A Conference On


Education, Innovation and
Discovery: The Distinctive
Promise of the American
Research University


Hilton Washington
Washington, DC
November 13-14, 2008



Co-sponsors:
The National Science Foundation
The University of Miami



 

The Reinvention Center
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
Table of Contents:

About the Conference

Marketplace of Ideas

Schedule

About The Reinvention Center

Reinvention Center Executive Board

Charter Members

Registration Information

Registration Form

Conference Location




 
 
 
About the Conference
T
his meeting of research university faculty, administrators, and professional staff, as well as officials from professional societies and funding agencies, will be the fourth major conference sponsored by the Reinvention Center, a national consortium of research universities established in 2000 and inspired by the Boyer Commission report, Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America's Universities (1998). The timing coincides with the 10th anniversary of the publication of the report, which, perhaps more than any other document, called attention to undergraduate education at research universities. The Boyer Commission report was noteworthy in that it distinguished the educational potential of these institutions from that of liberal arts colleges and challenged them to "reinvent" the undergraduate education they offer so that it emphasizes inquiry, investigation, and discovery and takes full advantage of their unique research cultures, values, and resources. The recommendations it offered stimulated and have given direction to many of the reforms in undergraduate education that have been implemented at research universities in the past ten years.

This conference provides a unique opportunity for research universities to take stock of the reforms and advances in undergraduate education that have taken place in the past decade, to highlight approaches and practices that have produced significant results, and to build on these experiences to further the "reinventing" process. The overarching goal is to continue the process of determining how the research university environment of discovery and creativity can shape and add distinctive value to undergraduate education and to use the knowledge gained to improve curricular and pedagogical practices.

The conference will consist of four plenary and accompanying breakout sessions that address topics identified as high priorities by Reinvention Center constituents: General education; diversity and internationalism; assessment and accountability; and constructing an undergraduate education that connects the research university's core missions of generating and transmitting knowledge with the national need for a robust workforce that can compete in a global economy. Participants in the breakout sessions will report on exemplary models, deliberate on strategies for addressing major challenges, and gain knowledge that they can bring to their own teaching situations and to larger institutional efforts to improve undergraduate education.
Goals
  • To investigate diverse approaches to General Education in order to guide individual campuses as they craft their foundational curriculum
  • To bring the diversity and internationalism of the research university community to the forefront so that they are recognized and appreciated as genuine educational assets
  • To advance knowledge and understanding of assessment and accountability and engage faculty so that they may make a meaningful contribution to current discussions and incorporate assessment into their teaching
  • To demonstrate ways in which technology can be used to enrich teaching and increase students' engagement, retention and intellectual and cognitive growth
  • To promote strategies for educating undergraduates to be productive citizens in an increasingly global and scientific environment
  • To demonstrate ways in which a research-inflected education will strengthen students' development of fundamental skills in quantitative reasoning, scientific literacy, and writing and also foster the development of higher-order cognitive skills.
Outcomes

The Reinvention Center will publish the conference proceedings in both on-line and printed formats. In addition, viewers will be invited to submit comments and continue conversations started at the conference through the Center's listservs and by communicating directly with the Center. The Reinvention Center will create Resources pages on its Web site with information on a range of issues and practices reported on at the conference, and it will probe topics derived from the conference through the Spotlight feature of the Web site.

Follow up activities will be carried out through The Center's four regional networks as well as through its UVP network, which is made up of senior officials at research universities who have campus - or college-wide responsibility for undergraduate education. The Reinvention Center will also provide leadership in promoting multi-campus projects that allow for experimentation and innovation.

