Tess

Nominated By: Tariq Alsindi
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Ms.
Family Names(s): Goodliffe
Mailing Address: PO Box 1255 PC 133 Muscat
Country: Oman
Office Telephone: +968 24614310
Office Fax: +968 24614362
Residence Telephone: +968 99525486
Email: tess@oac.gov.om
Nationality/Citizenship: British
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: no date set
Current Position: Quality Audits
Current Employer: Oman Academic Accreditation Authority
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: English, French
Fluent in Writing: English
Fluent in Speaking: English, French
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Doctorate in Social Science,University of Leicester UK,complete 2012
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Masters in Training,University of Leicester UK,2005
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: BA Hons History of Art and English,University of Kent UK,1982
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
Other (please specify): ELT, professional development
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Audit Director
Institution/City/Country: Managed 12 institutional quality audits for Oman Academic Accreditation Authority
Date: 2008-2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Review Panel Member, QAA ELIR
Institution/City/Country: Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
Date: 2010-2011
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: External Assessor for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults courses
Institution/City/Country: University of Cambridge approved centres worldwide
Date: 1996-2010
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Chair, Working Group, English Foundation Standards
Institution/City/Country: Oman Accreditation Council
Date: 2007-2008
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: I joined the Oman Accreditation Council (Oman Academic Accreditation Authority) in August 2007 as Quality Audit Coordinator. My main duties are to manage the national institutional quality audits and provide training on the institutional quality audit process. I have also been involved in writing the Quality Audit Manual and Standard Classification of Education Framework; training external reviewers and in project development. I have co-authored a number of journal articles on the role of quality, and particularly on the impact of quality audits in Oman.rnrnI came to Oman in 2000, initially to run the British Council Teaching Centre in Seeb. In 2003 I joined Caledonian College of Engineering as Head of Educational and Professional Development, responsible for introducing Personal Development Planning modules into the engineering curriculum. In 2006 I became Associate Dean (Professional Development) and a member of the College Executive.rnrnI originally trained in the field of English language teaching (ELT) and worked in Turkey, Italy, South America, Japan, France, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia before coming to Oman. I was able to use my experience in this area in my role as the Chair of the English Language Working Group for the General Foundation Program (GFP) Standards developed by the OAC and approved by the Ministry of Higher Education. I am now working, in conjunction with colleagues, on developing an accreditation process for GFPs.rnrnI have been involved in teacher training and development since 1991, and have run University of Cambridge Certificate (CELTA) and Diploma (DELTA) level teacher training courses in a number of countries. I am also a recognized CELTA and DELTA external assessor and have worked as a management development trainer for the British Council. rnrnI obtained my MSc in Training from the University of Leicester, UK and am currently working on my Doctorate in Social Science. I have published a number of journal articles on personal and professional development and in 2006 was awarded the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education Silver Badge of Honour for distinguished contributions to engineering education. My research interests include quality enhancement, embedding quality cultures and areas relating to employability, indigenization and workplace skills.

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