Dr Alison Kuiper

Senior Lecturer
ph: (02) 9114 0577
fax: (02) 9351 4331
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.

She is a member of the Board of the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit and supervises Masters and PhD students in the fields of Communication and Education.

Research Interests

Tertiary education policy and practice

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)

Working your way back to work, Auckland: Heinemann Reed (1989), which I wrote with co-author Judi Pattison, is published in Japan as Kuiper, A.C. & Pattison, J. (1993). 主婦の再就職作戦—ニュージーランドに学ぶ アリソン クーパー、ジュディ パティソン \ Osaka: CIF.

Ministerial appointee on NACEW, New Zealand National Advisory Council for the Employment for eight years

Selected Publications

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. & 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. 

MacMillan, B., Kuiper, A. C. & Mulvey,S.  (2008) Professional Development Programme: Facilitators’ Guide: Code of Practice for International Students. Education New Zealand.

Kuiper, A.C. & Tan C-P.  ( 2007) Communication in a foreign environment: the speaking of English by international students at a New Zealand University. Proceedings of the Association of Business Communication Asian Conference. Professional Communication: Globalizing the Local and Localizing the Global.  Hong Kong March 28–30.

Kuiper, A. C. & Kuiper, K. (2007). Making Bolognese with tertiary education. New Zealand Education Review Vol 12 no 19 p.6 May 25, 2007

Kuiper, A. C. (2007). Teaching Abroad - at home. Business Communication Quarterly 71:49-53

Kuiper, A. C. (2007). English as the Language of International Business Communication. Business Communication Quarterly 70: 59-63

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. (2006). Neo-colonialism or cultural interaction In Jinhua, L., Henshall, K.  & Hong, X.  Renmin Wenxue (Eds) Ethnic Identities and Linguistic Expression, (People’s Literary) Press, Beijing, pp.42-58.

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 HERDSA Conference Vol 27 Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Eds. Brewer A. and Asmer, C. University of Sydney

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, 3-8 July.

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. and Kuiper, K. (2005) Generic Skills and the Disciplinary Landscape HERDSA South Island meeting, Christchurch. 8 September

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.  &  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.  (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, 10-12 December 2003 

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, 10-12 December 2003 

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.


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