Higher Education Research and Innovation (HERI)
HERI was managed by Dr Gerhard du Plessis up to August 2011, and Dr Juan-Claude Lemmens from January 2012. It is a small unit comprising four people in total. Additional capacity is created through providing internships for postgraduate students (two Master’s students doing research in psychology in 2011) and contracting UP students to assist with data capturing. The unit focuses particularly on institution-wide research into student retention and success.
Highlights and New Initiatives 2011
Some long-term research-based initiatives came to fruition in 2011. Several new projects were launched during the year, under the auspices of the Steering Committee for Student Access and Success, chaired by Professor Ogude, supported by Dr du Plessis.