Shared Governance

Academic Senate

RIT Croatia's Academic Senate is a body that facilitates faculty participation in the shared governance system. The role of the Academic Senate is to propose and approve new academic policies and procedures, as well as changes to existing policies and procedures. All full-time faculty and long-term adjuncts are members of the Academic Senate. Besides faculty, 15% of Academic Senate members consists of student representatives. All Academic Senate members take active role in Academic Senate committees. Academic Senate has six permanent committees. 

The Effective Teaching Committee shall continually evaluate classroom pedagogy and mechanisms used in the course evaluation process; survey the current inventory in classrooms and make recommendations, where necessary, as to how the classroom environment can be improved with respect to creativity, technology, and innovation. 

  • Creativity, technology and innovation. 

The Research and Scholarship Committee shall be responsible for policy recommendations concerning the allocation of funds to support faculty professional development and scholarship; shall produce the annual research/scholarship report as required by the national accreditation/reaccreditation processes; and will review all research proposals for compliance with national and RIT ethical standards for research with human participants (IRB committee). 

  • Professional development. 
  • IRB committee. 
  • Annual research/scholarship report. 

The Student Affairs Committee will develop a set of recommendations to the Senate in order to provide more clarity as to expectations for student academic conduct, collegiality, and civility. The Student Affairs Committee will also make recommendations for the work of Student Council and activities to improve student life. 

  • Student Council. 
  • Student life. 
  • Student policies. 

The Faculty Affairs Committee shall be responsible for policy recommendations concerning faculty professional conduct and grievance processes; compensation and workloads; shall review all policies and procedures concerning the extended part-time and adjunct faculty of the College; and shall keep abreast of changes to the national tenure and promotion policies as well as the Act on Science and Higher Education.

  • Grievances, professional conduct.
  • Compensation, workloads.
  • Tenure, adjunct policies.

The Academic Policy Committee shall be the academic policy committee of the Senate. The Committee shall serve as liaison with appropriate administrative bodies and stakeholder groups at RIT Croatia and RIT main campus in order to ensure that key academic policies and procedures are aligned and in effect. 

Academic Policy Committee will review, develop, and propose changes to existing academic policies and procedures at RIT Croatia with respect to the needs of key RIT Croatia stakeholder groups and requirements of accreditation institutions. Working in coordination with key stakeholder groups, it will propose new academic policies and procedures in order to increase the quality of academic activities at RIT Croatia. 

The Curriculum Committee shall study curricular proposals from an RIT Croatia perspective, maintain appropriate inter-college relationships with regards to curriculum, assure that existing undergraduate and graduate curricula are periodically reviewed, and make proposals to the Academic Senate for curriculum approval or discontinuance. 

Quality Assurance Council

The purpose of the Quality Assurance Council is to create institutional mechanisms for systematic definition, implementation, assurance, evaluation, improvement and quality management, in accordance with the highest quality standards in higher education based on the Law on Quality Assurance in Higher Education Area (ESG), as well as the standards of the Middle State Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Alice Almer

Alice Almer, MS
Marketing & Communications Manager  


Irena Guszak new

Irena Guszak, PhD 
President and Dean

Ivona Labaš

Ivona Labaš, MS
Director of Strategic Development, ITS & Facilities  

Milivoj Marković

Milivoj Marković, PhD 
Associate Dean for Academic Programs  

Jakob Patekar

Jakob Patekar, PhD 
Associate Dean for Research and General Education  

Ivana Silić

Ivana Silić, MS
Director of Recruitment & Enrollment  

Marija Šušak Mičetić

Marija Šušak Mišetić, MS 
Academic Affairs and Student Services Manager  

Jelena Tolić

Jelena Tolić 
Director of Finance & Accounting  

Jelena Zvono

Jelena Zvono, MS
Human Resources Department Manager  

Student Government

Student Government is a recognized organization that delivers the voice of the student body to faculty, staff, administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Student Government members include representatives from RIT Croatia's campuses in Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and focus their efforts on solving the issues that are most important for improving the quality of student life, with the ultimate goal of expanding opportunities and improving the experience of studying at RIT Croatia. In addition to the mentioned activities, the Student Government also hosts various events throughout the year to encourage student involvement in all spheres of student life.

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