Office of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality

The Strategic Planning and Academic Quality (SPAQ) office was established on 15 March 2014 after a re-organisation to incorporate the key functions of strategic planning and academic quality management into a single office. It aims to tap on the synergies and linkages between strategic planning and evidence-informed academic quality enhancement efforts to aid institute-wide planning, decision-making and quality assurance. Please click here to view SPAQ’s Framework and click here to view SPAQ's function.

Each of the functions under SPAQ is led by a head of department who reports directly to the Dean, Academic and Strategic Development in NIE Director's Office. The Strategic Planning department is headed by Ms Wong Su Ling and the Academic Quality department is headed by Associate Professor David Ng Foo Seong.

Deputy Director and Head, Strategic Planning

Ms Wong Su Ling

Associate Dean, Academic Quality

The Strategic Planning unit assists the NIE leadership in overseeing the formulation, implementation and communication of the Institute’s medium term strategic plan. The current NIE Strategic Vision 2025: "A Future-ready NIE: Transformation, Growth and Sustainability" outlines NIE's key strategic direction and institute-level goals for the next few years. 

The unit is also the Secretariat for the meetings of the NIE Council and its Executive Committee, the Director’s Strategic Review and Development Meeting (DSM), the MOE-NIE Coordination Committee (MNCC) and the MOE-NIE Working Group (MNWG).
The Academic Quality unit takes the lead in helping to promote a culture of continuous self-improvement and the adoption of best practices for NIE academic programmes. Through the gathering of evidence-based feedback from various stakeholders, trend analysis and academic reviews, SPAQ provides deep insight and analysis to aid programmatic and pedagogical enhancements.
  • NIE Annual Leadership Retreat (before the start of each academic year)
  • NIE Director's Address (at the start of each academic year)
  • Conversation with the NIE Senior Leadership (every academic semester)

Strategic Planning

Deputy Director and HeadMs Wong Su Ling
Senior Assistant Head, Strategic Planning and Institutional GovernanceMs Jessie Tee Li Cheng
Manager, Strategic Planning and Institutional GovernanceMs Siti Suhana Bte Roslan
Assistant Head, Strategic Planning and Institutional GovernanceMs Toh Wei Yeng Karen
Assistant Head, Strategic Planning and EngagementMr Jonathan Chew Xuan Yi
Assistant Head, Strategic Planning and EngagementMr Lee Si Loon John
Assistant Head, Strategic Planning and Engagement(To be filled)
Assistant Manager, Strategic Planning and
Institutional Governance
Ms Priyashini D/O Carnis


Academic Quality

Associate DeanAssoc Prof David Ng Foo Seong
Senior Assistant Head, Academic Quality and Manager,
Research Data Management
Ms Nenny Aryanti Bte Noorman
Assistant HeadMr Sean Liu Chen
Research AssociateMr Daryl Ku
Research AssociateMs Jeong Sukchan


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Office of Strategic Planning and Academic Quality

NIE Block 1 Level 3 Room 18 
1 Nanyang Walk 
Singapore 637616 
DID: 6592 8251 
Email: [email protected]