To meet the growing expectations of professional teaching standards by our stakeholders, Botho conducts several trainings for its teaching and learning staff to upgrade them to the required level. One such move to enhance the teaching capabilities of the teaching staff is the Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE) programme, which gives staff members a strong foundation in Learning, Teaching and Assessment, Quality Environments, Research, Curriculum Design and development, Educational Technology and eLearning and Teaching Practice.
This is a home-grown programme which has been developed in consultation with experts in the area of Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Staff members who have completed this programme have reported that their Teaching and Learning practice has greatly improved and have taken a new direction in teaching their students.
External and highly- experienced international trainers are also invited to Botho to train the staff on various key subject areas including Lean Management, Six Sigma, IFRS, Cisco and New Venture Creation to name a few. In addition, Botho has been encouraging and supporting its staff to engage in research and to participate in conferences which increase their knowledge and exposure tremendously in teaching, learning and assessments. There is a steady increase in the research activities of the teaching staff in Botho, this has improved research-led teaching at our University.