The School’s goals include:
- Underpinning and Overarching Research Ethos
To create and underpinning and overarching research ethos that facilitates credentialing up to PhD level, engenders the generation and dissemination of knowledge and innovation, enhances the recruitment and optimises the success of postgraduate students and inculcates research-led teaching and evidence-based practice.
- Excellence and Engagement in Teaching and Learning
To entrench excellence in teaching and quality student engagement with learning through contextualised, student-centred curricula with integrated academic development, innovative pedagogies and congruent assessment practices to translate equity of access into equity of outcome.
- Community Engagement as Beneficiary and Benefactor
To proactively institute and maintain mutually-beneficial engagement with select local, national and international communities to advance teaching, learning, research and scholarship in the School and to develop capacity on the African continent.
- Enabling and Collegial Academic Leadership and Management
To develop transformational leadership that engenders a collegial, nurturing, supportive academic environment that enables staff and students to realise their full potential in an operational framework epitomised by efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness.
- Optimise human, infrastructural and operational resources
To optimise resources to advance the academic endeavour by improving on drivers of the resource allocation model to right-size the academic, technical and administrative staff complements, acquire and enhance teaching, learning and research spaces, grow operational budgets, strategically utilise the earmarked grants to the Health Sciences and proactively pursue endowments/sponsorships.