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University of Cape TownFavish

Director, Institutional Planning

Judy obtained her BA in Psychology and Legal Theory & Institutions and her Honours in Applied linguistics from Wits, an MA in Adult Continuing Education from Warwick University (UK) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Policy, Leadership and Management in Higher Education from UWC. Judy has extensive experience in education policy work, and strategic and institutional planning. Her places of employment include directing Institutional planning and Transformation at Cape Technikon, Policy and Planning, Reconstruction Development Policy and Planning and Strategic Planning for the Gauteng Department of Education; Policy analyst for CEPD and participation in several education and training policy processes and projects for COSATU.  As the Director of Institutional Planning, Judy is responsible for the coordination of institutional planning and monitoring, the provision of institutional information and research, academic planning, and quality assurance – including processes related to the institutional audit, institutional research and social responsiveness.  

Social justice and education for empowerment; adult basic education; education in South Africa

Years of relevant experience: 30

Relevant Publications:
Co-author of UCT’s Annual Social Responsiveness Reports

“University and social responsiveness in the curriculum: a new form of scholarship” (Submitted to London Research on Education in September 2008)

“Developing a framework for monitoring and enhancing higher education’s contribution to social and economic development as part of our Quality Assurance system” in The decade ahead: challenges for quality assurance in South African higher education, edited by Michael Smout, February 2005, SAUVCA

“A new contract between higher education and society”, in South African Journal of Higher Education, Vol 17, No 1 2003

Relevant Conference Presentations:
Co-author of “University and social responsiveness in the curriculum: a new form of scholarship”, presented at the international Higher Education Close Up Conference in July 2008, Cape Town

“Constructing engagement between a provincial government and regional consortium of HEIs in South Africa”, presented at a OECD conference in September 2007, Spain

“Portraits of Practice: Social Responsiveness in teaching and research at the University of Cape Town” presented at the FOTIM conference in June 2006, Johannesburg

Contact Information:
+27 021 650 2180