Jianrong

Nominated By: DONG Yunchuan
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): SUN
Mailing Address: TU 611, EDC, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Country: Hong Kong
Office Telephone: (852) 2766-4414
Office Fax: (852) 2334-1569
Residence Telephone: (852) 6778-5685
Email: xiaozario@hotmail.com
Nationality/Citizenship: USA
Date of Birth: 11-06-1956
Current Position: Educational Development Officer
Current Employer: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: Chinese, English
Fluent in Writing: Chinese, English
Fluent in Speaking: Chinese, English
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Ph.D. in higher ed. admin,Ohio University, USA,1992
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MA in applied linguistics,Ohio University, USA,1988
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Certificate in ESP Teacher Training,Lancaster University, UK,1984
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • General QA consultancy
Specialisations:
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • External Review of QAAs
  • QA of Open learning institutes
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
  • Student feedback and surveys
  • Research assessment
  • Online program accreditation
Other (please specify): Faculty evaluation
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Review of the institution's systems portfolio as part of its re-accreditation process
Institution/City/Country: Taylor University, IN, USA
Date: July-Oct. 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Accreditation team member for a check-up visit for the institution's re-accreditation
Institution/City/Country: Metropolitan State University, MN, USA
Date: 25-27 March, 2009
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Charing accreditation team for a focus visit for the institution's re-accreditation
Institution/City/Country: Missouri Baptist University, MO, USA
Date: March 31-April 1, 2008
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: Charing accreditation team for a focus visit for the institution's re-accreditation
Institution/City/Country: Northwestern Business College, IL, USA
Date: March 19-20, 2007
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: With over 25 years of teaching experience as a college professor (a tenured full professor at my last U.S. institution), and three years of administrative work experience as a department Chairperson (School of Humanities) and dean (the College of International Studies at Tongji University in Shanghai, China), along with over 13 years of direct involvement in quality assurance, with (1) U.S. institutional accreditation process (currently serving as a Team Chair, and Consultant-Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and as AQIP Reviewer and Systems Portfolio Appraiser since 2002) and assessment of student learning outcomes, and (2) with quality assurance and evaluation processes endorsed by the Ministry of Education, China (currently serving as an Evaluator, for the Higher Education Evaluation Center (HEEC) and the National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT), I have direct involvement and rich experience with quality assurance in higher education in three domains:rnâ?¢ A trained peer reviewer for institutional accreditation: As a peer reviewer, and Team Chair Core member for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC, USA) since 2002, Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP, USA) peer reviewer, Systems Portfolio Appraiser, an evaluator for the Middle States Commission (MSCHE, USA), and an outside evaluator for the Ministry of Education, China, the Shanghai Higher Education Accreditation Commission for Sino-Foreign Academic Programs, and the Accreditation Commission (MOE, China) of Schools for Children of Foreign Nationals, I have participated in numerous institutional accreditation site visits (7 site visits in the U.S.; 5 site visits in China) and accreditation reports reviews (over 20 Institutional Systems Portfolio reviews and Action Projects).rnâ?¢ An experienced practitioner for institutional quality assurance and program assurance: I served as Direction of Assessment Program in my last U.S. institution, responsible for coordinating the overall institutional quality assurance activities, and the completion of the institutionâ??s self-study report for re-accreditation.rnâ?¢ An experienced trainer for faculty members at both program and course level: I have been offering workshops on a variety of topics, and providing consultation for faculty members in designing program assessment plans and course assessment activities.rnrnEducationrn Graduated (Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, 1992) from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USArn Master of Arts (MA in Applied Linguistics/TESL, 1988) from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA rn Certificate in ESL Teacher Training (1984) from Lancaster University, Lancaster, UKrn Undergraduate (BA in English, 1979) from Xiâ??an International Studies University, Xiâ??an, ChinarnWork Experiencern Educational Development Officer (2008-current), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kongrn Tenured Professor of English (1992-2008) at the University of Rio Grande, Ohio, USArn Director of Assessment (1996-2008) at the University of Rio Grande, Ohio, USArn Dean, College of Foreign Languages (2004-2005), Tongji University, Shanghai, Chinarn Lecturer of English (1979-1983), Xiâ??an International Studies University, Xiâ??an, China rn Guest Professor for several universities in China (Peking University, China Jiliang University, Beijing Institute of Technology Baoji Arts & Sciences University, Xiâ??an International Studies University)

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