Welcome to PACE2018!

What is PACE2018?

PACE2018  is the first of three annual symposia held at the University of Cape Town for part-time, adjunct or contingent/casual/contract educators! Informed by research on the increasing prevalence of casualisation, globally and locally, and the potential impacts of this phenomenon on teaching through academic identity, PACE2018 has two aims: 

  • to bring together non-permanent staff who teach with other members of the UCT community to strengthen a sense of educator identity, and 

  • to create opportunities for PACEducators to share their teaching practices.

Who should be a part of PACE2018?

If you answer "YES" to any of the following, we'd love for you to be a part of PACE2018. 

  • Are you, or have you recently been, a part-time, adjunct or contingent/casual/contract educator at the University of Cape Town?
  • Do you manage or support part-time, adjunct or contingent/casual/contract educators at the University of Cape Town?
  • Are you interested in how casualisation is changing the higher education education environment?

But now, how can I get involved with PACE2018?

Ways to get involved in PACE2018




















How can I participate in PACE2018?

We'd like to invite you make a contribution at the symposium.

Possible conference themes include:

  • The experience of being a non-permanent member of staff 

  • The impact of casualisation on teaching practices

  • The impact of casusalisation on academic identity and/or career paths

  • Teaching practices and pedagogic strategies

Possible formats include:

  • Short academic presentations (20 min + 10 min for questions/ discussion)  

  • Hosted discussions (45 - 60 min)

  • Pathways to academia (Narrative presentations)

  • Digital story screenings and conversations


Important dates

For all other queries, please feel free to contact Shanali Govender: shanali.govender@uct.ac.za or 021 650 4673.

  • 14 December 2018 - Application to present at PACE 2018 Symposium closes
  • 15 January 2019 - Registration for PACE 2018 Symposium closes
  • 31 January 2019 - PACE 2018 Symposium