Faculty of Humanities
Prof ME Muller, Dean
Telephone number: 012 420 2318
Fax number: 012 420 4501
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Preface by the Dean
The Faculty emphasizes a sound balance between the core activities of the lecturer, namely teaching, research, academic administration and community service. The challenge is to manage time, expertise and resources in such a way that optimal performance is achieved in all these areas.
Researchers are encouraged to apply for an NRF rating as a proactive investment in their research and academic careers. This was also emphasised during a special workshop initiated by the Faculty of Humanities as a joint venture between the Faculties of Humanities, Education, Theology, Economic and Management Sciences, Law, and the Research Support Division. The aim is medium and long term planning of a well-balanced research and publication profile. Central to the development of such a profile is gradual migration towards publication in indexed journals such as those in the ISI and IBSS indices and a sound balance between publishing in local and international journals.
Being internationally competitive and locally relevant is still regarded as a prime objective that includes consistently enriching study material with the latest research results and insights. Individual research forms the backbone of research in the Faculty, but joint research in the form of research partnerships or within research teams, especially inter-departmental and inter-faculty teams and with partners from other institutions is strongly encouraged. Such joint research encourages and supports young researchers.
The Faculty strives towards substantially increasing publications from the research of successfully completed Masters and doctoral studies and to speed up the completion rate of such higher degrees. The Faculty's postgraduate quality assurance processes, such as quality screening of research proposals, ethical clearance and the monitoring of examiner's reports, are highly rated. The Faculty's own annual Research Day was devoted to ethics in research and the writing of research proposals.
The Faculty's internal research administration is well-organized in the form of the Research Committee, the Research Proposal and Ethics Committee and the Postgraduate Committee supported by administrative services from Faculty Management and the Executive of the Faculty.