This just in from my ISSOTL listserv:
The Future of Higher Education
Thursday and Friday, December 8-9, 2011
John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
The Center for Public Scholarship presents the 26th conference from the Social Research journal at The New School. This public conference aims to engage both experts and the public in discussions that will deepen our understandings of the ways in which higher education is changing while many universities enter into global collaborations and the U.S. education model is exported abroad. We aim to outline the ways in which U.S. university leadership can work to ensure that U.S. universities can continue to adapt and thrive as their contexts change.
Full program and registration: www.newschool.edu/cps/future-higher-ed
Lisa Anderson, President of the American University in Cairo, Egypt
Henry S. Bienen, President Emeritus, Northwestern University
Peter Brooks, Professor of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Princeton University
Jonathan R. Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor of the University and Provost and Dean of Faculties, Emeritus, Columbia University
James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Technology, University of Michigan
S. Parasuraman, Director, Tata Institute for the Social Sciences
Keynote on Thursday, December 8, 2011 6:00pm:
Panel of current and former university presidents will discuss what universities ought to look like in the next 20-30 years, featuring John Sexton (New York University), David Van Zandt (The New School), Jamshed Bharucha (Cooper Union), and Neil Grabois (Colgate University).
Full conference: $30; single session $10
Nonprofit Members and Staff: $15; single sessions $5
Free for all students and all New School faculty, staff, and alumni (with valid ID)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-534-9330
This conference is made possible by generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Ford Foundation.