    
Who Should Attend
The conference is directed at research university faculty, provosts, deans, chairs, and other administrators and professional staff with responsibility for aspects of undergraduate education. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are also invited to attend, as are colleagues from professional societies, accrediting bodies, businesses, and government, educational and funding organizations. Campuses are encouraged to bring institutional teams with individuals representing an array of units and responsibilities for delivering or assessing undergraduate education. Teams may include faculty from all disciplines and schools; library faculty; administrators; professionals associated with teaching resource centers and with undergraduate research, honors, and other special programs; individuals with pedagogical expertise; individuals with technological expertise; institutional research and planning professionals; graduate students; and others who are critically involved in undergraduate education.
Marketplace of Ideas
The Marketplace, which will be open throughout the conference, will provide a forum for campuses to share their most effective initiatives and showcase their students' accomplishments. Private vendors also will display educational materials and instruments. Conference participants can visit the Marketplace to see exhibits, obtain information on successful projects and innovations, and learn about and experiment with instructional technologies. Materials may include posters, handouts, table displays, videos, and computer-based presentations. Student products, such as poster presentations, abstracts, undergraduate journals, creative endeavors and other manifestations of intellectual or artistic achievement, are especially welcomed.

For information about participating in the Marketplace, please contact Devika Milner at (305) 284-3998 or via email at reinvention@miami.edu.
       
  
Pre-Conference Schedule: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
5:30- 9:00 Registration, Setting Up Posters and Displaying Materials
9:30- 5:00 Pre-Conference Meeting:
  UVP Network. This all-day meeting is exclusively for Vice Presidents/Provosts/Deans for Undergraduate Education and others in senior leadership positions who have campus - or college-wide responsibility for undergraduate education. The agenda for the meeting will be posted on the Reinvention Center Web site after September 1, 2008: www.reinventioncenter.miami.edu.
     
Conference Schedule
Education, Innovation, and Discovery: The Distinctive Promise of the American Research University

Day One Thursday, November 13, 2008
8:00-8:30 Welcoming Remarks
  Speaker: Wendy Katkin, Director, The Reinvention Center
8:30-9:15 The Educational Promise of the American Research University
  Speaker: Donna Shalala, President, University of Miami
  Moderator: William Scott Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Miami
9:15-10:45 Plenary Session: General Education at the Research University in the 21st Century: Innovative Alternatives to the Four-Year Liberal Arts College Model
  Speaker: Michael Schudson, Distinguished Professor of Communication and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and Professor of Communication in the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
  Commentator: Gerald M. Gillmore, Director Emeritus and Affiliate Professor, Office of Educational Assessment, University of Washington
  Panelists: Paula Burger, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Ralph Kuncl, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of Rochester
Robert J. Thompson, Jr., Professor of Psychology, Duke University
  Moderator: William Scott Green, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, University of Miami
10:45-11:00 Break & Networking
11:00-12:15 Breakout Sessions A: General Education
 
A-1) Re-thinking Foundation Courses in the Sciences and Technology more info
  Leaders: David Hawthorne, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland
Robert Hudson, Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland
Steven Rolston, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Physics, University of Maryland
     
A-2) Teaching Students to Explore and Discover Ideas more info
  Leader: Michael Starbird, Professor of Mathematics and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin
     
A-3) Writing in the Disciplines: Issues and Practices more info
  Leader: Christopher Thaiss, Clark Kerr Presidential Chair, Professor, and Director of the University Writing Program, University of California, Davis
     
A-4) Integrating the Arts in Gen Ed more info
  Leader: Bob Bingham, Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University
     
A-5) What Should Gen Ed Courses in the Humanities Achieve?
  Leader: Raymond Knapp, Professor and Chair, Department of Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles
     
A-6) Teaching Large Introductory Courses in the Social Sciences more info
  Leader: Steven Lamy, Professor of International Relations, and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Letters and Sciences, University of Southern California
     
A-7) Dimensions that Professional Schools Can Add to Gen Ed more info
  Leader: Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
     
A-8) Beyond the Classroom: Using Video to Document the Study Abroad Experience more info
  Leaders: Laura Kissel, Associate Professor of Media Arts, University of South Carolina
Patricia Willer, Assistant Vice Provost, International Programs, University of South Carolina
     
A-9) General Education as a Catalyst for Further International Study more info
  Leader: Patricia E. Beeson, Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Pittsburgh
     
A-10) Student-Driven Approaches to General Education more info
  Leaders: Paula Burger, Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Ralph Kuncl, Provost and Executive Vice President, University of Rochester
     
