Nominated By: Alan Lindsay
Nominee Application Form: Part A
Title: Ms.
Family Names(s): Stafford
Mailing Address: 18 Mimosa St
Glen Waverley, Vic 3150
Country: Australia
Office Telephone: +61407092830
Nationality/Citizenship: Australian and United States
Gender: Female
Date of Birth: 03-05-1952
Current Position: Higher Education Consultant
Current Employer: Clear Edge Consulting Pty Ltd
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: Doctor of Education (Higher Education) candidate, University of Liverpool, in progress
2. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Graduate Diploma of Management, AGSM, University of NSW, 2004
3. Degree, Institution, Year Completed: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Washington, 1985
Nominee Application Form: Part B
  • Institutional quality assurance reviews / audits
  • Program reviews / accreditations
  • General QA consultancy
  • Training of experts/external reviewers
  • Internal QA of institutions
  • Self study guidance to institutions
  • External review of institutions
  • QA of Open learning institutes
  • Institutional quality audits
  • Institutional accreditation
  • QA of cross border offerings
Examples of Experience: National & International Consultations / Audit / Review
1. Brief Description: Member, Audit Panel for assessment of the offering of a suite of degree programs accredited in NSW at 14 overseas locations in Asia
Institution/City/Country: Raffles College - Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong/China, Ulanbataar/Mongolia, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi/Vietnam, KL/Malaysia, Singapore, Bangkok/Thailand, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi/India, and Auckland/New Zealand
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
2. Brief Description: Audit Officer, Concurrent AUQA/VRQA Higher Education Audit
Institution/City/Country: Melbourne Institute of Technology: Australian Institute of Public Safety
Date: 2010
Type of Experience:
  • Institutional Audit / Assessment
3. Brief Description: Panel Member, Mock/trial audit for program review of Arabic Language and Literature by National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment
Institution/City/Country: King Saud University, Riyadh/Saudi Arabia
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
4. Brief Description: Preparation of portfolio and Mock Audit for AUQA Audit
Institution/City/Country: International College of Management/ Sydney/Australia
Date: 2011
Type of Experience:
  • Consultancy
Nominee Application Form: Part C
Please write a professional profile of 500 words.
Professional Summary Description: Sally Stafford has almost 30 years experience in higher education in Australia, England and the USA. She is currently a consultant in higher education policy and management, strategic and quality review, accreditation, and change management.

Prior to that, she held a senior management position at Monash University as Director of University Academic Projects and Services. Earlier roles include Director, Academic Projects; Executive Officer to a Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic); committee services officer in the University Secretariat; and administrative appointments in various faculties.

Sally has had extensive experience in developing and reviewing transnational education programs, and in QA and accreditation activities in many Asian countries and elsewhere that involve cross-cultural contexts, including transnational partnerships.

She has presented on the Regulation of Offshore Higher Education Providers for an AUQA Workshop and given conference papers on management strategies for the global university and matching qualification structures with student and employer needs.

Recent projects include:
â?¢ King Saud University, Riyadh (Mock/trial audit for program review of Arabic Language and Literature by National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment; Review of Self Study Reports for NCAAA program reviews, College of Business Administration)
â?¢ Newcastle University (Advice on implementation of new timetabling system)
â?¢ International College of Management, Sydney (Preparation of portfolio and Mock Audit for AUQA Audit)
â?¢ Campion College Sydney (Mock/trial audit for AUQA Audit)
â?¢ Imam University, Riyadh (Project Officer, Embedding a Quality Improvement Culture)
â?¢ University of Tasmania (Strategic review of Australian Maritime College; Mentoring program)
â?¢ Victoria University (Management review of organisational restructure of the university, Strategic course renewal program, Organisational and management review of School of Education, Management of work-integrated learning (WIL), Evaluation of ALTC Project on WIL
â?¢ Open Universities Australia (Academic Services - development of policies, position papers, reports, project proposals; Review of retention policies and strategies using analysis of recent trends, Strategic review of new course opportunities)
â?¢ Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) (Policy - Development of guidelines for Panel Chairs and Panelists, Case Officer â?? Initial Registration and Course Accreditation for a number of panels, Panel Officer for Concurrent AUQA/VRQA Audit for MIT)
â?¢ Higher Education Office, Department of Education and Training, NSW (Audit of the offering of a suite of degree programs accredited in NSW at 14 overseas locations in Asia (China, Mongolia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India) and in New Zealand)
â?¢ Swinburne University (Strategic advice for a self-review of an affiliated Institute)
â?¢ Monash University (Use of search firms in senior staff appointment processes)

Responsibilities as Director of University Academic Projects and Services at Monash University included:
â?¢ Managing transnational quality assurance and improvement processes
â?¢ Managing a range of University-level academic projects including the Strategic Innovations Fund, the Global On-line Development Project, responding to increased plagiarism, and support and coordination assistance for the development and monitoring of the Learning and Teaching Plan.
â?¢ Facilitating university-faculty interactions within an integrated and devolved academic program planning process.
â?¢ Reviewing academic â??businessâ? processes and identifying areas for streamlining and improvement.
â?¢ Researching national and State policy issues and impact on Monash.
â?¢ Researching issues and framing policy recommendations.
â?¢ Providing high-level policy and strategic advice.
â?¢ Managing the course development and course administration systems.

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