Professor Sid Nair

Prof Sid Nair (Vice President)

Professor Sid Nair is currently Executive Director of Executive Director Tertiary Education Commission of Mauritius. Prior to this position Prof Nair was Professor of Higher Education Development at the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) at University of Western Australia. He was Interim Director and Quality Advisor (Evaluations and Research) at the Centre for Higher Education Quality (CHEQ) at Monash University, Australia. In this role as Quality Advisor he headed the evaluation unit at Monash University where he restructured the evaluation framework at the university. The approach to evaluations at Monash has been noted in the first round of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) audits and is part of the good practice database. Dr Nair is a Chemical Engineer by training but his interest in helping students succeed in the applied sciences in higher education led him to further specialise in Science and Technology education. This led him to his many works in improving student life in the higher education system. His research work lies in the areas of quality in the higher education system, classroom and school environments, and the implementation of improvements from stakeholder feedback. Recent book publications include Leadership and Management of Quality in Higher Education and Student Feedback: The Cornerstone to an Effective Quality Assurance System in Higher Education and Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Student Feedback in Engineering. Other upcoming books in 2013 include External Quality Audits: Has it Improved Quality Assurance in Universities and Enhancing Learning and Teaching through Student Feedback in Social Sciences.