Cultures of quality assurance

Tuesday 02 June 2015 -
09:00 to 10:15
Session 5.8. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

The British Council and the UK Quality Assurance Agency have developed a four stage research project. The project will evaluate the extent to which different quality assurance systems around the world create a culture of valuing and encouraging high quality teaching and research in their higher education systems. In this session, the first stage research will be presented and experts from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the Americas will give feedback on the findings. Following the expert presentations, delegates will be invited to participate in a question and answer session.

John Bramwell
Director for Education and Society - Americas, British Council, Mexico

Currently based in Mexico City, John is responsible for collaboration and liaison for the UK in HE, Vocational Education, Schools, and in Society work with countries in North, Central and South America. Following over 20 years at senior levels in UK HE, John established and managed a new HE/FE institute in Tripoli, a new Quality Assurance and Statistical Research Centre in Kazakhstan, and a UK/Oman Enterprise Unit in Muscat, before joining the British Council. Session 5.8 Session 6.6

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Dr Warren H. Fox
Chief of Higher Education - Universities and Colleges Agency, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, United Arab Emirates

Dr Warren H. Fox has served in many capacities in higher education at the campus, system, and statewide levels in the US and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority in the Emirate of Dubai, the UAE; he also serves as Chief of Higher Education for KHDA Dubai. Previously he was head of higher education for the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the UAE. Session 3.3 Session 5.8 Session P.1

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Dr Elizabeth Halford
Head of Research and Intelligence - Quality Development Group, Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), UK

Elizabeth Halford is Head of Research and Intelligence at QAA, where her role includes responsibility for the Research Strategy, with its emphasis on applied educational research and sector intelligence for UK HE. Before joining the Agency in April 2012, Elizabeth worked for 20 years in further and HE as an academic practitioner and senior manager, most recently as Head of Validation and Review in a University. Session 5.8

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Paul Kwadwo Addo
Assistant Registrar, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

Paul works as Assistant Registrar currently pursuing a doctoral programme in Educational Leadership in Florida. He is a Fellow of the Ghana Institute of Management; member of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration and a member of the Ghana Association of University Administrators. He has had a dozen publications on educational delivery in Ghana published and has participated in many conferences around the world. Session 5.8

 

Paul Kwadwo Addo

Anthony McClaran
Chief Executive Officer, Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), UK

Anthony joined QAA as Chief Executive in October 2009. He was previously Chief Executive of UCAS. His career has included senior academic administration and management posts at the Universities of Warwick and Hull and numerous governance positions across the school and university sectors, including Chair of the Council of the University of Gloucestershire, Governor of the National Star College, and Chair of Governors of All Saints’ Academy, Cheltenham. Session 5.8

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