Announcements

October 7, 2011

Thanks for making our conference a success. Look for an evaluation email. Travel safely – Governor Jeb Bush & Governor Jim Hunt

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10:05 AM – 87% of the respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that public universities will undergo major structural changes in the future.

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9:15 AM -Two thirds of students graduating with 4-year degrees last year, owed on average $23,186 in student loans. CNN Money

Student loan debt has eclipsed credit card debt at $1.0 trillion and counting.

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8:25 AM - Mr. Howard will be taking questions.  Please use the Q&A cards provided and pass them to the left end of your table.

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8:20 AM – iPad RETURN: Please return iPads either outside the Ballroom or in the Gallery room. The black leather cover is our gift to you.

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8:15 AM – Please make your way to the Four Seasons’ Ballroom. Our General Session begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

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CHECK OUT and LUGGAGE STORAGE are available in the Gallery Room on the way to the Ballroom prior to 8:30 a.m. session.

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In 2010 Open Universities Australia grew 35%–the largest increase on record. The Australian

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Good Morning! Breakfast is being served in the Pavilion across from the pool from 7:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

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October 6, 2011

Thank you for a great day! Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. in the Pavilion. Our General Session starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. in the Ballroom.

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Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a Reception and Dinner with a special presentation in the Ballroom.

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3:45 PM – 57% of people surveyed by Pew and the Chronicle say that the cost of college outweighs its value. Boston Magazine

Unemployment rate for people under 25 is 54% and 9 out of 10 college grads are planning to move back in with their parents. Boston Magazine

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2:45 PM – Only 11% of respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that student readiness for college is stable or increasing.

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2:00 PM – 100% of presidents and 75% of provosts and deans that responded to the pre-conference survey believe that faculty interactions with students will change significantly in the coming years.

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1:25 PM – Please make your way back to the Four Season’s Ballroom where we will resume the program shortly.

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1:00 PM – Stanford professor Thrun offered his, “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” course online and free. 130,000 students signed up. —They will get the same lectures as students paying $50,000, same assignments, same exams, and, if they pass, “a statement of accomplishment”, but not Stanford credit. “Literally,” Thrun says, “we can probably get the same quality of education I teach in class for 1 to 2 percent of the cost.” The New York Times

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12:35 PM – Lunch is now being served in the Pavilion. Enjoy entertainment provided by The Black Tie Affair, a musical group of recent college grads.

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12:25 PM – iTunes U online is running 300 million downloads a year, with 350,000 lectures offered by more than 1,000 universities worldwide. BBC News

Oxford has 10 million downloads—130,000 per week. More than half the people using them are from the US and China.

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9:45 am – 50% of respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that foreign universities will increasingly become competitors with U.S. universities for U.S. students.

95% believe that foreign students will be a major source of students in the future.

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9:35 am – Did you know: global higher education enrollment increased 53% in the last decade?

Did you know: 20% of all college students in the world are studying outside of their home country.

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8:55 am – Mr. Blair will be taking questions. Please use the Q&A cards provided and pass them to the left end of your table.

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8:45 am – The Future of State Universities Conference will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. in the Four Season Ballroom.

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7:15 am – Good Morning! Breakfast is being served in the Pavilion across from the pool from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

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October 5, 2011

7:00 pm – IMPORTANT: Your name badge serves as your security and entrance credential for sessions and meals.

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6:00 pm – Questions? Stop by the Hospitality Desk in the Gallery Room or call 214-704-1454.

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5:00 pm – Pre-conference Survey:

  • 90% of respondents to the pre-conference survey believe that state funding for higher education will continue to decline.
  • 85% believe that federal funding for higher education will decrease in the future.
  • 75% believe that public support for higher education is destined to decline as costs increase.
  • 13% believe that public universities ware well prepared to market their online programs effectively.

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5:00 pm – Enjoy your evening! Please access dining information and restaurant recommendations on your iPad or consult the Four Season concierge.

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11:10 am – Welcome! We are delighted you are here. – Governor Jeb Bush & Governor Jim Hunt