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, and
  • 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, and
  • 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, and
  • Framework for curriculum renewal and transformation process
Read our full reflective report here

Our Staff:

Director -  Dr Vanessa Brown
Office and committee management -  Charmaine Huckle
Academic review specialist - Mervyn Coetzee
Curriculum enhancement specialist -  Odwa Mntonintshi
Data analyst - Gairodien Schroeder