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Prof Livingstone Makondo

Position: Academic Development Practitioner (Midlands)
Email: LivingstoneM@dut.ac.za
Tel: 031 373 2248

QUALIFICATIONS

  • DLitt et Phil (UNISA)
  • MBA HRM (NWU)
  • MALSP, Grad CE, BA Hons, BA (UZ)
  • PGDip HE (RU)
 

BIOGRAPHY

Associate Professor L. Makondo has been an educator since 1996 and taught at 3 high schools. As a qualified designer, facilitator, assessor and moderator, he has been a graduate teaching assistant, lecturer, senior lecturer, head of department, senior academic development practitioner, senior instructional designer and associate professor at a teacher training college and six universities in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Since joining the Durban University of Technology in 2014, he has been the coordinator for Student Support and Development (SSD). He has been responsible for the conceptualisation and implementation of the now institution-wide first year student experience (FYSE), academic advising (AA), senior year student experience (SYSE) and the School of Education hosted Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDip HE).

Livingstone has been responsible for coordination of the provision of academic development services at the Midlands Centre and across DUT. As a member of Senate and AEM, he serves on different committees and portfolios. His research interests are in higher education studies, student and staff development, onomastics, anthroponomastics, human resource management and applied linguistics.

IN-PRESS PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

NoAuthor(s)YearTitleJournal
1L. Makondo Using learning analytics to enhance student successJournal of sustainable development
2Makondo, L & Matinhure,
J.
 Managing Change through Gender Mainstreaming: Case of Zimbabwe’s Banking SectorJournal of Social S c i e n c e s JSS-1659
3Molokwane, RMS & Makondo, L Engaging Students: Do First Year Students Hold High Unrealistic Expectations of What University Has To Offer?International
Journal of Education
IJES-006-15
4Hlengwa, D. &
Makondo, L
 Learning activities that make the department abuzz: a case of the department of ecotourism at the Durban university technologyJournal of Sociology
and Social Anthropology

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (2007-2021)

NoAuthorYearPresentation titleOrganizer, Venue
1L. Makondo2019Engaging the student voice: Critical perspectives from students5th Annual SANRC FYE conference, 22-24 May 2019
2L. Makondo2015Enhancing student academic success: A critique of initiatives at three South African UniversitiesConference for Teaching and Education, Barcelona, Spain, 23-26 June
3L. Makondo2015‘Without unity of purpose
first year student experience is a failure’: A critique
SANRC, Johannesburg.
18-21 May 2015.
4L. Makondo2015Changing university
teaching facilitation styles
16th International Academic Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12-15 May 2015
5L. Makondo2014Higher education academic
advising: Enabling or constraining factors
The Asian Conference on Society, Education & Technology 28 October- 02 November, Japan
6N. Zulu, MP.
Mohlokoana & L. Makondo
2014Accessing success through the Residence educational programme: Enablers or constraintsHELTASA conference:
University of Free State, 18 – 21 November.
7N. Zuma & L.
Makondo
2014Accessing success through the Writing Centres at the Durban university of technology: Midlands campusHELTASA conference:
University of Free State, 18 – 21 November.
8SGRZ Zulu & L.
Makondo
2014Accessing success
through the tutoring
programme: Case of the
Durban university of
technology
HELTASA conference:
University of Free
State, 18 – 21 November.
9L. Makondo2014Engaging academics in
scholarship of teaching
and learning
HELTASA conference:
University of Free State, 18 – 21 November.
10L. Makondo2014A critique of assessment
practices in universities
3rd Learning, Teaching and Assessment symposium, 8-10 October, Durban university
11L. Makondo2014Composite Shona personal
names: An anthroponomastics perspective
Names Society of Southern Africa, Victoria Falls, 23-25 September, Zimbabwe
12Makondo L.2013Assessment in Higher
Education Institutions:
implications for building
articulation and integration
in the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

