Prof Maria Sewela Mabusela is a director for teaching and learning at the University of Zululand. She is formerly the Deputy Dean teaching and learning and Acting Dean in the Faculty of Education, she is currently overseeing: academic staff development, student development and; curriculum development and teaching with technology. She is also one of the curriculum specialist focusing on design and development. She is passionate about mentoring and supporting emerging researcher and young academics. Her interest is on policy and context in higher education as that influence the decision and role of higher education in society.