Universities South Africa (USA) is a grouping of the Vice-
Chancellors of public universities (http://www.hesa.org.
za/)1. Since 2005, the organisation has provided leadership
and an authoritative voice to the newly transformed public
university sector after the mergers. In addition to the HESA
Board, comprising Vice-Chancellors, the organisation has
set up structures to anticipate debate, and influence and
respond to policies, trends and complex challenges that
affect higher education nationally and internationally. The
Teaching and Learning Strategy Group (TLSG), led by a Vice-
Chancellor, is one of those structures. The TLSG harnesses
sectoral expertise to carry out its work. It also, from time
to time, appoints task teams to work on particular themes.
Book chapter : Kilfoil, W.R. (Ed.). (2015). Moving beyond the hype : Preface.