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Staff development

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                   The Staff Development team at CILT engages in research-led practice, focusing on the professionalization of teaching at UCT through:

                     - knowledge development in the field of teaching and learning,

                     - capacity building among staff,

                     - supporting communication and networking across the institution,

                     - and the location and development of resources for teaching.





What does Academic Staff Development mean for CILT?

PACE2018  is the first of three annual symposia held at the University of Cape Town for part-time, adjunct or contingent/casual/contract educators! Informed by research on the increasing prevalence of casualisation, globally and locally, and the potential impacts of this phenomenon on teaching through academic identity, PACE2018 has two aims: 

  • to bring together non-permanent staff who teach with other members of the UCT community to strengthen a sense of educator identity, and 

  • to create opportunities for PACEducators to share their teaching practices.

Who should be a part of PACE2018?

If you answer "YES" to any of the following, we'd love for you to be a part of PACE2018. 

  • Are you, or have you recently been, a part-time, adjunct or contingent/casual/contract educator at the University of Cape Town?
  • Do you manage or support part-time, adjunct or contingent/casual/contract educators at the University of Cape Town?
  • Are you interested in how casualisation is changing the higher education education environment?

But now, how can I get involved with PACE2018?

Ways to get involved in PACE2018
































How can I participate in PACE2018?

We'd like to invite you make a contribution at the symposium.

Possible conference themes include:

  • The experience of being a non-permanent member of staff 

  • The impact of casualisation on teaching practices

  • The impact of casusalisation on academic identity and/or career paths

  • Teaching practices and pedagogic strategies

Possible formats include:

  • Short academic presentations (20 min + 10 min for questions/ discussion)  

  • Hosted discussions (45 - 60 min)

  • Pathways to academia (Narrative presentations)

  • Digital story screenings and conversations


Important dates

For all other queries, please feel free to contact Shanali Govender: shanali.govender@uct.ac.za or 021 650 4673.

  • 14 December 2018 - Application to present at PACE 2018 Symposium closes
  • 15 January 2019 - Registration for PACE 2018 Symposium closes
  • 31 January 2019 - PACE 2018 Symposium