VIABILITY OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES (HIGHER EDUCATION)
The Viability of Academic Programmes needs to be assessed beyond pure accounting profit. In order to understand viability, a University needs to understand and optimise student enrolment per programme with existing capacity and other key constraints. I am currently leading a team that is conducting a comprehensive viability study, we believe it will set the benchmark for how sustainable academic programmes should be structured.
ACADEMIC STAFF WORKLOAD (HIGHER EDUCATION)
Academic staff cost to revenue at many Universities, particularly those that are historically black continues to show a worrying trend. A more troubling trend is that the real picture on academic staff workloads (time spent lecturing, tutorials, labs, research, community development, developing learning content, etc.) is not always fully understood. We are currently working on a project to develop an innovative approach to assist administrators and Council to match teaching capacity with strategic enrolment.
ENROLMENT PLANNING (HIGHER EDUCATION)
Enrolment Planning is key to aligning planned student enrolment with staffing and educational outcomes. This is not always done in a strategic manner. I worked with the Planner, HEMIS officer and DVC Academic to develop the previous Enrolment Plan for the University.
AUTOMATED PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TRADE & INVESTMENT)
Worked as the Project Lead for an Automated Performance Management System for the Botswana Investment and Trade Corporation in Gaborone. The project was designed to allow the newly formed organisation provide reports for the parent Ministries.
PRIMARY HEALTH SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION (GOVERNMENT)
The City of Tshwane (Pretoria) was looking for a way to define the Terms of Reference for a new system to automate the operations of the numerous clinics and pharmacies it operates. I lead a team to conduct focus groups with the key stakeholders (administrators, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists and support staff) to identify the key requirements of each stakeholder for the system. The result was a Requirements Document that was used to issue the tender. We further assisted the City in developing the evaluation criteria for gauging level of supplier compliance to system specifications.