Release Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
University of Charleston and Durban University of Technology representatives will be available to speak to the media at 4 p.m. tomorrow in room 301 of Geary Student Union. Please contact Scott Castleman with any questions.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Higher education officials from South Africa’s Durban University of Technology (DUT) will visit the University of Charleston today to learn about teaching and assessment strategies used by colleges in the United States.
DUT enacted a curriculum renewal project in 2011 to broaden the educational experience of each student beyond their discipline, and to better prepare graduates for employment. Tuesday’s visit will include meetings with President Ed Welch, Provost Letha Zook and a roundtable of faculty leaders to learn about strategies UC has in place to effectively monitor student learning and how to enact successful systems and processes to embrace new forms of student centeredness.
DUT representatives will visit six additional universities in the U.S. after UC, including: Miami University (Ohio), Hendrix College (Ark.), Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Hunter College (N.Y.) and City University of New York. The universities were selected by DUT Vice-Chancellor Ahmed Bawa and Professor George Kuh.
For more information on DUT, visit: www.dut.ac.za