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Chrissie Boughey

Chrissie Boughey

    Postgrad support is essential
    Postgrad support is essential
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    Real barrier is academic inertia
    Real barrier is academic inertia
    Schools and universities differ in many ways, but one of the most important is the freedom the latter enjoy with respect to the curriculum. ...
    Varsity rules that stymie students
    Varsity rules that stymie students
    Nomusa Mthethwa's incredulous questioning of her experiences at a South African university ("How could I have failed varsity?", Mail...
    Steer clear of consultants' conventions
    Steer clear of consultants' conventions
    An academic life has many rewards, including conferences. They are sometimes held in the most wonderful locations and we would be the last to deny...
    Academic teaching styles need to move with the times
    Academic teaching styles need to move with the times
    "Language and education have one thing in common -- they are both too familiar," said the late Professor Christopher Brumfitt in his inaugural...
    Is 'truth' true?
    Is 'truth' true?
    In the previous edition of Getting Ahead, Dr Layla Cassim used the example of a supervisor "taking exception to certain research findings"...
    Two faces of change
    Two faces of change
    Since 1994 the emphasis in South African higher education has been on transforming the system.
    What are we doing to ourselves?
    What are we doing to ourselves?
    Like many other experienced academics, I'm often called upon to review articles submitted for publication in academic journals. Over the years I've...