January 23, 2001

Members Room, The National Academy of Sciences Building

7:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:15

Informal Remarks and Discussion (Wm. A. Wulf) Potential Impacts of IT on the Research University and Possible Actions

8:45

Breakout groups: “How should the research university respond to the challenges, threats, and opportunities associated with IT?”

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What should institutions do themselves?

Moderater: Bob Weisbuch, Members Room

What should the federal government do?

Moderater: Dan Atkins, Board Room

What should industry do?

Moderater: Lee Sproull, Room 280

10:45

Break

11:15

Breakout Group Reports and Discussion

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00

How best can the National Academies’ ITFRU Project stimulate and support such actions?

For example, should we:

• Establish an ongoing dialogue that will engage campuses?

• Organize further workshops or focus groups on campus?

• Develop a national Web portal on the subject?

3:30

Meeting Wrap-up (Jim Duderstadt)

4:00 PM

Adjourn



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