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Suellen Shay

Suellen Shay

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Assoc Prof Suellen Shay has been working in the Centre for Higher Education Development (previously Academic Development Programme) since 1989. Her work has spanned teaching English for Academic Purposes in ADP (1989-1993), co-ordinating UCT's Writing Centre (1993-1997) to more recently staff and institutional development work through HAESDU. She is currently Dean in CHED and convenes the Higher Education Studies programme. Her research interest since her PhD work have been on using sociological perspectives to critique assessment in higher education.

Why South Africa's declining maths performance is a worry

Jan 10, 2020 10:31 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

South Africas Department of Basic Education recently released the countrys National Senior Certificate results for the class of 2019. These are commonly known as the matric results and they determine school-leavers...

Rethinking university rankings: we need to talk about quality (and inequality) of teaching

Oct 04, 2018 14:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

Each year the release of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings generates a great deal of interest, excitement and debate. This year all eyes are on China which, according to the 2018 rankings, steps up its...

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Politics

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Technology

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