12:15-1:45 Lunch
1:45-3:15 Plenary Session: Looking Inward and Outward: Diversity and Internationality as Educational Assets
  What Universities Would Look Like If They Were Serious About Diversity
  Speaker: Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin
  De-Parochializing American Education: Educating Students to Think about Others
  Speaker: Nicholas B. Dirks, Vice President for Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty and Franz Boas Professor of History and Anthropology, Columbia University
  Moderator: Daniel Hastings, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems and Dean for Undergraduate Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
3:15-3:45 Break & Networking
3:45-5:15 Breakout Sessions B: Diversity and Internationality as Educational Assets
 
B-1) Increasing Engagement and Retention in STEM more info
  Leader: Michael S. Gaines, Professor of Biology and Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach, University of Miami
     
B-2) Using Student Diversity to Enrich Teaching and Learning more info
  Leader: Alphonse Keasley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement and Assistant Professor-Attendant, The Honors Program, University of Colorado, Boulder
     
B-3) Coming Late, Catching Up and Catching On: Helping Transfer Students Succeed more info
  Leader: Sharon V. Salinger, Dean, Division of Undergraduate Education, and Professor of History, University of California, Irvine
     
B-4) Teaching the Dynamics of Race and Gender more info
  Leader: Paula McClain, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Ralph Bunche Institute, Duke University
     
B-5) Teaching Religious Diversity and Conflict more info
  Leader: Randall G. Styers, Associate Professor of Religion and Culture, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
B-6) Teaching International Human Rights more info
  Leader: Daniel Maier-Katkin, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, Florida State University
     
B-7) International Service Leadership: A Case Study more info
  Leaders: Kristia H. Finnigan, Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Arts and Sciences, University of South Carolina
Carolyn Jones, Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate Division, Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
     
B-8) Education for Civic Engagement: An Integrated Approach more info
  Leader: Kathy O'Byrne, Director, UCLA Center for Community Learning, University of California, Los Angeles
     
B-9) Strategies for Internationalizing Undergraduate Education more info
  Leader: Daniel Hastings, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems and Dean for Undergraduate Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
B-10) Integrating Academic and Community Interests: The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project more info
  Leaders: Jill McKinstry, Director of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Special Assistant to the Dean of University Libraries for Undergraduate Education and Programs, University of Washington
Trevor Griffey, Doctoral Candidate in U.S. History, University of Washington
     
5:15 Reception
  (Cash Bar)
Day Two: Friday, November 14, 2008
8:30-8:45 Introduction to Day Two
  Speaker: Wendy Katkin, Director, The Reinvention Center
8:45-9:45 Plenary Session: Accountability, Assessment and the Public Policy Environment
  Speaker: David Ward, Former President, American Council on Education
  Moderator: Robert J. Thompson, Jr., Professor of Psychology, Duke University
9:45-10:15 Break & Networking
10:15-11:45 Breakout Sessions C: Assessment and Accountability
 
C-1) The Pros and Cons of Using the Collegiate Learning Assessment at a University: Two Case Studies more info
  Leaders: Cheryl Beil, Assistant Vice President for Academic Planning, Institutional Research and Assessment and Research Professor of Psychology, George Washington University
Barbara Yonai, Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, Syracuse University
     
C-2) Assessing Student Participation in Research more info
  Leader: Laura Damuth, Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowship Advising, Office of Undergraduate Studies, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
     
C-3) Using Assessment to Optimize the Value of the Undergraduate Experience at a Research University more info
  Leaders: Bobbi Owen, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lynn E. Williford, Assistant Provost for Institutional Research and Assessment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     
C-4) Education through Research: Finding Ways to Reward Faculty Investment in Undergraduate Education without Changing the Existing Reward Structure more info
  Leaders: Sarah L. Simmons, Director of the Office for Honors, Research, and International Studies, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas at Austin
Keith J. Stevenson, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin
David Vanden Bout, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
     
C-5) Embedding Assessment within Courses in the Sciences more info
  Leader: David Hanson, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Stony Brook University
     
