The expertise of the JAG members aligns with the courses being redesigned.

Employer engagement and its role in higher-education course redesign

Strengthening links between universities, employers and the wider community is important for ensuring that graduates leave university with the skills they need for employment and positive participation in society. David Monk of Gulu University in Uganda explains the role of Joint Advisory Groups in the TESCEA partnership.

Reflections on a busy year

As 2019 draws to a close, John Young and INASP staff reflect on the year that has been and look to the year ahead.

Gender-responsive pedagogy in higher education: How we are approaching it in TESCEA

Mai Skovgaard shares how asking important questions and running daily sessions on gender within university course redesign workshops helps participants reflect on how gender responsive they are in their teaching as well as how they can make changes to become more responsive.

Working on course outline at Gulu University.

Rethinking how university courses are taught to help meet the needs of students and community

Adapting how university courses are taught can ensure that students gain not just subject knowledge but also other skills that will be useful when they graduate. David Monk of Gulu University, Uganda describes the course redesign process within the TESCEA partnership and explains how Gulu chose which subjects to pilot this approach with.

Multipliers training in the TESCEA partnership.

Transferring skills and knowledge for scale-up and sustainability

Tabitha Buchner discusses the role of “multipliers” in ensuring that work to transform higher education continues and grows beyond the lifetime of the TESCEA partnership.

Building sustainability of self-supporting communities: INASP’s approaches

Joanna Wild discusses why vibrant, sustainable communities of practice are not straightforward - and what we can do about it

Supporting Ghana’s Parliament to use data to achieve the SDGs

In June this year, we embarked on an exciting two-year project - Data for Accountability - which helps the Parliament of Ghana to improve the national quality of life through evidence, using data to oversee progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. We talked to representatives of African Centre for Parliamentary Affairs, the Ghana Statistical Service and INASP to find out more about the project, why it is important and what they are most excited about.

Veronica Munuve of Uganda Martyrs University.

Experience of implementing course redesign to help students gain critical thinking skills

Veronica Munuve is a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and the university’s course redesign coordinator for the Transforming Education for Social Change in East Africa (TESCEA) partnership. She spoke to Tabitha Buchner about how curriculum redesign can help ensure that university students gain critical thinking skills through their studies.

Reflecting on work to improve information access

Anne Powell reviews how INASP’s information access work has evolved, and reflects on some of her highlights.

Improving journal publishing practices and standards for increased research equity

At the end of August, as part of a second meeting on research equity, UNCST and INASP brought together journal editors in Uganda to help improve them their publishing standards to meet the requirements of JPPS and increase visibility of their journals and the research they contain.