James V Rosa - Adjunct Faculty



As a successful immigrant to the United States, Dr. Rosa has multiple  non-American degrees and additional US degrees that include: an Ed.D.  in Education (Technology and Learning), an MBA, an MS in Computer  Science, and a BS in Computer Science.

With many years of educational and professional experience in roles  from professor to vice president, Dr. Rosa has experience in many  areas: research, product development, marketing, R&D, engineering,  documentation, compliance, quality, instructional design, education,  teaching, training, manufacturing, customer support, and product  support.

Dr. Rosa has experience in many different environments including  private and public education, aerospace, military (e.g., classified  Secret), industry, energy (oil, electrical, nuclear, solar),  automotive (electric vehicles), government, and consumer.

He has been involved with some of the most preeminent technology  institutions in the world (PARC–Palo Alto Research Center, Bell Labs,  etc.) as well as the development of some of the most seminal and  pervasive technologies in use today (e.g., the mouse, networking, the  Internet, solar power, electric vehicles, smart highways, drones,  classified technologies, etc.).

Philanthropy by Dr. Rosa includes personal charity, working for the  aged and physically challenged, as well as volunteer work,  particularly serving for many years as a Computer Subject Matter  Expert recording college and university textbooks for blind and  visually impaired students (Recording For The Blind, Hollywood,  California).

The Trump administration abandons a plan to strip visas from international students taking only virtual courses.

 July 14, 2020

From the New York Times.

For your information while we await official word from SEVP.

The Trump administration has walked back a policy that would have stripped international college students of their U.S. visas if their coursework was entirely online, ending a proposed plan that had thrown the higher education world into turmoil.

The policy, announced on July 6, prompted an immediate lawsuit from Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and on Tuesday, the government and the universities reached a resolution, according to the judge overseeing the case.

The agreement reinstates a policy implemented in March amid the pandemic that gave international students flexibility to take all their classes online and remain legally in the country with student visas.

“Both the policy directive and the frequently asked questions would not be enforced anyplace” under the resolution, Judge Allison Burroughs said, adding that the agreement applied nationwide.

The initial guidance, issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, would have required foreign students to take at least one in-person class or leave the country. Students who returned to their home countries when schools closed in March would not have been allowed back into the United States if their fall classes were solely online.

The higher education world was thrown into disarray, with most colleges already well into planning for the return to campus in the fall. Two days after it was announced, Harvard and M.I.T. filed the first of several lawsuits seeking to stop it.

The attorneys general of at least 18 states, including Massachusetts and California, also sued, charging that the policy was reckless, cruel and senseless. Scores of universities threw their support behind the litigation, along with organizations representing international students.

On Tuesday, more than a dozen technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, also came out in support of the Harvard and M.I.T. lawsuit, arguing the policy would harm their businesses.

“America’s future competitiveness depends on attracting and retaining talented international students,” the companies said in court papers.

John Tucker
Southern States University

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