2nd National Qualifications Framework Research Conference March

13Makondo L.2013Strategies to develop
staff and students for
dramatically changing
higher education landscape
HELTASA Conference,
27-29 November 2013, UNISA
14Makondo L2013Failed by one’s language:
Lessons from South Africa
Languages and Linguistics:
Atiner gr
15Makondo L.2012The role of the Staff
Academic Section in enhancing throughput rate.
HELTASA conference:
28 – 30 November.
16Makondo L.2012The interface between
educational management
and academic advising
and counseling.
10th Hawaii International
Conference
on Education, Honolulu,
Hawaii, USA.
17Mokoena MA &
Makondo L.
2012‘Promoters are to blame’: A critique of the research promotion process.10th Hawaii International
Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
18Makondo L &
Mokoena MA
2011Educational Leadership,
Management and Organizational Change
18th International Conferenceon Learning,
05- 08 July, University
of Mauritius, Mauritius.
19Makondo L &
Mokoena MA
2011Academic Literacy: Implementation, Challenges and the Way18th International Conference on Learning,
05- 08 July, Mauritius.
20Mokoena MA &
Makondo L.
2011‘What manner of dance?’ A critique of the research promotion process.5th Annual University
Teaching and Learning
Conference, September,
UKZN Westville Campus, Durban
21Makondo L.2011Academic literacy and
learning: Challenges and
innovation: The case of South African and Zimbabwean tertiary institutions.
The Hawaii International
Conference on Education. 9TH Annual Conference, 4-7 January, Honolulu,
Hawaii, USA.
22Makondo L & Mokoena MA2011Academic advising and counseling: Lessons from the Academic Development Centre, North West University, South Africa.The Hawaii International
Conference on Education. 9TH Annual Conference, 4-7 January, Honolulu,
Hawaii, USA.
23Makondo L & Mokoena MA2011Institutional Teaching Excellence Award: Challenges and the way forward: The case of the North-West University,
South Africa.
The Hawaii International
Conference on Education. 9TH Annual Conference, 4-7 January, Honolulu,
Hawaii, USA.
24Makondo L.2011Diasporic forces and the
Shona anthroponomastics
preferences.
ALASA, 18-20 July,
UKZN.
25Makondo L.2011Talking nightclubs! An
onomastic perspective.
ALASA, 18-20 July, UKZN.
26Makondo L.2011Commuter operators’ names: An advertising gimmick.Linguistic Society of America, Annual meeting,
6-9 January, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania,USA.
27Makondo L2010“University students are being failed by the ‘qualified’: cry fromseven African universities”3rd International Conference for theory and
practice in Education Intercultural Communication, Multicultural Education-Bekescsaba, Hungary 27-29 May, Hungary.
28Makondo L.2010Lecturer and student mindset change prerequisite for academic excellenceHELTASA, Limpopo,
22-25 November.
29Cronje A, Makondo
L & Mokoena
MA.
2010The strategic role of the
Academic Development
Centre in enhancing first
years’ academic performance
HELTASA, Limpopo,
22-25 November.
30Pooe M, Makondo
L & Mokoena MA
2010The use of information
technology: Challenges and the way forward: The case of the North West University,
Mafikeng Campus
HELTASA, Limpopo,
22-25 November.
31Mokoena M &
Makondo L.
2010Higher education teaching
and learning reforms: Challenges and the pragmatic way forward
HELTASA, Limpopo,
22-25 November.
32Mokoena M &
Makondo L.
2010The role of Academic Development Centre: Challenges and the pragmatic way forwardThe 4th Annual University
teaching and learning
Conference at the University of Kwazulu-Natal teaching and learning office, 20-22 September.
33Makondo L.2010The most popular and
interesting Shona anthroponyms.
The 16th International
Congress of the Names
Society of Southern Africa held at Club Mykonos on 26-28 October.
34Makondo L.2009Pragmatics and the
Shona naming system
1890-2008.
ALASA Conference at
the Western Cape University,
South Africa,
8-10 July.
35Makokndo L.2008Naming, economic survival,
HIV and AIDS risky: The case of Nyamapanda Boarder post
The First African Languages and Literature
International Conference,
University of Botswana, 06/26-28.
36Makondo L.2007Twenty-eight years of no people-oriented language policy: The case of Zimbabwe.North-West University,
South Africa
37Makondo L.2007Zimbabwean multilingualism:
A myth or a reality
SSA/SAALA/SAALT joint Conference, North-West University and Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa, July.
38Makondo L.2007Zimbabwean anthroponomastics
since 1890
American Name Society,
Anaheim, California, United States of America, January.
39Makondo L.2007Salient features in the design of language for specific purposes modules for University disciplines: The case of the Midlands State UniversityUniversity Stakeholders
seminar at Midlands
State University.

