Dr Alison Kuiper

Senior Lecturer
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email: alison.kuiper@sydney.edu.au
 

Alison Kuiper joined the Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) in November, 2010.  She was previously Manager of Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University, New Zealand where she was responsible for promoting an effective teaching and learning environment and contributing to  strategic development of teaching and learning across the campus, and for a team which comprised staff professional development, eLearning, student evaluations of lecturers and courses and student learning support.

Her international teaching experience includes university teaching in Canada and Malaysia and designing and delivering a Program for the World Bank at a University in Vietnam.

She has been a member of the Board of the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit and is on the TEQSA Register of Experts in the areas of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Academic Quality Assurance and Academic Governance.

Research Interests

Tertiary education policy and practice

Institutional approaches to learning and teaching

Course design and assessment

Intercultural and cross–cultural communication

Globalisation and international students

Academic and Professional Background

Senior Lecturer in Communication and University Proctor, Lincoln University

Extensive experience in teaching at tertiary level, at university (New Zealand and for Lincoln in Malaysia), community college (in Canada) and in a variety of polytechnic courses.

Management, liaison and research roles in tertiary institutions and in community groups at national and local levels.

Doctoral research in NZ, the UK and the Netherlands into policy and social factors affecting adults upskilling and reskilling: Kuiper, A. C., Education for occupational change: a study in institutional retraining. (2002)

Ministerial appointee  and acting chair on NACEW, New Zealand National Advisory Council for the Employment for eight years.

Selected Publications

Books

Kuiper, A.C. & Pattison, J. (1993) ????????—??????????? ???? ????????? ????? Strategies for the re-employment of housewives: Learning from New Zealand. Osaka: CIF.
NACEW Research Group: Aitken, J., Cox, L., Du Plessis, R., France, M., Hill, R., Hyman, P., Kuiper, A. C., & Wilson, M. (1990). Beyond the barriers: the state, the economy, and women's employment 1984-1990. Wellington: National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women.
Kuiper, A. C. & Pattison, J. (1989) Working your way back to work. A guidebook for New Zealand women returning to the workforce. Auckland: Heinemann Reed.
Meade, A. & Kuiper, A. C. (1981) Women and money. Wellington: Society for Research on Women.

Books edited


O’Reilly, C., Fenwick, P. & Kuiper. A. C. (1979) Immigrant women. Christchurch: Society for Research on Women.
Browne, J., Hargreaves, A., Kuiper, A. C., Livingstone, J., McKenzie, M., Novitz, R., Roberts, B. & Sewell, E. (1978) Changes, chances, choices, a report on the United Women's Convention, 1977. United Women’s Convention. Christchurch.

Book chapters


Kuiper, A. C. (2006). Neo-colonialism or cultural interaction. In Lin, J K., Henshall, K., and H. Xiao (Ed.), Ethnic Identities and Linguistic Expressions: Languages, Literatures and Cultural Interaction in an Age of Globalization. Beijing :People’s Literary Press. pp.42-58.
Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (2003). Language choice for emancipation: out and/or up. In Ahrens, R., Parker, D., Stierstorfer, K. & Tam K-k. (Eds) Anglophone cultures in South-east Asia. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Press pp. 123-130.
Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (1981). Chapters 12-15. In Meade, A., & Kuiper, A. (1981). Women and money. Wellington: Society for Research on Women. (pp.46-67).

Journal articles


Gibbs, S., Steel, G. & Kuiper, A. (2011) Expectations of Competency: The Mismatch between Employers’ and Graduates’ Views of End-User Computing Skills Requirements in the Workplace Journal of Information Technology Education 10: 371- 382
Kuiper, A. C. (2007). Teaching abroad - at home. Business Communication Quarterly Business Communication Quarterly 70: 363-366
Kuiper, A. C. (2007). English as the language of international business communication. Business Communication Quarterly 70: 59-63
Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (2007). Making Bolognese with tertiary education. Education Review. May 25, pp.6.
Kuiper, A. C. (2006). Issues in the protection of academic standards: Assuring quality assurance in assessment European Universities Association Quality Assurance Forum: Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education:
http-//www.eua.be/index.p#CA538 pp1-19
Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (2003). Constructing vocational aspirations linguistically. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Vol.1, No. 2, pp. 223-240.
Kuiper, A. C. (2001). Recognising prior learning. HERDSA News, November pp.2-4.
Kuiper, A. C. (2000). Discourses at cross purposes; the subversive strategies of student discourses in a second language classroom. Australian Journal of Communication. Vol. 27, no 3. 67-78.
Hunt N. & Kuiper, A.C. (1996). Malaysian students face the age of information technology. Australian Journal of Educational Technology. Vol. 12, no 2. 121-129.
Kuiper, A. C. (1995) Piecing together the picture: a study of the learning of English by speakers of other languages. New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning. Vol. 23, no 1. 65-86.
Kuiper, A.C. (1987). In a man's world, Broadsheet. April 1987, no 148, 4-5.