C-6) Assessing Learning in the Humanities: Using "Decoding the Disciplines" to Set Authentic Goals and Measure Achievement in Writing, Speaking and Understanding more info
  Leaders: Arlene Díaz, Associate Professor, Department of History and Director, Latino Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington
Joan Middendorf, Associate Director of Campus Instructional Consulting Center and Adjunct Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs, Indiana University, Bloomington
David Pace, Professor of History, Indiana University Bloomington
Leah Shopkow, Associate Professor of History, Indiana University Bloomington
     
C-7) Using Digital Field Assignments to Assess Learning in the Sciences more info
  Leaders: Rebecca Pearlman, Lecturer, Department of Biology, Krieger School of Arts and Science, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Reese, Assistant Director, Center for Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University
     
C-8) The Role of Academic Discipline in Assessing Student Learning more info
  Leaders: Catharine Hoffman Beyer, Research Scientist, Office of Educational Assessment and Director of the UW Study of Undergraduate Learning, University of Washington
Gerald M. Gillmore, Director Emeritus and Affiliate Professor, Office of Educational Assessment, University of Washington
     
C-9) Translating Principles of Learning into Practice: Creating an Interdisciplinary Curriculum more info
  Leader: Claudia Neuhauser, HHMI Professor and Head, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities and Rochester
     
C-10) Impact of OpenCourseWare on Residential Education and Implications for the Value of Residentially-Based Education more info
  Leader: Cecilia R. d'Oliveira, Acting Executive Director of OpenCourseWare, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
11:45-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Plenary Session: Resting in the Arms of a Metaphor
  Speaker: Nikki Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor, Virginia Tech
2:00-3:30 Breakout Sessions D: Fulfilling the Educational Potential of the Research University
 
D-1) Bringing the Cutting Edge into Introductory Science Courses more info
  Leader: Glenn Starkman, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics, and Director of the Institute for the Science of Origins, Case Western Reserve University
     
D-2) Establishing More Equal Relationships between Arts and Sciences and Professional Schools: A Case Study of a Program that Integrates Management and the Health Sciences with Arts and Sciences more info
  Leader: Joan Weibel-Orlando, Associate Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Southern California
     
D-3) Using "Real World" Problems as Laboratories for Learning more info
  Leader: Sanjeev Chatterjee, Vice Dean, Associate Professor and Executive Director, Knight Center for International Media, School of Communication, University of Miami
     
D-4) Economic Development: A Venue for Undergraduate Education? more info
  Leader: Kenneth Harrington, Managing Director, Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship, Olin School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis
     
D-5) (CANCELLED) Teaching Creativity
     
D-6) Strengthening a Weak Link in Current Science Curricula more info
  Leaders: Yi Lu, Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lauren A. Denofrio, Teaching Specialist and Instructor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ′
     
D-7) Writing and More: Multimedia Communication Skills Across the University's Curriculum more info
  Leader: Lillian Bridwell Bowles, Director, Communication Across the Curriculum and Professor of English, Louisiana State University
     
D-8) Online Humanities, Scholarship and Pedagogy:  Problems and Opportunities more info
  Leader: Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor of English, University of Virginia
     
D-9) Festina Lente: Accelerating Curriculum Responsibly in 3/2 programs more info
  Leader: Henry Biggs, Associate Dean, and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, Washington University in St. Louis
     
D-10) Providing Students with Front Line Research Experiencemore info
  Leaders: Dawn Geronimo Terkla, Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment & Evaluation, Tufts University
Stephanie L. Topping, Assistant Director, Office of Institutional Research, Tufts University
     
3:30 Tea & Networking (Cash Bar)
       
  
About The Reinvention Center
T
he Reinvention Center, located at the University of Miami, is a member-driven consortium of research universities committed to implementing an undergraduate education that builds on these institutions' unique assets and culture and serves their large, heterogeneous student populations. The Center facilitates their efforts by serving as both a resource and an active and informed leader in promoting change. In the eight years since it was founded, the Center has created regional and national forums for the discussion of educational issues, conducted and published surveys and studies of "best practices," provided resources through print and Web materials, and created successful networks of faculty, administrators and educational professionals. It has also strengthened the national dialogue on undergraduate education through a series of biennial national conferences. To date, the conferences and network meetings have attracted 1,615 faculty, administrators, professional staff, and graduate students from 102 public and private institutions, along with officials from major funding agencies and professional organizations.