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS (2007-2021)

No.Author(s)YearTitleJournal
1Mheta, G., Mangoya
E, Makondo L
2017Shona Personal names of spiritual significanceNomina, 31(1)1-9
2Ntokozo, Z.,
Mohlakoana, MP &
Makondo, L
2016Accessing Success through the Residence Educational Programme: Enablers or ConstrainsJournal of Social
S c i e n c e s JSS-006-15
3Zuma, N., Popoola,
T. & Makondo, L
2016Assessing success through the Writing Centres at the Durban University of Technology, Midlands CampusesJournal of sustainable
development
4Makondo, L2014Academic advising in universities: Concept paperJournal of Sociology
and Social Anthropology,
5(2) 179-186.
5Makondo, L2014Academic Development and
Support Lessons from Council on Higher Education Audit Reports
Me d i t e r r a n e a n
Journal of Social
Sciences, 5(11) 29-36
6Makondo, L &
Ndebele, C.
2014University lecturers’ views on student-lecturer evaluations.Anthropologist.
17(2) 377-386 
7

Makondo, L. & Makondo, O.

2014The interplay between South African higher education context and academic development.Anthropologist. 17(2) 301-309.
8Makondo, L2014Academics attraction and retention trends at a South African universityJournal of Sociology
and Social Anthropology,
5(2) 169-177.
9Makondo, L &
Makondo, O
2014Lessons on attraction and retention of health staffJournal of Sociology
and Social Anthropology,
5(2) 117-123.
10Makondo L,
Makondo O
2014‘Commercial Sex Work’: An Onomastic Perspective.Journal of Social
Sciences. 38(1)53-61
11Makondo, L2014Dog names: A conflict resolution strategy.Studies of tribes and tribals. 12(2): 201-208
12Makondo L.2013Talking nightclubs! An onomastic perspective.African language
Association of Southern Africa. 33 (1) 45-50
13Makondo L2013The most popular Shona female anthroponymsStudies of Tribes and Tribals 11(2) 113-120
14Makondo L.2013The most popular Shona male Anthroponyms.Studies of Tribes and Tribals11(1) 11-18
15Makondo L; Pfukwa C.2013Zimbabwe: An onomastic bibliography.Nomina Africana. 27(1)81-98
16Makondo L.2012Mindset change prerequisite for academic excellence: The case of four Zimbabwean and South African universities.South Africa
Journal of Higher
Education
26(1)105-119
17Makondo L.2011The anthroponym Nhamo.Language Matters:
Studies in the languages of Africa. 42(1)126- 141.
18Makondo L,
Makondo O.
2011Funeral songs and the Seventh-
Day Adventist Church.
Muziki, Journal
of music research
in Africa.
8(1)70-81.
19Makondo, L20102010: Zimbabwean onomastics
at the crossroads
Onoma: Journal
of the international
council of oniomastics sciences (45)143-161
20Makondo L.2010University students are being failed by the ‘qualified’: cry from seven African universities.Practice and Theory in Systems of Education,
5(3) 263-276
21Makondo L.2010A thematic categorization of Shona anthroponyms.N o m i n a Africana. 24 (2).
22Makondo L.2010An exploration of prerequisite Shona naming factorsAfrican language
Association of Southern Africa. 30(2) 154-169.
23Makondo L.2010Christianity and Zimbabwe through the eyes of Solomon Mutswairo (1956, 1983, 1988)T h e D y k e , 4(1)60-75.
24Makondo L.2008Ethnicity and matriarchal
protest: A case of dialoguing Shona personal names.
Names: A Journal of Onomastics, Special issue:
Names and ethnicity. 56 (1) 10-18.
25Makondo L.2007Death-related Shona anthroponyms.NAWA Journal of Language and communication, 1(2) 99-109.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS (2010-2021)

