SciSTIP communicates its research in various formats, including articles in peer-reviewed journals, books (especially edited collections) and chapters in those collections, as well as in peer-reviewed conference proceedings. In addition to applying these means to communicate primarily with its scientific peers, the Centre’s strong focus on service provision is reflected in its production of a sizable proportion of consultancy or commissioned reports and working papers.
Institutional Research in South African Higher Education
Editors: Prof Jan Botha and Nicole Muller
This book, jointly edited by Professor Jan Botha and Ms Nicole Muller has the distinction of being the first book written on institutional research in South Africa and as such has a critical role to play in furthering research on the topic in the country. Institutional Research (IR) as a focus area within the broader field of higher education research (HER) has developed over the past fifty years or so into an established field of scholarship and practice, based in institutions and organised into a network of professionals and academic associations across the world.
In this book, twenty-six authors representing thirteen different universities in South Africa and the USA as well as the Department of Higher Education and Training present the results of research projects undertaken specifically for the purpose of this book, namely to analyse and explain the history, current state and possible future directions for IR in South African Higher Education. Engaging with and building on leading IR theories the authors of this book tell the story of IR in South African Higher Education, highlighting the range of intersecting contexts and practices characterizing this field of scholarship and practice in this part of the world.