Lecturers from UGA at UNIRI

Professors Leslie S. Gordon, Ph.D., and Timothy R. Cain, Ph.D., lecturers from the Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, held a three-day mini-course entitled “Issues in the Professionalization of the Professoriate: Teaching and Working in Global Universities” at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the UNIRI Campus. The mini-course is organized within the scope of the Erasmus+ K107 program (student and staff mobility between partner and program countries) and is intended for postgraduate doctoral and specialist students at the University of Rijeka.

Esteemed guests and participants were welcomed by Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., UNIRI Rector, and Prof. Sandra Kraljević Pavelić, Ph.D., Head of UNIRI Doctoral School.

Respective professors designed lectures with relevant topics: trends in doctoral education, challenges in publishing scientific and professional papers, cultural and generational views on academic integrity and academic freedom, challenges faced by young scientists and teachers, creating a subject curriculum based on learning outcomes and other topics.

A total of 57 participants, both students and professors applied for the mini-course, from the Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management. All course participants received an official Certificate of Attendance.

Professors Gordon and Cain were accompanied by Mrs. Suzanne R. Graham, who held an informal lecture on foreign students at the University of Georgia and the enrollment process. The lecture took place at the American Corner at the Rijeka City Library branch at Trsat.

After their short stay in Rijeka, the American guests visited the Institute for the Development of Education in Zagreb, where they were welcomed by Mr. Ninoslav Šćukanec Schmidt, IRO Executive Director, and Ms. Lucia Brajković, Ph.D., who earned her Ph.D. in higher education research and policy at the University of Georgia.