Dr Tess Goodliffe

Dr Tess Goodliffe is currently a freelance consultant is based in France and Oman.  She served as Deputy CEO Technical Affairs of the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) from 2013 to 2018.  Her role in the OAAA supported the management and implementation of the work of the institutional and academic program accreditation departments; the foundation program department; and the qualification frameworks department. Tess joined the OAAA in 2007 and was involved in all aspects of the implementation of the two-stage institutional accreditation process including development of manuals; training of the sector and external reviewers; and planning and support for the day to day operations of the OAAA.

Before joining the OAAA, she was the Associate Dean (Professional Development) for Caledonian College of Engineering, Oman.  Her role involved oversight of the development and implementation of the Professional Development Planning module as well as student and staff professional development; the Foundation Program department; and student support services including Library and student activities.

In terms of external quality assurance review activities, Tess has been a reviewer for QAA Scotland and has also served as a reviewer on behalf of the Bahrain Quality Assurance Agency and UQAIB in Dubai.  She has published articles and delivered presentations at a number of local, regional and international conferences on quality assurance and enhancement in higher education (see http://www.oaaa.gov.om/About.aspx#Conference). Until 2014, she was Reflections Editor for the online journal ‘Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Gulf Perspectives’.  In 2006 Tess was awarded the UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education Silver Badge of Honour for her contribution to engineering education.