UQP works closely with faculties, as well as academic development, service and support divisions.
Every faculty has a quality manager/representative (often the vice-dean) working closely with UQP on quality matters in the faculty.
Quality Manager/ Representative||
Responsible UQP staff member|
|Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture||Ms Amanda Breytenbach||Rajen Padayachi|
|Faculty of Education||Ms Lucia Viljoen||Hester Geyser|
|Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment||Prof Morgan Dundu||Rajen Padayachi|
|Faculty of Economic and Financial Sciences||Prof Marita Pietersen||Rajen Padayachi|
|Faculty of Health Sciences||Dr Sahed Nalla||Ina Pretorius|
|Faculty of Humanities||Prof Ronel Johl||Dragana Weistra|
|Faculty of Law||Prof George Mpedi||Ina Pretorius|
|Faculty of Management||Prof Jane Spowart||Dragana Weistra|
|Faculty of Science||Dr Melanie Jacobs||Ina Pretorius|
These faculty representatives and other partners convene regularly to informally discuss quality matters (see Faculty Quality Discussion Forum).
Academic Development, Service and Support Divisions
During the review process in faculties UQP often encounters the need for developmental support from other service and support divisions/units. The Division for Institutional Planning, Evaluation and Monitoring (DIPEM) would be consulted about new programmes, HEQSF alignment, institutional research, etc.
The staff of Professional Academic Staff Development (PASD) and the Division of Academic Development and Support (ADS) would be consulted in matters of support for students, staff and curriculum development.
UQP staff members belong to a small inter-institutional quality discussion forum (the Garmin Group) that meets once a year. Other members of this group are the Quality Promotion Units of North West University (NWU), Stellenbosch University (SU), University of Pretoria (UP), Central University of Technology (CUT), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU). The University of Venda attended for the first time in 2016.
GARMIN in 2016
The venue for 2016 was Vanderbijlpark on 27 - 29 January.
The theme was Closing the Quality Loop. Ina, Rajen and Dragana presented on this process as it applies to UJ.
GARMIN in 2015
The venue for 2015 was Bela Bela on 19 - 20 February.
Discussions centred around the quality management of non-subsidised programmes.
The following are links to the quality units in the Garmin Group universities:
The University of Johannesburg and Edge Hill University (in Omskirk, United Kingdom) entered into a Collaboration Agreement (CA) in the pursuit of academic excellence and of optimal benefit to their respective student bodies through academic development and support programmes.
In UJ, UQP is the contact person for the CA. This entails keeping contact with Edge Hill staff as well as UJ staff involved in the CA. UQP met with numerous delegations from Edge Hill which visited the Faculty of Health Sciences. The one delegation visited the Department of Sports Management and another visited the Department of Emergency Medical Care. In both instances interactions were reported to be very interesting and closer collaboration will follow in future. A potential new development is the collaboration between the Department of Botany and the Department of Zoology at UJ with the Department of Biology ay Edge Hill.
In Edge Hill, the contact person for the CA is Prof Mark Schofield who has visited UJ a few times in recent years.
For more information about the CA (click here) or contact UQP.