The purpose of the proposed institute is to provide middle level academics with the platform to engage and deepen academic understanding of emerging cultures in the institutions through which academic and administrative leadership are nurtured.
This is to inform you that the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York is implementing a new “Higher Education Policy Initiative (HEPI)” with an aim to engage academics and stakeholders in higher education in Africa on issues and policy directions that can secure greater autonomy for the institutions and, deepen cultures of accountability and oversight and contribute to ensuring the institutions focus on their academic roles.
Middle level academics refer to a cadre of academics who are not directly involved in senior university management and leadership roles but play an important role in the design and coordination of academic programmes and teaching at the departmental and faculty levels.
The categories of academics here will include those with doctoral level qualifications and therefore expected to provide academic guidance and mentorship, faculty deans and heads of departments, officials of academic unions and course coordinators.
Deadline: 15 September 2017