Spring Events 2017

We Have Two Hands: Coping with the Present While Building Toward the Future of College Opportunity

Thursday, April 13, 2017 4:00pm- 5:30pm with hosted reception to follow Banatao Auditorium,Sutardja Dai Hall Michael S. McPherson President, Spencer Foundation Description If we were to start today to provide high quality early education to every disadvantaged child and then follow that through with effective education through the elementary and secondary years, letting success build on success, we could in twenty years provide a much firmer grounding for equal college opportunity than we have now. But of course we can’t wait twenty years. Young people are...

Toward Sustainable Financing of Higher Education

Thursday, May 18, 2017 4:00pm to 5:30pm with reception to follow Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall Rick Levin Chief Executive Officer,Coursera & President Emeritus,Yale University Description:

In the face of rising costs of attendance and an escalating burden of student debt, universities are under pressure to increase productivity and...

Programs for "Under-Prepared" College Students: A Tale of Unintended Consequences

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:00pm-1:00pm with lunch to follow Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117 Katie Hern English Instructor, Chabot College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP) Myra Snell Professor, Mathematics, Los Medanos College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP)

Description:

Traditionally, about 80% of California community college students have been classified “...

The Political Economy of Cost Control on a University Campus

Thursday, April 20, 2017 4:00pm to 5:30pm with hosted reception to follow Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Reception to follow in Garbarini Lounge, Bechtel Engineering Center Lawrence S. Bacow President Emeritus, Tufts University

Description

In their classic study of the...

The College Dropout Scandal

Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00PM- 1:00PM with catered lunch to follow Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 David Kirp James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

Description:

Only 60% of undergraduates enrolled in bachelor's programs graduate in six years; fewer that 40% of students in community colleges graduate or transfer in three years. The scandal — and it really is...

PRESS RELEASE - 3/2/17 Seminar: How Will UC Merced Grow? - A 21st Century Approach to Campus Expansion

February 24, 2017

Berkeley, CA– On March 2nd, Thomas W. Peterson, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at University of California, Merced, and Daniel M. Feitelberg, Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget, at University of California, Merced, will discuss a means to accommodate the projected growth of eligible students. The talk will take place in the Academic Innovation Studio, locatedin Dwinelle 117 on the UC Berkeley campus, from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm with lunch to follow.

As a means to accommodate the projected growth...

PRESS RELEASE - 2/9/17 Seminar: Why We Need a State and Regional Approach to Higher Education in Silicon Valley

February 9, 2017

Berkeley, CA– On February 9th, Michael Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Education at Stanford University, and Dick Scott, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stanford University, will discuss the disconnect between postsecondary education and the Bay Area economy. The talk will take place in the Academic Innovation Studio, locatedin Dwinelle 117 on the UC Berkeley campus, from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm with lunch to follow.

Postsecondary education and the San Francisco (SF) Bay Area...