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Knox International Consulting Services

A niche provider of high quality and sustainable consultancy and contract services within the education sector.

 

Hands on educational advice.

What We Do

We come to you to work directly with your and your team to ensure compliance with NZQA or EER requirements. We will provide on-site analysis of your existing course structure and recommend changes in order to maximise successful accreditation or External Evaluation Review (EER) outcomes. KICS’ hallmark over the past 15 years is to work with you until the recommended changes have been implemented and are successful, and as an external consultancy, work ourselves out of a position.

About KICS

Bio-Information
Name –  Bruce H. Knox

Company – Knox International Consulting Services Ltd

Educational Qualifications – Doctor of Letters [D.Litt.] An investigation into the growth of New Zealand’s Theological sector 1988-1999,Fellow of ATEM [ATEMF]

Sector Development/ Quality Assurance/ Governance/ Evaluation Experience

25 years sector development experience

Provider based solutions and self assessment

Developed and implemented development and self review / assessment for BCNZ multi-site

Developed and implemented development & self review processes in three schools as Deputy Principal, Principal and Director

Freelance consultant within Auckland supporting 40 clients in development and self-review implementation

External evaluator for EER on behalf of NZQA

Independent auditor/evaluator for SCUHES Niue, providing an initial quality assessment [2009], detailed requirements and recommendations [provided to SCUHES and Niue Government] and follow up evaluations in 2010

Worked in close liaison with the NZQA Risk Team in several scenarios in Auckland

Sector Development Experience

Secondary science curriculum development [1975 – 1979]

K-12 school development [1979 – 1984]

Science development – Niue [1981 – 1982]

School development [1983 – 1985]

School development  – Lae, Papua New Guinea [1991  – 1992]

Maths development [1993 – 1995]

Private tertiary sector development [1996 – 2004]

Education consultancy [2004 until now]

Curriculum and resource development project support – Indonesia [14 trips, 2007 – 2010]

Relevant Areas of Interest –

Doctoral Education

Sector-wide expertise

PTE’s with recent immigrant owners

International education CoP

PTE degree providers

Capacity development within PTEs

Risk and crisis issues and management within PTEs

Governance capacity

Governance training

Cultural Competencies –

Pasifika providers (Samoan, Fijian, Tongan, Niuean)

Chinese providers

Indian providers

Iranian providers

Recent Assignments
2013 – 2014

Working with several NZ ITP’s, PTE’s and Universities to facilitate international pathways developing an Indonesia partnership strategy

Supporting 12 PTE’s in a monitoring and evaluation, mentor/coach capacity building: Quality Assurance, Specialist Strategic Analysis, and Reporting Role on the future value of NZQA registration and audit. In addition to prepare and implement EER documentation and procedures to ensure a CAT 1 or CAT 2 EER outcome Further to oversee, programme development and accreditation

Working with ITP’s to develop PTE partnerships so as to develop pathway of RPL

Advice on the future value of NZQA registration and audit. Prepare and implement EER documentation and procedures, programme development and accreditation. Category 2 outcome.

To establish a working presence in Indonesia to facilitate the interface between NZ and Indo for ongoing educational pathway opportunities. 11 trips to Indo 50% of time dedicated to the development.

2015 – Current

EER preparation and support – Continuing to work as a core within the business to mentor/coach/prepare large and small PTE’s for the EER experience, continuing to achieve Cat 1 and cat 2 outcomes [8 clients to-date in 2015]

Pearson Education Ltd – supporting PEL to engage with NZ PTE’s and ITP to enable NZ providers to access world class qualifications [4 PTE engaged to-date]

Pearson College – supporting PC in NZQA engagement to allow Pearson qualification to be lodged on the NZ Framework

Guest teaching in specialist subjects on a weekly basis

Programme Accreditation – continues a core activities in supporting, coaching, to ensure positive NZQA submissions

Advice and Guidance – supporting several PTE’s on a weekly basis to grow and develop operational capacity

Publications
1994 – 2001

“Delegation” Management in Education, 1994

“Leadership Approaches in Schools” Management in Education, 1995

“Oversupply: A methodology “, ATEM, Canberra, October 2001.

