New DIRAP Directorate will path way for UFS

Seen at the launch are, from the left: Prof. Gert van Zyl, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences; Prof. Driekie Hay, Vice-Rector: Teaching and Learning; and Dr Louis van der Westhuizen, Acting Director, DIRAP.
Photo: Leatitia Pienaar.

A Directorate for Institutional Research and Academic Planning (DIRAP), a reconfiguration of the UFS Planning Unit, was launched at the University of the Free State (UFS). DIRAP will be at the forefront surveying and paving the way for the UFS’s strategic and academic planning, management information, institutional research and quality assurance.

The functions will be organised in a more integrated and structured manner than had previously been the case.

Dr Louis van der Westhuizen is the Acting Director of DIRAP, and the sub-directorates comprise Institutional Information, Quality Assurance, Teaching and Learning, Programme Design and Approval, and Student Development and Success.


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