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Bernard, Taryn – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
When writing about transformation in higher education (HE) in South Africa, it is quite popular to mention the fall of apartheid, and perhaps also 1994, as a starting point for significant change. I, myself, have made this mistake (see Bernard, 2015). However, the recent #FeesMustFall protests highlighted that many approaches to transformation…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Schreiber, Birgit; Luescher, Thierry M.; Perozzi, Brett; Bardill Moscaritolo, Lisa – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the challenges that present obstacles to equitable learning and development in higher education in various parts of the world. African higher education and Student Affairs and Services (SAS) are faced with a set of challenges that are in part related to the resources within the institutions and in part due the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Equal Education
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Dunn-Coetzee, Munita; Sinclair, Elmien; Lyner-Cleophas, Marcia; Brink, Jaco; Timmey, Marquard; Davids, Charl – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
The global pandemic caused by COVID-19 has impacted every facet of our lives and challenged service delivery to students within Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) at Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa, is situated within the Division of Student Affairs (DSAf) and the centre's…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Student Personnel Services, Foreign Countries
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Tiroyabone, Gugu Wendy; Strydom, François – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
Universities promote social justice by improving student success; a university degree is one of the most powerful tools to change the economic prospects of students, their families, and communities. For students to succeed, it is vital that they are connected to the wide range of support services in a meaningful way. Unfortunately, many students…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Student College Relationship
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Terblanche, Hettie; Mason, Henry; Van Wyk, Barend – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
This article reports on a qualitative study that evaluated first-year students' lived experiences of attending a 12-week student support programme focused on fostering mindsets. Participants included 545 first year Engineering students enrolled for academic studies at a South African university. All participants completed qualitative narrative…
Descriptors: Beliefs, College Freshmen, Student Experience, Engineering Education
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Uleanya, Chinaza; Uleanya, Mofoluwake Oluwadamilola; Naidoo, Gedala Mulliah; Rugbeer, Yasmin – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
Career choice involves the selection of one occupation over another. It is very important as it gives people focus on what career to follow. However, a lack of adequate information on career choice is capable of negatively influencing career choices. Hence, this study examines the significance of the adequate information on career choice among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Career Choice, College Freshmen
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Naidoo, Ana; Byles, Hestie; Kwenaite, Sindi – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
The University of Pretoria (UP) began offering formal academic student support in 2011 when the first faculty student advisor (FSA) was appointed. Although many more FSAs were subsequently appointed, assistance to all the students in need of support remained insufficient. However, financial assistance through the collaboration grant received from…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Peer Relationship, Social Integration, Foreign Countries
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Lyner-Cleophas, Marcia; Apollis, Lizelle; Erasmus, Ilse; Willems, Melanie; Poole, Latashe; Minnaar, Meagan; Louw, Pippa – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
As reflective practitioners working in disability inclusion, we constantly work with shifting realities concerning our students, who are not a homogenous group. The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) was a reality least expected in 2020, yet we used our flexible approach to make the transition as smooth as we possibly could. The Disability Unit (DU)…
Descriptors: College Students, Students with Disabilities, Foreign Countries, COVID-19
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Kombe, Charity L. M.; Mtonga, Dingase E. – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
This article reports the challenges of eLearning faced by under-resourced students in a Zambian public university during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. The article further examines the interventions made by the university to mitigate the challenges of eLearning faced by under-resourced students. The article is based on empirical data derived from an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Manase, Ndakaitei – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes from traditional face-to-face teaching and learning to online systems. These changes have resulted in a concerted focus by local and international scholars on how some students are disadvantaged from accessing pedagogy due to a lack of resources and supportive living conditions that enable meaningful…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Students with Disabilities
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Chasi, Samia; Quinlan, Orla – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to the teaching, learning and research functions of universities around the globe. It has also impacted their internationalisation efforts in significant ways. From the perspective of South Africa's public higher education sector, this article reflects on how international students at the…
Descriptors: Inclusion, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Students
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Immenga, Christine – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
Every year, class representatives are elected at the University of Cape Town to represent students on academic matters in relation to a specific academic course. A vital element of this representative role is to advocate for an enabling learning environment that promotes learning excellence. In preparing class representatives for their leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Personnel Services, Student Participation
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Janeke, Belinda – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
There has always been pressure on higher education institutions to enhance the employability of graduates and to instill knowledge, skills, and attributes that will be beneficial to future employers. The impact of COVID-19 on a global, national, and local level is placing even more pressure on the topic of employability. Graduates are uncertain…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Distance Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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de Klerk, Danie; Krull, Greig; Maleswena, Tshepiso – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
In response to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of South Africa declared a national lockdown that commenced on 27 March 2020. This posed numerous challenges to the higher education sector, one of which was the preparation of students forced to stay at home to be able to study remotely under unique and often unfavourable…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Distance Education
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Kaniki, Robert Lucas; Kaniki, Hilda Lukas – Journal of Student Affairs in Africa, 2021
Many universities are hosting and enrolling international students as an important aspect of their internationalisation mission of higher education. However, many international students experienced significant problems adjusting into a host culture and social milieu. Informing this qualitative study were 45 international students in a top-tier…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Adjustment, Cultural Differences
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