Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science
Facilitating student success
The Science Students Team, which reports to the assistant dean: teaching and learning consists of the Academic Skills Development Coordinator (ASDC), the Student Wellness and Learning Facilitator (SWLF), and the Academic Advisor. The team works closely with the assistant dean: quality assurance to ensure that interventions are monitored and evaluated.
An undergraduate critical literacies and graduate attributes short-course, The Science Citizen Scholar will be offered to all undergraduate students from 2019.
A postgraduate short-course, Foundations of Scientific Thinking and Scientific Writing is offered to all postgraduate students registered in the Faculty of Science. It has become an integral part of the Honours curriculum in the Schools of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) and Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences (APES) as well as being voluntary for all other Honours students.
A Science Writing Centre has been established on the ground floor of the TW Kambule building that houses the Science Faculty offices.
The Faculty of Science has established a Science Writing Academy in order to develop excellent postgraduate writers in the Faculty of Science. These postgraduates may volunteer to serve as writing fellows in order to assist in the development of writing and academic literacy skills in undergraduate students.
Students are also supported in one-on-one consultations.
Student Wellness And Learning Facilitator, Faculty of Science
Ms Marike Kluyts
Academic Skills Coordinator, Faculty of Science