Alison Kuiper is a higher-education consultant and researcher based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is Associate Editor of Higher Education Research & Development
, and a board member of Ako Aotearoa
, New Zealand's national centre for tertiary teaching excellence.
Alison joined The University of Sydney in November 2010 as a senior lecturer in the Institute for Teaching and Learning and then in educational innovation. From 2011 to 2017 she was responsible for the support of those applying for the University’s Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Awards and the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) Awards, including citations and grants, as well as being instrumental in the University’s adoption of the Fellowship Scheme of the Higher Education Academy. She coordinated units of study for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education) and regularly contributed to the Principles & Practice course.
Previously, as manager of Teaching and Learning at Lincoln University, New Zealand, Alison had been 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.
Prior to moving into academic development, Alison was senior lecturer in communication and University Proctor (responsible for academic honesty and disciplinary matters) at Lincoln University, New Zealand. 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 held management, liaison and research roles in tertiary institutions and in community groups at national and local levels including, as ministerial appointee, chair of the New Zealand National Advisory Council for the Employment of Women.
Alison was a member of the Board of the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit and the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
register of experts in the areas of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Academic Quality Assurance and Academic Governance.