Rispa Achieng

Nominated By: Rispa Achieng' Odongo
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Doctor
Family Names(s): Odongo
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1775 - 502
Country: Kenya
Office Telephone: +254-020-720500
Office Fax: +254-020-2021172
Residence Telephone: +254-722720318
Email: rodongo@cue.or.ke
Nationality/Citizenship: Kenyan
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 20-12-1955
Current Position: Senior Assistant Commission Secretary, Quality Audit
Current Employer: Commission for University Education
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: Postgraduate Certificae in Quality Assurance, University of melbourne, Australia, 2011
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelopr of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1980
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Certificate in External Quality Assurance in Higher Education: Option for Higher Education Managers, IIEP/ UNESCO, Online, 2006
4. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Master of Veterinary Medicine, University of Edinburgh, U.K.1985
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External Review of QAAs
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
Other (please specify): Enternal quality audit of academic programmes
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: 1. Secretary to Panel on institutional quality audit.
2. Secretary to Panel on institutional quality audit
Institution/City/Country: 1. University of Nairobi, Kenya. 2. Strathmore University, Kenya
Date: 2013 and 2014
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Secretary to 9 Panels on eternal quality audit of academic programmes
Institution/City/Country: 1. bachelor of Business Administration, Maseno University, Kenya, 2. Bachelor of Business Administration, Nzumbe University, Tanzania. 3. BSc Animal Science, Egerton University, Kenya. 4. BSc. Agriculture, Makerere University, Uganda. 5. BSc. Environmental Engineering, Ardhi University, Tanzania. Bachelor of Medicine, National University of Rwanda. 7. Bacvhelor of Medicine and bachelor of surgery, Moi University, Kenya. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Kampala International Universi
Date: 2008-2010
Type of Experience:
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: 1. Developed training module on the Concept of quality and quality assurance.
2. Facilitated workshops on quality assurance and self-assessment and external audit of academic programmes in universities in East Africa
Institution/City/Country: Inter-Univers
Date: 2008-2010
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
4. Brief Description: Trained several universities in Kenya on programme self-assessment and
Institution/City/Country: Universities in Kenya
Date: 2008-2014
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: I am a graduate of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi (Kenya), and holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Edinburgh (U.K). I have a Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Assurance from the University of Melbourne, and is currently a candidate of Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership at Walden University, USA.

I have been working at the Commission for University Education since 1993, and Head of Department of programme accreditation between 2004, and 2013, during I coordinated accreditation of academic programme. I was central to the development of several standards and guidelines for quality assurance used by he Commission University Education (Kenya), namely: Curriculum Standards and Guidelines; Guidelines for Preparing Proposals for Establishment of Universities; Guidelines for Institutional Audit of Universities; Standards and Guidelines for Open and Distance Learning; and Standards and Guidelines for E-learning.

I was instrumental in the development of the Handbook Processes, Standards and Guidelines for Quality in Higher Education, Commission for Higher Education (Kenya). The Handbook contributed to the development of the East African Regional Handbook “Roadmap to Quality (volumes 1-4)”. volume 1 has been used to review academic programs in selected universities in East Africa, in which I was also directly involved.

I am currently the Head of Department of Quality Audit responsible for both programme and institutional quality audit. I have presented several papers on quality assurance at national, regional and international workshops and conferences, and attended INQAAHE Annual Conference in Australia.

I have facilitated several training courses by the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) / DAAD quality assurance pilot project aimed at harmonizing quality assurance framework in higher education in East Africa.
I have served as an expert to quality assurance training organized by IUCEA.
I was the coordinator of the Kenyan Chapter of the harmonization of regional quality assurance in East Africa, between 2006 and 2014. I have developed the training module on the Concept of Quality and Quality assurance in Higher Education on behalf of the IUCEA.

I have been secretary to several panels on programme quality audit in the East African region, namely: (1) Bachelor of Business Administration (Maseno University, Kenya); (2) Bachelor of Business Administration – Marketing (Nzumbe University, Tanzania); (3) Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, Egerton University, Kenya); (4) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Makerere University, Uganda); (5) Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (Ardhi University, Tanzania); Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, BMS (National University of Rwanda); Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery (Moi University, Kenya); Bachelor of Medicine and bachelor of Surgery (Kampala International University, Uganda); and Bachelor of Commerce (Strathmore University, Kenya). She was a Secretary to the Panels for institutional quality audit of the University of Nairobi (Kenya); and Strathmore University (Kenya).

I was part of the Steering Committee that developed the UNESO Portal on Recognized Higher Education Institutions in the World, in which Kenya was one of the 18 pilot countries. He other countries included in the project were, China, USA, Canada, U.K., Australia and Nigeria.

I was acknowledged by the International Panel on Climate Change for having contributed to the Body winning a Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the Working Team on Health.

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