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Universities as Economic Drivers: Measuring and Building Success Hosted by the State University of New York Hyatt Regency Buffalo September 26-27, 2011 Monday September 26, 2011 9:00---10:00am Registration 10:00--11:30am Welcome and Opening Plenary: University-Driven Growth in the Knowledge Economy This opening session will articulate the principal themes for the conference: the importance of higher education institutions as drivers in the economy, and the need for better metrics to benchmark and track improvement in HEI contributions to regional economic development. Welcome: Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York Introductory Remarks: Carl Hayden, Chair, SUNY Board of Trustees Edward Rendell, former Governor, Pennsylvania (invited) Nicholas Kristoff, Columnist, New York Times (invited) Vivek Wadhwa, Harvard Law School; Duke University Paul Solman, Economics Correspondent, PBS NewsHour (invited) 11:45 -- 12:45pm Concurrent Breakouts: New Perspectives on Creating a Strong Economy Surveying the Economic Contributions of Higher Education The panel will take up new efforts to improve on measures of university economic activity Dana Bostrom, Director, Innovation & Industry Alliances, Portland State University. Stephen Merrill, Executive Director of Science, Technology & Economic Policy for the National Academy of Sciences John Siegfried, Professor, Vanderbuilt University Ellis Rubenstein, President/CEO, The New York Academy of Sciences Commercializing University Inventions through Incubators and other Tech Transfer--What Works? The panel will discuss the effectiveness of efforts to house newly-created firms and transfer university inventions to the private sector Donald Siegel, Dean University at Albany School of Business Alan Paau, Executive Director & Vice Provost for Technology Transfer & Economic Development, Cornell Janet Bercovitz, Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois Kristel Smith, Director of Entrepreneur Services, Eastern Kentucky University Cluster Strategies-- Transforming Regional Economies through Higher Education. The panel will discuss the role of higher education in building and serving networks of firms through sectoral or regional strategies. Iryna Lendle, Assistant Director Center for Economic Development, Cleveland State University Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Chair in Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Creso Sa, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto George Erickcek, Senior Regional Analyst, Upjohn Institute The Global Reach of Higher Education The panel will discuss how universities and university systems are working to open markets abroad, and contributing to institutional and economic growth at home Stephen Dunnett, Vice Provost International Education, University at Buffalo April Burriss, director of international undergraduate education, Endicott College Jaana Puukka, OECD Directorate Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education Robert Zemsky, Chair Learning Alliance for Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania (invited) 1:00 to 3:00pm Lunch and Plenary Session: A State University for New York This plenary session will report on SUNY’s current economic development activities and impact, and efforts to build New York’s economic future. Byron Brown, Mayor of Buffalo Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York SUNY Case examples [TBD] 3:15 to 4:15pm Concurrent breakouts: Measuring the Impact of University-Driven Economic Development Gauging Higher Education’s Role in the Regional Economy The panel will discuss how well we understand and can measure the consequences of higher education in regional economic development, including agglomeration, knowledge creation/transfer and how that matters to innovation. Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Economics and Director, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard University (invited) Richard Deitz, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Susan Christopherson, J. Thomas Clark Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, Cornell University Joshua Drucker, Assistant Professor of Regional Planning; regional innovation, University of Illinois-Chicago Assessing the Impact of University Research, Transferred Technology and Assistance on Private Firms The panel will take up how well we understand and can measure the difference higher education economic development activities may make at the level of the individual private firm. Carol Garrison, President, University of Alabama David Mowery, William A. & Betty H. Hasler Chair in New Enterprise Development, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley Laura Schultz, Assistant Professor, University at Albany Philip Shapira, Professor of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology and Professor of Management, Innovation and Policy, University of Manchester (invited) Assessing Engagement and External Linkages This panel presentation and discussion will focus on questions of connection and metrics involving university engagement strategies and the setting for economic growth and innovation. Sam Stanley, President Stony Brook University [or Chris Dahl, Geneseo] Pat Sobrero, Office of Extension, Enagement and Economic Development, North Carolina State University Kimberly de los Santos, Associate Vice President and Executive Director of the Office of University Initiatives at Arizona State University Tim Franklin, Director of the Office of Public Partnerships & Engagement at the Pennsylvania State University Comparing the Workforce We Have With the One We Need Preparing the workforce is one of the most vital ways that institutions of higher education can affect economic innovation and growth. How well are programs aligned with future needs? Carl Haynes, President, Tompkins-Cortland Community College Tony Carnevale, Director, Center on Education and the Workforce, Georgetown University (invited) Tom Bailey/James Jacobs, Community College Research Center, Columbia University Pradeep Kotamraju, Deputy Director, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education, University of Louisville 4:30 to 7:00pm Reception Tuesday September 27, 2011 8:00--10:00am Breakfast Plenary. Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth This plenary will open the Conference’s second day in laying out the broad themes regarding the influence of universities and university systems in economic innovation, with a view toward the work ahead Roger L. Geiger, Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University Cecilia Elena Rouse, Presidents Council of Economic Advisors and Princeton University (invited) Lou Anna Simon, President, Michigan State University Jeremy Jacobs, Chair University at Buffalo Council and Chair and CEO, Delaware North Companies Nancy Cantor, Syracuse University 10:15 to 11:15am Concurrent Breakouts: Unwinding the Road Ahead Understanding the Effects of Economic Development Initiatives on the Academic Mission The panel will take up the compatibility of economic growth/innovation and the traditional mission of higher education institutions. Craig Carnaroli, Executive Vice President, University of Pennsylvania Candace Vancko, President SUNY-Delhi Gary Rhoades, Professor, University of Arizona Pamela Cash, Assistant Dean and Lecturer, Bryan School of Business and Economics – UNC Greensboro Encouraging an Entrepreneurial Faculty What techniques and approaches work best in encouraging faculty and administrators from across the university to think entrepreneurially and become engaged in economic innovation? Margaret Dahl, Associate Provost for Economic Development, University of Georgia John A. Schneider, Assistant Vice President for Industry Research, Office of the Vice President for Research, Purdue University George Harker, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Intellectual Property Management & Commercialization, University of New Orleans Eugene Krentsel, University at Binghamton Building University Partnerships with Economic Development Organizations How can institutions of higher education build stronger, more lasting relationships with economic development organizations that further areas of shared interest? Jeff Finkle, President/CEO, International Economic Development Council Ken Adams, President, Empire State Development Corporation Jilda Diehl Garton, Associate Vice Provost for Research and General Manager, Georgia Tech Research Corporation and Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation of Georgia Tech University Robin Razor, President of Association of University Technology Managers and Director of Licensing at University of Michigan Grasping the Context of State Politics and Policy The panel will discuss the context for university-based economic development and engagement activities during a period of significant challenge for public institutions. George Philip, President, University at Albany Cecilia Cervantes, President, Hennepin Technical College Mary Jo Waits, Director, Economic, Human Services & Workforce Division, The Center for Best Practices of the National Governors Association Brian Prescott, director of policy research, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education 11:30—12:30pm Wrap-up and Lunch Chancellor Nancy Zimpher Rapporteur (s): TBD.