SUNYCON 2012 - Critical Issues in Higher Education: Harnessing Systemness, Delivering Performance

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SUNYCON 2012 Agenda


Thursday November 8, 2012




9:00 – 10:30AM: WELCOME AND OPENING PLENARY (Hudson Theatre)

In Search of System 3.0- the Future of Public Systems

10:45 – 12:00PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (Conference Center 3rd and 4th Floor)

Higher Education’s Challenges: Can systems make an impact?
1. Cost and Productivity

2. Access and Completion

3. Improved Organization for Meeting Broad State Needs

4. Closures, Consolidations, and Expansions of Major Functions and Campuses
Moderator: Thomas L. Gais- Director, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

5. Economic and Demographic Trends- Offered by the TIAA-CREF Institute
Moderator: Ron Pressman- Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TIAA-CREF

12:00 – 1:45PM: LUNCHEON PLENARY (Gallery 8)

Are Systems Needed?
Moderator: Scott Jaschik- Editor, Inside Higher Ed

2:00 – 3:15PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (Conference Center 3rd and 4th Floor Meeting Rooms)

Changing System Roles in Functional Areas
1. Academic Affairs

2. Finance

3. Student Success

4. Public Affairs/Outreach

5. Shared Governance
Moderator: Kevin Kinser- Associate Professor, SUNY University at Albany

3:45 – 5:30PM: AFTERNOON PLENARY (Hudson Theatre)

What Else is Out There: What system models can be found outside public higher education?
Moderator: D. Bruce Johnstone- Distinguished Service Professor of Higher and Comparative Education Emeritus, University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education




Friday November 9, 2012


8:00 – 9:00AM: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Tiffany Lobby)

Book Signing: SUNY Critical Issues Series, Volume 1; Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers; Measuring Higher Education's Role in Economic Development
With Editors: Jason E. Lane and D. Bruce Johnstone

9:00 – 10:30AM: MORNING PLENARY (Hudson Theatre)

Political Challenges to System Effectiveness: What does that mean for leadership and agenda setting?

10:45 – 12:00PM: CONCURRENT BREAKOUTS (Conference Center 3rd and 4th Floor)

Finding a New Path for Systems: New Behaviors and Practices

1. Advocacy and Public Policy Creation

2. Resource Allocation and Development

3. Internationalization
Moderator: Sally Crimmins Villela- Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, SUNY

4. SUNY's New Path

12:30-2:00PM: CLOSING PLENARY/ LUNCHEON (Gallery 8)

Finding System 3.0: What are the essential attributes for system-level effectiveness?   
What can we do without-within systems? Any policy agenda to advance?