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FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS TEAM

Organisational structure

Organisational structure of the Institutional Effectiveness unit within the Office of the Provost

Meet the team

General Issues
Institutional Research & Analytics
Academic Quality Enhancement
Innovative Learning
Institutional Evaluation, Ranking and Accreditation

 

Duncan Priestley | General Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Email: duncan.priestley@nu.edu.kz

Phone: + 7 (7172) 70 90 51

 

Dr Duncan Priestley joined Nazarbayev University in October 2013 as Head of Academic Quality Enhancement in the Office of the Provost. He currently holds responsibility for Institutional Effectiveness, including quality assurance and enhancement, institutional research, and institutional evaluation/accreditation. He has also acted Vice-Dean Teaching and Learning in the School of Engineering.

 

His academic qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Liverpool, a Postgraduate Degree in Education and a PhD in Acoustical Oceanography from the University of Hull. After twenty years’ experience in UK universities and naval academies, he spent three years in Abu Dhabi as Associate Dean of the UAE Naval Academy.

 

He was a founding member of the Centre for Oceanographic Research and Education at the University of Plymouth, and his scientific research focuses on the applications of acoustics in the shallow ocean. Recent studies have examined the impact of atmospheric and oceanographic variability on both sonar and radar propagation in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. His research interests also include teaching, learning and academic quality in the international higher education context.

 

Aizhan Mussina | General Manager of Institutional Effectiveness

Email: amussina@nu.edu.kz

Phone: + 7 (7172) 70 61 36

 

Ms Aizhan Mussina joined Nazarbayev University in 2011. As a founding member of the Office of the Provost, she combined operational management of the unit with the development of internationally benchmarked policies and procedures for academic quality assurance and enhancement.

 

Coordination of institutional effectiveness, including institutional evaluation, ranking and accreditation, and institutional initiatives for enhancing teaching quality are key aspects of her current role.

 

Her academic qualifications include a M.A in Educational Leadership and Management (Distinction) from the University of Nottingham and an Executive MBA from Nazarbayev University. She completed the International Quality Assurance Programme from the UK QAA. She is a Certified Project Management Associate (International Project Management Association).

 

Aigerim Baikenova | Data Reporting Officer

Email: aigerim.baikenova@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: + 7 (7172) 70 90 18

 

Aigerim Baikenova serves as the Data Reporting Officer within the IR&A unit. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Kazakh-British Technical University and Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Nottingham. As Data Reporting Officer, she is responsible for reporting official University statistics internally and externally through data digests, statistics profiles and dashboards. Aigerim is also responsible for extracting data from databases, cleaning and/or making the data available for further processing by other IR analysts.

 

 

 

 


 

Lyudmila Fillipova | Survey Coordinator
Email: lyudmila.fillipova@nu.edu.kz
Phone number: + 7 (7172) 70 60 23

 

Lyudmila Fillipova serves as Survey Coordinator within the Institutional Research and Analytics unit of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of the Provost. Lyudmila is responsible for designing, administering, and analyzing surveys of strategic importance to NU. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of policies and guidelines to regulate the administration of institutional and special surveys at the University. Lyudmila obtained a Bachelor of Education degree from Semey State Pedagogical Institute in 2012 and a Master of Pedagogical Sciences degree from Kazakh American Free University in 2014 (Oskemen). She holds a MSc in Educational Leadership degree from Nazarbayev University (2019). Lyudmila has substantial experience in teaching English and implementation of research studies

 

 

 


 

Assel Zhakibayeva | Senior Manager (Analyst)

Email: assel.zhakibayeva@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: + 7 (7172) 70 89 69

 

Assel Zhakibayeva serves as Senior Manager (Analyst) within the Institutional Research and Analytics unit of Institutional Effectiveness, Office of the Provost. She is responsible for conducting analytical studies to support data-based academic decision making at Nazarbayev University.

Assel obtained a Master’s degree in Ecological Applications from Imperial College London. She worked on the implementation of the TIMSS assessment in Kazakhstan and analysing student achievements. Assel has extensive experience in the development and implementation of biology curricula and course plans, methodological materials and textbooks at the secondary level of education of the Republic of Kazakhstan and in the Centre for Educational Programmes - as a branch of AEO Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools.

Aliya Suleimenova | Academic Quality Enhancement Officer

Email: aliya.suleimenova@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: + 7 (7172) 70 90 50

 

Aliya Suleimenova reviews new and modified academic programme proposals, manages the process of academic programme monitoring, and provides consultancy support to the academic community with regard to academic quality enhancement procedures. She received her Masters’ Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of British Columbia (Canada), and M.A. in History.  She participated in Erasmus+ mobility program at the Doctoral College of the University of Brighton (UK, 2016) on the quality assurance and enhancement of doctoral programs. In 2018 she completed the International Quality Assurance Programme (QAA, UK). Aliya is a Certified Project Manager (Swiss School of Business and Management, Geneva, 2021). In 2022 Aliya took the "Enhancing Programme Leadership" course offered by AdvanceHE (UK). She plays a role of a K4 local expert in the World Bank Project "Model for Initial Teacher Education in Kazakhstan" (led by HAMK University, Finland).

