USU 9th Annual Summer Conference


9th Annual Summer Meeting Agenda
Monday, June 23, 2014

1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.; Registration

2:00p.m. – 3:45p.m.; Strand Meetings

Student Performance

Strengthening Communities


Health; (Separate Agenda; 11a.m. to 5p.m.)

4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m.; Conference Opens

Framework for Student Success: How can we design a four year institution to maximize for student success? What frameworks do successful institutions use to focus their efforts? What partnerships have been particularly successful at moving the dial to support student success efforts?

Join a panel of experts who will examine these questions from all angles.

Opening Remarks:
Charles Bantz, Chancellor, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

José L. Cruz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Fullerton

Joan Lorden, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Sheri Ranis, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation

Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University

David Wilson, President, Morgan State University

5:45p.m. – 7:30p.m.; Reception

7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.; Board of Directors Dinner

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

7:30a.m. – 10:30a.m.; Continental Breakfast

8:00a.m. – 10:00a.m.; Healthy Communities: The Role of Universities (Presidents Only Session)

10:15a.m. – 11:45a.m.; Responding to the Economic Imperative and Need for Social Justice

Challenge: How can we improve student learning to meet the needs of a student body with different degrees of preparedness and different life demands?

Panelists will answer this question through different lenses. Proposed speakers will bring insights on new learning technologies, competencies, and analytics among other issues.


Michael Feder, Program Officer, Board on Science Education, BOSE/National Academy of Sciences


Joel Hartman, Vice Provost and CIO, University of Central Florida

Sally M. Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University

Ira Sockowitz, Executive Director, Learning Games Network

Noon – 1:15p.m.; Luncheon

Holistic Admission and Student Success: Evidence from USU’s National Study on Admissions in the Health Professions


Santa J. Ono, President, University of Cincinnati


Greer Glazer, Dean of the College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati

1:30p.m. – 3:00p.m.; Incorporating and Managing Risk

Challenge: How can urban universities engage in the city so significantly that the engagement solves a societal challenge facing the city—that it is transformational for city, student, faculty and university enterprise?

Urban universities are “of” the city. Their futures are woven together in deep and varied ways. That ability to engage in their places gives urban university a unique asset—for learning, discovery and service. Speakers will discuss emerging new frameworks for this relationship, such as social technologies and their potential for participatory research, the evolving role of government among others.


David Cox, Executive Assistant to the President for Partnerships and Administration, University of Memphis


David Eichenthal, Executive Director, National Resource Network: New Solutions for Cities (SC2)

Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project


David C. Perry, Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

3:15p.m. – 4:45p.m.; Reaping Economic and Societal Rewards

Challenge: How do urban universities facilitate job creation in a way that increases prosperity and equity?

Panelists will examine job creation and innovation strategies that have the widest benefits to the community. Not technology transfer per se, but technology transfer and innovation with a wider mission.


Diane Palmintera, President, Innovation Associates


Jonathan Fink, Vice President for Research and Strategic Partnerships, Portland State University

Scott Rainone, Director, Communications and Government Affairs, Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron

Sujai Shivakumar, Senior Program Officer, Board on Science, Technology & Economic Policy, The National Academies

Presenter Biographical Sketches