Refereed Conference Proceedings


Kuiper, A. C, Hardy, L. & Solomonides, I. (2014) Converting courses to compressed mode: the educational developer as facilitator of change. Proceedings of the ICED Conference: Educational Development in a Changing World, Stockholm, 16-18 July.http://iced2014.se/proceedings/1294_Kuiper.pdf

Gibbs, S., Steel, G. & Kuiper, A. (2011) Do new business graduates have the computing skills expected by employers? The 2nd International Conference on Society and Information Technologies: ICSIT 2011, Orlando, Florida, USA, 27-30 March http://www.iiis2011.org/icsit/VirtualSession/iiis_comentar_v.asp?C2=HB133XD&C1=1&vc=29&aux=71548S
Kuiper, A.C. & Tan C-P. (2007) Communicating in a foreign environment: the speaking of English by international students at a New Zealand university Proceedings of the Association of Business Communication 7th Asia Paciifc Conference
Naidoo, K., Haigh, N., Parker, L., Stein, S., Sutherland, K., Kuiper, A., Barrett, T., Richardson, S., Suddaby, G., Stefani, L., & Holmes, A. (November, 2007). Teacher-Academic developer partnerships: Sharing strategies for student success. Paper presented at the Tertiary Education Research Conference (TERNZ), Auckland. Abstract published: http://www.herdsa.org.nz/Ternz/2007/abstracts_all1.htm#naidoo
Kuiper, A. C. (2005). Proctors, plagiarism and problems: a case study in developing procedures for dealing with Dishonest Academic Practice. Higher Education in a Changing World, Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Vol 27 Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Eds. Brewer A. and Asmer, C. University of Sydney
Kuiper A.C. & Kuiper, K. (2004). Linguistic frameworks and toolboxes in business communication research, Making a Difference, Proceedings of the Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association, Sydney, Australia.
Kuiper, A. C. (2003). Learners for life: vocationalism and emancipation, in Learning for an Unknown Future Research and Development in Higher Education. Proceedings of the 2003 Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA). Vol. 26 pp. 361-368 Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Eds. Bond, C and Bright, P. University of Otago
Kuiper, A. C. (2002). Educating women; a matter of policy or pressure, in Words Action Change: Women’s Studies Association Conference Papers, 2001, pp. 142-148. Women’s Studies Association.
Kuiper, A.C. & Tan C-P. (2007) Communicating in a foreign environment: the speaking of English by international students at a New Zealand University.
Proceedings of The Association for Business Communication 7th Asia-Pacific Conference, March 27-31.
Kuiper, A. C. (1997). Assertiveness and the culturally dependent nature of communication. Proceedings of the New Zealand Communication Association Conference. Christchurch, December 1997.
Kuiper, A. C. (1993). Stop the world I want to get on. Women’s Studies Association Conference Papers 1993. Women’s Studies Association: Auckland. p.175.
Kuiper, A.C. (1987). Women in apprenticeships. Women’s Studies Association Conference Papers 1986. Women’s Studies Association: Auckland. pp.83-96.
Kuiper, A.C. & Kuiper, K. (1979). Women and money. Research papers '79: Women's Studies. Women's Studies Association. Hamilton. pp.42-45.

