Vaal University of Technology

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Centre for Academic Development

Dr Pauline Machika is the Executive Director of CAD and the driving force behind Academic Development at VUT.

Under her leadership CAD has made exceptional progress in student and academic staff development, and remains committed to the future of the VUT. We are moving forward towards making a demonstrable impact on the access and success of all students and the development of academic staff. To date, Dr Machika has published articles in accredited Dohet and non-accredited journals in the last 5 years plus numerous newspaper articles and presentations at conferences in the field of teaching and learning.

Dr Machika commenced working for the VUT in 2011 and was tasked with developing an academic development and support framework for VUT. To date the following functions have been established in VUT under the banner of the CAD. Dr Machika is passionate about research in eLearning and digital identity. This study will look into the digital characteristics of students and lecturers at Vaal University of Technology. The aim of this contribution is to provide a reference point to academic policy decisions related to technology enhanced teaching and learning.

They are:

E- Learning

First Year Experience

Learning Communities

Maths Centre

Writing Lab

Staff Development

Teaching Quality and Evaluation