MEDIA ADVISORY: U.Va. To Host Governor's Higher Ed Commission Committee Friday; Discussion to Focus on Cost Containment, Innovative Strategies

Reporters: This is a follow up to a media alert you may have received from Mark Hubbard of the Grow By Degrees coalition. Below is the advisory and agenda for Friday's meeting.       

September 15, 2010 — The Implement Innovation and Cost Containment Committee of Gov. Bob McDonnell's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment will meet Friday at the University of Virginia.
 
The meeting, which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture/Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, will focus on cost containment and savings strategies, pathways to science, technology, engineering and math degrees and innovative partnerships between secondary and postsecondary education in Virginia, with a focus on pre-college credit acquisition and transfer. 

The committee, chaired by Todd Stottlemyaer, executive vice president of Inova Health System, will also provide an update on college and career ready programs and the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement. 

The meeting's scheduled participants include:

•    Teresa Sullivan, president, University of Virginia
•    Minnis Ridenour, senior fellow for resource development, Virginia Tech
•    Bob Templin, president, Northern Virginia Community College
•    Allen Edwards, director of policy studies, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
•    Patricia Wright, state superintendent of public instruction

AGENDA

10-10:10 a.m. Welcome and opening remarks 
•    Teresa Sullivan, president, University of Virginia

10:10-10:20 a.m. Welcome and overview of meeting
•    Todd Stottlemyer, committee chairman and executive vice president of Inova Health System

10:20-11:20 a.m. Cost Containment and Savings Strategies in Higher Education
•    Minnis Ridenour, senior fellow for resource development, Virginia Tech

11:20-11:50 a.m. VCU and Sightlines: A Model for Facility and Energy Efficiency
•    Brian Ohlinger, associate vice president for facilities management, Virginia Commonwealth University
•    James Ireland, regional account executive, Sightlines

11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Pathways to Baccalaureate and SySTEMic Solutions
•    Bob Templin, president, Northern Virginia Community College
•    Amy Harris, director of science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, Northern Virginia Community College

12:20-12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45-2 p.m. Innovative Partnerships between Secondary and Postsecondary Education in Virginia: A Focus on Pre-College Credit Acquisition and Transfer
•    Alan Edwards, director of policy studies, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
•    Heather Wathington, assistant professor of education, U.Va. Curry School of Education
•    Paul Nichols, president, Virginia Advanced Study Strategies
•    Paul Stapleton, superintendent, Halifax County Schools
•    Gretchen Schmidt, assistant vice chancellor for academic and student services, Virginia Community College System
•    Geoffrey Orth, director of the Cormier Honors College and associate VP for academic affairs, Longwood University 

2-2:20 p.m. Update on College and Career Ready Programs
•    Patricia Wright, superintendent of public instruction

2:20-2:45 p.m. Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement
•    Dean Ginsberg, college of education and human development, George Mason University

2:45-3 p.m. Next Steps

The complete agenda is also online on the state secretary of education's website [LINK TO http://www.education.virginia.gov/].

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