Saturday, February 19, 2011: 8:30 AM-11:30 AM
146B (Washington Convention Center )The university of the future must evolve -- some would say radically change -- if it is to be relevant in the future both to the education of young people and to the broader needs of society. There are a variety of challenges that will need to be confronted. These challenges range from the accelerating pace of developments in science, engineering, and technology; the continued impact of electronic technology on education; the ever-increasing global nature of higher education; and the budget constraints being confronted by both public and private universities in the U.S. This symposium will address these issues, including the question, "What will the university need to look like?" There will be a series of presentations and an ensuing discussion both within the panel and with the audience.
Robert M. Nerem, Georgia Institute of Technology
James J. Duderstadt, University of Michigan