New Academic Advisory Panel Members Hail from 5 Countries
Coming from 5 different countries, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences' new Academic Advisory Panel recently held its inaugural meeting at the university's main campus in Apeldoorn. The meeting was led by Prof. Ronald Tuninga, Wittenborg's Vice President Academic Affairs.
The panel advises Wittenborg on matters related to academic issues, such as programmes at all levels - undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral programmes and research. The panel consists of 8 distinguished faculty members coming from five countries on three continents. Tuninga said: "Almost all academic advisory panel members are connected to AACSB, international accredited and recognised business schools and good Dutch universities.
"Given the diverse membership of the Academic Advisory Panel, the members will be able to advise WUAS on trends and opportunities in the design of new programmes and research. Good contact with well-recognised business schools and distinguished faculty members will help build the reputation of Wittenborg and help it to prepare for international accreditations such as AACSB and BGA (AMBA)."
On the outcome of the meeting, Tuninga said: "The first AAP meeting was focused on introducing Wittenborg University and its programmes and research to the panel members. Good suggestions on our AACSB eligibility report, the AACSB process and how WUAS can improve the research output were given by all of the panel members."
The next meeting will take place in May or June 2020. "It is the intention to meet twice a year and at each meeting to discuss a specific group of educational programmes, trends in the business education market, and specific accreditation and research issues. All in all, the AAP will help Wittenborg to further improve its academic level in both research and education," Tuninga said.
The panel members are:
- Peter van der Sijde, Professor of Faculty of Science, Business & Innovation and Faculty of Social Science, Organisation, Entrepreneurship and Technology, Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Brigitte Nicolaud, Director Teaching and Learning, Aston Business School, UK.
- Beatrice van der Heijden, Professor of Strategic HRM, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
- Ad Kil, Professor of Research Didactics for Professionals, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Breukelen, the Netherlands.
- Leo Paul Dana, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Montpellier, France and New Zealand.
- Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, Professor of Marketing, Rutgers University, New Jersey, US.
- Marina Dabic, Professor of Entrepreneurship and International Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia.
by James Wittenborg
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