No.Author(s)YearTitleJournal
1Makondo L.2012Experimenting with diverseteaching and reflexive learning methods.Towards improving teaching learning and research methods in Higher education. The bephatshwa Publishers. 2(1)20-38.
2Makondo L &
Mokoena MA.
2012The necessity of peer assessment: A pillar for quality teaching and learning.Towards improving teaching learning and research methods in Higher education. The bephatshwa
Publishers. 2(1) 39-60.
3Makondo L,
Mokoena M &
Cronje A.
2012First year Academic Literacy enhancement efforts at the North-West University, Mafikeng Campus.Towards improving
teaching learning and research methods in Higher education. The bephatshwa
Publishers.2(1) 61-73.
4Makondo L.2012The distorted past knowledge systems: A paradoxical case of Shona people of Zimbabwe.African Indigenous
Knowledge Systems and Sustainable Development:
Challenges and Prospects,
345-353
5Lesame Z, Sindane S, Magocha M, Makondo L.2011New media use by individuals
and organizations.
New Media in the information society. Van
Schaik Publishers, 73-101.
6Makondo L.2010Demystifying researchFundamentals of Scientific Research and publishing. Platinum press. 60-72

BOOKS (2010-2011)

NoAuthor(s) YearTitleJournal
1L. Makondo2011Dictionary of Shona personal namesAnd Cork publishers
2L. Makondo2010Shona anthroponomastics

Lambert academic
book publishers

EDITORSHIP OF ACADEMIC BOOKS 2010-2012

  • 2012. Co-editor of Towards improving teaching learning and research methods in Higher education for North West University, Mafikeng Campus.
  •  2011. Makondo, L. (editor) Academic staff mentoring, curriculum change and clients perceptions in higher education. Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Science and Agriculture, University of Fort Hare Research Book Series 1 (1). And Cork Publishers: South Africa, ISBN. 978-0-9869966-4-1
  •  2011. Who is in your life? And Cork Publishers: South Africa.
     2010. Co-editor of Fundamentals of Scientific Research and Publishing for North West University, Mafikeng Campus.

 

SUPERVISED DISSERTATIONS (2002-2017)

Research supervision done in the areas of academic literacy, academic writing, communication,
onomastics, anthroponomastics, literature, teacher development

  • 12 graduated Masters students
  •  3 graduated doctoral students
  • 3 on-going Doctoral supervisions

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of South Africa National Resource Centre First Year Experience since 2015
  • Member of Southern African Universities Learning and Teaching(SAULT) Forum of HELTASA & Member of First year student experience special interest group of HELTASA since 20 November 2014
  • Secretary General for Names Society of Southern Africa for 25 September 2014 – January 2017
  • International Advisory Board member for the Association of Educational Sciences, Bekescsaba, Hungary,(http://www.eduscience.hu/iab-2010.html).
  • Higher Education Learning and Teaching Association of Southern Africa (HELTASA) editorial member and member since 2010.
  • South African Association of Language Teachers (SAALT), 2007 to date.
  • Review panel member for 7th Annual SATN panel 2014
  • American Names Society since 2007
  • Linguistic Society of America since 2007
  • African Languages Association of Southern Africa, 2007 to date.
  • Southern African Applied Linguistics Association (SAALA) 2007 to date
  • Linguistics Society of Southern Africa (LSSA) 2007 to date.
  • Member of Hawaii International Conference on Education since 2010
  • Southern African Folklore Society’s (SAFOS) since 2009
  • Zimbabwe Linguistic Society Member, 2005 to date.
  • Shona Language and Culture Association, 2002 to date

 

REFEREES

Prof Newman Wadesango
Full Professor: Academic Development
& Research
Centre for Academic Excellence
University of Limpopo
Cell: 071 879 7829
Telephone: 015 268 3161
newman.wadesango@ul.ac.za
Dean: School of Education
University of Venda
Cell: 083 387 9903
Telephone: 015 962 8412
Tawanda.Runhare@univen.ac.za
Prof Paul Green
Executive Dean: Faculty of Business &
Management Sciences
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Greenp@cput.ac.za
Tel: 021 460 3146
Prof Charles Pfukwa
Executive Dean: Bindura University
Cell: 00263 772 63 589
c4pfukwa@googlemail.com

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