Smart Growth in Higher Education

Organized by:

The Mathematical Society and the Quality Society in Northern Cyprus

Center for Studies in Higher Education - Goldman School of Public Policy - UC Berkeley

 

Supported by:

The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Higher Education Council in Northern Cyprus

 

Sponsored by:

Development and Economic Cooperation Office, Turkish Embassy in Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia American University, Northern Cyprus

 

Hosted by:

Kyrenia American University, Northern Cyprus

Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus

 

Conference Chair:

Professor Ufuk Taneri – Mathematical Society, Quality Society (MSQS) Northern Cyprus and

                                       Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) - UC Berkeley, CA, US

Conference Co-Chair:

Professor John Aubrey Douglass – Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) - UC Berkeley, CA, US

Smart Growth in Higher Education: Future Scenarios for Northern Cyprus and the Mediterranean Region

October 10 - 11, 2018

Higher education systems and leading universities in Northern Cyprus, Turkey and more generally the Mediterranean region, are undergoing significant enrollment and program growth. This poses challenges for coordination of the growing number of higher education institutions (HEI’s). At the same time, universities are expected by lawmakers and other stakeholders to provide an expanding array of activities, and ministries are seeking for evidence of productivity gains. HEIs operate in local, national, regional, and global contexts. Excellence in research and inquiry, teaching, learning, and public service are fundamental aims of a university. An ideal 21st Century University seek excellence not only in research, but teaching and learning, and public service.

 

This conference will provide a forum for presentations and discussions focused on macro issues of national/state higher education coordination and effectiveness in Northern Cyprus and the Mediterranean region, and on the micro issues of institutional performance and quality.


Program:

(Subject to Change)

Tuesday, October 9, 2018  

17:00 – 18:00       Pre-Conference Meeting with Invited Speakers - Dome-Hotel Kyrenia

Hosts Ufuk Taneri (MSQS-Northern Cyprus and CSHE UC Berkeley) and John Aubrey Douglass (CSHE UC Berkeley).

Note: At the latest two weeks before the Conference, all Conference Presentations and Papers for the Proceedings

are expected to have been submitted to the Chair of the Conference.

DAY 1 - CONFERENCE

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

9:00                        Conference Registration

 

9:30 – 10:30         Welcome and Introductions

                                Ufuk Taneri (MSQS-Northern Cyprus and CSHE UC Berkeley), John Aubrey Douglass (CSHE UC Berkeley)

                                Cemal Özyiğit, Minister of Education and Culture, Confirmed

 

10:30 – 11:15       Beyond University Rankings: The New Flagship University Model and Four Policy Realms

                                Presentation: John Aubrey Douglass (CSHE UC Berkeley) - Confirmed

 

11:15 – 12:00       The Promise and Challenges of Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

                                Presentation:  G. Ufuk Taneri (MSQS-Northern Cyprus and CSHE UC Berkeley) – Confirmed

 

12:00 – 13:00       Lunch Break

 

13:00 – 13:45       Higher Education and Northern Cyprus’ Economy

                                Presentation: Ali Cevat Taşıran (Middle East Technical University – Northern Cyprus Campus) - Confirmed

                                Invited Comments – assigned participant

 

13:45 – 14:30       The Outlook for Higher Education in Turkey

                                Presentation: Bekir S. Gür (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University) – Confirmed

 

14:30 – 14:45         Coffee Break

                               

14:45 – 15:30       Globalization and Higher Education Markets

                                Presentation: to be confirmed

                                Invited Comments – assigned participant

 

15:30 – 16:15       Teaching and Learning – Best Practices Session 1

                                Presentation: to be confirmed

                                Panel/Discussion – NC and Turkish Representatives to be confirmed

 

16:15 – 17:30       Innovation and Regional Capacity Building

                                Presentation Murat Özgören (Vice Rector for Research Dokuz Eylül University, Member of the

                                European University Association -Council for Doctoral Education Steering Committee) -Confirmed

                                Panel/Discussion – NC and Turkish Representatives to be confirmed

 

