The ADS (Academic Development and Support) unit strives to provide expert support with a hands-on approach to students and lecturers at the North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus. ADS’ ultimate goal is to inspire academic staff to enhance their skills in terms of both teaching and learning and to provide academic student support on their path to academic success. We offer student support through reading development, Supplemental Instruction (SI), mentoring and tutoring programmes; and academic support and guidance with best teaching practices in the classroom, curriculum design and development, using technology for teaching and learning, professional development and innovative teaching practice.
Our theme for 2017
The "Going Places: The journey to academic success" theme was chosen as a metaphor for the educational journey we all undertake at university. Whether a first year or postgraduate student, a junior or senior lecturer, one will go places with ADS' help. This theme expresses the excitement of undertaking a journey, plotting new paths and reaching new destinations. It underscores that we, students and staff alike, are underway in an adventure to become the best we can be. It captures our dreams for a better future and it affirms the conviction that together we can, indeed, go places.
Professional Development, etc.
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