USU 10th Annual Summer Conference


The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU)/APLU

10th Annual Summer Meeting

June 15-16, 2015

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

Monday, June 15, 2015

7:00am – 4:00pm
Registration and Breakfast (until 10:15)

7:30am – 8:30am Student Performance Strand Meeting

8:30am – 10:00am Leadership Perspective: Student Success/Urban Mission: Leading Change on Campus (Presidents and Chancellors Meeting)

In this facilitated discussion, presidents from USU institutions participating in the Transformational Planning Grants project, a USU/APLU partnership supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will lead an open and frank talk on enabling system-wide change to increase student success, address cost concerns, and engage more deeply in their cities. The conversation will also inform USU future initiatives that advance student success.

Michael D. Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University

Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University

10:15am – 12:15pm Pitch It: How to Build Deep Collaborations to Advance Change?

Following a keynote address, three universities will pitch their university-community partnership effort to a panel of community organizations. Pitchers will need to demonstrate how their partnership will or has achieved deep collaboration, particularly how they measure it, and how that collaboration has enabled changes or improvements that met the needs of all partners. The community judges will provide feedback on each approach.

10:15am – 10:45am Keynote: What Does Deep Collaboration with the Community Mean in Practice?

Charles Bantz, Chancellor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Chair, USU

Guy Bailey, President, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

10:45am – 11:30am Pitch: How do we create and sustain deep collaboration with the community to achieve transformative change?

Ron Berkman, President, Cleveland State University

Pitch Participants:
William Brigham, Director, Small Business Development Center, University at Albany: Small Enterprise Economic Development Program

Karen Dace, Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: Developing Neighborhood Technology Transfer Centers for Transfer Student Success, STEM Outreach and Community Capacity Building

Jasmine Roberson, Director, Community Engagement, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Warrior STEAM Saturdays

Julie Beers, Principal, Campus International School

Evelyn Burnett, Vice President, Economic Opportunity Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Tom O’Brien, Program Director, Neighborhood Connections

Tim Tramble, Executive Director, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.

11:45am – 12:15pm Judges provide feedback to the pitchers

12:30pm – 1:30pm (lunch) Change It: How can we facilitate culture change on campus to advance our community and change agendas?

Change is not easy. One of the biggest inhibitors to partnering and implementing new approaches is existing cultures which are enshrined in norms, habits, policies and procedures. Tables will engage in conversations around what enables and what inhibits culture change on campus.

Facilitator: Santa Ono, President, University of Cincinnati

1:45pm – 2:45pm Vision It: Strategies for building strong, healthy communities in the city, in the neighborhood and across campus

Working locally and nationally, urban universities have advanced the cause of partnership to serve their students and their cities. In this panel, speakers participants in USU initiatives share what they have learned locally about working collaboratively in their communities.

Ed Lambert, Vice Chancellor for Government Relations and Public Affairs, University of Massachusetts, Boston,

Barbara Tobias, Vice Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Medical Director, Health Collaborative

Lynette Zelezny, Provost, Fresno State University

3:00pm – 4:00pm Finance It: Tactics to Get Projects Funded

In a time of resource depletion, how can universities get building projects completed? Even more, how can they accomplish it in a way that benefits their surrounding communities? Our speakers have succeeded in doing just that—finding non-traditional tools and funding strategies to get campus buildings built in a way that supports the neighborhoods.

Wellington (Duke) Reiter, Senior Vice President, Arizona State University Foundation

John J. Boyle, III, Senior Fellow, Capital Planning Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

Ivette Ittu, President, Cleveland Development Advisors and Executive Vice President, Greater Cleveland Partnership

3:00pm – 6:00pm Improving Workforce Diversity: Lessons Learned from UU-HEALTH (invitation only)

4:15pm – 5:30pm Strand and Initiative Meetings

6:00pm – 8:00pm Reception at Heinen's of Downtown Cleveland, 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115; 3rd floor registration, 2nd floor food and beverages

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

8:00am – 9:00am Board Breakfast

8:00am – 10:00am Sustainability Meeting continued

9:00am – 9:45am National Policy Breakfast

Higher Education is under the Federal microscope. In this panel, a moderator will interview speakers on what’s happening in Washington and what urban universities are and should do about it.

9:00 a.m. Pass the Gavel

Charles Bantz Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Chair, USU

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University, Chair Elect, USU

9:05 a.m. National Policy Panel

Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University, Chair Elect, USU

James Brown, Vice President of Federal Relations, Bose Public Affairs

Craig Lindwarm, Director, Congressional and Governmental Affairs, APLU

10:00am – 11:30am Research It: The Complex University-City Ecosystem: Case Studies

Urban universities must manage multiple social, economic and cultural dynamics to successfully engage and impact their cities. Using Cleveland State and Cleveland as a living laboratory, participants will choose to explore one of four possible strands of that complexity. In the final session, participants will share what they’ve learned. Short walks might be included as part of the session.

Lab 1: Addressing Distress and Disparity

Lab 2: The Dynamics of Physical Development

Lab 3: Public-Private-Philanthropic Partnerships

Lab 4: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Health Corridor

11:45am – 12:45pm Put it All Together: The Complex University-City Ecosystem

Participants engage in a facilitated, discussion incorporating their insights from the learning lab and their experience on their own campus. The goal will be to collectively draw out the various strands and systems that comprise the university-city ecosystem and ways to move all the pieces to meet goals, improve resiliency and advance change. Areas of investigation include: tensions across the various strands of university-city relationships, ways those tensions hinder development, and what are the potential synergies.

Note: Box Lunches will be available from 11:30 until 1:30

Facilitator: Edward (Ned) Hill, Dean, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University

12:45pm – 1:30pm Box Lunch and Networking

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