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Introduction and Schedule


Welcome to the 2012 University Leader Development Workshop, sponsored by the South Asia Initiative!

For the detailed schedule, please click here.

NEW – Powerpoints are being added under each day of the workshop. Please check back regularly!

Readings for Day One - Monday, July 30

Session 1: Welcome and Introduction

Tarun Khanna, Director of SAI and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Harvard Business School

Click here to view the Introductory Powerpoint Presentation

Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy; Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

No readings


Session 2: Building A World Class Institution

Jorge Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico; Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard University

Morton and Phyllis Keller. Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America’s University (Oxford University Press, 2007 revised edition).

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

1) How does Harvard’s evolution into a meritocratic university – with faculty selected primarily on the basis of their scholarly reputation, a student body chosen primarily for its intellectual abilities, and a campus culture that places a high priority on national and international ranking – resonate with your experience as a senior academic leader?

2) Harvard University has successfully been able to establish itself as a meritocratic, affluent and worldly institute – a model that other American universities have tried to follow. Given the tapestry of higher education in India, would such a blend be achievable in your own context?


Session 3: Think Again: Adult Developmental Frontiers in Higher Education

Michael Shiner, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Gardner, H. (2011). “Chapter 6 – Learning Throughout Life” in Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the Twenty-First Century (pp. xii, 244). New York: Basic Books.

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Session 4: Building an Outstanding Student Body

Bill Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid to Students in Harvard College; Member of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Deidre Leopold, Managing Director, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, Harvard Business School

“Megan Turner” Case Study


Session 5: Bringing Global Studies to K-12 Classrooms: Why It Matters for Universities

Dinner with Deborah Cunningham, Senior Programs Director, Primary Source

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

1) What kind of educational experiences did you have as a child that influenced your thinking about other cultures?

2) What kinds of conversations do you think would be useful for university educators in India to have with primary and secondary school educators in India?

3) Would you describe the teachers you have encountered at the pre-university or university level in India as culturally proficient (knowledgeable about their students’ cultural backgrounds)? Why or why not?

Readings for Day Two - Tuesday, July 31

Session 6: From “Bench to Trench”: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer

Vish Viswanath, Associate Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health

Knowledge Transfer Session Background

Greenhalgh, T. et al. (2004). “Diffusion of Innovation in Service Organizations: Systematic Review and Recommendations.” University College London. The Milbank Quarterly. Vol. 82. No. 4, (pp.581-629).

Ramanadhan S, Salhi C, Achille E, Baril N, D’Entremont K, et al. (2012) Addressing Cancer Disparities via Community Network Mobilization and Intersectoral Partnerships: A Social Network Analysis.

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

1) What are the models that you are using or have used in the past?

2) How can these models be adapted – localized and customized, to Indian conditions?

3) How does one mobilize different sectors and motivate them to work on problems in a collaborative way?

4) How do we create learning teams to promote and accelerate knowledge transfer?

5) What core competencies are needed to train future workforce to access, manage, and use the information that is being generated?


Session 7: Strategic Shifts – Leveraging Libraries in the 21st Century

Deb Wallace, Executive Director, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Laura Linard, Director of Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

Knowledge and Library Services Strategy Documents


Session 8: Linkages Between Scholarly Research and Policy-Setting

Merilee Grindle, Edward S. Mason Professor of International Development, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School

Required reading:

Peter de Leon and Toddi A. Steelman, “Making Public Policy Programs Effective and Relevant: The Role of the Policy Sciences.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), 20 (1), 2001.

The following three articles are from the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management (JPAM), 27 (1), 2008 and are recommended: (1) John Ellwood, “Challenges to Public Policy and Public Management Education.” (2) Iris Geva-May et al, “MPP Programs Emerging Around the World.” (3) Scott Fritzen, “Public Policy Education Goes Global: A Multi-Dimensional Challenge.”

Please come prepared to answer the following questions:

1) What is the purpose of a program/school of public policy?

2) What are the challenges facing the development of new programs/schools of public policy?

3) In what ways can programs/schools of public policy be made relevant for the future?