2002 – 2009

“Quality Management in Tertiary Providers” ATEM, Brisbane 2002.

“Practices in Quality Management” a case example, HERDSA 2002.

“Methodology to evaluate alleged provider” ATEM

“Christianity in New Zealand on a Downer, yet Theological Education is Booming”, Otago University, Dunedin 2002.

“Tertiary Education – A Comparative Study of Quality Management Systems”, ATEM, Adelaide, 2003

“Christianity in New Zealand on a Downer yet Theological Education is Booming” in Editorial Committee (Eds), The Future of Christianity: Historical, Sociological, Political, and Theological Perspectives from New Zealand (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2004).

Professional Development/Student Outcomes, Project Name:  “Impact of Teacher Development Interventions” – Literature Review Researchers:Knox, B., Gillespie, S. & Bevin, B.

2010 – Current

“Theological Provision in New Zealand”, 1989 – 1999.  St Clements University E-Journal “VERITAS” Volume No. 3 June 2010

“Theological Provision in New Zealand, 10 years on, 2009”.  St Clements University E-Journal “VERITAS” Volume No. 3 June 2010

Homeopathy Feasibility Study, South Pacific College of Natural Therapies, Auckland 2011

Nutrition Feasibility Study, South Pacific College of Natural Therapies, Auckland 2011

Herbal Feasibility Study, South Pacific College of Natural Therapies, Auckland 2011

Membership Process and Services Review, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand, Wellington 2011

Qualifications
Qualifications

Doctor of Letters (D.Litt.) (2005)

ATEMF (2005)

PostGradDip (Ed Mang) (Dunedin College of Education, 1996)

Adv DipTchg (Christchurch, 1975)

FirstDeg BSc (Chemistry, Canterbury, 1973)

SecondDeg BA (Education, Canterbury, 1979)

ThirdDeg BA (Theology, Brussels, 1983)

Honours/ Distinctions/ Memberships

Current  ATEMF (ongoing)

2001 Received the HERDSA Research Grant (QMS Issues)

2001 Invited by Minister of Education to serve on The Charters and Profiles Working Party

2002 Current Awarded Peter Karmel International Travel Grant (ATEM) for ongoing research into QMS (April – June 2003,overseas study tour)

2003 Invited by Minister of Education to serve on The Fees Maxima Working Party

2004 Recipient of funding from USA for ongoing work within the Theological Network Consortia

2005 Recipient of a Fellowship awarded by ATEM – Recognition by Peers

2008 AKO research funding grant

2009 Current, accredited evaluator to undertake “External Evaluation Reviews” [EER] within the tertiary sector on behalf of NZQA

2010  TLRI invitation for funding submission (ongoing)

Research
1974 – 1997

1974 Research Paper, “Socialisation in Gifted Children”

1997 Current Theological Education sector, New Zealand, Australia, USA, UK

2001 – 2004

2001 Current QMS Methodology and Practice

2001 HERDSA Research Grant (QMS Issues)

2002 Current Awarded Peter Karmel International Travel Grant (ATEM) for ongoing research into QMS (April – June 2003, overseas study tour)

2002 Current Social Capital Formation, Family Issues

2002 Current Worldwide Trends in Theological Education

2005 – 2010

2005 Fellowship awarded by ATEM – Recognition by Peers

2006 Current Vocational Educational Issues in NZ

2008 Professional Development/Student Outcomes: http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/project-register/727

2010 Project in association with The University of Auckland: Quality Tertiary Teaching: Vocational and Advanced Trade Qualifications

2011 – 2013

2011 Investigation in to the feasibility and viability for the future development of Homeopathy, Nutrition and Herbal higher education qualifications

