New Generation of Academics Programme
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The New Generation of Academics Programme is a policy by South Africa’s Department of Higher Education to address staffing ratios, funding for new academics and institutional transformation. The program also focusses on mentoring of new academics. The Department of Higher Education requires annual progress reports to monitor the implementation of the program.
The Staffing South Africa University Framework (SSUF) established the New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP). The framework was a response to the challenges in universities in the size, composition, and the capacity of academic staff (Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa 2015). The challenges faced by South African universities are mainly attributed to the colonial and apartheid-era policies. The policies also filtered into institutions of higher learning, and the impact thereof continues to be a conundrum for...
- Badat S. (2010). The challenges of transformation in higher education and training institutions in South Africa. https://www.dbsa.org/EN/About-Us/Publications/Documents/The%20challenges%20of%20transformation%20in%20higher%20education%20and%20training%20institutions%20in%20South%20Africa%20by%20Saleem%20Badat.pdf. Accessed 1 Aug 2019.
- Department of Higher Education and Training of South Africa. (2015). Staffing South Africa’s universities framework: A comprehensive transformative approach to developing future generation of academics and building staff capacity. http://www.justice.gov.za/commissions/FeesHET/docs/2015-Staffing-SAUniversitiesFramework.pdf. Accessed 30 May 2019.
- Funding Instrument: DST-NRF Research Development Grants for New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) Scholars. (2019). https://www.nrf.ac.za/content/dst-nrf-research-development-grants-next-generation-academics-programme-ngap. Accessed 1 Aug 2019.
- National Research Foundation Act. (1998). https://www.nrf.ac.za/sites/default/files/documents/NTFAct.pdf. Accessed 1 Aug 2019.