סמינר לכבוד מקבלי תואר דוקטור

10/06/2014 - 13:00

סמינר לכבוד מקבלי תואר דוקטור + חלוקת מלגות

 

Speaker:

John Leslie King, University of Michigan

Title:

The Future of Higher Education

 

Abstract:  Is higher education changing?  If you hope not, don't come to this talk.  The talk explores the origins of the academy, the commonweal's role, the influence of the Cold War and its end, information and communication technology influences, and shifting social sensibilities.  The conclusion is that higher education -- and by extension education generally -- face changes that current leaders have never before seen.  Higher education is facing more serious challenges than it has seen in more than a century, yet it has never been more important.  This is a particularly interesting time to be part of a great venture.  But it is not going to be easy.
 

John Leslie King is W.W. Bishop Professor of Information and former Dean of the School of Information and former Vice Provost at the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty at Michigan in 2000 after twenty years on the faculties of computer science and management at the University of California at Irvine.  He has published more than 200 academic and professional books and research papers from his research on the relationship between technical and social change.  He has been Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School, distinguished visiting professor at the National University of Singapore and at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Frankfurt.  From 1992-1998 he was Editor-in-Chief of the INFORMS journal Information Systems Research, and has served as associate editor of many other journals.  He has been a member of the Board of the Computing Research Association (CRA) and has served on the Council of the Computing Community Consortium, and been a member of the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committees for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE), Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).  He holds a PhD in administration from the University of California, Irvine, an honorary doctorate in economics from Copenhagen Business School and is an elected fellow of the Association for Information Systems and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His web site with research description and c.v. is http://jlking.people.si.umich.edu/