17:45                     Limo Takes Off from Dome Hotel to take Guest Speakers to Chateau Lambousa

 

 

18:15 – 21:00       Reception followed by Keynote Speech and Gala Dinner at Chateau Lambousa

 

18:15- 18:35         Reception

18:35 – 19:15       KEYNOTE – to be confirmed

 

19:15 – 21:00       Conference Gala Dinner and Music Performance of Kyrenia American University Students

 

 

21:00                     Limo takes off from Chateau Lambousa to Dome Hotel

 

DAY 2 – CONFERENCE

Thursday, October 11, 2018

9:00                        Conference Registration

9:30 - 10:15          Pathways for Strategic Planning and Quality Improvement – Maury Cotter, Director Emeritus for the Office of Quality Improvement University of Wisconsin – Madison Confirmed

 

10:15 - 12:15        University Case Studies I    Opportunities and Challenges, Strengths and Weaknesses Facing Higher Education in Turkey and Plans for the Future.

                                Moderator: Ufuk Taneri (MSQS-Northern Cyprus and CSHE UC Berkeley)

                                Panel Discussion to be confirmed

                                President, Bilkent University www.bilkent.edu.tr

                                President, Istanbul Technical University www.itu.edu.tr

                                President, İzmir Institute of Technology www.iztech.edu.tr Confirmed

                                President, Koç University www.koc.edu.tr

                                President, Middle East Technical University www.metu.edu.tr

                                President, Sabancı University www.sabanciuniv.edu.tr Confirmed

 

12:15 - 13:30        Lunch Break

 

13:30 – 15:35       University Case Studies II  Opportunities and Challenges, Strengths and Weaknesses Facing Higher Education in Northern Cyprus and Plans for the Future.

     13:30 - 14:15 Presentation Prof.Dr. Akile Büke,President, Higher Education Council, Northern Cyprus to be confirmed      

     14:15 - 15:35   Panel Discussion to be confirmed

                                Moderator: Ufuk Taneri (MSQS-Northern Cyprus and CSHE UC Berkeley)

  • Rector, Cyprus International University www.ciu.edu.tr
  • Rector, Eastern Mediterranean University www.emu.edu.tr
  • Founding Rector and President of the Board of Trustees, Kyrenia American University

        http://www.gau.edu.tr/ Confirmed

 

15:35 – 15:45       Coffee Break

 

15:45 – 17:40      University Case Studies III     The University Experience Through the Eyes of Students

                               Presentationand Moderator: Igor Chirikov (CSHE UC Berkeley) - Confirmed        

   15:45 – 16:15   Presentation

   16:15 – 17:40   Panels:

   16:15 – 17:03      Northern Cyprus Undergraduate UG and Graduate G Student Panel to be confirmed

  1. Cyprus International University (1 UG, 1 G)
  2. Eastern Mediterranean University (1 UG, 1 G)
  3. Kyrenia American University (1 UG, 1 G) Confirmed
  4. Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus  (1 UG, 1 G)

   17:03 – 17:40      Turkey Graduate Student Panel to be confirmed

  1. Bilkent University
  2. 2.       Istanbul Technical University
  3. 3.       İzmir Institute of Technology Confirmed
  4. 4.       Koç University
  5. 5.       Middle East Technical University, Ankara
  6. Sabancı University 

(14 Students; 6 minutes each (5 Minutes presentation, Q.&A.s at end))

17:40 – 17:50        Coffee Break

 

17:50 – 18:10        Summary and Discussion on Recommendations

Post-Conference Activities

Friday, October 12 , 2018   

Campus Tours                      

10:00 - 12:00        Kyrenia American University Campus Tour of Invited Speakers (Limo takes off at 9:30 from Dome Hotel)

12:00 - 13:30        Founding Rector’s Lunch in Honor of Invited Speakers at Kyrenia American University/ Chateau Lambousa

13:30 – 16:30       Middle East Technical University – Campus Tour

                                (Limo takes off at 13:30 to METU NCC)

                                (Limo takes off at 16:30 from METU NCC to Dome Hotel)