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Meeting of Charter Members - Alexandria - Feb - 2014 - Agenda

Sessions are intended primarily for free discussion and brainstorming with brief introductory and concluding remarks by moderators.

WEDNESDAY, FEB 12 Library of Alexandria
Noon Lunch with participants
1:30 pm Drive to Library of Alexandria
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

1. Need for a New Paradigm

Issue: What factors and circumstances are driving the quest for a new paradigm in global higher education?

Moderators: Ismail Serageldin & Garry Jacobs

Group discussion

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm 

2. Challenges Confronting Global Higher Education

Issue: What is the status of global higher education today and its place in overall global development strategy? What challenges does it face? 

Moderators: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza & Emil Constantinescu

Group discussion 

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

3. Towards a New Paradigm in Higher Education

Issue: What are the emerging opportunities & potentials for revolutionary advances in global higher education?

Moderators: Alberto Zucconi & Winston Nagan

Group discussion (David Krieger on Skype)

THURSDAY, FEB 13 Library of Alexandria
8:30 am Drive to Library of Alexandria
9:00 am – 10:30 am

4. Role of the WUC in promoting world-class global higher education

Issue: Looking forward, what goals can WUC hope to accomplish? 

How can it act most effectively to achieve these goals?

Moderators: Sigmund Gronmo & Alexander Likhotal

Group discussion

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

5. World Consortium Charter

Issue: What should be the mission, objectives and activities of WUC?

Moderators: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza & Alberto Zucconi 

Group discussion

12:00 pm –   1:30 pm

6. Constitution of the World University Consortium

Issue: Provisions of WUC Bylaws

Moderators: Winston Nagan & Garry Jacobs

Group discussion & adoption

1:30 pm –   2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 pm –   3:30 pm Library tour (optional)
3:30 pm –   4:30 pm

7. WUC Stakeholder & Membership Strategy

Issue: What strategies should WUC adopt to enlist, engage and energize other institutions and individuals to participate in the Consortium work?

Moderators: Alberto Zucconi & Sigmund Gronmo

Group discussion

4:30 pm –   5:30 pm

8. Design concepts for a world-class global delivery system

Issue: If you were asked to design a world-class system of higher education available to everyone, how would you do it? 

Moderators: Garry Jacobs & Ismail Serageldin 

Group discussion (Ralph Wolff, Neal King on Skype)

FRIDAY, FEB 14  Helnan Palestine Hotel
9:00 am to 10:00 am

9. Election of WUC Officers

Issue: Election of key officers of WUC

Moderators: Emil Constantinescu & Winston Nagan 

10:00 am – 11:15 pm

10. Financing the Consortium

Issue: Approval of a preliminary budget for 2014 and a plan to fund WUC operations and activities.

Moderators:  Alberto Zucconi & Alexander Likhotal

Group Discussion

11:30 am --  1:00 pm

11. Action plan for 2014 & Open Discussion

Issue: What are the first steps WUC can and should take during 2014?

Closing comments: Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, Garry Jacobs, Ismail Serageldin 

Group Discussion

 Afternoon is left open for informal discussions or excursions