RIT Global Convergence - Post-COVID International Education
First Annual International Education Conference
Today's interconnected and rapidly evolving world provides new and exciting opportunities for global collaboration - as well as a need to be creative, innovative, and break down barriers in support of connectivity. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is one of the world’s most innovative, agile, diverse and globally-minded universities. RIT is proud of the more than 5,000 international students studying at our campuses in Rochester, China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. We celebrate the growing number of students and faculty engaged in study abroad, international fellowships, and globally connected research. Though the pandemic has certainly disrupted our goals and plans for international education, it has not stopped RIT from engaging with other cultures and continuing our work on solving some of the world's biggest challenges.
The RIT Global Office and RIT Academic Senate invite you to join leaders from around the world for a guided discussion of the emergence of international education from the pandemic and opportunities for an even more relevant, dynamic, and accessible future. Led by globally engaged experts in their field from RIT, RIT-Croatia, RIT-Dubai, Curtin University, Fulbright University Vietnam, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Universidad del Pacifico, the Global Convergence conference provides a forum for international administrators and faculty to engage in meaningful conversation and share best practices for the future of international education.
CONFERENCE PANEL INFORMATION
Panel 1: Perspectives on Global Convergence in the Post-COVID Era Add session to your calendar
This panel will focus on re-emergence of international partnership development in the Post-COVID era with a focus on Australia and Asia.
Friday, April 30th – 8:00pm – 9:30pm* (click for time zone conversion)
James Hall, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Jill Downie, Curtin University, Australia
King Chow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Kinho Chan, Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam
James Myers, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA - Moderator
Panel 2: The Way Forward – Post-COVID International Education Add session to your calendar
This panel will focus on the future of international education post-COVID, new program designs, and partnership connectivity models likely to continue in the future.
Saturday, May 1st 8:30am – 10:00am* (click for time zone conversion)
Don Hudspeth, RIT Croatia, Croatia
James Myers, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Mariella Hernández Salazar, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
Yousef Al Assaf, RIT Dubai, UAE
Rick Lagiewski, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA - Moderator
Panel 3: Innovations for the Future of International Education Add session to your calendar
This panel will provide an overview of adaptations and lessons learned from international engaged faculty who have persevered throughout COVID.
Saturday, May 1st 10:30am – 12:00pm* (click for time zone conversion)
Brian Tomaszewski, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Carla Stebbins, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Jessica Bayliss, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Zhi Tang, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Ian Peterkin, RIT Dubai, UAE - Moderator
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation has been requested.
Registration is free and open to administrators, faculty, and staff engaged or interested in international education initiatives. All are welcome.