Nominated By: Richard Lewis
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Mr.
Family Names(s): Lewis
Mailing Address: Hill Farm House
Newport Road
Milton Keynes
Mk15 0AA
Country: United Kingdom
Office Telephone: +44(0) 20 7580 9049
Office Fax: +44(0) 20 7580 9078
Residence Telephone: +44 (0) 1908 692345
Nationality/Citizenship: UK
Date of Birth: 30-09-1941
Current Position: Consultant
Current Employer: Self employed
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: BSc Mathematics,Imperial College, University of London,1962
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: MSc Accounting and Finance,London School of Economics, University of London,1971
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Setting up of new QA agency
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • Quality Indicators and benchmarks
  • QA of Open learning institutes
  • Institutional assessment
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
  • Student feedback and surveys
  • Online program accreditation
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Analysis of Quality Assurance Structures: Barbados Tertiary Institutions
Institution/City/Country: Ministry of Education, Barbados
Date: 2009
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Development of Guidelines for Institutional Self Assessment and Strategic Planning
Institution/City/Country: Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission (Palestine) and the World Bank
Date: 2007
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
3. Brief Description: Consultancy relating to Standards for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Higher Education Programs Offered by Distance Education
Institution/City/Country: National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (Saudi Arabia)
Date: 2007
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
  • Programme Review / Accreditation
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Richard Lewisâ?? career includes periods as Head of Department of Accountancy and Taxation at the City of London Polytechnic (now London Metropolitan University), Professor of Accountancy ay the University of Wales Aberystwyth, Assistant Director, Middlesex Polytechnic (now Middlesex University), Deputy Chief Executive of the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) and Pro Vice Chancellor (PVC) of the UK Open University. Upon completing his term as PVC of the Open University he served as Interim Chancellor, and later Associate Chancellor, of the United States Open University. He has recently retired from the post of Co Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) at the Open University and is now an associate of the Centre. He has been engaged in a range of projects including the evaluation of a number of higher education initiatives both in the UK and overseas. He has also been heavily involved in the development of quality assurance arrangements in a number of countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

The years he spent at the CNAA saw many changes. One of the most significant of these was the establishment of the first national Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) for which he was managerially responsible. Another extremely important development was the process of â??accreditationâ? of the polytechnics and major colleges whereby they were given the right to approve and review their own degree programmes â?? an approach that was in many respects the forerunner of the current model of external quality assurance.

He has extensive experience of US higher education and in particular of its quality assurance system. In addition to the two years he spent in setting up the US Open University, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle and served as a member of the International Commission of the US Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). He has an honorary doctorate from the State University of New York.

He has been heavily involved in international quality assurance. He contributed to the foundation of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) in 1991 and was its President from 2003 to 2007.

He has acted as a consultant for the following organisations amongst others:

The World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, British Council, Department for Education and Skills, Higher Education Funding Council for England, Higher Education Funding Council Wales, Higher Education Authority (Ireland), Higher Education and Technical Awards Council (Ireland), Open Society (Sorus) Foundation, Institute per la Ricostruzione (Italy), National Institute for Higher Education (Trinidad and Tobago), Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, National Institute for Academic Degrees (Japan), National Commission for Accreditation (United Arab Emirates), Ministry of Higher Education (Saudi Arabia), Ministry for Higher Education (Palestine),Chase Manhattan Bank, the University Council of Jamaica and the Taiwan Academic Evaluation Association.

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