Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development
Thursday, 24 October 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ACUI IASAS ACPA Webinar Series

Join ACUI, IASAS, and ACPA's Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development for a series of international Webinars featuring well known experts and speakers from around the world. Each Webinar will address a topic critical to student affairs and services, including diversity of structures of student affairs in different regions and countries around the world, different roles and functions of students within student affairs and universities, focussed discussions on mental health, free speech, SDG and sustainability, race and equality, gender and other relevant issues such as counseling, residences and community building and many more.

The series starts in October 2019 and continues through June 2020 with approximately one Webinar each month. 

Webinar #1:

University Services Around the World

Thursday, Oct. 24 at 11 AM EDT

Learn from a panel of professionals from around the world about the structure and current issues in Student Services in their country.

Around the Globe Webinar Flyer

Register here. (Please note that this event is FREE. You will, however, need to set up a profile through ACUI to register.)

This Webinar will be recorded. The recording of the Webinar will be posted on our Website under Archived Webinars:

More Information about our Speakers:

Prof. Teboho Moja 
Professor of Higher Education
Extraordinary Professor
University of the Western Cape - South Africa
Visiting Research Fellow
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Teboho Moja

Dr. Teboho Moja is a Professor of Higher Education at New York University, an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape - South Africa, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is the recipient of the Martin Luther King, jr. Faculty Award (2019) and the National Research Foundation- Lifetime Achiever Award (2019).

She has published extensively on higher education, presented numerous keynote addresses at international conferences on higher education issues, and her research has focused on higher education policy. In 1991/92 she became involved in the National Education Policy Investigation (NEPI), a project initiated by the Mass Democratic Movement in South Africa. The project goal was to investigate policy options for the new government in all areas of education.  In 1992 under the leadership of Dr. Moja as national president, UDUSA produced a higher education policy document for the transformation of higher education. 

In 1993 Dr. Moja was appointed to the Centre for Educational Policy Development (CEPD) as a policy analyst for higher education. The Centre produced policy documents and also proposed implementation strategies for hand-over to the new Minister of Education after South Africa’s first democratic elections. Following the elections Dr. Moja served as a Special Advisor to two Ministers of Education and was appointed Executive Director and Commissioner of the National Commission on Higher Education. She has served on numerous committees and boards of international bodies such as UNESCO and Councils of Universities in South Africa. She has served as Chair on the Boards and continues as a member for the Center for Higher Education Trust and University World News – Africa edition. 

Ms Mirela Mazalu
Secretary General
European Universities and Colleges Association, Brussles

Mirela Mazalu

Mirela Mazalu is the Secretary General of the European University College Association (EucA) in Brussles, a network of University and College Halls of Residences in 12 European countries. Her main responsibilities are focused on 1. research in European project consortia on soft skills learning and assessment in residential settings, quality mobility, youth employability; 2. designing international co-curricular activities for students, and 3. designing professional development events for student affairs professionals in Europe.

Mirela is member of the board of the International Association of Student Affairs and Services (IASAS).

Prof. Adnan Farah
University of Bahrain, Bahrain

Adnan Farah

Bio coming soon!

Ms. Andrea Strachan 
Director, Student Services
Queensland Univ, Australia

Andrea Strachan

Andrea Strachan is currently the Director, Student Services at The University of Queensland.  Having spent 14 years developing and delivering services to enhance the student experience in one form or another, Andrea’s professional working career has included leadership roles within UK Students’ Union’s; including as Chief Executive of the Students’ Union at University of the Arts London, LSE and the University of Manchester. 

Andrea’s role at UQ includes overseeing the strategic development and delivery of a range of support services including student advice, learning skills, counselling, student engagement and diversity & inclusion. 

More recently, the scope of the directorate has broadened from the traditional focus on first year engagement to assisting in the key strategic challenges at UQ; building a sense of belonging, community and opportunities to enhance the experience and maximise the retention and success of students.  New initiatives such as the establishment of peer to peer support and mentoring, Sexual Misconduct Support Unit and Mental Health Strategy keep the focus on enhancing the student experience through empowering students, enabling them to achieve in their academic and personal endeavour.

Andrea is keen to continue to learn and develop new skills and has served on charitable and commercial boards for 19 years in the UK.

Dr. Matome Mashiapata
University of South Africa

Matome Mashiapata

Bio coming soon!


Dr. Birgit Schreiber

Birgit Schreiber

Webinar #2:

Sustainability Around the World

Date/Time TBD (November 2019)

Webinar #3:

Mental Health Around the World

Date/Time TBD (December 2019)