Schedule

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Monday, June 6, 2016

11:30 am         Conference registration begins at the Greenberg Center
                          Maurice R. Greenberg Center, 391 Prospect Street
                          (Individuals may travel directly to the Center prior to hotel check-in.)

12:00 pm         Luncheon

12:15 pm         Welcome and Introductions
                          Pericles Lewis
                          President and Professor of Humanities (Literature), Yale-NUS College

                          Remarks
                          Jonathan Holloway
                          Dean of Yale College and Edmund S. Morgan Professor of
                          African American Studies, History, and American Studies, Yale University

1:15 pm            “In Asia, for the World: The Creation of Yale-NUS College”
                          Pericles Lewis
                          President and Professor of Humanities (Literature), Yale-NUS College

2:00 pm            Coffee Break

2:30 pm            “Making College Make Sense: Opportunities and Obstacles”
                          Andrew Delbanco
                          Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies, Columbia University

3:30 pm            Coffee Break

4:00 pm            “Visions for a New College Curriculum”
                          Panel discussion on Yale-NUS Curriculum

                          Moderator: Charles Bailyn
                          Inaugural Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science (Astronomy & Physics), Yale-NUS
                          College, and Professor of Astronomy, Yale University

                          Bryan Garsten
                          Professor of Political Science, Yale University, and Chair, Yale-NUS College
                          Curriculum Committee

                          Jane Jacobs
                          Social Science Division Director and Professor of Social Science (Urban Studies),
                          Yale-NUS College

                          Rajeev Patke
                          Humanities Division Director and Professor of Humanities (Literature),
                          Yale-NUS College

5:15 pm            Wrap-up

6:30 pm            Reception & Dinner hosted by:
                          Jonathan Holloway, Dean of Yale College
                          President’s Room, Woolsey Hall
                          500 College Street, New Haven

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

8:30 am          Continental breakfast

9:00 am           Opening
                          Pericles Lewis

9:15 am           “Reading, Writing and Thinking”
                          William Deresiewicz
                          Author, Essayist and Literary Critic

10:15 am        Coffee Break

10:30 am         “Liberal Education for a World Lived in Common”
                          Carol Schneider
                          President, Association of American Colleges and Universities

11:30 am         “Lessons Learned from Three Years of Yale-NUS College”
                          Panel discussion on the Yale-NUS College Curriculum

                          Moderator: TAN Tai Yong
                          Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) and Professor of Humanities (History),
                          Yale-NUS College

                          Steven Bernasek
                          Science Division Director and Professor of Science (Chemistry), Yale-NUS College

                          Terry Nardin
                          Director of the Common Curriculum and Professor of Social Science (Political Science),
                          Yale-NUS College

                          Bryan Penprase
                          Professor of Science (Physics) and Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning,
                          Yale-NUS College

12:30 pm         Luncheon

1:30 pm           “The Challenge of a Liberal Arts & Science Education in a Low-Requirement
                          Environment”
                          Catharine Hill
                          President and Professor of Economics, Vassar College

2:30pm            “American Liberal Education: A distinctive contribution to the ‘education of the
                          whole person'”
                          Michael Roth
                          President and Professor of History, Wesleyan University

3:30 pm           Closing Remarks
                          Pericles Lewis

3:45 pm           Coffee Break

COMMENCEMENT OF WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

4:00 pm           Overview of Workshop Goals
                          Charles Bailyn
                          Inaugural Dean of Faculty and Professor of Science (Astronomy & Physics), Yale-NUS
                          College, and Professor of Astronomy, Yale University

4:30 pm           Working Groups: Introductions

6:00 pm            Dinner: Table Topic
                          “Perceptions of Liberal Arts Education”

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

8:30 am          Continental breakfast

8:50 am           Opening
                         Charles Bailyn

9:00 am           Working Groups: Presentations

10:30 am          Coffee Break

10:45 am          “Assessing International Liberal Arts Partnerships”
                          James Ketterer
                          Dean of International Studies; Director, Bard Globalization & International
                          Affairs Program, Bard College

11:15 am         Working Groups: Problem Framing

12:30 pm         Luncheon

1:30 pm           Case Studies (select one of two)
                          Integrated Concentration in Science: The UMASS-Amherst Initiative

                          OR…

                          International Core Curricula Panel

3:00 pm           Coffee Break

3:30 pm           Working Groups: Proposal Preparation

4:45 pm           Provocations

6:00 pm           Working Dinner
                          Jonathan Edwards Dining Hall
                          68 High Street (Entrance from York or High Streets)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

8:45 am          Continental breakfast

9:00 am           Proposal Presentations and Discussion
                         Moderators: Charles Bailyn & Bryan Penprase

11:00 am          Coffee Break

11:15 am          Envisioning Next Steps
                           Moderators: Charles Bailyn & Bryan Penprase

12:00 pm         Luncheon & Wrap-Up

1:30 pm           Adjournment