CLE1.1-00-2 Course Outcomes

The course will explore the policy, planning and regulatory context of the public higher education sector in South Africa. Participants will be able to understand:

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Key trends that are shaping higher education internationally, regionally and nationally.
  • The contextual issues that have to be addressed in achieving the vision of a transformed higher education system in South Africa;
  • The legislative and policy mechanisms, the planning mechanisms and the funding mechanisms that steer the national response to these issues; and
  • Some of the instruments being deployed to contribute to transformation of the system.
  • The strategic planning process at a university level.
  • The Principles of effective university governance, the role of various governance structures, and key governance frameworks within a university.