The Academic Department of Atlantis University is focusing on new initiatives such as providing intellectual activities and improving the current curricula to streamline the effectiveness of student learning and preparing them to meet the demands of today’s competitive marketplace.
The Academic Committee of the School of Business (SOBAC), composed of Dr. Burt-Stewart, Dr. Salas-Amaro and Professor Toussaint, has been working on updating the syllabi for the business program, starting with the Master in Business Administration (MBA). The purpose is to deliver an end-product guaranteed to produce successful industry leaders.
Under the direction of Professor Arnold Maloney, the Career Services department has experienced an increased participation in Student Life activities and job searches. Professor Maloney uses hands on technique to train students how to search for jobs in the U.S. market. As a result, international students are getting internships and jobs from local companies. Career Services work jointly with the Academic Department and SOBAC to provide Atlantis University students with competitive skills.
The Doctoral Program is also in the process of development. In collaboration with the Academic Department, under the supervision of Dr. Tapia, the Academic Committee of the School of Business has been tasked with redefining and researching areas pertinent to the program, and increasing collaboration with other universities.
Another important contribution to Atlantis University’s students by the Academic Department is the creation of Student Success. In Student Success, new and international students are immersed in an intense four-week class where they learn and understand the national culture of the United States of America, its traditions, values, ethical codes, history and more. The class is currently offered to both graduate and undergraduate students and is taught by Professors Toussaint and Maloney.
The Academic Committee has launched another initiative, where students use social media for academic purposes, and the Committee has asked the faculty to encourage student’s participation.
The Academic Committee of the School of Information Technology (SOTAC) is also engaged in an arduous task of revising its syllabi. One of the short-term goals of SOTAC is to prepare Atlantis University students to achieve the certifications that are needed in their field of study.