In 2007, the Reinvention Center relocated from Stony Brook University, where it originated, to the University of Miami and transformed into a membership organization. In reply to a single membership solicitation, 65 universities, half of which are AAU members, have joined. This powerful and immediate response indicates the importance research universities attach to the Center's work and its potential to effect fundamental educational and cultural change at these distinctive institutions. The 2008 conference will build on this momentum and enable the Center to continue to move forward by advancing and enlarging the scope of the conversation, expanding the Center's capacity to serve as a resource, generating new studies and experimental projects that involve several campuses, and attracting new constituents.
       
The Reinvention Center
240 Ashe Building
1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Telephone (305) 284-3998
Fax (305) 284-6917
Email: reinvention@miami.edu
Web Address: http://www.reinventioncenter.miami.edu
       
  
Reinvention Center Executive Board
William Scott Green
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of
Undergraduate Education,
Professor of Religious Studies
University of Miami

Donna B. Hamilton
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
University of Maryland, College Park

Dennis Hastings
Professor of Engineering Systems and Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dean for Undergraduate Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dennis C. Jacobs
Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies,
Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Notre Dame

Stanley Katz
Professor at The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,
Acting Director, Law and Public Affairs, and
Director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies
Princeton University

Ralph Kuncl
Provost and Executive Vice President,
Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences
University of Rochester

Claudia Neuhauser
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Distinguished McKnight University Professor
University of Minnesota Rochester

Barbara Nolan
Robert C. Taylor Professor Emeritus of English
University of Virginia

Bobbi Owen
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, and Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor of Dramatic Art
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Matthew S. Santirocco
Professor of Classics,
Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies,
Dean of the College of Arts and Science,
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
New York University

Glenn Starkman
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Director of the Center for Education and Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics, and Director of the Institute for the Science of Origins
Case Western Reserve University

Patricia Turner
Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies and
Professor American Studies and African American and African Studies
University of California, Davis

Lee Willard
Senior Associate Dean, Arts and Sciences and Trinity College
Duke University

William Wood
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado at Boulder
        
Charter Members
Charter Members are research universities that have become members during the first year of the Reinvention Center’s transformation into a membership-based organization.
American University
Auburn University
Boston University
Case Western Reserve University
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Duke University
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Indiana University Bloomington
Johns Hopkins University
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Montana State University
New York University
North Carolina State University in Raleigh
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Pennsylvania State University
Stony Brook University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Riverside
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Connecticut
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of South Carolina
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Utah
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wyoming
Utah State University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Washington State University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wayne State University
To become a member, please download the Membership Agreement Form, and send to:

The Reinvention Center
240 Ashe Building
1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Telephone (305) 284-3998
Fax (305) 284-6917
Email: reinvention@miami.edu
Web Address: http://www.reinventioncenter.miami.edu
       
  
Registration Information
Early Registration Deadline: October 1, 2008

Check-in: Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 pm-9:00 pm; Thursday, November 13, 7:00 am-5:00 pm; and Friday, November 14, 7:15 am-8:30 am.
       
Instructions
There are two ways to register
ON-LINE: Follow the instructions on the Reinvention Center Registration Web site: (https://www.netforumondemand.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=RCUM&WebCode=LoginRequired)

PAPER: Mail the registration form and check to:
The Reinvention Center
240 Ashe Building
1252 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146

The registration form can be found at:
http://reinventioncenter.miami.edu/pdfs/RegistrationForm.pdf

Payment may be made by check or by credit card online. Checks should be made payable to:
The Reinvention Center at the University of Miami

The Conference registration fee covers all conference sessions and a continental breakfast and lunch each day
       
Registration Fees
Received before October 1:   Received after October 1:  
Member Institutions   Member Institutions  
Faculty and administrators: $250 Faculty and administrators: $290
Graduate and undergraduate students: $130 Graduate and undergraduate students: $170
       
Non-Member Institutions   Non-Member Institutions  
Faculty and administrators: $450 Faculty and administrators: $490
Graduate and undergraduate students: $200 Graduate and undergraduate students: $240
       
One-Day Fee: A limited number of one-day registrations will be accepted, space permitting, after October 15. Contact the Reinvention Center (305-284-3998).

