A Project Chronology
What follows is a chronology of meetings and activities of the NRC project on the Impact of Information Technology on the Future of the Research University (ITFRU). Additional background can be found on the project web site (www7.nationalacademies.org/guirr).
February 14, 2000
First meeting of Steering Committee (“panel”), Washington, D.C.
May 5, 2000
Meeting of Steering Committee Technology Subgroup on “Cutting Edge IT Issues,” Sloan Foundation, New York, N.Y.
June 9, 2000
Steering Committee members testified at the House Subcommittee on Basic Research hearing, “The Internet, Distance Learning, and the Future of the Research University.” More information on the hearing, including witness statements, can be found at www.house.gov/science/hearing_106.htm
July 20, 2000
Conference call of the Steering Committee University Subgroup focusing on impacts of information technology on instruction and education
August 17, 2000
Conference call of the Steering Committee University Subgroup
August 24-25, 2000
Meeting of Steering Committee, “A View of Technology Futures,” Bell Labs (Murray Hill, N.J.) and IBM Watson Labs (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)
December 4, 2000
Conference call of the Steering Committee concerning workshop planning
January 16, 2001
Conference call of the Steering Committee to finalize workshop planning
January 22-23, 2001
Workshop on the Impact of Information Technology on the Future of the Research University, Washington, D.C.
March 6, 2001
Broadcasts of the first day’s workshop sessions begin on the Research Channel. Sessions are available for viewing at programs.researchchannel.com
April 24, 2001
Conference call of the Steering Committee concerning the January workshop, June GUIRR meeting, and Phase II funding
June 19-20, 2001
Members of the Steering Committee facilitate discussion of the project at the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Council meeting
August 29, 2001
Conference call of the Steering Committee regarding the June GUIRR meeting, continuing efforts for Phase II funding, and concluding Phase I activities
Preparation of final project report