Over 35 PhD students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS) have been retooled on academic writing.
The academic writing workshop held on 21st and 22nd April 2022 was organized under the auspices of the CHUSS Center for Research, Teaching and Learning (CERTL) funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The workshop was opened by the Director CERTL Prof. Andrew Elias State and officially closed by the Deputy Principal CHUSS, Dr. Eric Awich Onen at the Grand Global Hotel in Kikoni, a Kampala surburb. Over 35 PhD students, mentors and other academic staff attended.
Aspects covered during the training included; Navigating the art and mechanics of scholarly writing at Makerere university presented by Dr.James Taabu Busimba; The role of critical reading, notetaking and citation by Dr. Alfadaniels Mabingo and The Language and style for scholarly communication by Dr. Levis Mugumya. Panelists Prof. Peter Atekyereza, Prof. Paul Omach, Dr. Pamela Kanakwa and Dr. Danson S Kahyana engaged participants on the publishing process, writing, revision, submission, peer review and copy editing.
The Director CERTL who is also Dean, School of Social Sciences Prof. Andrew Elias State said, the center was set up to offer opportunities for the faculty to retool in terms of teaching and learning.