WASHINGTON, DC. - More than 130 college and university
administrators, sponsored programs officers, and faculty will gather in
Washington, D.C. February 25-27, 2010, for the annual meeting of the
American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ (AASCU) Grants
Sonal Shah, director of the White House Office of Innovation and
Civic Participation, will deliver a keynote address on the role regional
comprehensive universities play in the Obama administration’s community
development and social change priorities.
Martha Kanter, undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education,
will open a networking event on the evening of Friday, February 26, at
the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her comments will focus on the
importance of undergraduate research in advancing the nation’s
education, innovation, community development and competitiveness goals.
Senior officials from most federal grant-making agencies and national
higher education organizations will network and share ideas related to
the theme of undergraduate research. This event is co-convened by the
AASCU Grants Resource Center and the Council on Undergraduate Research.
The three-day meeting seeks to reinforce the ways successful research
and sponsored programs administration at regional comprehensive
universities help to solve critical national and international needs.
The meeting agenda also includes 25 sessions led by congressional
representatives; the leaders of replicable higher education research and
sponsored programs initiatives; and federal officers from the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Endowment for the Arts,
National Endowment for the Humanities, National Science Foundation, and
the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Energy, Interior, State, and
Health and Human Services, including the National Institutes of Health,
the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the
Administration for Children and Families.
Space is extremely limited. All sessions except the February 26
networking event will be broadcast live online, and members of the press
may receive one complimentary connection per organization. All members
of the press must register to participate by February 23, 2010. No
admittance to the February 26 event without prior registration.
Meeting agenda: http://www.aascu.org/grcinfo/workshop10/program.pdf
Meeting location: Sofitel Lafayette Square, 806 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Networking event location: National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The Grants Resource Center, a not-for-profit service
of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, is
committed to strengthening the competitive edge of college and
university faculty members and administrators pursuing sponsored
programs funding from public and private sources. With a pre-award
focus, the Grants Resource Center offers a range of informational
services to personnel on member campuses to support the realization of
institutional goals and program development priorities.
AASCU is the leadership association of 430 public
colleges and universities Delivering America’s Promise through their
common commitments to access, affordability and educational opportunity.
Enrolling more than 3 million students, these institutions fulfill the
expectations of a public university by working for the public good
through education, stewardship and engagement, thereby improving the
lives of people in their community, their region and their state.