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The Assessment of Complex Outcomes of Learning
Tim Whiteley

Engineering Professors' Council
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Biography of Tim Whiteley

A chartered electrical engineer, Tim Whiteley attended Manchester University and subsequently Imperial College, London. His engineering experience includes working with MetroVick, NORWEB, Plessey, and Johnson & Phillips, before he settled on a career in education.

Tim has twenty years' experience in United Kingdom (UK) higher education at Middlesex University, interspersed with a two-year secondment to devise and establish the engineering degree accreditation system for the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a four-year spell in Egypt setting up the country’s first technician-training college.

He ventured into the private sector as Principal of the College of Power Technology, York, before joining the UK Department of Education in 1990 as a government adviser on higher education, working predominantly on policy advice and educational change management , notably through the £56-million Enterprise in Higher Education Initiative. This Initiative set out to encourage and develop innovative and high-quality teaching/learning and assessment in UK universities over a five-year period.

Subsequently, Tim served as higher education adviser to the Higher Education and Employment Division of the Department for Education and Employment until 2000 on issues related to graduate employability and transferable skills.

Currently, Tim is a consultant and project officer for the UK Engineering Professors’ Council, driving its Output Standard Project for the last three years.


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