UKZN has positioned itself as the premier university of African scholarship and the primary responsibility assigned to the Teaching & Learning Office (UTLO) under the leadership of the Deputy Vice chancellor, is to provide leadership in all areas of teaching and learning to realise the University’s vision, mission and strategic plan with regard to teaching and learning.
UTLO is a diverse portfolio, which involves working closely with the Colleges, Schools and other professional and support structures to promote research and scholarship in teaching and learning. To this end, the portfolio has partnerships with the DHET, CHE, USAf as well as funders and donors. It is actively involed in the management of funded projects related to access, throughput and success, such as the DHET University Capacity Development Programme (UCDP); the DHET Foundation Provisioning Programmes; the Kresege/Siyaphumelela Access and Succees initiative. The portfolio includes monitoring of project funds; writing and co-ordinating project reports; developing funding proposals related to teaching and learning in co-operation with Colleges, the UKZN Research Office, UKZN Foundation and other related units. UTLO also develops and maintaining data bases related to teaching and learning projects; identifying and collaborating with academics with specialist educational expertise in different disciplines. UTLO also supports the generation of peer-reviewed teaching and learning publications.