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Agenda: Meeting Two

Committee on Enhancing the Master’s Degree in the Natural Sciences
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
July 14-16, 2007
(Agenda for Open Sessions)

Saturday, July 14, 2007, Room 100

Continental breakfast available in the meeting room

8:30 Welcome
Rita Colwell, Committee Chair

8:45 The Master’s Degree in Context: Higher Education and Competitiveness Policy
James Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan (via teleconference)

Alan Merten, President, George Mason University

10:00 Master’s Education: Government Perspective
Cora Marrett, Associate Director for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation (download presentation)


10:45 Break

11:00 University Response to Changes in Master’s Education
Gary Reichard, Executive Vice Chancellor, California State University System (download presentation)


Alan Mabe, Vice President for Academic Planning and University-School Programs

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Who earns masters degree in the natural sciences and what do they do?
Mark Regets, Senior Analyst, Science Resources Statistics, National Science Foundation (download presentation)


1:45 Masters Education: Graduate Deans
David Chapman, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Utah (download presentation)


Karen Klomparens, Dean, Graduate School, Michigan State University

2:45 Break

3:00 Perspective of PSM Program Directors
Linda Strausbaugh, Professor of Genetics, Director, Center for Applied Genetics and Technology, and Co-Director, Professional Science Masters Program, University of Connecticut (download presentation)


Bogdan Vernescu, Chair, Department of Mathematical Sciences, and Program Director; PSM Programs in Industrial Mathematics and Financial Mathematics, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (download presentation)


4:00 PSM Program Directors: Bioinformatics
William Detrich, PSM Program Director, Bioinformatics, Northeastern University (download presentation)


Jung Choi, PSM Program Director, Bioinformatics, Georgia Institute of Technology (download presentation)


Sunday, July 15, 2007, Room 110

Open Session
Continental breakfast available in the meeting room

9:00 Workforce Demand: Intelligence Community
Stephen Willar, Director, S&T Recruitment, Central Intelligence Agency

9:45 Workforce Demand: Modeling and Business Intelligence
Philip Tuchinsky, Analytics and Complexity Research Group, Ford Research & Advanced Engineering (retired)

10:15 Break

Closed session

10:30-5:00 Committee meets in closed session

Monday, July 16, 2007, Room 110

Closed Session

8:30-9:00 Committee meets in closed session

Open Session

9:00 Skills for the 21st Century
Margaret Hilton, Center for Education, The National Academies

9:45 University Response to Changes in Master’s Education
Susan Aldridge, President of the University of Maryland University College (download presentation)


10:45 Break

Closed Session

11:00-1:00 Committee meets in closed session