Degree Programme Faculty - Mauritius Campus
African Leadership University
From the start, we’ve been on a mission to bring the “university of the future” to the world — a place where students declare missions not majors, where real-world experience takes precedence over theoretical classroom lectures, and where learning how to learn has replaced learning facts and figures. Today, ALU is on its way to helping unleash the human potential of a new generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders — and in the process, unlock a new era of prosperity and opportunity for Africa and beyond unlike the world has ever seen.
Our mission is not going unnoticed. CNN described ALU — which has campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda — as “The Harvard of Africa;” Fast Company ranked ALU one of the 50 most innovative organisations in the world and the most innovative endeavour in Africa; and The New York Times recognised ALU as one of the eight places in the world “where history is being made.”
ABOUT ALU FACULTY
ALU faculty empower students to learn through designing, iterating, and delivering our learning model. This requires a sharp break from conventional instructional norms.
In particular, ALU faculty:
- Understand and can apply ALU’s learning principles to learning design and facilitation. Faculty in this model are guides/coaches/mentors, not experts, facilitators, or lecturers.
- Role model lifelong learning, leadership, and institutional values (e.g. growth mindset)
- Support student development in low touch, high impact ways (we don’t have the luxury to handhold students nor do we believe this is the most effective approach to learning). Our faculty are committed to designing constructionist, scalable learning environments.
- Approach interactions with students with a focus on what a student is doing, rather than what the faculty member is doing
- Help students develop skills more than they teach content
- Enable students towards becoming self-directed, providing scaffolds where needed
OUR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Our degree programmes in Mauritius are accredited and awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK.
1. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Our Business Management programme aims to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue a range of careers across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors in Africa. Students develop an understanding of the practice of ethical management across a variety of organisational and national contexts by exploring case studies from across the continent and apply business and financial analytical skills in practical simulations.
2. SOCIAL SCIENCES
The BA Social Science honours degree at ALU is delivered with a deliberate vision to produce social scientists with innovative skills to solve critical social problems confronting Africa and the world today. Behavioural insights from social scientists are important for transformational leadership in all aspects of society: politics, business, environment, media, civil society, and households. To change society, we first must understand how it works.
ALU’s Computer Science (CS) programme provides a pathway for students to develop sound computational reasoning and technical skills to envision and build robust solutions to local and global challenges across a variety of disciplines and industries. This programme is in line with ALU’s aims to develop skills in their students that will have them remain relevant in the present and in the future. Empowering students to develop higher-order critical thinking skills and engaging with the real-world throughout their education enables them to take on some of Africa’s challenges and find relevant and sustainable solutions.
- Facilitating class sessions with up to 35 students
- Facilitate and deliver learning content through one on one coaching, written feedback, and analytical reports.
- Reviewing student assignments and providing regular feedback based on rubrics that we have defined.
- Holding office hours where students are able to get more targeted coaching and feedback.
- Providing input on and assisting with the design of the curriculum
- Provide mentorship and regular coaching.
- Work with other curriculum designers to incorporate lessons into curriculum improvements; and such other duties in respect of the Company as may be reasonably assigned by your team manager
- Managing relationships with external companies.
- Maintain the best learning content in their field globally, working with leading experts to shape a progressive and innovative learning experience in order to curate content.
- Develop precise analytical reports and identify areas for improvement.
- Identifying relevant databases and datasets that could support learning
- Coaching students as they explore their own leadership journeys
- Staying connected with local and international entrepreneurial ecosystems and helping the ALU community stay plugged in; and such other duties in respect of the Company as may be reasonably assigned by your team manager
- Advanced degree (preferably a PhD) in a relevant field
- Teaching or facilitating experience (formal or informal) and/or significant corporate experience, ideally in Africa
- Have experience working with diverse and/or international organisations
- Desire and enthusiasm to work with students
- Understanding of best practices for learning pedagogy in your relevant field
- Enthusiasm to push boundaries
- Flexible and comfortable with change
- Comfortable with digital tools
- Ability to deliver classes remotely