keynote speaker

Prof Clever Ndebele

Walter Sisulu University

Prof Clever Ndebele is currently the Senior Director: Learning and Teaching at Walter Sisulu University. He has extensive teaching experience in higher education with more than 10 years’ experience at senior management level at several universities in South Africa. He has been involved in several national advisory initiatives as member of the National Advisory Committee on post graduate supervision (NUFFIC funded), Advisory Board Member of the University of Cape Town: Centre for Improving Teaching and Learning (teaching large classes project), as a member of the HELTASA Executive Committee and as member of the first joint HELTASA /CHE National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Awards Adjudication Panel. Has participated in several (NRF) research projects on academic staff development in collaboration with other universities. He has also been involved in several Teaching Development Grant National collaborative projects namely Development of a PGDHE for educational development practitioners and development of a PGDHE for academics. He is currently a member of National Standards and Reviews Committee of the Council on Higher Education, member of the Minister of Higher Education and Training’s reference group on Extended Curriculum Programmes, and member of the Executive Management Subcommittee of National Coordinating Committee (National Framework to Enhance University Teaching). Prof Ndebele currently oversees academic staff development and student academic support and coordinates the University Capacity Development Programme, the New Generation of Academics Programme and Future Professors Programme at Walter Sisulu University.

Prof Clever Ndebele, Senor Director: Directorate of  Learning and  Teaching, Walter Sisulu University, South Africa, e-mail ORCID:



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