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Academic Planning Unit

Principles/Mission/Goals of the APU

  • Protect UWC’s reputation and integrity
  • Build programme design and review capacity through engagement with faculties and students
  • Strengthen adherence to policies and processes in academic programmes
  • Pioneer innovative approaches to enhancing the quality of academic programmes
  • Champion student success and retention at UWC

Areas of work of the APU

  • Institutional research
  • Data management, data analysis and dissemination
  • Strategic academic planning
  • Conduct academic and programme reviews
  • Provide support and secretariat services to SAP and STLC


  • Support for new programme design and curriculum renewal
  • Student success and retention framework
  • Review and improvement of extended curriculum programmes
  • Framework for curriculum renewal and transformation process
To read our full DVC: Academic Reflective Report 2022, CLICK HERE

Our Staff

Director: Dr Vanessa Brown
Office and committee management: Charmaine Huckle
Academic planning specialist: Dr Mervyn Coetzee [read more about Dr Coetzee HERE]
Curriculum enhancement specialist: vacant
Data analyst: Gairodien Schroeder