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Unformatted text preview: MISSION STATEMENT (Under review) Our mission is to be an outstanding teaching and research university, educating for life and addressing the challenges facing our society. Educating for life means that our educational process must provide: * a foundation of skills, knowledge and versatility that will last a lifetime, despite a changing environment; * research-based teaching and learning; * critical inquiry in the form of the search for new knowledge and better understanding; and * an active developmental role in our cultural, economic, political, scientific and social environment. Addressing the challenges facing our society means that we must come to terms with our past, be cognisant of the present, and plan for the future. In this, it is central to our mission that we: * recognise our location in Africa and our historical context; * claim our place in the international community of scholars; * strive to transcend the legacy of apartheid in South Africa and to overcome all forms of gender and other oppressive discrimination; * be flexible on access, active in redress, and rigorous on success; * promote equal opportunity and the full development of human potential; * strive for inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional collaboration and synergy; and * value and promote the contribution that all our members make to realising our mission. To equip people with lifelong skills we must and will: * promote the love of learning, the skill of solving problems, and the spirit of critical inquiry and research; and * take excellence as the benchmark for all we do. We are committed to academic freedom, critical scholarship, rational and creative thought, and free inquiry. It is part of our mission to ensure that these ideals live; this necessarily requires a dynamic process of finding the balance in a range of choices: choices between freedom and responsibility, rights and obligations, autonomy and accountability, transparency and efficiency, and permanence and transience; and of doing this through consultation and debate. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN FACULTY OF HUMANITIES (UNDERGRADUATE) 2010 Postal Address: University of Cape Town Private Bag X3 7701 RONDEBOSCH Dean's & Faculty Offices: Room 107, Beattie Building University Avenue Upper Campus Office Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 08:30 - 12:30; 13:30 - 16:30 Fax: Dean's/Faculty Office (021) 686-9840 Graduate School (021) 650-5751 Undergraduate Office (021) 686-7469 Telephones: Dean's Office (021) 650-3059 Faculty Office (021) 650-4215/6 Graduate School (021) 650-2691 Undergraduate Office (021) 650-2717/2716/2760 Accounts and Fees (021) 650-1704 Admissions (021) 650-2128 Internet: UCT's Home Page http://www.uct.ac.za Humanities Home Page http://www.uct.ac.za/faculties/ humanities/ Dean's Office hum-dean@uct.ac.za Faculty Office (Undergrad) hum-ugrad@uct.ac.za International Academic Programmes Office int-iapo@uct.ac.za Information for prospective international students can be obtained at http://www.uct.ac.za/about/iapo/overview/welcome/ http://www....
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