 

Aliya Tuskeyeva| Academic Quality Enhancement Manager

Email: aliya.tuskeyeva@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: + 7 (7172) 70 26 58

 

Aliya Tuskeyeva obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Philology from Pavlodar State University and Master’s degree in Multilingual Education from Nazarbayev University. Her research interests are translanguaging and translanguaging pedagogy. Aliya has an extensive English language teaching experience. In 2016 she gained a Cambridge CELTA qualification (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in the Czech Republic. In 2017 she participated in a project run by the Ministry of Education and Science on trilingual policy promotion as a curriculum designer and senior instructor. Aliya will be mainly involved in supporting student engagement in academic quality enhancement and providing operational support to the Academic Quality Committee.

Elaine Sharplin | Head of Learning and Teaching 

Email: elaine.sharplin@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: +7 (7172) 70-93-71

 

Elaine Sharplin is Head of Learning and Teaching and Professor of Education with responsibilities for collaboratively leading the Innovative Learning Hub. She is involved in the strategic management of the team and the planning and delivery of professional learning, based on 40 years experience of teaching in secondary and higher education, particularly in the field of Teacher Education. Elaine believes in providing diverse approaches to supporting professional learning through a range of modalities, including the creation of communities of practice.

 

Aiman Khamitova | Innovative Learning Officer 

Email: aiman.khamitova@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: +7 (7172) 70-90-57

 

Aiman Khamitova is an Innovative Learning Officer whose major duties include administration of the Innovative Learning Hub. She delivers workshops and webinars to faculty, and provides individual consultations related to course design and/or support with the integration of teaching technologies . Before NU, Aiman Khamitova worked for five years as a diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Currently, Aiman Khamitova is studying remotely at Florida State University as an EdD student on Learning Design and Performance Technology.

 

 

Aigerim Sary | Curriculum Design Manager

Email: aigerim.sary@nu.edu.kz

Phone number: +7 (7172) 70-90-57

 

Curriculum Design Manager supports faculty and students in all modes of teaching and learning process by providing resources in the development of course design, training materials, and learning strategies.

In addition, Aigerim is involved in writing a teacher professional development toolkit for Kazakh-speaking educators in Kazakhstan regions.

 

 

 

Aiza Bissaliyeva | Online Learning Multimedia Manager

Email: aiza.bissaliyeva@nu.edu.kz 

Phone number: +7 (7172) 70-63-77

Online Learning Multimedia Manager who’s main responsibilities include supporting faculty and the wider University staff in the development of multimedia materials that support online, blended and face-to-face academic courses, workshops, seminars, training events. Aiza deals with audio, video and other educational technology resources within the ILH and Studio supporting the University digital outreach initiatives through the production of multimedia outputs.

 

Duncan Priestley | General Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Email: duncan.priestley@nu.edu.kz

Phone: + 7 (7172) 70 90 51

 

Dr Duncan Priestley joined Nazarbayev University in October 2013 as Head of Academic Quality Enhancement in the Office of the Provost. He currently holds responsibility for Institutional Effectiveness, including quality assurance and enhancement, institutional research, and institutional evaluation/accreditation. He has also acted Vice-Dean Teaching and Learning in the School of Engineering.

 

His academic qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Geology from the University of Liverpool, a Postgraduate Degree in Education and a PhD in Acoustical Oceanography from the University of Hull. After twenty years’ experience in UK universities and naval academies, he spent three years in Abu Dhabi as Associate Dean of the UAE Naval Academy.

 

He was a founding member of the Centre for Oceanographic Research and Education at the University of Plymouth, and his scientific research focuses on the applications of acoustics in the shallow ocean. Recent studies have examined the impact of atmospheric and oceanographic variability on both sonar and radar propagation in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. His research interests also include teaching, learning and academic quality in the international higher education context.

 

Aizhan Mussina | General Manager of Institutional Effectiveness

Email: amussina@nu.edu.kz

Phone: + 7 (7172) 70 61 36

 

Ms. Aizhan Mussina joined Nazarbayev University in 2011. As a founding member of the Office of the Provost, she combined operational management of the unit with the development of internationally benchmarked policies and procedures for academic quality assurance and enhancement.

 

Coordination of institutional effectiveness, including institutional evaluation, ranking and accreditation, and institutional initiatives for enhancing teaching quality are key aspects of her current role.

 

Her academic qualifications include a M.A in Educational Leadership and Management (Distinction) from the University of Nottingham and an Executive MBA from Nazarbayev University. She completed the International Quality Assurance Programme from the UK QAA. She is a Certified Project Management Associate (International Project Management Association).

 

 

Elmira Tabyldiyeva | Manager, Learning and Teaching and Accreditation

Email: elmira.tabyldiyeva@nu.edu.kz

Phone: +7 (7172) 70 91 43

 

Ms. Elmira Tabyldiyeva joined Nazarbayev University in 2020. She works on the coordination of accreditation, supports learning and teaching initiatives and communicates information pertinent to the activities of Institutional Effectiveness team.

 

Her academic qualifications include a BSc (Hons) from the Eurasian National University and a MSc in Educational Leadership from Nazarbayev University.