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Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation

Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation

Purpose

This is a strategic post introduced to drive the Transformation agenda of the University by grounding it in the critical studies and framing it within the concept of an African-purposed curriculum in view of the current debates about the decolonization of the University. This includes being a strategic resource to various key stakeholders internally and externally and support the leadership team, positioning Nelson Mandela University strategically within the higher education sector in order to make strategic impact.

Vision

The Chair seeks to be a premier national, regional and international site for critical studies and praxes in higher education transformation with local and global impact.

Mission

The mission of the Chair comprises the study of higher education transformation, connecting such inquiry to critical social justice praxes and the challenges and contestations within higher education against the backdrop of national, regional and global processes.