2012 Educational Policy Studies Conference- The Public Interest and the Future of Public Higher Education in the 21st Century

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2012 Educational Policy Studies Conference

The Public Interest and the Future of Public Higher Education in the 21st Century

March 29, 2012 - March 30, 2012 
Education Building, Wisconsin Idea Room, 1000 Bascom Mall

Educational Policy Studies 2012 Conference

MARCH 29, 2012


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Welcome & Introduction

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
PRESENTATION
The Public Interest in Today's Public Higher Education

PRESENTER
David Ward
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
What the Wisconsin Idea Should or Could Mean for Public Higher Education
PRESENTERS

Todd Berry
President, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance
Community Affiliate,WISCAPE

Allie Gardner
Chair, Associated Students of Madison, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sara Goldrick-Rab
Associate Professor, Departments of Educational Policy Studies and Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Senior Scholar, WISCAPE, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cory Mason
Representative (D-Racine), Wisconsin State Assembly


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
RECEPTION


MARCH 30, 2012

Education Building, Wisconsin Idea Room, 1000 Bascom Mall
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome with Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future of Academic Work in Public Universities
PRESENTERS

Sheila Slaughter
Louise McBee Professor of Higher Education, Institute of Higher Education, The University of Georgia

Richard Vedder
Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio University

Moderator: Francis Schrag, UW-Madison Department of Educational Policy Studies


10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
PRESENTATION
Unequal Access and the Missions of Public Flagships
PRESENTER
Harry Brighouse
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Respondents: Xueli Wang, UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and Ben Marquez, UW-Madison Department of Political Science


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 
PRESENTATION
Revisiting Governing Board Activism in the Public University
PRESENTERS
Michael Bastedo
Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan

Respondent: Harry Peterson, Citizens for Higher Education


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
PRESENTATION
The Narrowing of 'Public Interest': How Universities Became Economic Engines
PRESENTER
Elizabeth Popp Berman
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, State University of New York at Albany

Respondent: Sheila Slaughter, University of Georgia


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future and the Challenges Faced by Public Higher Education
PRESENTERS

Bettsy Barhorst
President, Madison Area Technical College

Katherine Cramer Walsh
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Faculty Affiliate, WISCAPE, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Adam Gamoran
Professor, Sociology and Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interim Dean, School of Education
Director, Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

William Tracy
Professor, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madiso


Sponsors 
  • Department of Educational Policy Studies
Co-sponsors
  • Division of International Studies
  • Office of the Chancellor
  • Office of University Relations
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
  • PROFS
  • University Lecturers Committee
  • Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education
  • Wisconsin University Union
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