SPROUTS HOME | FIRST TIME VISITORS | ABOUT | BOARD | GUIDE for AUTHORS | FAQ |CONTACT US
sprouts Login | Create Account AIS
Working Papers on Information Systems ISSN 1535-6078
Browse by: Year | Tag | Author | Organization | Proceedings
Advanced search

The role of an ICT research professor in South Africa

Jan H. Kroeze
North West University, South Africa
P.D. Pretorius
North-West University, South Africa
J.D. Roode
University of Cape Town, South Africa


Abstract
Until recently it has been assumed that all lecturers at tertiary institutions should teach, conduct research and do community service. Due to heavy teaching loads, this assumption has become evident as a very idealistic goal, especially in smaller universities where few academic staff members have to cope with various programmes and a high student to teacher ratio. Some universities seem to have realised this predicament and have started to advertise positions for research professors. According to authors' knowledge, NWU (VTC) was the first institution in South Africa to create a full-time research professorship in a School of Information Technology. This short paper is an attempt to clarify the expectations, roles and duties of such a position.

Full Text Document:
[img]
Preview
PDF 323Kb
Reference:Kroeze, J.H., Pretorius, P.D., Roode, J.D. (2010). "The role of an ICT research professor in South Africa," . Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(32). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/10-32
Keywords:ICT, Information Systems, research, professor, chair
Item Type:Article - Volume 10 Article 32 (2010)
Language:English
Email: Jan H. Kroeze (jan.kroeze@gmail.com)
P.D. Pretorius (philip.pretorius@nwu.ac.za)
Related Link(s):http://portal.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=1562760&type=pdf

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Show Tags

Tag this item: