The Provosts Forum brings together APRU provosts or chief academic officers, as key drivers of academic strategy and output, to discuss topics of collective interest and importance to their respective institutions. Through this Forum, APRU hopes to expand the leadership networks within the consortia beyond the presidents and senior staff, and to address major issues of academic management such as quality assurance of education and research, and academic personnel.
The University of Washington will host the 3rd APRU Provosts Forum in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. from March 23 to 25, 2016. The forum commences with a welcome reception on the evening of March 23 (Wednesday) and ends in the late afternoon of March 25 (Friday).
The 3rd Provosts Forum will address current challenges for research universities centered on the theme “Innovations in Teaching and Learning,” where faculty and experts will be invited to present as resource people. The 2016 forum will highlight and demonstrate innovation in teaching and learning - examining research, sharing best practices and engaging with new tools. Facilitators will model the use of leading-edge practices and technologies for teaching and learning, and the forum will be preceded by online discussions and presentations by APRU faculty and experts.
Potential session topics include:
• Best practices for Provosts - encouraging innovation in teaching and learning
• How can we practice what we know? Creating and learning from research on teaching and learning
• Active learning in diverse undergraduate and graduate classroom environments - classroom, online, hybrid and MOOCs
• From ideas to impact - advancing innovation, commercialization and technology transfer in the university setting
Who should attend: Provost / Deputy Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Registration Information: http://www.washington.edu/globalaffairs/apru-provosts-forum/. To enjoy preferential room rates (subject to availability), participants are strongly advised to make their reservations via the online system by 1 February 2016.
Conference Website: http://www.washington.edu/globalaffairs/apru-provosts-forum/
Objectives and themes
The Provosts’ Forum 2014 brought together thirty-two APRU provosts, vice-presidents, deputy vice-chancellors or chief academic officers to examine key issues facing research universities. In particular, the focus was on:
- Benchmarking research universities
- Increasing research impact through international collaboration
- Policy and practice in commercialization and intellectual property
- Pedagogical innovation including online education, international teaching collaborations and MOOCs
In addition to exchanging knowledge and experience on these issues, the forum considered how APRU could add value for members through the provosts’ network and facilitate collaborative projects amongst member universities on key teaching and research issues. In this way, members could also begin to influence the higher education policy environment in Asia-Pacific.
Click here to view photographs from the meeting.