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Clark Kerr Symposium

Rethinking the Student Experience in the 21st Century Public Research University

Friday, October 10, 2003 • UC Santa Cruz
College Nine and College Ten Multipurpose Room

On the weekend of 10-12, 2003, UC Santa Cruz will celebrate the inauguration of two new residential colleges - the first new colleges to be opened at UCSC in nearly 30 years. To mark this historic weekend, we invite our colleagues in higher education to join us in a major academic symposium on the critical role that public research institutions must play in preparing students to be future leaders in all fields and professions.

The University of California's first annual Clark Kerr Symposium will honor Clark Kerr, president emeritus of the University of California and a scholar whose vision was instrumental in shaping UC Santa Cruz. The Symposium will bring together national and state leaders in education to speak on the role higher education plays in society in the 21st century.

Save the Date! October 10, 2003



Richard C. Atkinson
President, University of California

Bruce Chizen
President and CEO, Adobe Systems

James J. Duderstadt
President Emeritus, University of Michigan

I. Michael Heyman
Chancellor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Donald Kennedy
President Emeritus, Stanford University

Phillip Long
Senior Strategist, Academic Computing, MIT

Leon Panetta
Leon & Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Karl S. Pister
Chancellor Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz

Judith Ramaley
Assistant Director, Education and Human Resources Directorate (EHR)
The National Science Foundation.

Debra Stewart
President, Council of Graduate Deans

Charles Young
President, University of Florida


The symposium will feature panel discussions focused on four themes related to higher education in public research universities:

1. Examining the benefits of a diverse student body

2. Creating innovative curricula responsive to a changing world

3. Developing informed and engaged citizens

4. Preparing students to make meaningful contributions to society


View Draft Agenda (PDF format, 76K)


For additional information, please contact:

Kristin Palma, Event Coordinator
email: kpalma@ucsc.edu
phone: 831-459-5075.

Note: A block of rooms are being held for Kerr Symposium attendees on Thursday and Friday nights at the Coast Hotel on the waterfront in Santa Cruz. Rates are $120 per room and reservations must be made by September 25. To make a reservation, please call the Coast at (800) 663-1144 or email them at ressantacruz@coasthotelsusa.com. Be sure to tell them you will be attending the Kerr Symposium.



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