Leadership Skills and Career Development for the Emerging Scholar
The university in Africa faces pressures from a global knowledge economy which emphasizes innovation and invention. Early and emerging scholars are the drivers of knowledge production in this new context, where career advancement is tied to local innovation and transnational competitiveness and the idea of the scholar as leader, marketer and innovator.
This course introduces early and mid-career scholars to the changing profile of the emerging African scholar. It will explore global and African landscapes of 21st century knowledge production in order to help students understand changes taking place in the role and function of the scholar, and appreciate the new challenges and responsibilities the next generation of African scholars are expected to meet.