Benoit

Nominated By: Stephanie Maurer
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Mr.
Family Names(s): Gaillard
Mailing Address: Rue du Valentin 62
1004 Lausanne
Country: Switzerland
Office Telephone: + 41 79 773 47 61
Email: contact@benoitgaillard.ch
Nationality/Citizenship: Swiss
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 17-08-1985
Current Position: Part-time Secretary General
Current Employer: Luxembourg Accreditation Committee (and others, see résumé)
Please indicate your fluency levels in various languages (Comma Separated)
Fluent in Reading: FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH, ITALIAN
Fluent in Writing: FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH
Fluent in Speaking: FRENCH, GERMAN, ENGLISH, ITALIAN
Academic Qualifications and Training
1. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Arts in Philosophy, German, French, University of Lausanne, 2010
Nominee Application Form: Part B
Areas:
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
Specialisations:
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • 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
  • Student feedback and surveys
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: â??Expert group member, Quality audit of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (University of Lugano, Switzerland)

â??Training workshops
Institution/City/Country: OAQ (Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education)
Date: 2008-2009
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: â??Peer group leader, various institutional and program accreditations procedures

â??Consultancy on guidance documents
Institution/City/Country: KAA (Kosovo Accreditation Agency)
Date: 2008-current
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: â??Expert group member, accreditation of the BA programme in Creative Writing, Bern University of Applied Sciences, 2009

â??Expert group member, accreditation of the MSc in Life Sciences, Universit of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, 2011
Institution/City/Country: ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality assurance Institute, Bayreuth, Germany)
Date: 2009-current
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
4. Brief Description: â??Counseling work for the Ministry of Higher Education on Quality standards

â??Setting up of a body for the external evaluation and accreditation of all public and private higher education institutions un Luxembourg, including establishing processes, defining workflows and writing guidance documents for institutions and experts

â??Conducting several procedures each year and reporting to the Ministry
Institution/City/Country: Luxemburg Accreditation Committee, Luxemburg
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: A highly motivated young expert in the field of Quality Assurance of Higher Education institutions and programs, Benoît Gaillard is involved in consulting and evaluation activities with several quality assurance agencies in Europe.rnrnExperiences in working on an international level and capable of quick understanding of new cultural and institutional contexts, Benoît Gaillard can provide expertise in quality assurance or accreditation procedures, advice on the improvement of quality in a higher education institution, or consultancy on the defining of quality assessment and accreditation processes or the setting up of a new agency.rnrnAs the Secretary general of the newly-founded Luxembourg Accreditation Committee, he set up a whole new body for the accreditation of all public and private higher education in this country. His tasks included counseling the Ministry of Higher Education on quality standards, defining procedures, writing guidance documents for institutions and conducting numerous procedures since 2010.rnrnIn addition, B. Gaillard regularly works as an expert for agencies such as the OAQ (Swiss Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education), ACQUIN (Accreditation, Certification and Quality assurance Institute, Bayreuth, Germany), KAA (Kosovo Accreditation Agency).rnrnHis key capacities include :rnrnâ??Quality assurance consultancy with a focus on quality at the institutional levelrnrnâ??Quality review and assessment processesrnrnâ??Accreditation of institutions and programsrnrnâ??Setting up procedures and bodies for quality assurance and accreditationrnâ??Usage of statistical data and feedback from stakeholders (students, etc.) for quality improvement rnrnReferences :rnrnâ??Rolf Heusser, INQAAHE Board of Directors member, Chairman of the European Consortium for Accreditation : rolf.heusser@nicer.orgrnrnâ??Páll Skúlason, former Rector of the University of Iceland, Chairman of the Luxembourg Accreditation Committee : pallsk@hi.is

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