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CHUSS FLC 2014-Call for Papers

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The first Foreign Languages Conference 2014 (FLC 2014) will be held in Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, from 20th to 22nd August 2014. It is being organised by the Department of European & Oriental Languages (DEOL), School of Languages, Literature and Communication (SLLC), College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS). This is an international and interdisciplinary conference celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the teaching of foreign languages at Makerere University, reflecting on their pedagogy, appraising their relevance in international cooperation, and analysing their role in regional integration and national development.

Conference Theme:  
“Foreign Languages: Lessons from the past, Innovations for the Future”
 

Conference Sub-Themes

  • Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in Foreign Languages
  • Teaching of Foreign Languages in Higher Institutions of Learning.
  • Foreign Languages and National Development.
  • Foreign Languages and International Business
  • Attitudes and Perceptions to Foreign Language Learning.
  • Foreign Language Policies with Special Focus on Uganda.
  • A Historical Perspective to Foreign Language Teaching and Learning.
  • Research and Publication in Foreign Languages.
  • Special Education Needs in the Teaching & Learning of Foreign Languages
  • Foreign Languages, Religion and Culture
  • Translation and Interpretation of Foreign Languages.
  • Foreign Languages and Regional Integration
  • Information and  Communication Technologies in the Teaching & Learning of Foreign Languages

Submission of Abstracts:
Abstracts, of not more than 300 words, should be emailed, not later than 28th February 2014, to enatukunda@gmail.com   and wwagaba@yahoo.com . Abstracts received after the aforementioned date will not be considered. Notices of acceptance will be sent out before 15th March 2014.

Registration
International Guests will be required to pay a registration fee of US$200 and national participants will pay $50 or the equivalent in Uganda shillings.

Other Details
For further details on terms and conditions please contact:
1)    Dr.  E.  Natukunda-Togboa : Tel: +256-782-645 635; Email: enatukunda@gmail.com  
2)    Dr. W. Wagaba:  Telephone:  +256 -772 421-629; Email: wwagaba@yahoo.com

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4th Call For Applications: MURBS Departmental Ambassadors

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URBRA’s Mrs. Ritah Nansasi Wasswa (2nd L) assisted by Ag. University Secretary-Mr. Yusuf Kiranda (L) hands over a plaque of recognition to Outgoing Trustee-Ms. Dorothy Nannozi Kabanda (2nd R) as Incoming Trustee-Ms. Franco Angida Mugyema (R) applauds during the MURBS Board Handover on 26th March 2021.

In February 2018, the Makerere University Retirement Benefits Scheme (MURBS) launched the Departmental Ambassadors Programme. MURBS hopes to use this Ambassadors Programme to engage more directly with its membership and enhance member education. MURBS further perceives this Programme as a means to mitigate succession planning risks.

MURBS Fund Value continues to grow, and as at 31st March 2021, it stood at Ushs 235.5bn as compared to Ushs 209.6bn as at 30th June 2020. Given this growth, there is increased need for prospective Trustees, who are well equipped with relevant knowledge and skills, and with practical exposure to the management and governance of MURBS.

Eligibility

  1. Must be employed by the University on permanent terms
  2. Must be an Active Member of the Scheme (currently contributing to the Scheme) and appear on the Official Register of the MURBS Active Membership as at 30th April 2021.
  3. Must be willing to commit time to trainings and other ambassadorial activities organised by the Scheme.

Mode of training for 4th Cohort of Ambassadors

Training for this (4th) Cohort of Ambassadors is envisaged to be conducted over the zoom online platform only, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Scheme does not envisage any face-to-face interactions.

Tenure of Office & Termination or Withdrawal

There is no tenure of office for the Departmental Ambassador. As long as a member is willing to continue serving as an Ambassador, and the Ambassador continues to satisfy the eligibility criteria above, she or he will remain a MURBS Ambassador.

How to Apply

Interested members should complete the MURBS Departmental Ambassador Application Form 01-0218. The completed Form together with the requested attachments should be sent to info[at]murbs.mak.ac.ug and copy to wilber.naigambi[at]mak.ac.ug no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, 14th June 2021. We discourage hand delivery of applications.

Confirmation/Approval Process

MURBS shall acknowledge receipt of each application received within 12 hours and will respond to the applicants to confirm the status of their application in writing (by e-mail). Upon approval of the application, the name of the approved Ambassador together with the Department and School/Unit will be updated on the list of the MURBS Departmental Ambassadors in the Group 4 category and published on the MURBS website.

NOTE: There is no limit as to the number of ambassadors that MURBS can have in a department.

Please see Downloads for the detailed call and application form.

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Chair Council Communication on Closure of Makerere University

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An older photo of the Main Building, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda as seen from across the Freedom Square. Date taken: 22nd October 2012.

7th June 2021

All Members of Staff
All Students and Stakeholders
Makerere University

RE: CLOSURE OF MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

Following the address to the Nation by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of Uganda, on 6th June 2021, this is to inform you that the University will be closed with effect from today 7th June 2021 for 42days.

During the closure, the University shall observe a 30% physical presence of staff while other faculty and administrative staff shall continue to work online.

Management will inform staff and students on the implementation of teaching, learning, and research activities online. Construction activities shall continue as per the President’s directives and with strict adherence to the COVID-19 SOPs.

Yours sincerely,

Lorna Magara (Mrs.)
Chairperson, Makerere University Council

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RUFORUM: Transforming Higher Education Videos and Links

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Delegates brainstorm during the 15th RUFORUM AGM held at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana from 2-6 December, 2019. Photo credit: RUFORUM

Video Series developed by Julieta Mazzola, EARTH University.

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  1. What is Community Engagement?  Video 1 of 3.  https://youtu.be/etv2-W1U3O0
  2. Different Forms of University Engagement with the Community. Video 2 of 3. https://youtu.be/73h2p8P0BLw
  3. Student learning through Community Engagement. Video 3 of 3. https://youtu.be/Ule3P1-tjC4

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