Ms. Antonia Lamers
Manager – Centre for Capacity Building
Tel: 24468666 Ext.: 198
The main responsibility of the Centre for Capacity Building is to improve the overall quality of the learning experience for the students. In order to achieve this, the Centre focuses on four areas:
- Teaching – for all the lecturers to follow international teaching standards of what is considered to be good practice in teaching. You may have seen us coming to one of your classes to observe the lecturers.
- Learning – for the students to become actively engaged with the learning materials and to interact with the lecturers and their fellow students
- Assessment – for the assignments and exams to fairly measure whether the students are achieving the learning outcomes. The manager of the CCB also does the proofreading of all the exam and assignment papers to check if there are no mistakes in them and whether the questions would be clear to the students.
- Curriculum – based on exam and assignment results to see what the implications are for teaching the curriculum, and making the necessary changes.
Other responsibilities include:
- Delivering continuous professional development for academic staff
- Conducting research into the student experience by means of the Course Experience Questionnaire and interviews with students.
The results of the Course Experience Questionnaire 2016 are in.
Every year in the second semester the Centre for Capacity Building asks the students what they think about their lecturers and their modules. The questionnaire was distributed to the classes of the 80 lecturers in all the three faculties, and 3573 students responded. We give the students 20 statements about the quality of the lecturers and the modules, and students indicate on a scale of 1 to 5 whether they (strongly) dis agree or (strongly) agree with them. The 2016 results show that on average students agree (3.97 out of 5) with the statements, indicating that they think the quality of their lecturers and modules is good.