 


Session 9: Dinner

Readings for Day Three - Wednesday, August 1

Session 10: Harvard Museums

Visit the Harvard Museums website here.

Please come prepared to answer the following question:

1) How can your existing programs leverage publicly available museums in Maharasthra?

2) What can you do to improve/augment the state of development of museums to make them useful research instructional vehicles?


Session 11: Perspectives on a Liberal Arts Education – The Importance of Education Conducted in a Spirit of Free Inquiry

Parimal Patil, Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy; Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Required reading:

Keohane, Nannerl O. “The Liberal Arts as Guideposts in the 21st Century.” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 29, 2012.

Pollock, Sheldon. “The Real Classical Languages Debate.”

Recommended reading:

Flexner, Abraham. “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge.” Harpers (179), June/November 2939.

Please come prepared to answer the following question:

1) Can the liberal arts be a guidepost for education in 21st century India? If so, how? If not, why not?


Session 12: Promoting Cultural and Religious Literacy: On Campus and Online

Ali S. Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, and Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University

Asani, Ali. (2011), “Enhancing Religious Literacy in Liberal Arts Education through the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies.” In E. Hammonds, S. Kosslyn, & J. Shephard (Eds.) The Harvard Sampler: Liberal Arts for the Twenty-First Century (pp. 1-31). Cambridge: Harvard University Press


Session 13: Research in the Social Sciences at Harvard: The Harvard Academy

Dinner with Laurence Winnie, Executive Officer, Harvard Academy for Area and International Studies and researchers at Harvard

Article on Harvard Academy Scholars Program

Readings for Day Four - Thursday, August 2

Session 14: New Methods to Enhance Participant-Centered Learning

Tarun Khanna, Director of SAI and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Bill Sahlman and Liz Kind “Khan Academy,” HBS Case No. N9-812-074, 2012

Thompson, Clive, “How Khan Academy Is Changing the Rules of Education,” Wired, July 15, 2011.

University 2.0 – VIDEO.

Explore Website: Udacity

Please come prepared to discuss the following questions:

In some ways the Khan Academy model of self-directed learning has so much to offer regions in India where student interest may be high, but resources and teacher accountability can be astonishingly low. Readily available hardware, software, and internet connectivity could do much to allow individual students to take charge of their educations, through Khan Academy, and unlock their own potential. How would you begin to tackle such a proposition? Do you think such efforts could have the impact without teacher support?


Session 15: Widener Library – Operations and Services

Ramona Islam, Curricular Design and Research Librarian, Widener Library, Harvard University

Dan Hazen, Associate Librarian of Harvard College for Collection Development

Review the Harvard College Library Website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/. You will find general information, including several policy documents on collections under the green ‘information’ tab with links to ‘Collections/Digital Collections.’


Session 16: Strategies for Fundraising: Budgeting, Planning, and Development

Paul Keenan, Senior Associate Dean and Director of Development, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

Supporting Harvard’s Mission: Benefactor’s Handbook, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University

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Session 17: Universities as Change Agents

Dinner with Tarun Khanna, Director of SAI and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School

Auletta, Ken, “Get Rich U.” The New Yorker, April 30, 2012

NPR radio clip: Stanfor’s Next Lesson: Free Online Courses for Credit and Degrees?

Readings for Day Five - Friday, August 3

Session 18: Tour of Harvard Innovation Lab

Neal Doyle, Manager of Harvard Innovation Lab


Session 19: The Harvard Biodesign Lab: Innovating Medical Technologies in a University Setting

Conor Walsh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

ES 227: Medical Device Design (G) – Spring 2012 Syllabus

NCIIA Course and Program Grant Application: Creation of a Medical Device Innovation Initiative

Please come prepared to discuss the following questions:

1) What role can a university play in developing new technology innovations and how should/could this be different than what happens in industry?

2) How does a university assist with transitioning new technologies from the lab and to industry?


Session 20: Outcomes and Opportunities for Maharashtra

Tarun Khanna, Director of SAI and Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School