Creating an Ecosystem for Student Success

8 Aug 2018 - 12:15

On Monday, 6th August, CETAP and GAPS (Global Access to Postsecondary Education Initiative) hosted a one-day seminar at the University of Cape Town: “Creating an ecosystem for student success”.

The event drew academics from around the globe, including South Africa, the Netherlands, the United States, and the West Indies, to discuss issues of access to postsecondary education.

The first session, “Levers for getting students to, through and beyond university”, focussed on methods of enhancing student success. Robert Prince and Darlington Mutakwa (CETAP) presented a case for the National Benchmark Tests to be used as a diagnostic tool and a vehicle for improving students’ academic experience at university.

During the second session, attention was drawn to case studies of teaching and learning experiences that provide greater choice and control for students over their own learning. A group activity drew participants together to share experiences from their various institutions.

The final session examined the ways in which universities can advance global learning and prepare students to become global citizens.

The day was filled with rich discussion and many opportunities for networking and the exchange of ideas.