MIT Skoltech Initiative in collaboration with the Skolkovo Institute of Science & Technology, the Skolkovo Foundation and the Ministry of Education & Science
Best Practices for Improving International Competitiveness Workshop
Location: MIT, Cambridge, MA
Date: May 16-18, 2014
|Friday, May 16th, 2014|
Welcoming Remarks | Red Square
Claude Canizares, Vice President, MIT
Bruce Tidor, Faculty Lead, MIT Skoltech Initiative
Pavel Schedrovistsky, Skolkovo Foundation
Ministry of Education & Science
Plenary discussion: Leadership Strategies for Increasing International Competitiveness – Facing the Challenges of the 21 st Century| Red Square
This session will focus on best practices in university management, strategic development, transforming the faculty body, engaging international industry and scientific community, and institutional strategies to increase competitiveness.
Lawrence Bacow , President Emeritus, Tufts University
Bob Brown , President, Boston University
Joseph Aoun , President, Northeastern University
Claude Canizares , Vice-President, MIT (moderator)
Plenary Discussion: Faculty Motivation and Policies | Red Square
This session will take a holistic approach to faculty experience at Boston area universities, including development of the vision for the cohesive intellectual university community, integration of research and education infrastructure, faculty support, incentives and funding opportunities, tenure and promotion policy, faculty governance, and supporting the innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. This session will also discuss faculty work, teaching/research/service balance, managing labs and projects, managing departments, and performance assessment.
Steven Hall - Overview
Plenary discussion: Managing Innovation in Education – From a New Idea to Innovative Practice | Red Square
This session will address innovative educational models and new ways of teaching with the special emphasis on various forms of digital learning, online and distance education, industry-based educational models and best practices in project-based experiential learning.
Dennis Freeman , Dean of Undergraduate Education, MIT
Philip Altbach , Center for International Education, Boston College (moderator)
|17.00– 18.00||Visit to the Media Lab|
|Saturday, May 17th, 2014|
Plenary Session: Research Across the University | Red Square Conference Room
This session will discuss research activities undertaken by students and faculty as well as cross-cut interdisciplinary research initiatives . It will present an overview of ways to engage undergraduate students in research activities, international research collaborations, funding mechanisms, and research institutes within MIT.
Professor Doug Lauffenburger , Head, Department of Biological Engineering– overview
Dr. Anna Voronova, Associate Director of Research, MIT Skoltech Initiative (moderator)
Plenary Session: Industry Engagement | Red Square Conference Room
This session will discuss various models of industry engagement in research and education, including interdisciplinary research collaborations that integrate experiential learning. The speakers will also address various models of collaboration with industry with the special emphasis on students’ employability, industrial immersions and skills development that lead to the increased recognition of quality.
Claude Canizares, Vice President, MIT
Dr. Anna Ronell, Director of International Relations, MIT Skoltech Initiative (moderator)
Plenary Session: Managing Institutional Reputation and Putting Yourself on the Map | Red Square Conference Room
This session will address the challenges of brand development, communications strategies, and methods of raising awareness and building reputation. Special emphasis will be placed on working with various stakeholders: students and alumni, industry supporters, domestic and international media, local ecosystem, and international scientific community.
Matt McGann, Director of Admissions
Judith Cole , Executive Vice-President & CEO, Alumni Association MIT
Nate Nickerson, Associate Vice-President for Communications, MIT News Office
Kelly Courtney, Senior Communications Strategist, MIT Skoltech Initiative (moderator)
Tuli Banerjee , Senior Director, Global Initiatives, MIT
|15.15-16.15||Tour of the TEAL Classroom|