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Internal partners:

UQP works clos​​ely 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.

​Faculty​ Quality Man​ager/ Representative Responsible UQP staff member
Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture​​Ms Amanda BreytenbachRajen Padayachi
Faculty of EducationMs Lucia ViljoenHester Geyser
Faculty of Engineering and the Built EnvironmentProf Morgan DunduRajen Padayachi​
Faculty of Economic and Financial SciencesProf Marita PietersenRajen Padayachi
Faculty of Health SciencesDr Sahed NallaIna Pretorius
Faculty of HumanitiesProf Ronel JohlDragana Weistra
Faculty of LawProf George MpediIna Pretorius
Faculty of ManagementProf Jane SpowartDragana Weistra
Faculty of ScienceDr Melanie JacobsIna 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.

National partners:

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:


International partners:

The University of Johannesburg and Edge Hill University (in Omskirk, United Kingdom) entered into a Collaboration Agreement (CA) in the pursuit of academic exc​ellence 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 clo​ser 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.