Cecilia Jacobs is the Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Stellenbosch. Prior to this Cecilia was the teaching and learning co-ordinator in the Engineering Faculty at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, which entailed working with engineering educators in the areas of curriculum development, teaching and learning. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Kwazulu-Natal and was awarded an Associate Professorship by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology for her work in the area of teaching and learning. She is co-leader of the Work-Integrated Learning Research Unit, a research niche area funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) and based at CPUT. She is an NRF-rated researcher and her research interests are in disciplinary literacies and how disciplinary knowledge is communicated through discipline-specific language. Current research focuses on the teaching of disciplinary literacies within disciplinary domains and its implications for academic developers and disciplinary specialists in higher education.