2009 to date: Member of the department research committee
2008: Chair Department Research Committee
2007: Chair Investigation committee set up by the Vice Chancellor
2006 to date: Member of Senate
2007to date: Member of Senate Executive
2007 to Date: Member of the HIV Centre of Study Management Committee
2008 to date: Member of the Faculty of Education Professorial Forum
2007 to date: Member of Research Ethics Committee
2007: Steering Committee: UB 25 Letsema
2004: Came up with descriptors to assist in the assessment for promotion in research and publications
Co-produced a working document on M.Phil/Ph.D. Programme
Chair Review of Special Education Program.
Co-Chair Articulation of Special Education courses
2002 to 2004: Head of Department, Educational Foundations and member of the following committees
- Faculty Executive
- Implemented the mentoring system.
- Introduced the Departmental seminars.
- Implemented the quality assurance framework.
2001 Faculty representative to EFAPRC
Faculty representative to SECAT and played a vital role in advising and reviewing the current SECAT forms
Member of the VC’s HIV/AIDS committee and attended meetings to report on the progress on the dissemination of findings on the study I conducted on the impact of HIV/AIDS on the University of Botswana.
2001 – 2002 Member of the Semesterisation committee.
- Prepared a position paper on Semesterisation for the Faculty.
- Compiled GEC courses for the Faculty.
2000 Member of the MED co-coordinating committee and contributed in designing guidelines for M.Ed. Research Thesis.
1999 – 2000 Faculty Tutor and member to the following committees
- Faculty Executive
- University Senate by Invitation
- Regulation Review Committee
- Also prepared a checklist for identifying errors in the examination results.
1997 – 1999 Member of SAS (HEDU) Co-ordinating Committee and responsible for coordinating the distribution of SAS forms to lecturers and coordinating the scoring of the forms and returning them back to the lecturers.
1999 – 2000 Member of the task force on the Structuring of the Bath/University of
Botswana M. Ed (Educational Management) and contributed to the designing on the Flexi Mode
1999 – 2000 Member of the Task force on the M.ED template and co designer of the current M.Ed. template.
1998 Department Examination Officer
1997 Faculty Representative Okavango Research Project
Acting Head of Department 12th June to 9th August
1996 Member of the Task Force on the Restructuring of the PGDE
1992 – 1995 Study Leave
1991 Senate Representative to the research and Publications Committee
Faculty Representative to the NIRD Board
Department Examination Officer
1990 Acting Head of Department 2nd -22nd August 1989
Faculty Representative HEDU committee SAS and with the consultant Prof. Betty Harris. Conducted surveys in the Faculty that informed the design of the SAS forms.
Chaired Faculty meetings with the consultant Prof. Betty Harris to discuss the SAS forms.
Gender Policy and Planning Committee
Between 1989 and 1990, I was coordinator and facilitator of the HEDU Staff Training Workshop
Between 1995 and 2000, I was resource person in the HEDU/CAD staff training workshops. My main contribution was on the assessment of teaching and student performance.
2009 Conference organizer and facilitator: Session Postcolonial Indigenous Research Methodologies RCC International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Naples Italy
Workshop organizer and facilitator: Session Mixed Methods African Evaluation Association International Confer
Key Note: Regulation resistance and activism, Gender and Education International Conference 25th – 27th March 2009 London
Mentoring: Research Capacity Building
Video Coding and Video Analysis 9th June 2009
Data Management,Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis 1st to 4th December 2009
- Qualitative Data Analysis Using Atlas.ti
- Constructing assessment instruments
- Applied Regression
2008 Organiser and facilitator training on Behavioural Training 14th June to 18th July
Organiser training on Biostatics 21st July to 1stSeptember 2008
Organiser and facilitator training on Assessment Training September 29 to 3rd October
Organiser and Facilitator: Qualitative Data Analysis Training 6th October to 9th October
2008 Key note Address 6th International Conference on Adult Education (CONFETIA VI)
2007 Advisor UNGEI eDiscussion on “Safety and Security in and around schools: an integral component of access to education for girls”.
2007 Qualitative Research Methods
2007 Faculty Representative to the Gender, Culture and Law Technical Working Group; Ministry of Development and Finance
2007 GPPC Gender research nominee 2007
2006 Co-Organiser workshop on Afro-centric Mixed Methods Evaluation: Tools for Transformative Work, Fourth Conference of the African Evaluation Association, Niamey, Niger.
2006 Co-Organiser: Sessions on Ethics and Social Diversity XV1 Congress of Sociology: Social Science Research Methodology, Durban South Africa
2006 Receipt of Awards: University of Botswana Research Team Leader of the Year Award
The xvi World Congress of Sociology award to present a paper
An EU grant to present a paper at the African Evaluation Association
2004 to 2007 Teaching and Learning Committee member. Developed with CAD the teaching and learning position paper and reviewed SECAT.
