Academic Affairs

The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) office at RIT Dubai is responsible for the academic divisions in the Dubai campus.  The VPAA duties include leading and facilitating the implementation and achievement of the academic mission and vision of RIT Dubai. He reports to the president of RIT Dubai and coordinates efforts closely with the Provost’s office and relevant colleges at the main campus in Rochester, New York.
 
Dr. Khalid Khawaja, the Vice President for Academic Affairs at RIT Dubai, believes in the creation of a quality education environment through the recognition of education’s core pillars and values. He identifies with RIT values that recognize the student as the center for all efforts pivoted on strong foundation of scholarship and professionalism, ethics and integrity, diversity, innovation, and collaboration.  He has an academic career that focused on establishing systematic quality assurance standards that are learning outcomes centric leading to sustainable improvement in the quality of university academic programs utilizing the latest technology whenever feasible.