2017 Program

PROGRAM

September 27 & 28, 2017
American Academy of Arts & Sciences - Norton Wood's Conference Center
136 Irving St, Cambridge, MA, 02138

Transportation 
Le Meridien Hotel bus: 
For guests staying at Le Meridien Hotel, a bus will run between Le Meridien and the American Academy on the following schedule:

September 27
4:15 & 4:45PM: Le Meridien to the American Academy
8:00PM: At the conclusion of dinner, return to Le Meridien


September 28
7:15 & 7:45PM: Le Meridien to the American Academy
6:00PM: The American Academy to Le Meridien to the American Academy, continuing service to Logan Airport (approximately 15 minutes after Le Meridien arrival)*

Logan Airport:
6:00PM Direct from the American Academy to Logan Airport*

*If you indicated on your registration that you will be traveling to Logan, please re-confirm at the registration desk. If you did not and are now interested, please inform the registration desk by 11:00AM on September 28.


Wednesday, September 27

5:00pm

Welcome and Opening | Atrium
Remarks delivered by

Alan Garber, Provost of Harvard University

Martin Schmidt, Provost of MIT

Eric Grimson, Chancellor of Academic Advancement at MIT

6:00pm Summit Dinner | Atrium

Thursday, September 28

 

Registration

7:30am -

8:30am

 

Breakfast

8:30am -                     8:45am

 

Welcome                      Sanjay Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning at MIT

8:45am -                      9:15am

 

Remarks                     Paul LeBlancPresident of Southern New Hampshire University

9:15am - 10:00am

Past, Present and Future: Three Approaches to Online Learning 

Where did we begin? Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How do we get there?

Three universities discuss their experiences and aspirations.

Dr. Caroline Levander, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Digital Education, Rice University

Peter BolVice Provost for Advances in Learning at Harvard University*

Geraldine de Berly, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Vice Provost for Continuing and Professional 

10:00am - 10:15 am

Morning Break

10:15am -                    11:30am

 

Breakout Sessions

 

 


Scaling; What Scales and What Doesn't?
David J. Malan, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University
Armando Fox, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley*
Phil RegierArizona State University Dean Educational Initiatives and CEO for EdPlus

Christine Ortiz,  Entrepreneur, and Morris Cohen Professor at MIT (Founder, Station1)*

 

New Credentials

Online masters are growing in number, while others are experimenting with online learning as a significant component of a bachelor’s degree.  At the same time, new credentials are emerging, such as nano degrees, MicroMasters, and professional certificates.  What are the implications for traditional degrees?  How might the credentialing landscape evolve?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Krishna RajagopalDean for Digital Learning at MIT

James DeVaney, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Michigan

Charles Isbell, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology 

Yossi SheffiDirector for the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics at MIT   

11:30am -  12:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm -          1:30pm

Vision for Higher Education of Massachusetts| Auditorium
PresidentRafael Reif, MIT
Charlie Baker, Governor of Massachusetts

1:45pm -      2:30pm

Student Views

Drew Bent, MIT

Hank Sparks, Harvard

2:30pm -     2:45pm

Break

2:45pm -     3:30pm

Breakout Sessions 
 


 

 

Diversity & Inclusion

How do you make all learners feel welcome, regardless of their home country, demographics, and background?  How do you handle cultural differences that arise in the digital classroom?  How do we approach different kinds of abilities?          

Susan SingerVice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Rollins College

John Mitchell, Mary and Gordon Crary Family Professor

Khriseten Bellows, Professor at Argosy University and Consultant/ Senior Teaching Fellow for Poetry in America/Harvard University

 

Academic Integrity

As credentialing increases, how do we maintain high levels of academic integrity online?  What can we do in the design and offering of our courses to nudge people towards academic integrity?  When situations do arise, how can we spot them quickly and prevent them from escalating?                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Chris CapliceExecutive Director at MIT Center for Transportation and Logisitics
Thomas FikesDirector of Research Operations, EdPlus Action Lab, Arizona State University

Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX

Susan McCahanVice Provost of Innovations in Undergraduate Education, University of Toronto

 

Policy: Accreditation, Financial Aid, and More

When do online learners become students?  How do we think through policies in areas such as accreditation, financial aid, ensuring student safety, as applying to our online community?  What are the implications for broader university policies?                                                                                                                                       
Harrison KellerDeputy to the President for Strategy and Policy; Clinical Professor of Public Policy Practice at UT Austin
Hunt LambertDean of the Division of Continuing Education and University Extension at Harvard University

Cathy KoshlandVice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education at UC Berkeley

Kimberly CassidyPresident of Bryn Mawr College

3:30pm  -  3:45 pm

Coffee Break

3:45pm -            4:45 pm Accessibility Plenary 

What aspects of universal design improve learning for everyone?  How do we approach pedagogies that are accessible for everyone?
 

Jenn Stringer, Associate CIO for Academic Engagement, Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley  

Nicola Palmarini, Global Manager of Aging & Accessibility Solutions at IBM
Kyle Shachmut, Project Manager for Accessibility at HarvardX

4:45 pm -    5:00pm Closing Remarks
Remarks delivered by Sanjay Sarma, Vice-President of Opening Learning at MIT

 
5:00pm - 6:00pm Closing Reception

Breakout Sessions

Please note that sessions are still in development and details may change.

Breakout Session 1

Scaling; What Scales and What Doesn't? New Credentials
As we gain experience with MOOCs, blended learning and using technology residentially, what are we learning about what scales well, and what does not? Online masters are growing in number, while others are experimenting with online learning as a significant component of a bachelor’s degree.  At the same time, new credentials are emerging, such as nano degrees, MicroMasters, and professional certificates.  What are the implications for traditional degrees?  How might the credentialing landscape evolve?

 

Breakout Session 2

Diversity & Inclusion Policy: Accreditation, Financial Aid, and More Academic Integrity
How do you make all learners feel welcome, regardless of their home country, demographics, and background?  How do you handle cultural differences that arise in the digital classroom?  How do we approach different kinds of abilities?                       When do online learners become students?  How do we think through policies in areas such as accreditation, financial aid, ensuring student safety, as applying to our online community?  What are the implications for broader university policies?                                 As credentialing increases, how do we maintain high levels of academic integrity online?  What can we do in the design and offering of our courses to nudge people towards academic integrity?  When situations do arise, how can we spot them quickly and prevent them from escalating?