PRE-CONFERENCE UVP MEETING
: Registration is required for this meeting. There is no fee for participants from member institutions. The registration fee for participants from non-member institutions is $125.
       
Cancellation Policy
The Reinvention Center will refund the registration fee, less a $50.00 processing fee, if cancellations are received in writing on or before October 1, 2008. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after October 1. Registration fees are transferable within an institution. All cancellations and requests to transfer registrations must be made in writing.
       
Marketplace of Ideas and Innovations
The Reinvention Center encourages conference participants to showcase innovative and effective initiatives, including student achievements, at the Marketplace. The Center will make a limited number of shared tables available for display of printed materials, such as brochures and undergraduate publications. The Center can arrange for participants to rent display space, TV/VCRs, computers and other audio visual equipment in order to show videos, demonstrate Web sites, and exhibit electronic tools.

For information on renting any of these items, please contact the Reinvention Center at reinvention@miami.edu or call (305) 284-3998.
       
Posters
The conference welcomes posters describing the results of students' research, scholarly and creative activities and will make easels available for their display. Please email requests for easels to: reinvention@miami.edu
Meals
Continental breakfast and lunch at the Hilton on Thursday and Friday are included in the conference registration fee. Vegetarian and Kosher choices will be available at every meal. Special dietary needs should be noted on the registration form.
       
 
       
  
Conference Location
Hilton Washington
1919 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 483-3000
Reservations: (800) 445-8667
http://www.washington.hilton.com

Accommodations
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Washington at a discounted group rate of $229 (single rate) per night. This rate is available only until Monday, October 13, 2008. To make reservations for the group rate, please call 1-800-445-8667 and refer to The Reinvention Center Conference rate.

Reservations can also be made on-line at: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/DCAWHHH-TRE-20081111/index.jhtml.
Group Name: The Reinvention Center Conference
Group Code: TRE
 
Transportation Information
The Hilton Washington is located at 1919 Connecticut Avenue. The closest DC metro station is Dupont Circle (red line). The hotel is .4 miles north of the Dupont Circle Station on Connecticut Avenue.

Washington Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Distance from hotel: 5 miles
Drive time: 20 minutes
Directions: Follow signs to Washington/14th Street Bridge.
Cross bridge into Washington, D.C. and take 14th Street to K Street N.W.
Turn left on K Street, then turn right on Connecticut Avenue. Address is 1919 Connecticut Avenue N.W.

Getting to and from the Airport:
Metro regular fare to Dupont Circle: $2.25; travel time 24 minutes
Taxi: $18.50; Super Shuttle: $20.00

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Distance from hotel: 23 miles
Drive time: 40 minutes
Directions: Take Dulles Access Road to Rte. 66 East to Constitution Ave.
Turn left from Constitution Ave on 17th St N.W. and follow as it changes to Connecticut Avenue N.W.

Getting to and from the Airport:
Taxi: $65.00; Super Shuttle: $26.00

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
Distance from hotel: 33 miles
Drive time: 1 hour
Directions: Follow signs to I-95 S. Follow Parkway to Washington Beltway.
Turn right onto Beltway and follow to Connecticut Avenue N.W. turnoff.
Follow Connecticut Avenue N.W. to T Street.

Getting to and from the Airport:
Taxi: $60.00; Super Shuttle: $31.00
Train: MARC and Amtrak both have service from BWI to Union Station in Washington, DC.
MARC: $6.00 each way (40 minute travel time)
Amtrak: $23-$51 (pricing based on availability; 30 minute travel time)
Metro regular fare from Union Station to Dupont Circle $1.65; travel time: 8 minutes

For links to a map of the Metro system, see www.wmata.com.
       
Train
Amtrak trains service the Washington Metropolitan area. Call 1-800-872-7245 for automated information on schedules and rates. From Union Station in Washington D.C., you may take the Metrorail to the Dupont Circle Station.
Parking
The Hilton Washington has its own garage. The daily rate is $23.00 (subject to change).