Conference papers

Kuiper, A.C. (2013) Searching for outcomes: the effects of state policy on the lives of individuals. Shaping Australian Educational Research AARE Conference, 2013, Adelaide , 1-5 December http://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/8433/Searching-for-outcomes:-the-effects-of-state-policy-on-the-educational-lives-of-individuals
Kuiper, A.C. & Tan C-P. (2012) Life as Sojourners; the voices of students studying overseas. Across the Globe, Higher Education Learning and Teaching, 9th ICED Conference, Bangkok, 23-25 July.
Kuiper, A.C., Boereboom, J. & Paton, H. (2011) Improving the student experience by moving evaluations on-line. Roundtable presented at Higher Education on the Edge, 34th Annual HERDSA International Conference, Gold Coast, 2-7 July.
Boereboom, J., Paton, H. and Kuiper, A. C. (2010) The Lincoln University on-line evaluation trial. Australasian Higher Education Evaluation Forum Conference, Christchurch November 25-26.
Kuiper, A.C (2010) Implementing a Strategic Direction for Teaching and Learning Quality Enhancement Meeting (QEM 15) The future of NZUAAU and audits, Massey University Wellington 23 September.
Boereboom, J., Kuiper, A.C. & Roberts, K. (2010) The efficacy of a concurrent Chemistry tutorial programme in enhancing student outcomes in an introductory tertiary chemistry course. Reshaping Higher Education. Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Melbourne July 6-9.
Kuiper, A.C. (2010) Developing a strategic plan for quality learning in a university. Enhancing Strategies for Global Quality Learning in Higher Education, ICED conference, Barcelona, June 28-30.
Kuiper, A.C (2009) Learning Spaces Quality Enhancement Meeting (QEM 14) Benchmarking for benchlearning, University of Canterbury,14 September 2009
Kuiper, A.C. & Roberts, K. (2008) Performance in assessment: a preliminary evaluation of the role of a bridging programme in enhancing student outcomes. Symposium on Tertiary Assessment and Higher Students Outcomes. Wellington November 17 -19.
Kuiper, A.C & Matear, S. (2008) Developing a Strategic Direction for Teaching and Learning: Recognising and Resolving Tensions Quality Enhancement Meeting (QEM 13) Managing Tensions, Waikato University, 14 September 2008
Kuiper, A.C. & Tan C-P. (2007) Communicating in a foreign environment: the speaking of English by international students at a New Zealand university. Association of Business Communication Asian Conference: Professional Communication: Globalizing the Local and Localizing the Global. Hong Kong March 28 –30.
Kuiper, A.C. ( 2007) International Students’ Adaptation to University Study in New Zealand Quality Enhancement Meeting (QEM 12) Tertiary Education Reforms and QA Arrangements for Universities, Lincoln University, 14 September 2007
Kuiper, A. C. (2006). Issues in the protection of academic standards: Assuring quality assurance in assessment. European Universities Association Quality Assurance Forum: Embedding Quality Culture in Higher Education, Munich November 23-25
Kuiper A. C. (2005). Neo-colonialism or cultural interaction: texts in an age of globalization. Cultural Interaction and Nationalism, International Forum on Languages and Literatures in the Age of Globalization, Capital Normal University, Beijing August 24-26
Kuiper A. C. & Gidlow R. G. A. (2005). Symposium of three papers: Maintaining academic integrity in an age of internationalisation:
Paper 1 Kuiper A. C. (refereed publication; see above)
Paper 2 Gidlow, R.G.A.
Paper 3 Kuiper, A. C. (2005) Accounting matters: a case study in investigating multiple offences in a first year accounting course.
Higher Education in a Changing World, International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Sydney, July 3-8
Kuiper, A. C. (2005). Proctorial interviews: the social psychology of being an accused. Communication at Work Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Christchurch, July 5-8
Kuiper, A. C. (2005). Internationalisation and academic integrity. HERDSA South Island meeting, Christchurch. 8 September.
Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (2005) Generic Skills and the disciplinary landscape HERDSA South Island meeting, Christchurch September 8
Kuiper A.C. & Kuiper, K. (2004) Linguistic frameworks and toolboxes in business communication research, “Making a Difference’, Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Sydney, Australia, July 7-9
Kuiper, A.C. (2003). Teaching business communication in an age of internationalisation. New Light on Communication Joint Conference Association for Business Communication and New Zealand Communication Association, Auckland December 10-12
Kuiper, K. & Kuiper A.C. (2003). Deconstructing business communication New Light on Communication Joint conference Association for Business Communication and/ New Zealand Communication Association, Auckland December 10-12
Kuiper, A. C., & Cameron, C. (2003). Learning needs of international students. Learning for an Unknown Future Research and Development in Higher Education. Annual International Conference of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Christchurch July 6-9
Kuiper, K. & Kuiper, A. C. (2001). Constructing vocational aspirations linguistically. Anglophone cultures in Southeast Asia. Hong Kong October 8-11
Kuiper, A. C. (2001) Educating Women; a matter of policy or pressure. Women’s Studies Conference. Christchurch: June 1-.3
Hunt, N. & Kuiper, A. C. (1997). A western perspective on Malaysian students facing the age of information technology. International Conference on Computers in Education. Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. December .
Kuiper, A. C. (1997). Taxonomies of situational constraint parameters and descriptions of business communication situations. Association for Business Communication Conference Hamilton. 16-18 December.
Kuiper, A. C. (1997) Discourses at cross purposes: the subversive strategies of student discourse in an ESOL classroom. Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association. Melbourne, Australia: July
Kuiper, A. C. (1996) Sociocultural determinants of attitudes to retraining. New Zealand Sociological Association Conference. Wellington, November.

