New Pro Vice-Chancellor visits KMiPeter Scott, Thursday 12 December 2002 | Annotate
Dr Paul Clark visited KMi today for a morning of demonstrations and discussions with the team. Dr Clark was appointed as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the Open University from October 2002. Dr Clark was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Canadian by birth, he obtained his first degree in Engineering Physics at McGill University, Montreal and his PhD in Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary (and Westfield) College of the University of London. He has been on the academic staff of the University of Birmingham and the UK Open University, where he was Dean of the Science Faculty from 1988 to 1993. From 1993 to 1996 he held the appointment of Director of Quality Assessment for the Higher Education Funding Council for England where he led the programme of assessment of the quality of teaching and learning in 23 subjects across 150 higher education institutions. From September 1996 to March 1999, Dr Clark held the post of Director of Teaching and Learning for the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council, where his responsibilities included the planning and delivery of funding initiatives to improve the processes of teaching and learning in higher education, especially those using communications and information technology. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the ILT in May 1999.