Monday, November 11, 2013

#APLU2013 Session Highlights | Monday, Nov. 11

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Monday, November 11, 8:30-10:00am -- Communicating Accountability and Transparency
(pages 36 and 37 of the linked program) Featuring U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Martha Kanter, Christine Keller, Executive Director, Student Achievement Measure (SAM) and Voluntary System of Accountability Program (VSA) and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities; and Lee Melvin, Vice Provost for Enrollment, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Monday, November 11, 8:30-10:00am – Federal Research Agency Strategies Under Contemporary Fiscal Constraints (pages 34 and 35 of the linked program) How can public research universities navigate uncertain times with the federal budget? Richard Marchase, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Ellyn Perrone, Associate Vice President for Research—Federal Relations, University of Texas at Austin will moderate. Panelists include: Pramod Khargonekar, Assistant Director for Engineering, National Science Foundation; Peder Maarbjerg, Assistant Director for External Coordination at ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy; and Sally Rockey, Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health.

Monday, November 11, 10:30-11:45am – When They Come Home (pages 12 and 13 of the linked program) -- As the U.S. commemorates Veterans Day, General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – the highest ranking uniformed officer of the U.S. military, will offer insightful remarks about the growing number of college students who are active military or recently returned veterans. He will discuss how colleges and universities can provide the appropriate support for these brave men and women.

Monday, November 11, 10:30-11:45am – Implications of Evolving Funding Models for Public Research Universities (page 26 of the linked program) – A critical discussion led by Russell Moore, Provost, University of Colorado, Boulder and Joe Glover, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Florida. Panelists include: J. Bernard Machen, President, University of Florida; Michael Gottfredson, President, University of Oregon; Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President for Research, University of Oklahoma; and Hunter Rawlings, III, President, Association of American Universities.

Monday, November 11, 1:45-3:00pm -- Project Degree Completion: Campus-Based Strategies for Ensuring Student Success (see page 13 and 14 of the linked program) This session will discuss campus-based strategies that have been used to strengthen the retention and graduation rates of students on campuses across the country. Larry Abele, Provost Emeritus of Florida State University will moderate. Panelists include: Elliot Hirshman, President, San Diego State University; Douglas Robertson, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Florida International University; Douglas Wartzok, Provost and Executive Vice President Florida International University; Samuel White, Executive Vice President and Provost, Alcorn State University; Leslie Wong, President, San Francisco State University; Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University; Eric W. Kaler, President, University of Minnesota Twin Cities; Timothy Renick, Vice Provost and Chief Enrollment Officer, Georgia State University; Ellese Carmona, Undergraduate Student, San Diego State University; Brian Matilla, Undergraduate Student, Florida International University; Cory Mickels, Undergraduate Student, San Francisco State University; and Jessica Skipper, Undergraduate Student, Georgia State University.

Monday, November 11, 3:45-5:00pm – Partnerships for Sustaining Today’s and Tomorrow’s Energy Workforce (page 59 of the linked program) APLU’s Commission on Innovation Competitiveness and Prosperity will partner with the Business-Higher Education Forum to discuss energy management efforts and strategic national and international partnerships to provide West Virginia employers the workforce they need for shale and other energy resources. Brian K. Fitzgerald, CEO, Business-Higher Education Forum will moderate, Michael John, President, Northeast Natural Energy will speak, and James P. Clements, President, West Virginia University and Henry Kelly, Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy will serve as panelists.

Monday, November 11, 3:45-5:00pm – Strategically Positioning Historically Black Colleges and Universities for the Future: A Conversation with Presidents (page 20 of the linked program) Frederick S. Humphries, President Emeritus, Florida A&M University and Tennessee State University will moderate. Panelists are: M. Christopher Brown II, President, Alcorn State University; Glenda Glover, President, Tennessee State University; Harold Martin, Chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University; Mary E. Sias, President, Kentucky State University; Alton Thompson, Provost, Delaware State University; and George C. Wright, President, Prairie View A&M University.

Monday, November 11, 5:15-6:30pm – Challenges Complying with Title IX and Clery Requirements (pages 26 and 27 of the linked program) A discussion of how public universities implement policies and practices to respond to allegations of sexual assault and various forms of harassment and discrimination and the challenges of doing so. Panelists include: Mark McNamee, Provost, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Paul DeLuca, Provost, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Howard Kallem, Chief Regional Attorney, D.C. Enforcement Office, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights; Nancy Lynch, Associate Director and Senior University Legal Counsel, Office of Administrative Legal Services, University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Gary Pavela, Editor, ASCA Law and Policy Report and Fellow of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

Monday, November 11, 5:15-6:30pm – Making Public-Private R&D Partnerships Generate Real and Lasting Value (page 59 of the linked program) – In collaboration with the Council on Competitiveness, this session will discuss how universities can create lasting value from R&D collaborations. William Bates, Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, Council on Competitiveness will moderate; Deborah Radasch, Director, Strategic Universities, Boeing Research & Technology will speak; and Gary Dirks, Director, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University and James B. Roberto, ORNL Associate Laboratory Director, Science and Technology Partnerships will serve as panelists.