Siciliano Forum

final warnock emailAt a time when tuition costs are skyrocketing, for-profit universities are gaining traction, and approximately a third of U.S. students have already taken an online course, the future of higher education is unclear.  In recognition of this changing landscape, the Hinckley Institute of Politics is proud to present the Sixteenth Annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, Considerations on the Status of the American Society, which will examine The Future of Higher Education.

This forum will include a keynote address, several RadioWest shows broadcast live on KUER, a documentary sneak peak, and other events held from March 4-12. Primary co-sponsors include the Honors College and the College of Engineering. Other sponsors include RadioWest, the Department of Education, and the Electronic Arts and Engineering Program. All events are free and open to the public.

John Warnock, co-founder of Adobe (as well as a U of U alum) delivered the keynote address on Tuesday, March 5. Click here to view a video of his excellent speech. Click here to listen to recordings of more of the week’s events.

Monday, March 4:

11:00 AM RADIOWEST INTERVIEW KICKOFF

Henry J. Eyring, Co-author, The Innovative University Advancement Vice President, BYU-Idaho

Listen on KUER 90.1 FM

12:30 PM MOOCs PANEL 

Dr. David Wiley, Associate Professor of Instructional Psych and Tech
Dr. Jason Pickavance, Director of Educational Initiatives, SL Community College
Dr. Jack Newell, Professor Emeritus, U of U
Dr. Fernando Rubio, Associate Professor of Languages and Literature, he is currently running a MOOC on campus
Dean Sylvia Torti, Honors Dean (moderator)

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

2:00 PM SNEAK PREVIEW

10×10′s feature film, Girl Rising
Followed by Q&A and Workshop

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

Tuesday, March 5:  

11:00 AM RADIOWEST INTERVIEW

Dr. John Warnock, Co-Founder/Co-Chairman/Director Adobe Systems Inc.

Listen on KUER 90.1 FM

12:30 AM Keynote Address, Dr. John Warnock

Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

1:30 PM Reception

Library Faculty Center

Wednesday, March 6:

8:30 Morning Edition: “The Cost of Higher Education”

KUER Reporter Whittney Evans will be profiling several Utah students on how they are overcoming the escalating cost of tuition.

9:00 AM Rethinking credentials as value predictors – how to showcase relevancy in the digital age FORUM

Mike Lydon, Chief Technology Officer, TopCoder

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

11:00 AM RADIOWEST INTERVIEW

The Cost of Higher Education Panel

Dr. Robert B. Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics, College of William and Mary
Dr. Nicholas W. Hillman, U of U Assistant Professor and Expert on Higher Education Finance and Student Enrollment Demand

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

Thursday, March 7:

9:15 AM FORUM

Dr. Jane McGonigal, NYT Best-selling Author, Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

11:00 AM RADIOWEST INTERVIEW

Dr. Jane McGonigal

Listen on KUER 90.1 FM

12:00 PM Creative Solutions for Higher Ed” Women’s Panel

Dr. Barb Snyder, Vice President Student Affairs
Dean Martha Bradley, Dean Undergraduate Studies and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Cecelia Foxley, Adjunct Professor, Educational Psychology
Dr. Jeri McIntyre, former VP of Academic Affairs

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

Friday, March 8

11:00 AM  FORUM

Henry J. Eyring, Co-author, The Innovative University Advancement Vice President, BYU-Idaho

Hinckley Caucus Room, Orson Spencer Hall, 255

Tuesday, March 12

11:00 AM Live KSL Radio Doug Wright Show

A Talk with Utah’s College Presidents
Dave Buhler, Commissioner of Higher Education (introducing)

Listen on KSL Radio 102.7 FM / 1160 AM

To view information on last year’s forum, click here.
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