Speaking to the Dean of Students, Dr Paul Maminza said: “The university is continuously developing strategies to ensure that the business of the university is not severely affected by Covid-19."
The university management and staff is constantly meeting to develop new ways of learning and teaching. In one meeting held with Deans, Head of Schools, Programme Leaders, Senior Academic Staff Development Professional and the Vice-Chancellor, a plan was put in place in preparation for the Online Teaching, which will commence after recess.
The Teaching Online Task Team that has been developed comprises of the following:
- A Senior Academic Staff Development Professional.
- Three Representatives from each School.
- An ICT Representative.
- Library and Information Sciences Representative.
The purpose of the Task Team includes: Developing an Online Teaching and Learning Plan.
- Ensuring that all students are registered on Moodle.
- Quality assure the content to be up-loaded on the online platforms.
- Facilitate training on online teaching including the recording of the material.
- To advise students on online study techniques.
- Explore avenues for students to have access to data in support of online teaching and learning.
The University Management will be constantly assessing the situation and from time to time review this decision and, when required, make the necessary adjustments.
“We encourage staff and students to continue taking care of themselves and others by adhering to the precautionary and preventative measures. “We all have to be responsible individuals and responsible citizens,” added Dr Maminza.
“The health and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority. We call on everyone to remain calm and adhere to the health measures that the university has put in place.”
@ Story by Lisa Thabethe. Picture @Chrisclphoto