72nd Annual Meeting of the Council of
Sponsoring Institutions

ORAU's 72nd Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions will be focused on "Compliance Complexity in Higher Education."

The theme of the 2017 annual meeting will focus on the issues that colleges and universities are facing in navigating the growing number and complexity of federal regulations.

Your participation will provide an opportunity for you and your colleagues to discuss key challenges and share lessons learned.  Experts and leaders from academia and national organizations will share their views on effective strategies to navigate the compliance maze while continuing to advance higher education’s research and education mission. 

To register, click here.

Registration closes February 14, 2017.

March 7-9, 2017


2017 Annual Meeting Logo

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - Doubletree Hotel

11:45 – 4:00 p.m.              Optional Tour of Manhattan National Historical Park (U.S. Citizens Only); See below for in-depth agenda

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.                 Registration – DoubleTree Hotel Lobby

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.                 New Councilor Orientation Session – Room TBD

 


Manhattan Project National Historical Park Facilities Tour Agenda

11:45 a.m.                   Depart Doubletree Hotel for American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE)

11:50 a.m.                   Arrive at AMSE

11:50 a.m. –                Boxed Lunch and Overview of Manhattan Project National Historical Park

12:45 p.m.                 by the National Park Service

1:00 p.m.                     Bus(es) departs AMSE for tours

1:00 – 1:10 p.m.          Travel to Y-12 National Security Complex, New Hope Center

1:10 – 1:25 p.m.          Obtain Visitor Badges

1:25 p.m.                     Bus(es) departs New Hope Center for Building 9731   

1:35 – 2:35 p.m           Tour of the Calutron Electromagnetic Separation of Uranium Historic Structure 

2:40 p.m.                     Bus(es) departs Y-12

2:40 – 3:10 p.m.          Travel to ORNL

3:10 – 3:55 p.m.          Tour of ORNL Graphite Reactor

4:00 p.m.                     Bus(es) departs for Doubletree Hotel 

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.          Travel to Doubletree Hotel

4:30 p.m.                     Arrive at Doubletree Hotel

 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - Pollard Technology Conference Center

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.             Registration and Continental Breakfast – Pollard Lobby

Networking Opportunity

8:30 – 8:40 a.m.             Opening Remarks

  • Andy Page, President and CEO, ORAU
  • Arlene Garrison, Vice President, University Partnerships

8:40 – 8:45 a.m.             Introduction of Keynote Speaker

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.             Keynote Addresses

Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and University: Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education, Nicholas S. Zeppos, Chancellor, Vanderbilt University; and Task Force Co-Chair

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.             Keynote Q&A

9:45 – 10:05 a.m.          Break

10:05 – 11:35     Panel Session 1: Conduct of Research

Purpose: The Impact of the Changing Federal Landscape on Research and Innovation
Facilitator: Eric Abelquist, Executive Vice President, ORAU

Panel Speakers

  • The Impact of Recent Export Control Regulations on Higher Education Institutions, Doug Backman, Co-Chair, Federal Demonstration Partnership Project; and Director, Research Compliance, University of Central Florida
  • America Invents Act and Its Impact on University Research, Carl Mahler, Executive Director, Office of Technology Transfer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Faculty Consulting: Conflicts of Interest and Beyond, Karen A. Mullin, Chief General Counsel and Director of Technology Development, The Forsyth Institute

11:35 – 12:00 p.m.       Panel Q & A

12:00 – 1:15 p.m.          Lunch – Pollard Lobby 

Networking Opportunity

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.             Panel Session 2: Enhancing and Supporting a Diverse Faculty Environment

Purpose: New Challenges and Strategies to Recruit and Retain Faculty
Facilitator: David Duncan, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Scientific Assessment & Workforce Development, ORAU

Panel Speakers

  • Title IX by the Numbers: Using Campus Climate Surveys to Improve Campus Culture, Meredith Smith, Title IX Coordinator, Tulane University
  • Building an Effective Compliance Program, L. Lee Tyner, General Counsel, University of Mississippi, and Immediate Past Chair, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Academic Freedom and the New Challenges to Faculty Rights, Robert Shibley, Executive Director, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

2:45 – 3:05 p.m.             Panel Q & A

3:05 – 3:25 p.m.             Break

3:25 – 4:45 p.m.             Business Meeting – Pollard Auditorium (all attendees invited)

