The Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) is a task team of the Overarching Reconfiguration Committee (ORC). ORC was set up by Council as part of the University’s transformation to ‘comprehensive’ status, and is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor. CEWG comprises representation from each of the four Faculties, and Administration.
|Dr J Boughey||Chairperson|
|Mrs E van Heerden||Secretary|
|Mrs N Dodd||Faculty of Commerce Admin & Law Rep|
|Mr M Dengetsha||Faculty of Commerce Admin & Law Rep|
|Dr A Zobolo||Faculty of Science & Agriculture Rep|
|Mrs SM Ntuli||Faculty of Science & Agriculture Rep|
|Dr NH Ntombela||Faculty of Arts Rep|
|Dr V Rugbeer||Faculty of Arts Rep|
|Ms C Luthuli||Faculty of Education Rep|
|Mr T Leshoro||Administration Rep|
|Mr NS Makathini||Administration Rep|
|Dr MC Maphalala||CEEL|
|Mr NA Dikiza||QPU|
The mandate for promoting Community Service-Learning (CSL) in the Curriculum, as the preferred form of engagement between University and Community lies in our Institutional Operating Plan (IOP) 2006-2009, which makes the following commitment:
“Service learning, combining community service with credit bearing learning, is to be introduced between 2007 and 2009….. all programmes will be required to develop a credit based service learning component in line with CHE/HEQC requirements and the fundamental national goals of development”.
To assist in achieving the target set out in the IOP, the Community Engagement Working Group (CEWG) has secured funding for 8 pilot projects (2 per Faculty), at R20, 000 per project, to be established in 2009. As an additional incentive to get staff members involved in Service Learning, funding has also been granted for a Distinguished Community Engagement Practitioner Award (along the lines of the already established Rector’s Distinguished Teacher Award). These awards, each worth R 5,000, will be made twice a year.
A Service-Learning module has the following essential features (see Bringle & Hatcher, 1995):
The application for funding form (CE1_09) is currently available for new projects. Just click here to download it.
Simply click here to complete the form and to obtain the necessary authorization and submit for approval.
To complete your annual report back form for funding (CE2_09) received click here.
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