Facilitators (ASEV Research and Development Consultants):
Dr Ruth Albertyn (left) and Dr Christel Troskie-De Bruin (right)
Participants and outputs to date:
Dr Maryna Baard - Human Movement Science
Dr Phil Collett - Govan Mbeki Maths Development Unit
Mr Kempie van Rooyen - Psychology
Paper delivered at 2016 Community Engaged Learning Symposium, Rhodes University, 3-5 May:
'Results and reflections from student action research engagement in an NGO driven rape prevention programme'
(co-presented by students Ms Marelise Lerm and Ms Jane Ndungu)
Ms Claudette Leppan - Public Relations
Ms Mary Duker - Art & Design
Ms Natalie Mansvelt - Social Development Professions
Dr Avivit Cherrington - Education
Dr Eileen Scheckle - Education
Ms Kumaree Moodley - Office for Institutional Planning
Dr Zoliswa Made - Language & Literature
Dr Belinda du Plooy - Engagement Office
Ms Bianca Currie - Sustainability Research Unit (George Campus)
Dr Rosemary Exner - Health Sciences, Missionvale Community Clinic
Dr Jenny Jansen, Health Sciences, Missionvale Community Clinic
South African Journal of Higher Education (in press):
'A guiding framework for the development of a trans-disciplinary community mental health student teaching and learning platform'
Dr Ann Lourens - Industrial Engineering
Journal for New Generation Sciences 2016 14(3):
'The development of an instrument to measure engineering students' self-efficacy to improve student success and retention'
Ms Debbie Mattheus - Community Development Unit
Ms Shena Lamb - Politics & Conflict Management
'The Alternatives to Violence Project as a support for Life Orientation teachers'
Prof Louise Stroud - Psychology
Dr Karl van der Merwe - Industrial Engineering
Journal for New Generation Sciences 2016 (14:3B):
'Leadership behaviours and LEAN culture attainment in automotive component manufacturers'
Dr David Morton - Nursing Science
Prof Raymond Auerbach - Sustainability Research Unit (George Campus)
Dr Belinda du Plooy - Engagement Office
(1) Paper delivered at 2016 Community Engaged Learning Symposium, Rhodes University, 3-5 May:
'Self-identified interpretations of 27 project managers of flagship and benchmark engagement projects at a South African comprehensive university'
(2) South African Journal of Higher Education (SAJHE) (in press):
'A metaphorical approach to higher education engagement as a liminal and creative free space amid supercomplex and paradoxical dual demands'
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