Abu Dhabi: Rabdan Academy has organised the Promising Practices Forum to enhance the exchange of experiences and knowledge among university students, faculty, professionals, and experts in campus life as well as student affairs sectors.
The forum witnessed a wide participation of national universities and education institutions, including the United Arab Emirates University, New York University Abu Dhabi, Higher Colleges of Technology, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi University, Khalifa University, Polytechnic, Fatima College of Health Sciences, and Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Vocational Education & Training Institute.
The event offered a platform for sharing educational, training, and professional activities among national university students and staff.
Dr. Aisha Al Naqbi, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at New York University Abu Dhabi, commented that “new students bring us new aspirations and expectations that expand every year, and this initiative contributes to bridging the gap to keep abreast of global developments and apply best practices related to the student experience in a way that contributes to the success and excellence of our students. As educators, we need to be always prepared. Although we are dealing with Gen Z, we will soon be making decisions about Gen Alpha’s education. We take a look at how universities can start preparing for being ready and planning now, otherwise, you will fall behind.”
The forum included several panel discussions on a wide range of topics relevant to students and staff in the higher education sector. The panel discussions focused on freshman transition and challenges, delivering a world-class student experience, supporting senior students, and career advising.
Furthermore, the forum brought together experts and practitioners from different universities in the country, creating a collaborative environment where they could exchange ideas and best practices.