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Lis Lange

Transformation by numbers skims the surface of tertiary realities

Changing South Africa’s universities entails more than racial and gender equity.

Differentiation cannot work with one-size-fits-all approach

The department's proposal in this regard gives only variations on a homogenous system.

Wanted: A new student politics

The work-in-progress of liberation requires students to muster a daily heroism.

The trouble with transformation

We need to understand why we have failed the intellectual, ethical challenge, writes <b>Lis Lange</b>.

Examining higher education

The HEQC has audited 26 higher education institutions, 15 of them public, since the inception of the institutional audits in 2004.

Has it been worth it?

Twenty audits have been conducted by the higher education quality committee so far and have required an enormous amount of work from higher education institutions. They have had to prepare a comprehensive self-evaluation against the HEQC audit criteria, provide extensive supporting documentation, organise the logistics of hosting an audit panel.

Keeping an eye on standards at universities

Three years ago the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education was the subject of attention following the closure of 15 MBA degrees offered by public and private higher education institutions due to poor quality. The function of the committee is in the spotlight again following allegations of plagiarism and poor quality involving PhDs.

MBA review: Welcome for some, worry for others

The results of the re-accreditation of the 37 MBA programmes undertaken by the Higher Education Quality Committee of the Council on Higher Education between 2002 and 2003 were welcomed by many people. But they also generated much anxiety and uncertainty. We explain the road ahead after the recent controversial review of business administration degrees.

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