Enhancing learning and teaching experiences at FNU
Ni Sa Bula and welcome to the website of the Centre for Learning and Teaching Enhancement (CLTE for short, pronounced as "see-light"). CLTE functions under the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Learning & Teaching at FNU. The primary role of the Centre is the enhancement of learning and teaching experiences at FNU. CLTE forms part of a commitment by the University to develop and share good practices and innovations in learning and teaching to enable students to achieve their academic goals and develop skills for lifelong and lifewide learning. We also work in collaboration with academic units to promote, research, and support communities of practice for the sharing of experiences and ideas.
Our work is guided by the University's Strategic Plan 2021 - 2026. Our highly skilled and qualified staff are strongly committed to enhancing the quality of learning and teaching at FNU. Team CLTE wishes you success in your learning and teaching experience at FNU — your success is our goal.
We support our students to achieve their potential and succeed in various ways, from providing a comprehensive student support service to collaborative and peer-to-peer learning support.
The English Language Hub (ELH) is the student learning support arm of CLTE that is dedicated to helping FNU students of all disciplines and abilities to become more effective writers (both in academic and non-academic genres) and oral communicators.
CLTE, in collaboration with the School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences (SMCS) under the College of Engineering, Science and Technology, has set up Math Help Hub (MH²) – a service to provide mathematics and statistics support and advice to students from all disciplines.
Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) offers—free of charge—structured study sessions facilitated by peer students (PAL Leaders) who are students with a strong academic record and have successfully completed the courses themselves.
A study group is made up of students from the same course who come together to learn course material in a deeper, more concrete way. Group members discuss and work through concepts, ideas and any confusion or problems with course material.
One-on-one sessions are designed to help students develop specific strategies to address their academic concerns. While workshops provide students with an opportunity to explore strategies for academic success and university survival in a group setting, often students need individual guidance.
CLTE has prepared a series of self-help guides to help you get the most out of your studies and time at FNU and beyond. These guides offer valuable strategies for developing your academic and personal skills.
Academic integrity is the commitment to and demonstration of honest and moral behaviour in an academic setting. At FNU, student academic integrity means acting with the virtues of honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility in learning.
The continual growth in educational technology will lead to more and more of you having the opportunity to experience learning online. You will need to develop new skills to be competent online learners and will modify your learning activities from classroom learning to fit the online environment.
Foundation Mathematics Proficiency Assessment (FMPA) is a self-directed online course designed to help you assess your mathematical skills. Although it is not compulsory, we recommend every first year student to take advantage of this cost-free opportunity.
FNU is committed to providing the best education and support to students who come to our shores to study at our university. CLTE has prepared an International Student Guide together with the International Students Mentorship Programme to ease the transition of international students into FNU.
We support our teachers design and facilitate transformational learning experiences to prepare learners for future success.
The EARS is an early intervention tool for teachers to identify students in need of additional assistance.
In the context of remote learning and teaching, usage of virtual labs and simulations open a new platform for learners where they can interactively engage with their subject matter.
Teaching at a new university, in an unfamiliar department, or even a new course can raise questions for new and experienced teachers alike.
CLTE supports the establishment of cross-discipline teaching and learning focussed CoP, which aims to promote the development of good teaching and learning practices across disciplines and college boundaries.
We come from a wide range of academic and professional disciplines and experiential backgrounds. If you need our support to take your learning and teaching achievements to new heights, or want to know about any of our services, please feel free to reach out to us via our email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please don't ever hesitate to contact us and let us know how we can improve your FNU experience. We want to be a part of your FNU journey, every step of the way!