About US

Who we are

Our history

The Association for Academic Administrators (AAA) was constituted in 2018 in Umhlanga, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa as a result of a merger of the Higher Education Faculty Administrators Forum (HEFAF – constituted in 2003) and the Examination Administrators Forum (ExAF – constituted in 2007). 

How we came about?

These two Forums were initiated by Adapt IT Education Division to define and formulate best practice for faculty administration and examination administration in higher education institutions respectively.  As of December 2020, Adapt IT is no longer involved in our association.

To collectively address common issues and challenges within a network of colleagues from the academic administration function within higher education institutions. 

The Association of Academic Administrators is a nationally and globally recognised professional body of academic administrators that continues to promote and sustain professional standards in the field of academic and student administration at institutions of higher learning. 

The mission of the Association for Academic Administrators is to add valuable contributions towards continuous improvement and development in the Academic- and Student Administration function of higher education institutions

How we work

The major objective of the AAA is to professionalise the occupation of academic- and student administrator by registering as a professional body with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). According to its constitution, the AAA has been registered as a Non-profit Company (NPC) in 2019, operating independently and in accordance with the membership structures of the Association.

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