Dear UCosmic Consortium Members,

We would like to invite you to attend the Spring 2014 Stakeholder’s Meeting on Tuesday, May 13th at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan. At this meeting, we will provide an update on developments made to the UCosmic system this past spring and share with you the results of USF’s pilot of the Faculty Activity Module. We have made some adjustments to this module and it is now ready to be piloted by our members.

Dr. Mitch Leventhal recently stepped down as SUNY’s Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs and Executive Director for the UCosmic Consortium. He has taken a position as a professor at the University at Albany in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, where he plans to pursue research on the evolving role of private equity in education, public-private partnership models and global education strategy. We would like to thank Mitch for his dedication and leadership in developing the concept of UCosmic and the Consortium. Sally Crimmins Villela, SUNY’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, has taken over as Executive Director and, along with her SUNY colleagues, has been exploring possible development and governance models for UCosmic. We will discuss some exciting options for increasing the number of institutions involved in UCosmic and speeding up the pace of development. Presenters from the Outercurve Foundation and the Open Source Initiative will share models and opportunities that we may decide to pursue in the coming year.

We look forward to this opportunity to learn about the perspectives of the Consortium members and discuss plans for sustainable development of UCosmic.  We hope you will be able to join us for this important meeting.  Members should RSVP to Rebecca Smolar at rebecca.smolar@ucosmic.org.

Call-in numbers will be provided for those who are unable to attend in person.

 

Agenda:

10:00  – 11:00
Introductions, All attendees
Update
Sally Crimmins Villela and the SUNY Team

 

11:00 – 12:00
UCosmic Update

Tim Willis, UCosmic Chief Technology Officer
Kiki Caruson, Associate Professor, and Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs, University of South Florida

 

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch
Presentation by Open Source Initiative
Patrick Masson, General Manager, Director and Secretary to the Board

 

1:00 – 2:00
Presentation by Outercurve Foundation
Erynn Peterson, Executive Director

 

2:00 – 3:30
Facilitated Discussion: What are our expectations of UCosmic and where do we go from here?
Sally Crimmins Villela

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