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Mrs Roshnee Sunder

Position: Academic Development Practitioner – Faculty of Arts and Design
Email: roshs@dut.ac.za
Tel: 031 373 6514

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD Candidate (PhD in Higher Education)
  • MTech: Radiography
  • BTech: Radiography; NDip: Diagnostic Radiography
  • Certificates in: Web-based Learning & Teaching, Leadership & Management Development, Project Management
 

BIOGRAPHY

Roshnee Sunder has been at DUT since 2001. Located in the Faculty of Arts and Design, her primary role as the ADP, is to serve the faculty by providing leadership in all academic development activities related to the curriculum and academic staff. She is driven by a vision of change/transformation/disruption in higher education and embraces theories that analyse and critique the multiple layers of forces shaping academic practices; with a goal to uncover opportunities for transforming/disrupting these practices. Her research interests include curriculum studies and the innovative use of digital technologies in transforming student learning and student success. Her other interests include an understanding of how academics experience the workplace and navigate through their multiple roles as teachers, researchers, innovators, role models, change agents, etc. Roshnee has presented her work at national and local conferences and has published journal articles. She previously held a lecturing position in Radiography, and served as the Head of Department from 2014 to 2018. She remains involved in postgraduate supervision. She is currently a journal reviewer and a member of the editorial board for The South African Radiographer. She has also served as a programme reviewer for the Council for Higher Education.

She is a recipient of several excellence awards. In 2022, she received the Vice Chancellor’s Institutional Award, together with her colleagues, in recognizing valuable contribution to Envision2030’s strategic intent in the Category – CREATIVE- for Curriculum Conversations. In 2012, she received three awards for teaching excellence – the CHE/HELTASA National Excellence in Teaching & Learning Award, the VC Distinguished Teaching Award and Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. In 2006, she received a Cosmonauts Teaching Award for Excellence in the field of eLearning.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Bwalya, M., Sunder, R., Munsanje, F., & Bwanga, O. 2024. Workplace experiences of diagnostic radiographers, on job satisfaction and staff retention in the public health sector in Lusaka District of Zambia. Medical Journal of Zambia, 50(4), 355–366. https://doi.org/10.55320/mjz.50.4.454
  2. Garraway, J. Vahed, A. Sunder, R. Reddy, P. Maharaj, J. Walters, M. 2019. Time travel through the polytechnic to university nexus: From heartfelt difficulties to new possibilities. Alternation Special Edition, Vol 28, Issue 2019. https://doi.org/10.29086/2519-5476/2019/sp28.4a5
  3. Sunder, R. 2004. Osteoporosis: the shifting scores of BMD, The South African RADIOGRAPHER.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  1. Sunder, R. et al., 2023 – “Student success beyond counting numbers: exploring the learnings from an institutional project”. 2023 DUT LT Imbizo, 13 October 2023
  2. Sunder, R., 2022 – “Building Evidence-Based Cultures…Disrupting Gazes & Practices: A Case of Visual Communication Design (VCD)”. Poster presentation at DUT Data Day, 04 November 2022. [Won the best poster award in 2 categories – Most Informative and Most Creative].
  3. Sunder, R., 2021 – “Using Data to Inform and Transform Practices to Improve Sustainability – Exploring the Performance Data of Cornerstone 101 in FAD”. DUT Data Day 2021, Virtual webinar 12 – 14 October 2021
  4. Sunder, R., 2019 – “Data Driven Practices for Student Success”. Poster presentation at DUT Data Day 2019, DUT.

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