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Teboho Moja

Clinical Professor of Higher Education

Administration, Leadership, and Technology

998-5589

Teboho Moja has authored articles on higher education reform issues in areas such as the governance of higher education, policy processes, and impact of globalization on higher education. She is a co-author of a book on educational change in South Africa since the first democratic elections in 1994. Her teaching experience includes high school and university levels. Moja has held key positions at several South African universities including being appointed chair of the Board of Trustees to the largest university in South Africa, the University of South Africa. In 2010 she was appointed visiting professor at the University of Oslo (Norway) and University of Tampere (Finland). She was instrumental in setting up the Center for Higher Education Transformation (CHET) in South Africa to monitor and stimulate debates on change issues. Serves on the boards international bodies such as the UNESCO-Institute for international Education Planning and the World Education Market. Her course topics include Current Research in Higher Education, International Perspectives on reform, and Globalization and Higher Education. She has been a policy researcher and policy analyst for higher education in South Africa. She was appointed the Executive Director and Commissioner to the National Commission on Higher Education appointed by President Mandela. The Commission produced a national report that provided a framework for higher education reform in South Africa. Before coming to NYU, Teboho Moja served as a Special Advisor to the Minister of Education.

Selected Publications

  • Larson, C and Moja T (2010): Study Abroad – Individual Transformation for Global Impact. In Tooms A (ed) Educational Leadership as International Social Justice Discourse: Navigating Collaborations, Careers and Challenges in a Global Contenxt.Information Age Publishing Series.
  • Moja, Teboho (2007). Politics of Exclusion in Higher Education: the Inadequacy of Gender Issues in the Globalisation Debates. In N’Dri T. Assié-Lumumba (ed.), Women and Higher Education in Africa: Reconceptualizing Gender-Based Human Capabilities and Upgrading Human Rights to Knowledge, Abidjan: CEPARRED; A translation into French of this book is being sponsored by the Ford Foundation and is expected to be out in the beginning of 2008.
  • Cloete, N; Maassen, P; Fehnel, R; Moja,T; Gibbon, T; and Perold, H (editors) (2006): Transformation in Higher Education – Global Pressures and Local Realities. Springer, Netherlands. Volume 10 – higher Education Dynamics (revised and republished)
  • Moja Teboho (2006): Internationalizing the Curriculum. The Internationalization of Higher Education in South Africa. A publication of the International Education Association of South Africa.
  • Cloete, N, Pillay P, Badat, S.; and Moja, T. (2004): National policy and a Regional Response in South African Higher Education. James Curry, Oxford.
  • Cloete, N.; Maassen, P.; Fehnel, D.; Moja, T.; Perold, H.; Gibbon, P (2002) (eds.): Higher Education Policy, Institutions and Globalisation: New Dynamics in South Africa After 1994.

Courses

Global Perspectives in Higher Education: India

Designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to examine India’s higher education system & to discover & analyze similarities & differences in comparison to higher education in the United States. Through visits to universities & public & private colleges, we will engage in discussion with directors, faculty members, deans of students & their staffs & students themselves. Special lectures with sociologists & national officials will help us understand the goals & future aspirations of Indian higher education & how higher education meets the social, political, & cultural needs of society. In addition to meeting on the campus in New York, students will participate in a two week travel program in Indiathat will provide an in-depth case study of its higher education. The course includes lectures from scholars & visits to Indian colleges & universities to meet with faculty, administrators, & students. Additional sessions will be held with directors of the national government commission on the future of higher education. Topics will include curricular options, admissions requirements, distribution of students by class & ethnic group, college climate, & services offered.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2152
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja , Ann Marcus ,
Department

International Perspectives on Educational Reforms

An in-depth study of education reform in an international context. The goal is to understand education policy reform, with attention to the contexts & variables contributing to reform initiatives, With emphasis on original research & the exchange of ideas, students will explore educational reform’s contextual variables & the push & pull factors such as globalization & key international institutions involved in reform. Different theoretical frameworks used to understand educational reform will be examined.
Course #
AMLT-GE 2072
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Internationalism and Study Abroad

This course focuses on the history, design, variety, impact & challenges of contemporary study abroad programs.The links between internationalization & globalization in the development of study abroad programs in the United States will be analyzed. Discussion will include the origins of study abroad; the many varieties of academic formats, sponsorships & venues; the demographics of student participants; the academic, cultural & personal learning of students; & the academic & administrative challenges faced by sponsoring colleges & universities.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2045
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Leadership in Higher Education

Leadership in Higher Education is designed to give students an understanding of several major theoretical approaches to understanding leadership, & to study how leadership functions within higher education. Students explore many theories of leadership, using case studies to evaluate their usefulness. Readings include approaches to the analysis of colleges & universities including an assessment of which leadership styles & strategies can be most effective.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2097
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department