higher Education (CHE)
The Council on Higher Education (CHE) is an independent statutory body established in May 1998 in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act No 101 of 1997),and it functions as the Quality Council for Higher Education in South Africa.
- Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
The Department of Higher Education was created in 2009 and is responsible for tertiary education, post-schooling and skills development in South Africa.