2000 to 2005 Member of the Task Force on the Government of Botswana/UNICEF Country Programme of Cooperation.
2004 Reviewer: - Educational Research Journal (USA)
Editor:- Mosenodi Journal- Gaborone to date
Key note Speaker: Seminar on Curriculum and Assessment: Gantsi
Lead researcher: Report on the Second National Survey on Literacy
2003 Facilitator: Workshop on Action Research: Manaana Community Junior Secondary School
Resource Person: Expert meeting on Assessment of literacy, Paris, France April
Committee Member: Team working on the National literacy survey; responsible for the design, administration and marking of literacy tests.
2002 Lead researcher Gender Sexuality and HIV/AIDS UNICEF study.
Resource person Women’s Affairs Department and Commonwealth seminar on Mainstreaming gender into HIV/AIDS initiatives Gaborone June 2002.
Lecturer on HIV/AIDS for the Faculty of Education workshop on HIV/AIDS
2001 - 2002 Lead Researcher Gendered School Experiences study. This is a collaborative research with the University of Sussex
2001 Workshop on Research Methods for School Heads.
Resource Person: HIV/AIDS workshop for the Department of Educational Foundations.
Resource Person: HIV/AIDS workshop for the Department of Adult Education.
Prepared draft strategic plan arising from my research on HIV/AIDS for the VC’s Office.
Resource person: Workshop on research methods for lecturers from the Primary Colleges of Education.
2000 Presentation on HIV/AIDS an Education to First Year Students.
Presentation on the impact of HIV/AIDS at the University of Botswana for Industrial Class Workers.
1999 Co-ordinator and facilitator of the Staff Induction Course Botswana College of Agriculture
1998 Women’s Affairs Unit Consultant (Gender and Development Training Course)
UNICEF Consultant (Gender Awareness Training)
1997 – 2000 Southern Africa Gender Regional Training Workshop Tutor
4.3 Community Service
2009: Presenter on Talk Back Botswana TV School Show
2009: Presenter Radio Presentation on Indigenous Knowledge Systems
2008: Botswana Television Show on Evidenced Based HIV interventions for schools
2008 Dissemination of findings on Baseline Rapid Assessment Survey Of HIV AND AIDS Prevetion Knowledge Among 10-18 year Old Adolescents In Botswana to Primary and Secondary School Peer Education Coordinators, November 2008 Gaborone.
2007: Launch ofAdolescent Research Capacity Building Gaborone
2006: Facilitator: Reserch Methods Workshop for Affliated Institutions 24-26 November.
2006: Resource Person:Research Methods Workshop, Molepolole Institute of Health Sciences.
2006: Editor and write last chapter, Girl Boy Movement reserch report: Telling Their Story, UNICEF.
2005: Workshop on research methods, data nalysis and report writing with Girl Boy Movement, UNICEF, Mahalapye.
2006: Launch and dissemination of Findings to community:The Voices and Identities of Botswana School Children Gender HIV/AIDS and Life skills in Education ,UNICEF Nairobi. Kasane.
2005: Resource Person: Beijeng +10 conference 7-9th December, Maun.
2005: Launch:Gender Transformation: A Participant Resource Book on Methods and Approaches for Gender Mainstreaming
2000 – 2002 Chairperson of the Botswana Educational Research Association
2001 Radio Botswana presentation on BERA and Research for teachers.
1998 – 2000 Deputy Chairperson, Botswana Educational Research Association.
1996 - 2000 BERA Research Co-ordinator
1996 Forum for African Women in Education Consultant(Pregnancy Study)
1995 Evaluation Consultant: Peer Group Support for the Prevention of Aids
1995 Study funded by Kellogg
1995 Resource Person on Research Methods at a BERA Workshop Nov. 1995
1995 Resource Person at a Measurement and Evaluation Workshop for the
Mission Health Institutions, Mochudi July 22-23
1995 Resource Person at a Training Workshop on Competency Based Assessment for DVET June 1996
1990 Resource person at the Botswana Polytechnic Supervisors Teaching Practice Orientation and addressed participants on TP Evaluation Research
1990 Volunteer Teacher on Reading at Westwood Primary School Research Advisor to the Broadhurst Primary School Team Working on Determinants of Achievement
1990 BERA Executive Committee Member
1989 - 1991 BERA treasurer
1999/2000 PhD Dissertation advisor for Gayatri Sethi Girls and Work Experiences. Stanford University.
1996 – 1999 Examination External Moderator Botswana Colleges of Education
1997 Committee member: Ministry of Agriculture Gender Planning Committee
1997 Panel member of the Southern Africa Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality
1990 Member of the Botswana National Research Committee for the Botswana International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement
1990 Member of the Work Team on Criterion Referenced Testing