Curriculum is at the heart of the academic project. Wits academics keep abreast of new developments in their field and in teaching and learning to ensure that Wits offers world-class academic programmes.
Every new academic development, be it a course or a whole new programme, goes through a rigorous quality assurance process, overseen by the Quality and Academic Planning Office (QAPO). QAPO staff work with academics to ensure that their academic developments meet required quality standards.
The Centre for Learning and Teaching Development (CLTD) offers a number of professional development opportunities for academics to grow their knowledge of curriculum design and development.
A resource document, Guidelines for Curriculum Development at Wits, is available here.
Writing is an important tool, not only for communication but also for promoting critical and creative thinking. Support is available for academic staff who are interested in redesigning their courses into writing-intensive courses.