Research monographs and educational resources


Churcher, C., Gossman, P., & Kuiper, A. (2011) Using visual enhancement to improve student performance in a first-year computing class: Institutional Report on the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiative at Lincoln University. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project. http://www.tlri.org.nz/tlri-research/research-completed/post-school-sector/unlocking-student-learning-impact-teaching-and-0
Naidoo, K., Haigh, N., Holmes, A., Kuiper, A., Leach, L., O’Steen, B., Parker, L., Stefani, L., Stein, S., Suddaby, G., Sutherland, K., & Zepke, N. (2011) Unlocking student learning: The impact of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Initiatives on first-year university students. Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project. http://www.tlri.org.nz/tlri-research/research-completed/post-school-sector/unlocking-student-learning-impact-teaching-and-0
MacMillan, B., Kuiper, A.. & Mulvey, S. (2008) Professional Development Programme: Facilitators’ Guide: Code of Practice for International Students. Education New Zealand.
Kuiper, A. C. (1994). Recognising prior learning. Christchurch: Christchurch Polytechnic.
Candy, W., Kuiper. A. C. et al. (SROW study group on Women in Unusual Jobs). (1990 & 1993) Personal Viewpoints pamphlets published by the Vocational Training Council 1990 and subsequently by the New Zealand Department of Labour, 1993.
Kuiper, A. C. (1989) Contributions to Countersexism Kit. Wellington: New Zealand Department of Education.
Kuiper, A. C. (1986). If you think you can do it, then go for it: Women in apprenticeships. Christchurch: Christchurch Polytechnic.
Irving, P., Kuiper, A. C. et al. (1985) Women in the technical institute system. Wellington: New Zealand Department of Education.

Invited presentations


Kuiper, A.C. (2006) Communicating together; cross-cultural communication. New Zealand Embassy Berlin. 28 November.
Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (2003). Multilingualism and the vocational aspirations of Malaysian students. The Babylon Centre for Studies of Multilingualism in the Multicultural Society, Tilburg University, The Netherlands. 24 April.
Kuiper, A. C. & Andeweg, R., (2003). English as an academic Lingua Franca: problems of language, content and conventions. NIAS, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, Wassenaar. 10 January.
Kuiper, A. C. (2002) Providing for adult learners; a comparative perspective. Onderwijskunde, Sociale Wetenschappen, Utrecht Universiteit, The Netherlands. 16 October.
Kuiper, A. C. (2002). Education for occupational change. Education Policy, Innovation and Change Research Group, University of Bath, U.K. 23 November.
Kuiper, A.C. (1997). Upskilling and reskilling in New Zealand and the Netherlands. Department of Management Communication. Massey University. 14 April.
Kuiper, A. C. (1996) Upskilling and reskilling in New Zealand and their implications.
Education Forum, Christchurch Polytechnic. 8 November.

Consultancy


Kuiper, A.C. (1998-2007) Annual presentations of three or more sessions (Communicating in groups; conducting a meeting; research skills; writing a research report) for the Kellogg Rural Leadership course, Lincoln University, January - various dates.
Kuiper, A.C. (2006) Effective meetings, South Island Agricultural Field Days Committee Training,July 29.

Book reviews


Kuiper, A. C. (2012) Review of Learning in the global classroom: a guide for students in the multicultural university, Carol Dalglish, Peter Evans and Lynda Lawson. Higher Education Research & Development 31 (2) 2012, pp. 267-269.
Kuiper, A. C. (2008). Review of Intercultural Communication: A contextual approach (3rd ed.) James W. Neuliep. Thousand Island, C.A. 2006. Business Communication Quarterly 71 pp.516-518.
Kuiper, A. C. (2006). Review of International Students in New Zealand: the making of policy since 1950. Nicholas Tarling. New Zealand Asia Institute and The University of Auckland, Auckland 2004. New Zealand Journal of History. 40 (1) 2006, pp.130-131.
Kuiper, A. C. (2004) Review of Linguistic Engineering: Language and politics in Mao’s China. Ji Fengyuan. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu 2004. Australian Journal of Communication 31 (2) 2004, pp.187-189.