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Professional learning for academics

University teaching is a profession. Like every profession, it requires specialised knowledge and skills, which need to be continuously updated and expanded.

Wits has developed a Framework for Continuous Professional Learning of Academics as University Teachers. Please click here to access the document.

The Centre for Learning and Teaching Development (CLTD) offers a number of services to support academics in their professional growth. Workshops are offered throughout the year on a range of topics.

Wits has become a member of the UK Advance HE, an organisation devoted to professional learning in higher education. This gives us access to the Connect Benefit Series of webinars and resources.

Wits is making increased use of blended learning – blending face-to-face and online learning and teaching. CLTD offers support on the use of ulwazi - the University’s Learning Management System and on the design of blended learning courses.

CLTD offers an evaluation service for academics to obtain feedback and guidance on their teaching to assist them in their professional growth.

Assistance with academic writing is available at the Wits Writing Centre.

Faculties offer discipline-specific professional learning for academic staff. 

Exceptional university teachers can apply for Faculty Teaching and Learning Awards and the Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching and Learning Award.

Academic staff who want more in-depth knowledge about learning and teaching in higher education can register for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education in the field of Higher Education.