Dolina

Nominated By: Tariq Alsindi
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Professor
Family Names(s): Dowling
Mailing Address: PO Box 30347
Manama
Country: Bahrain
Office Telephone: +973562305
Office Fax: +973 17562306
Residence Telephone: +97336143628
Email: dolina.dowling@qaa.edu.bh
Nationality/Citizenship: UK
Date of Birth: 13-06-1951
Current Position: Executive Director
Current Employer: Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English
Fluent in Writing: English
Fluent in Speaking: English
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MA,Rhodes University,1988
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: PhD,Glasgow University,1997
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Diplomas Education Primary and Special Needs ,Jordanhill College of Higher Education,1972, 1984
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: BA,Open University,1983
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • External Review of QAAs
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Panel member and report writer for institutional audit
Institution/City/Country: University of Limpopo, Polokwane South Africa,September 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Panel member and chairperson for insitutional audit
Institution/City/Country: Al Musanna College of Technology, Al Musanna Oman
Date: May 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Executive Director: moderation program reviews: Business
Institution/City/Country: 10 higher education institutions Bahrain
Date: January - November 2009
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Panel member and report writer for institutional audit
Institution/City/Country: Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek Namibia
Date: 2007
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Professor Dolina Dowlingâ??s career has spanned three decades in the field of education, from primary school to university level. She holds two diplomas in Education, a Bachelors degree, a Masters degree and a doctorate in Philosophy. rnrnProfessor Dolina was a lecturer in Philosophy for many years before moving into academic administration and management of both public and private higher education institutions. The posts she has held include: Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies, Deputy Vice Chancellor, and Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of Bond South Africa, the campus of Bond University, Australia. She has held executive positions in various other organizations.rnrnProfessor Dolina has published widely, both in refereed journals and chapters in books. She has delivered numerous papers at conferences. Her fields of publication include: quality assurance, higher education, ethics, and social philosophy. She has extensive editorial experience of books and academic journals. She is currently editor of The Journal of Independent Teaching and Learning. rnrnMost importantly Professor Dolina has extensive consultancy experience for higher education institutions. She has assisted clients in the development of Manuals, policies and procedures, strategic planning and in the preparation of quality assurance materials. She has considerable experience of external quality assurance activities from three perspectives: that of a quality assurance agency; as a panel member and report writer on different types of higher education institutions; and as a consultant to higher education institutions and quality assurance agencies. rnrnShe is currently the Executive Director of the Higher Education Review Unit of the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Unit carries out institutional and program reviews as well as capacity building activities across the higher education sector in Bahrain. In her capacity as Executive Director, Professor Dolina has been responsible for finalizing the development of the Institutional Review Handbook; processes and procedures for institutional reviews; and for overseeing the implementation process. rnrnProfessor Dolina serves on audit/review panels in several countries. She is on the audit register in countries ranging from Scotland, Australia, South Africa and a number of Middle East countries.

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