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Dr Karen Lazenby strives for a stronger, rule-based, and consistent governance structure.

A transformed University of the Free State (UFS) will be one that promotes social justice in everything it does, a university where its diverse people feel a sense of common purpose and engagement. The UFS is developing this through its Integrated Transformation Plan (ITP) introduced in January 2017. 

“The majority of the current systems and processes in student administration at the university are still manual. This lack of automation leads to inconsistencies and service failures,” says Dr Karen Lazenby. As Registrar for Systems and Administration, Dr Lazenby is responsible for ensuring a smooth and efficient student lifecycle across all three campuses. 

With the ITP, the Governance: Systems and Administration work stream strives to have a stronger, rule-based, and consistent governance structure with a single line of accountability in student administration across all faculties and relevant support departments on the three campuses. By ensuring this ease of use and access there will be an integrated student experience and greater empowerment of students.

“Our focus is on automation and self-services for students (such as the time-table, requests for additional and ad hoc exams and appeals), to ensure transparency and accessibility of rules and policies, decisions relating to admission, progression rules, awarding of qualifications and graduation and faculty and general rules,” Dr Lazenby said.  It will also entail the optimisation of PeopleSoftCampus (the Enterprise Resource Planning system).

“Through this automation, I would also like to get the university’s student administration to such a level that academic staff can focus their energy on teaching and research and student administration staff can focus more on quality assurance,” said Dr Lazenby.

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Workshop held to celebrate cooperation between the UFS and the National Museum
2009-08-19

 
The first annual workshop to celebrate the cooperation between the University of the Free State (UFS) and the National Museum was held recently at the Oliewenhuis Art Gallery in Bloemfontein. Various research collaborations between the two institutions are currently underway, among others in the use of oral history as a teaching tool on tertiary level, plant microfossil research in Southern Africa and a research collaboration in Anthropology. Attending the workshop are, from the left, front: Mr Derek du Bruyn, Museum Scientist in History, Mr Ashley Kirk-Spriggs, Senior Museum Scientist in Entomology, Ms Amy Goitsemodimo, Assistant Museum Scientist in Anthropology, Dr Ziets Zietsman, Principle Museum Scientist in Botany; back: Prof. Schalk Louw, Department of Zoology and Entomology at the UFS, Mr Rick Nuttall, Director: National Museum, Prof. Marietjie Oelofse, Department of History at the UFS, and Prof. Louis Scott, Department of Plant Sciences at the UFS.
Photo: Stephen Collett

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