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46th Annual Educational Leadership Summer Workshop
"Making Connections: Pathways and Supports for College Readiness"
Dr. William Tierney
Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis
University of Southern California

Thursday and Friday
June 20 and 21, 2013

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Featured Speaker

Dr. William Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education at USC and the Director of the Pullias Center for Higher Education.

Former President of the USC Academic Senate, he chaired the Ph.D. program for the USC Rossier School of Education and chaired the University Committee on Academic Review.

Having spent over two decades conducting research on college access for underrepresented youth, as well as improving the performance of colleges and universities, Tierney is committed to informing policies and practices related to educational equity and post-secondary effectiveness.

His research interests pertain to organization performance, equity and faculty roles and rewards. Dr. Tierney teaches courses on the administration and governance of higher education and on qualitative methods.

Tierney currently serves as President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and is the first USC scholar to be elected to this pres-tigious post.

Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 20, 2013
(Sessions held at the W. W. Wright Education Building)
1-3pm Registration and Check-in 
School of Education Atrium Lobby
1-2pm Research Roundtable/Moderator: Dr. Gary Crow
School of Education, Room 1220

  • Jeffery Hauswald, "School Configurations in Indiana and their perceived impact in education"
  • Dorothea Irwin Formwalt, "Teacher Thinking made visible: looking at dialogue as a tool for learning"
  • Laura McDermott, "Principal's Dilemma: Reconciling Principles of Practice with Theories in Action"
  • Gail Ringwalt, "The Expanded Core Curriculum at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired: A Case Study."
2:15 Education Law & Policy Institute Panels/Moderator: Dr. Terry Spradlin
School of Education Auditorium

Policy Panel: The PK-12 to Higher Education Pipeline: Is there a State Blueprint for College Readiness?

  • Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
  • John Whikehart, Chancellor, Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington
  • Dr. Judy Demuth, Superintendent, MCCSC
  • Representative Bob Behning, Chair, House Education Committee
  • Danielle Shockey, Assistant Superintendent, Indiana Department of Education

Law School: Social Media, the First Amendment, and Public Schools 

  • Dave Emmert, J.D., Attorney at the Indiana School Boards Association
  • Seamus Boyce, J.D., Attorney at Church, Church, Hittle, & Antrim<
  • Martha McCarthy, Ph.D., Chancellor's Professor Emeritus, Indiana University
  • Janet Decker, J.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Indiana University
  • Suzanne Eckes, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Indiana University 
5:15 Women's Network Meeting
School of Education, Room 1220
Dr. Carol Gardiner
5:30 IUSAA Steering Committee Meeting
School of Education, Room 4204
6:00 Cook-out
Welcome, Dean Gerardo Gonzalez, IU School of Education

Dr. Jon Bennett, President of IUSAA

Alumni Recognition and Awards
Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center, Presenter: Jennifer Burton

  • Dr. Vic Smith, Special Contribution to Education Award
  • Jacob Allen, The Dean F. Berkeley Emerging Leader Award
Friday, June 21, 2013
Sponsored by REL Midwest Educational Laboratory
(Sessions held at the Monroe County Convention Center)
8:00 Registration
8:30 Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Gary Crow, ELPS Department Chair
8:45 Navigating the Path to College: What High Schools Can Do

Dr. William Tierney, Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California

9:30 Facilitated Tabletop Discussion
10:30 Moderated Panel Discussion

Wendy Skibinski, Principal Ben Davis University High School
Andrea Berger, Principal Researcher, AIR
Dr. Molly Chamberlain, Associate Commissioner for Information and Research, Indiana Higher Education Commission
Brandy Johnson, Executive Director, Michigan College Access

11:50 Closing Remarks with Dr. Tierney

Thank you from Dr. Suzanne Eckes, Program Coordinator
Department of Education Leadership