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A number of resources focusing on Tutoring and Mentoring are being developed for participants in this project and for the wider HELTASA and higher education educator community: they include a Practice-sharing site containing case descriptions of tutoring and mentoring projects in the South African higher education community, a Good Practice Guide – watch this space after March 2017, a Mendeley Public Group of literature in the field of tutoring and mentoring and lists of suitable journals in which those involved in tutoring and mentoring as well as FYE may wish to consider for submitting their papers.

Practice-Sharing Site on Tutoring and Mentoring

Practice-sharing is a way in which colleagues in the field of tutoring and mentoring can exchange their innovations and successes while this project is ongoing.

To this end, we invite anyone active in the field of tutoring and mentoring to develop a short case of their programme or some aspect of their programme. Several Tutoring and Mentoring Cases have already been uploaded and can be read here:

Ms Roshini Pillay: Tutorials for 2nd year Social Work students, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Course: Meso Practice

Dr Moyra Keane: Mentoring programme for academic staff enrolled in a PGDipE(HE), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa

Ms Cheri Hugo: Supporting Mentors for the 1st year Extended Curriculum Programme for Graphic Design students – 2015/2016, Cape Peninsula University of Technology – CPUT

Stefaan Conradie, Ziningi Madonsela, Goitseone Thamae: The Help@Science Student Academic Network: An initiative in the Science Faculty, University of Cape Town

Nadia Barnard: Student Mentor Training, 2016, Tshwane University of Technology. South Africa

Further cases will be added soon.

In addition, Dr Ina Louw has prepared her paper, Tutor support to turn tutorials into learning spaces, delivered at the SANRC FYE Conference as a slide-talk. In this presentation, Dr Louw describes the tutoring system in the University of Pretoria Science Faculty and the guidelines developed for tutor training, based on empirical research conducted in the Faculty.

If you would like to develop a case, please send it in MS Word, with minimal formatting to Lucy Alexander at Include photographs with titles where possible, and obtain any informed consent which might be applicable in your institution. A template for cases can be downloaded here.

A mendeley public group has been developed for literature on the topics of tutoring and mentoring

Part of this project aim is to raise the profile of tutoring and mentoring in the research community of educators in higher education. In the process of supporting writers on this project, a bibliography is being drawn together; in order to share these references with participants, HELTASA members and the wider research community, this repository is being built on Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network.

Mendeley is a combination of a desktop application and a website which helps you manage, share and discover both content and contacts in research. This fully-searchable library will allow you to find new resources in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate your PDFs on any device.

Mendeley Groups are used for collaboration with other Mendeley users, e.g. your colleagues, to create a shared collection of documents. Groups also allow members to put together a list of papers and share notes. This is a Public Open Group, so anyone may join and contribute to it.

Join the group here.


Accredited and non-accredited journals in the area of the SOTL in higher education 14 10 2016

This list is based on the DHET 2012 list. It was drawn up by Prof Chris Winberg and others have added and corrected as further journals are accredited. It is therefore not comprehensive although you will find the full list here.

Accreditation has been taken over by ASSAf on behalf of DHET: this has opened up the number of lists to include the Norwegian list, SCIELO and Scopus to the previous lists.

On the site, the first list is the so-called DHET / DoE / SAPSE list. People often assume that this list of SA journals which are approved by the DHET for funding is the only list of approved journals. However, this is the list of the journals which are considered good enough for funding in South Africa, but many of them are not yet good enough for inclusion on the other international lists.

Click here to view the list.

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