2012 - 2013 Events

October 25, 2013

Private Dollars for Public Purposes: Are Foundations Setting the Agenda for Higher Education Reform?

Ellen Condliffe Lagemann

Patrick M. Callan, President, Higher Education Policy Institute
Kevin Carey, Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation
Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, Levy Institute Research Professor, Bard College

Over the past five years, the higher education “reform agenda” has largely coalesced around a few goals: graduating more students, more quickly, and at a lower cost. Philanthropic foundations such as Gates and Lumina have led this strategy, and the federal government and some states have followed their lead in proposing new measures addressing curriculum and student progress.


September 26, 2013

Myths and Realities: The True Story of Israeli Education

Yuli Tamir

Yuli Tamir, President, Shenkar College

This talk described the challenges facing the Israeli education system. Prof. Tamir argued that the main difficulties the Israeli education system is facing are grounded in the social-economic crisis that Israeli society is facing and not, as many claim, in the low level of either teachers or the education system as a whole.


April 3, 2013

Indian Higher Education: Reform in Context of Political and Economic Changes

Rahul Choudaha

Rahul Choudaha, World Education Services

The session discussed the context of reforms and key developments in Indian higher education from the perspective of balancing the needs of access and quality in response to sociopolitical and economic changes.


March 5, 2013

The Community College JIGSAW: Putting the Pieces Together
Case Study of Award-winning Kingsborough Community College

John S. Levin and Regina S. Peruggi

Regina S. Peruggi, President, Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York
John S. Levin, Director, California Community College Collaborative, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Riverside

Regina S. Peruggi, President of Kingsborough Community College, will discuss the academic strategies KCC has adopted to support student achievement and her insights regarding leadership and institutional culture-building necessary to create a climate of change and challenge.


2012 Events

November 29, 2012

Cloud Over the Campus: MOOCS, On-line Degrees, and other 21st Century Great Expectations

Catharine Stimpson

Catharine Stimpson, University Professor & Dean Emerita, New York University
Ann Kirschner, University Dean, Macaulay Honors College, The City University of New York
Christopher Hoadley, Associate Professor, New York University  

In Spring 2012, two leading educators threw aside their usual routines and became students again. Ann Kirschner, the Dean of Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York and the founding president of Fathom, signed up for a University of Pennsylvania course offered through Coursera. Catharine R. Stimpson, Dean Emerita of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University and University Professor, became a "Phoenix" and took an on-line class at the University of Phoenix. They will describe what they learned, and their surprises -- pleasant and unpleasant. Their very personal accounts will become a platform for new perspectives about being a part of the 21st century classroom.


October 25-26, 2012

Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century

Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century

A Symposium on Kerr's Life, Work and Legacy 

A symposium to mark the publication of Sheldon Rothblatt's new edited volume, Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century.   Click here to view the symposium report


October 23, 2012

Higher Education in Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities

Bogazici University

Füsun Akarsu, Vice President of Bogazici University

Professor Akarsu's work is in Education Science, where she studies educational strategies in the contexts of child development and institutional design. She has taught courses at Boğaziçi University, Middle East Technical University, Doğuş University, and Yıldız Technical University and is spending this year as a Visiting Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies of Middlebury College, where she is teaching a course on International Education Policy and a workshop on Intercultural Modes of Thinking. In Turkey, she has served in top leadership positions at Boğaziçi University as well as on government committees. 


May 1, 2012

China's Universities: Are They Congenial to a Changing Academic Profession?

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Gerard A. Postiglione, The University of Hong Kong

This talk provided a brief overview and research findings about the extent to which China's universities are congenial to its changing academic profession.


March 30, 2012

Economic and Racial Diversity in American Higher Education: A Current and Future Perspective under Obama and the Supreme Court

Ada Meloy

Lia Epperson, American University Washington College of Law
Bridget Terry Long, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ada Meloy, American Council on Education
Mitchell L. Stevens, Stanford University

This symposium brought together Ada Meloy, the General Counsel of the American Council on Education, and a group of scholars who have contributed to the recently-published, Diversity in American Higher Education: Toward a More Comprehensive Approach (Lisa M. Stulberg and Sharon Lawner Weinberg, eds, Routledge, 2011), to confront the question of the future of economic and racial diversity in colleges and universities from legal, financial, and sociological perspectives.