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Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Meeting
October 9-10, 2012
National Academy of Sciences Building 
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418

The finances of higher education feature prominently in current discussions, from the popular press to scholarly publications.  Tuition is taking up nearly twenty percent of median household income and student debt exceeds credit card debt.  On the other side of the coin, universities are being asked to do more with less as government budgets and private contributions shrink.  This meeting will address how research universities can be "reimagined" to face the current financial paradigm, including what steps universities can take to reduce costs while continuing to increase their value and what role boosting public-private partnership with industry will play in filling fiscal gaps. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

 Location:           National Academy of Sciences Building
5:30-6:30 PM       Cocktails
6:30-8:00 PM       Dinner
      Moderator:  Dr. Uma Chowdhry, Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus, DuPont; GUIRR Co-Chair
                                   Paying for College: Cost and Value                               
                           Ms. Sarah Ducich, Senior Vice President for Public Policy, Sallie Mae
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Location:            National Academy of Sciences Building

7:30-8:00 AM       Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 AM       Welcome Remarks
                           Dr. C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr, Former President and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering,
                           University of Maryland at College Park; GUIRR Co-Chair          
8:15-8:50 AM      College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education 
                          Mr. Jeffrey Selingo, Vice President and Editorial Director, The Chronicle of Higher Education
8:50-9:25 AM      H R Bowen's Rule, 1980 
                          Dr. Robert Martin, Emeritus Boles Professor of Economics, Centre College
9:25-10:00 AM    Break
10:00-11:00 AM   Online Learning: The Cost Solution?  
Reinventing Education
                           Dr. Anant Agarwal, President, edX

                           The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone 
                           Dr. Daphne Koller, Co-founder, Coursera and Rajeev Motwani Professor in the Computer Science 
                           Department, Stanford University
11:00-11:30 AM    The University of California: Access, Affordability, and Excellence in an Environment of Rapid State Disinvestment
                      Dr. Robert Powell, Chair of the Academic Senate, University of California System and Professor, 
                           University of California, Davis
11:30 AM-            Lunch
12:45 PM
12:45-1:45 PM     G-U-I Partnerships in the Reimagined University: High Impact Research and Educational Programs to Meet Grand Challenges
                           Moderator: Dr. Scott Steele, Director of Research Alliances, University of Rochester

                           Cornell Tech and New York City's Applied Sciences Initiative - an Economic Development Partnership 
                           Dr. Kent Fuchs, Provost, Cornell University

                           Catalyzing Innovation: NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
                           Ms. Lili Portilla, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Communications and Strategic Alliances, National 
                           Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institutes of Health
1:45-2:30 PM        Updates and Discussion on Current GUIRR Projects

                                    Moderator:  Dr. Uma Chowdhry, Chief Science and Technology Officer Emeritus, DuPont; GUIRR Co-Chair
2:30-3:00 PM        Proposal of New Topics and Projects for GUIRR + Other Member Announcements     ·        

3:00 PM                      Adjourn