Official programme

14:30 - 17:00

Registration

Location: 11th floor Auditorium, 16 West 61st Street, NYIT
14:30 - 15:00

Networking refreshments

Location: 11th floor Auditorium, 16 West 61st Street, NYIT
15:00 - 16:00

THE Branding Solutions masterclass: building a global reputation

Location: 11th floor Auditorium, 16 West 61st Street, NYIT
Learn and discuss how university communications and branding can help further your institution's plans for internationalization. In this session we will look at best practices from universities who have successfully shaped their institution's global reputation through promoting their research and academic excellence.
18:30 - 21:00

Drinks reception

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
Speakers
19:00 - 21:00

Launch of the WSJ/THE College Rankings 2020

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT



Join us for the exclusive reveal of the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2020 to find out which universities are excelling on the metrics that matter to students, parents and policymakers. Be the first to hear which institutions are gaining ground on the "big beasts" of US higher education, using innovative practice to challenge the traditional elite order of US universities. We will hear from those behind the rankings - which have quickly become an indispensable guide to US higher education - on how they reflect the different strengths and missions of America's universities and colleges.
Chair
Speakers
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and networking breakfast

Location: Atrium, Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
09:00 - 09:15

Opening remarks

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
Speakers
09:15 - 10:15

Institutional strategies for success

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
This session will explore new ideas and emerging best practice in research universities for improving outcomes for all students: from changing admissions and support for incoming freshmen, to policies on eliminating the achievement gap and preparing students for a rapidly changing labour market.
Chair
Speakers
10:15 - 10:45

Networking refreshments

Location: Atrium, Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
10:45 - 11:30

Advancing equity in undergraduate STEM outcomes

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
By 2050, less than half of the US population will be non-Hispanic whites, but at present most scientists and engineers are part of that group. Senior scientists will explain how universities are trying to break this trend by supporting minority and socially disadvantaged students.
Chair
Speakers
11:30 - 11:45

Enhancing equity in STEM research

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
This session will present an analysis of data on gender and research output taken from Elsevier's Gender in the Global Research Landscape report, and explore implications of gender equity in STEM fields on undergraduate career paths and success.
Speakers
11:45 - 12:45

Data masterclass: Inside the WSJ/THE College Rankings

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT



Hear from the data experts behind the go-to university guide for students and parents. Drawing on unrivalled experience in assessing higher education institutions across the world, our team will dive into the indicators behind the US rankings and analyse key aspects of institutional performance, including exclusive insights from our student survey and in-depth review of our latest methodology changes.
Speakers
12:45 - 14:15

Networking lunch (badges required)

Location: Rosa Mexicano, 61 Columbus Avenue
14:15 - 15:00

What about Generation Z?

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
Born in and around the millennium, today's Gen Z students are the first true digital natives. Our panel, featuring America's most respected and innovative thinkers on Gen Z students, will explore how university educators should adapt learning for these technology-savvy undergraduates.
Chair
Speakers
15:00 - 15:45

How does the liberal arts model assist student success efforts?

Location: Auditorium on Broadway, NYIT
The value of the liberal arts education model is much debated: are students better served by shorter courses that produce more marketable skills, or by the critical thinking abilities fostered by extended, wide-ranging study? How do those offering this distinctly American model continue to show its utility to students, parents and employers?
Chair
Speakers
15:45 - 15:50

Closing remarks

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