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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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B Workshop Agenda January 22-23, 2001

IMPACT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ON THE FUTURE OF THE RESEARCH UNIVERSITY

CHAIRED BY JAMES J. DUDERSTADT

PRESIDENT EMERITUS: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

January 22-23, 2001

Washington, DC

January 22, 2001

Lecture Room, The National Academy of Sciences Building

7:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:15

Welcome, Introductions, Background and Objectives (Jim Duderstadt)

8:30

Wm. A. Wulf,

President,

National Academy of Engineering

Plenary Address:

The Information Technology Train— A Wakeup Call to the Research University

8:45

Technology Futures

Moderator:

Dan Atkins

Executive Director, Alliance for Community Technology

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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Discussants

Fred Brooks

Chair, Computer Science Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Stu Feldman

President, IBM Worldwide Computing

10:30

Break

10:45

The Impact of IT on the Activities of the University (Teaching, Research, Service)

Moderator:

Joe Wyatt

Chancellor Emeritus, Vanderbilt University

Discussants:

Tim Killeen

Director,

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Richard Larson

Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT

Gary Miller

Associate Vice President, Distance Education,

Pennsylvania State University

Don Norman

Professor Emeritus, University of California, San Diego

12:30 PM

Lunch

1:30

The Impact of IT on Organization and Structure

Moderator:

Nils Hasselmo

President, American Association of Universities

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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Discussants:

Jon Cole

Provost, Columbia University

Marye Anne Fox

Chancellor, North Carolina State University

Mike McRobbie

Vice President for Information Technology/ Chief Information Officer,

Indiana University

Barbara O’Keefe

Dean, School of Speech,

Northwestern University

3:15

Break

3:45

The Impact of IT on the Broader Environment of the Research University (e.g., post-secondary education marketplace, research enterprise)

Moderator:

Doug Van Houweling

President, University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development/Internet2

Discussants:

Bill Massy

President,

Jackson Hole Higher Education Group

Frank Newman

Director, The Futures Project

Diana Oblinger

Professor of the Practice, Kenan-Flagler Business School,

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Bob Zemsky

Trustee, Franklin and Mills College

5:30

First Day Wrap-up (Jim Duderstadt)

5:45

Reception

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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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

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: January 22-23, 2001 Workshop Agenda." National Research Council. 2002. Preparing for the Revolution: Information Technology and the Future of the Research University. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/10545.
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The rapid evolution of information technology (IT) is transforming our society and its institutions. For the most knowledge-intensive entities of all, research universities, profound IT-related challenges and opportunities will emerge in the next decade or so. Yet, there is a sense that some of the most significant issues are not well understood by academic administrators, faculty, and those who support or depend on the institution’s activities. This study identifies those information technologies likely to evolve in the near term (a decade or less) that could ultimately have a major impact on the research university. It also examines the possible implications of these technologies for the research university—its activities (learning, research, outreach) and its organization, management, and financing—and for the broader higher education enterprise. The authoring committee urges research universities and their constituents to develop new strategies to ensure that they survive and thrive in the digital age.

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