Appointment of Dean: Centre for Higher Education Development

ByAlyssa R. Elliott

Apr 4, 2022 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Dear colleagues and pupils

I am delighted to announce that our really possess Associate Professor Kasturi Behari-Leak, has been appointed as the Dean: Centre for Bigger Training Improvement (CHED). She will acquire up the place on 1 April 2022.

Associate Professor Behari-Leak has a prolonged record in education, with 32 years put in in the education place, of which 17 have been in better schooling. This features, but is not minimal to, instructional and organisational leadership, better education transformation, social inclusion and instructional alter, decolonial observe, curriculum enhancement and pedagogical innovation.

Her marriage with the University of Cape Town (UCT) spans around a decade. She commenced as a lecturer in tutorial staff progress, progressing to senior lecturer and inevitably keeping the placement of Director: Tutorial Staff and Professional Advancement Unit. In that very same yr she was appointed as deputy dean: Teaching and Mastering and promoted to Affiliate Professor in Instructional Development: Greater Schooling Experiments.

But her management roles prolong past UCT. As previous president of the Better Schooling Mastering and Teaching Affiliation of Southern Africa, she sales opportunities its PhD University Workers Doctoral Programme. She is the present president of the Intercontinental Consortium for Instructional Progress, a crystal clear indicator of her dedication to the progress of greater education globally. Therefore, her insights are recognised internationally. She sales opportunities a countrywide collaborative workers development venture and convenes an yearly colloquium for new lecturers in the area.

She serves on the Executive Management Committee for the DHET’s South African College Academics programme and is a peer advisor on the Council on HE Peer Advisory Team: The Reconceptualising Discovering and Educating (RELATE) Undertaking. She has been invited as a keynote speaker to innumerable national and international occasions and has presented at around 32 conferences globally. In addition, she has revealed a lot of peer‐reviewed study content and chapters in guides. She supervises and teaches in the Greater Schooling Experiments PGDip, Master’s and PhD programmes.

Affiliate Professor Behari-Leak retains a Bachelor of Arts, an Honours in Speech and Drama, a College Larger Diploma in Education and learning, and a Bachelor of Instruction from the University of Durban-Westville, now identified as the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She also holds a Master of Education and learning from UCT and a Health care provider of Philosophy from Rhodes University.

With her practical experience in increased training, management and commitment to transformation, I feel she will proceed to develop on the excellent function of CHED and more critically examine our training and discovering follow and scholarship at UCT by the lens of Vision 2030

We congratulate her and look forward to sharing her eyesight. She will be using above from Professor Alan Cliff, who has held the place of Interim Dean considering the fact that July 2018. We would like to deeply thank Professor Cliff for using on this essential function all through this time.


Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

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