2012 IPENZ System review

2013 Organisational development and growth strategies in the PTE secto

2013 Indonesia Educational Market Opportunities for NZ

2014 – Current

2014 Indonesian Partnerships

2014 EER Outcomes, preparation of value or not

2014 EER Cultural bias in outcomes

2014 EER What data is important

2014 Indonesia how to close the deal

2014 Secondary maths basic skills

Public Speaking Engagements
2000 – 2001

Proliferation amongst NZ Theological Providers; HERDSA, Toowoomba, July 2000

New Zealand’s Theological Education Sector, ATEM, Melbourne, September 2000

State of Nation; Proliferation or Healthy Growth in NZ Theological Sector, Post Graduate, Dunedin, November 2000

Quality Management Workshop, Wellington, September 2000

Charters and Profiles, CTME Workshops, November 2001

Oversupply: A methodology, ATEM, Canberra, October 2001

2002 – 2003

“Quality Management in Tertiary Providers” ATEM, Brisbane, 2002

“Development Workshop in QMS” ATEM, Brisbane, 2002

Theological Sector in NZ, Current position, CTME, Auckland, 2002      

Theological Sector in NZ, future options, NZATS, Wellington, 2002

“Christianity in New Zealand on a Downer, yet Theological Education is Booming”, OU, Dunedin, 2002

“Theological Education, its future”, CTME Workshops, February 2002

Charter and Profiles “How to do it.” CTME, IDI, Providers Workshops.   

“CTME Rationalisation” CTME, Auckland, 2003    

“International PhD Structure” Switzerland, 2003

“Tertiary Benchmarking” BCNZ, 2003 The Vision for the “Institution of Christian Studies,” April 2003, CTME AGM

“International Trends in Theological Education”, Switzerland, June 2003 “Risk Factor in International appointments”, Philadelphia, May 2003

2004 – 2006

“Better the Devil You Know Than The Devil You Don’t”, (An investigation into differing franchised relationships)

“Tertiary Education – A Comparative Study of Quality Management System Issues Arising for New Zealand”

“International PhD Structure for Theological Education” USA, May 2004

Trends in Theological education, USA, 2004

Profiles and what they mean, Auckland, April 2004

The Nature of Theological Education PhD’s, USA May 2004

The future of the PTE sector in NZ, Auckland 2005

The issues of external reporting for PTE’s in NZ, Auckland 2005

Vocational Education in New Zealand: its history, place, and future. Unpublished

Moving towards Pasifika Pedagogy, next steps? Unpublished

How to achieve with Pasifika students. A paper presented to the ITF Conference, Wellington 2006

The nature of the new Foundational Literacy Quality Standard, Auckland 2006

ASR review and round two, Auckland 2006

e-learning the next steps, Auckland 2006

2007 – 2011

Train the Trainer Workshops, Indonesia

Strategic Planning Workshops, Indonesia

Curriculum Development Workshops, Indonesia

Indonesia Opportunities and Needs, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Vietnam Needs – Hanoi Investigatory trip

Professional development Enhanced Student Outcomes, Auckland 2009

Quality Tertiary Teaching: Vocational and Advanced Trade Qualifications, Auckland 2010

SPCNT: Future needs and demand for Homeopathy, Auckland 2011

NSIA: Future growth opportunities in the Private Tertiary Sector, Auckland 2011

2012 – 2013

ITP sector growth through International students

YNZ/RPNYC sailing development

Indonesian strategy for tertiary education

Indonesian Market opportunities

Indonesia close the deal

[Several] Indonesia partnerships

2014 – Current

EER the bar has moves

EER data, data and more data

EER how to prepare

Get in Touch

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Bruce H. Knox

Director & Principal

+64 21 224 5669

4 Seagrove Road,

West Harbour 0618,

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Bruce H. Knox

Director & Principal

+64 21 224 5669

4 Seagrove Road,

West Harbour 0618,

Auckland, New Zealand

 

Bruce H. Knox

Director & Principal

+64 21 224 5669

4 Seagrove Road,

West Harbour 0618,

Auckland, New Zealand