As part of the SGCI Phase One project some manuals, procedures and frameworks were developed to guide quality research management processes within the SGCs. Some of these manuals, procedures and frameworks include the Good Practice Guidelines on the Quality of Research Competitions; Training Manual on Engagement with the Private Sector; STI Policy Handbook; Checklists for an MoU / a partnership agreement; and several others. These existing manuals, procedures and frameworks will further be reviewed and adapted by the SGCs. The existing manuals, procedures and frameworks will all be translated to French.
In addition, the manuals, procedures and frameworks will be developed in the areas of research excellence, research ethics, data and information management and digitization of management information systems for SGC
The initiative to salvage the remaining 2020 academic calendar is commendable; however, it should not be done for recognition, approval or to be applauded, rather it should enhance achieving the purpose. It is common knowledge that closure of schools is not caused by institutions or students; but starting a teaching mode which is not inclusive is failure by institutional leadership. On the other hand, its poor leadership for universities to remain idle while waiting for government instructions about the next course of action.
The AAU and its partners are piloting a virtual capacity building of the Moodle LMS for 170 academic staff of Lupane State University based in Zimbabwe. The open content being used for the Virtual Moodle Training for all academic staff at Lupane State University was developed as part of the EdTech-UEM project for academic staff capacity building. The content was developed by Eduardo Mondlane University and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) - and funded by Sida. e/merge Africa, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation is a partner in the adaptation of the EdTech-UEM workshop resources.