The Samuel D. Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity, and Justice | GSE | Rutgers

Institutionalising Campus Diversity: Key Challenges Facing Higher Education in South Africa

Date/Time: March 31, 2022 at 1 PM E.T. 

Event Description: Social, educational, cultural, gender, and racial diversity of South African society finds expression within South African institutions of higher education. Consequently, “diversity issues” and “diversification” have become part of the education debate and policy, and pose new challenges to South African higher education institutions. Join Naziema Jappie as she discusses how South African higher education institutions have met these challenges, highlighting how the ideas, initiatives or practices around diversity have been appropriated and integrated into mainstream intellectual and academic discourses.

About the Speaker: Naziema Jappie is a Visiting Scholar with the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Institute for Leadership, Equity & Justice at Rutgers University. She worked as a school teacher; a National Education Officer for the Clothing & Textile Workers Union; a lecturer at the ML Sultan Technikon and Institute of Women’s Study Lahore (IWSL), Pakistan. She served as Dean of Students at the Durban University of Technology and the University of the Witwatersrand between 1998 and 2011. With over 30 years of experience as an activist and an academic, she offers a unique blend in fields of educational leadership and management, student affairs; conflict resolution and mediation. Her research interests include educational policy, management and governance in education focusing on social justice issues. She has received many awards during her career including a Fellowship at the University of Iowa, USA and an Emerging Scholar Award from the Common Ground Research Network at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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