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.             Reception – Doubletree Hotel

Networking Opportunity

6:15 – 7:00 p.m.             Dinner      

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - Pollard Technology Conference Center

7:30 – 8:20 a.m.             Continental Breakfast

Networking Opportunity

 8:20 – 8:25 a.m.             Opening Remarks

Arlene Garrison, Ph.D., Vice President, University Partnerships

8:25 – 8:35 a.m.             The New Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

Jim Vosburg, Director, ORISE

8:35 – 8:50 a.m.            Comments by Member Institution Representatives

8:50 – 8:55 a.m.             Introduction of Keynote Speaker

8:55 – 9:40 a.m.             Keynote Address

Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century, Larry R. Faulkner, Chair, Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements, National Academy of Sciences; and President Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin

9:40 – 9:55 a.m.             Keynote Q & A

9:55 – 10:15 a.m.          Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.            Panel Session 3: Balancing New Policies and Practices

Purpose: Creating New Models to Strengthen the Future of Higher Education
Facilitator: Rachel Lokitz, Associate General Counsel, ORAU

Panel Speakers

  • Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results, Louis Soares, Vice President for Strategy, Research and Advancement, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, American Council on Education
  • Trajectories in Teaching and Learning: Emerging Practices, Technology, and Who Knows What Else, Malcolm Brown, Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
  • The Lion in the Path:  Challenges and Opportunities for Research Universities in Uncertain Times, Tobin L. Smith, Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

11:45 – 11:55 p.m.       Panel Q & A

11:55 – 12:00 p.m.       Wrap-up

Andy Page, President and CEO, ORAU

12:00 p.m.                         Adjourn

12:00 p.m.                         Box Lunches Available – Pollard Lobby

12:30 p.m.                         Bus departs from Pollard Auditorium for Knoxville’s McGhee-Tyson Airport

Annual Meeting Speakers

Listed below are the speakers for the upcoming Annual Meeting

Keynote Speakers

Nicholas S. Zeppos

Chancellor, Vanderbilt University

Recalibrating Regulation of Colleges and University:  Report of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education

Larry R. Faulkner

Chair, Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements, National Academy of Sciences; and President Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin

Optimizing the Nation’s Investment in Academic Research:  A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

Panel Session 1: Conduct of Research Speakers

Purpose: The Impact of the Changing Federal Landscape on Research and Innovation

Eric Abelquist

Eric Abelquist

Panel Facilitator, Executive Vice President, ORAU

Doug Backman

Co-Chair, Federal Demonstration Partnership Project; and Director, Research Compliance, University of Central Florida

Harmonization of Export Control Requirements Across the Federal Agencies

Carl Mahler

Executive Director, Office of Technology Transfer, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

America Invents Act and Its Impact on University Research

Karen A. Mullin

Karen A. Mullin

Chief General Counsel and Director of Technology Development, The Forsyth Institute

Faculty Consulting: Conflicts of Interest and Beyond

Panel Session 2: Enhancing and Supporting a Diverse Faculty Environment Speakers

Purpose: New Challenges and Strategies to Recruit and Retain Faculty

David Duncan

David Duncan

Panel Facilitator, Senior Vice President and Program Director, Scientific Assessment & Workforce Development, ORAU

Meredith Smith

Title IX Coordinator, Tulane University

Title IX by the Numbers: The Administrator-Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative Survey

L. Lee Tyner

General Counsel, University of Mississippi, and Immediate Past Chair, National Association of College and University Attorneys

Building an Effective Compliance Program

Robert Shibley

Executive Director, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

Academic Freedom and the New Challenges to Faculty Rights

Panel Session 3: Balancing New Policies and Practices Speakers

Purpose: Creating New Models to Strengthen the Future of Higher Education

Rachel Lokitz

Rachel Lokitz

Panel Facilitator, Associate General Counsel, ORAU

Tobin Smith

Tobin L. Smith

Vice President for Policy, Association of American Universities

The Lion in the Path: Challenges and Opportunities for Research Universities in Uncertain Times

Louis Soares

Vice President, Center for Policy Research and Strategy, American Council on Education

Evolving Higher Education Business Models: Leading with Data to Deliver Results

Malcolm Brown

Director, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative

The Impact of Emerging Technologies in Colleges and Universities: A Five-Year Horizon

Contact

Ann Farler

University Partnerships Office
ORAU