UKZN Teaching & Learning Strategy Group
The Teaching & Learning Strategy Group (TLSG) is responsible for the development of institutional policies, frameworks and guidelines related to teaching & learning. TLSG is also responsible for evaluating these periodically to ensure their consistent implementation across Colleges.
The group also undertakes tasks assigned or referred to it by various structures such as Senate, College Academic Affairs Boards, or the Executive. The TLSG, which meets at least once a month, is chaired by the DVC Teaching & Learning and comprised of other stakeholders, including the College Deans: Teaching & Learning and Directors of T&L units in the portfolio.
The work of the TLSG is guided by the principle that student success is achieved through a coherent strategy that draws on various teaching & learning entities, initiatives and practices working in concert towards achieving pragmatic outcomes. One of the main functions of the TLSG is to develop and implement a comprehensive teaching & learning strategy, to achieve Goal 1 of the UKZN Strategic Plan.
This goal is to promote excellence in teaching & learning through innovative curriculum design and development, pedagogical strategies and assessment practices, in accordance with the highest quality management principles. It will ensure a diverse student body that is representative in terms of race, gender and social class, and that has the intellectual interest and ability to succeed.
Over and above their strategic obligations, TLSG develops, implements and reviews Senate-approved teaching & learning policies, contributes to the promotion of the scholarship of teaching & learning (SOTL), and responds to national policy documents and position papers.