Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

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Technical Committee 2017

Prof. Beena Giridharan

Professor Beena Giridharan is the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia. In her role, she reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and provides academic, financial, strategic, and administrative leadership to Curtin Sarawak, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Prior to taking on this position, Beena was the Dean for Learning and Teaching …

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Prof. Antonio Moreira Teixeira

António Teixeira is a Professor at Universidade Aberta (UAb), the Portuguese Open University, since 1991, where he heads the Department of Education and Distance Learning, and a researcher at the University of Lisbon. He\’s also a Director at Ibstpi – International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction. He received his training in Philosophy …

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Prof. Norman Duncan

Norman Duncan holds a professorship in Psychology and is the Vice-Principal: Academic at the University of Pretoria. He obtained his qualifications in Psychology from the University of the Western Cape and the Universite Paul Valerie (France). His research and publications are primarily in the fields of racism and community psychology. He has co-edited a range …

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Prof. Julie Furst-Bowe

Julie Furst-Bowe currently serves as the Academic Vice President at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), a multi-campus institution serving more than 16,000 students annually in credit and non-credit programs throughout Wisconsin. CVTC is one of colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System and offers programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Business, …

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Prof. Angina Parekh

Professor Angina Parekh is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of Johannesburg. She qualified as a Clinical Psychologist having received her BA degree (1976, with majors in Psychology and Philosophy), BA Hons in Psychology (1978 – cum laude), MA degree in Clinical Psychology (1980) and D.Phil in Psychology (1988) from the former University of …

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Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge serves as President of Drexel University Online, a division of Drexel University, where her team is responsible for recruiting and serving online students in all 50 states and over 20 countries.  Drexel University is a private top 100 university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly accomplished and widely recognized higher education leader and …

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