This project (2017-2019) was designed to contribute to the field of higher education studies that feeds into effective and efficient management of higher education in South African and other African countries. This project, implemented jointly with the Southern African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR), investigated three key issues:
- The scope and characteristics of research into higher education in South Africa and other southern African countries (for example trends in research outputs; prominent themes, methodologies and research designs; demographic and other information about productive scholars; prominent scholarly outlets, etc.)? The challenge is to map the results of a bibliometric study of scholarly research outputs in the field of higher education, as well as grey literature within the repositories of universities, into a comprehensive whole?
- The need for improved communication and coordination between researchers working on higher education topics across Africa.
- Understanding uptake of higher education research by decision makers within universities and policy makers at the national level.
- Jan BothaCREST, Stellenbosch University
- Heidi ProzeskyCREST, Stellenbosch University
- Efraim DumeniPhD student, University of Namibia
- Rudo HwamiPhD student, Rhodes University
- Jean-Claude LemmensUniversity of Pretoria
- Ntsundeni MapataganeMPhil student, University of Zululand
- Alison MlitwaStellenbosch University
- Temwa MoyoPhD student, Department of Higher Education and Training
- Nicole MullerDurban University of Technology
- Oabona NthebolangPhD student, University of Botswana
- Ben NtshabelePhD student, University of Pretoria
- Paul PrinslooUNISA
- Reshma SubbayeUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal
- Herman VisserUNISA
- Merridy Wilson-StrydomUniversity of the Free State
Research evaluation and the social impact of research