Croatia’s Dubrovnik campus had the honor to host the 2nd Annual
Global Governance Forum in the period from April 8 – April 11, 2017.
22 representatives of RIT campuses from Rochester, Dubai, Kosovo and Croatia took part in a series of meetings and brainstorming sessions with the purpose of exchanging ideas on improving academic programs, RIT global policies, and research funding opportunities, as well as enhancing the exchange of professors and students between campuses. "This gathering was extremely engaging and productive when it comes to exchanging knowledge, ideas and best practices. Conclusions drawn from our discussions will be further evaluated through Academic Senates at all RIT’s campuses and we expect noticeable improvement that will be beneficial to all stakeholders of RIT”, said Dr. Besim Agušaj, IHSM Area Head at Dubrovnik campus.
Global Governance representatives who took part at this Forum were as follows:
Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf, President
Dr. Wael Abdel Samad, Chair of RIT Dubai faculty senate
Dr. Ian Peterkin, Faculty, English
Mr. Donald Hudspeth, Dean and President
Dr. Besim Agušaj, Area Head IHSM
Dr. Vanda Bazdan, Area Head Philosophy, Sociology
Dr. Nikolina Božinović, Area Head Foreign Languages
Dr. Irena Guszak Cerovečki, Area Head IB
Dr. Kristina Marasović, Area Head IT
Dr. Kristijan Tabak, Area Head Mathematics
Dr. Sharon Hart, President
Mr. Daniel Cosentino, VP for Academic Affairs and Director of RIT programs
Ms. Mimoza Polloshka, Head of Faculty Development Center; Faculty, Math
Dr. Mark Baskin, Academic Senate; Faculty, Public Policy and Governance
Dr. Fadil Sahiti, Faculty, Management
Dr. James Myers, Associate Provost of International Education and Global Programs
Dr. Chris Collison, Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Chemistry and Material Science
Dr. Eli Saber, Vice Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, Treasurer, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Department of English
Dr. Jules Chiavaroli, Communications Officer, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Architecture
Dr. Zachary Butler, Chair, Global Education Task Force; Faculty, Computer Science
Ms. Kristen Waterstram-Rich, Interim Associate Dean, College of Health Science and Technology
Dr. Timothy Engstrom, Faculty, Philosophy
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