Introduction to SAAIR Articles

  • Judy Favish University of Cape Town


The theme for the 2011 forum of the Southern African Association of Institutional Research (SAAIR) was Enhancement . It was designed to provide opportunities for critical self-reflection to institutional researchers, planners, quality assurance professionals and other administrators, as well as academics, on how evidence-based practices can be used to improve the quality of teaching practices and graduate attributes. Papers reporting on:

• strategic issues related to enhancement,

• evidence-based innovations,

• the use of information to promote reflective and responsive practices,

• new ways of approaching operational tasks,

• investigations or evaluations of interventions at UG or PG levels,

• the use of IR/QA/planning to improve the quality of the student experience, and

• conceptual papers exploring the relationship between institutional research and quality were specifically invited.

How to Cite
Favish, Judy. 2016. “Introduction to SAAIR Articles”. South African Journal of Higher Education 27 (2).