A delegation from the Arab American University visited Shenandoah University in Virginia - USA with the aim of enhancing the collaborative efforts of the two universities and strengthening the international partnership. The delegation included the Vice President for Medical Faculties Affairs, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Asia, the Director of E-Learning at the University, Dr. Ahmad Ewais, the Dean of the Faculty of Data Science, Dr. Majdi Owda, the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Lobna Harazi, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Basma Salameh, Dean of Admission and Registration, Dr. Rami Hodrob, and lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Mr. Said Khasib.
In several meetings, the two parties discussed research in the development of curricula, research and administrative activities, learning and training in developing multiple skills in the nursing specialization, as well as touring the university's facilities such as anatomy laboratories, nursing laboratories among others. In addition, the two parties discussed opening new horizons of cooperation in establishing academic programs’ collaboration between the two universities in Virtual reality sciences by the beginning of next year.
This visit is a continuation of the previously signed agreement and the pursuit of participation in multiple disciplines for a number of programs and activities in both universities.
It is noteworthy to mention that the project started over the Fall semester of 2021, led by the Director of the Virtual Reality Design Program, Assistant Professor Mohammad Obaid at Shenandoah University. This project encapsulated the development of a virtual reality platform to help students learn the basic skills that are taught through the laboratories of the Faculty of Nursing.
For his part, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Asia praised the role of Shenandoah University members involved in the ongoing collaborative effort. He also praised the Shenandoah Technology and Healthcare Programs, which played a vital role in an interdisciplinary project that requires communication and collaboration from virtual reality laboratories, computer science, nursing and health professions, and medical programs in the two universities.