GPSS Higher Education Summits

6th Annual Higher Education Summit: Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thank you for joining the Graduate and Professional Student Senate on November 13th as we brought together students, legislators, university administrators, and other leaders from around the state to discuss emerging and pressing issues impacting higher education here at the University of Washington and around the country. 


Videos of the event are posted below. You can read more at The Daily and see photos on our facebook page.

Welcoming Remarks: 2:00-2:15pm

Adam Sherman, GPSS President 
Michael K. Young, President of the University of Washington


Panel 1: The Role of Online Education in Higher Education  2:15-3:15pm

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David Szatmary - Vice Provost of UW's Educational Outreach
Josh Jarret - Deputy Director of Post-Seconday Success, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Marc Dupuis - PhD Student, Coursera Lecturer at UW

Moderated by KUOW's Ross Reynolds


Panel 2: State Funding of Higher Education in Washington  3:30-4:30pm

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Rep. Ross Hunter - State Representative, 48th LD
Sen. Andy Hill - State Senator, 45th LD
Melanie Mayock - GPSS Vice President

Moderated by KCTS's Enrique Cerna


Panel 3: The Students' Role in Governing our Institutions  4:45-5:45pm

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Rep. Hans Zeiger - State Representative, 25th LD
Rep. Gerry Pollett - State Representative, 46th LD
Bob Stacey - Interim Dean, UW College of Arts and Sciences
Evan Smith - ASUW President

Moderated by Former GPSS President Charles Plummer


Closing Remarks 5:45-6:00pm

Chris Lizotte - GPSS Executive Senator

5th Annual Higher Education Summit:  Friday, November 4, 2011

2011 Higher Education Summit media coverage

The 5th Annual Higher Education Summit on Nov. 4, drew an impressive group of five Washington state lawmakers, senior UW administrators, presidents from the University of Washington and Washington State University, and many graduate and professional students concerned about the future of higher education in Washington.

Please see TVW's coverage:  panel onepanel twopanel threeclosing remarks.

Please also see the story in the UW Daily.

Go here for a full agenda for the summit.


4th Annual Higher Education Summit: Friday, December 3, 2010

2010 Higher Education Summit media coverage

Article in the Daily:   "Funding concerns discussed at annual GPSS higher-education event."  (12/6/10)

This year's event focused on how state and federal funding trends were impacting the quality of graduate and professional education at UW.  The event took place on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, 9am-1pm, at William H. Gates Hall, Room 138.

The Summit schedule included:
  Breakfast 8:30am 
  Introduction and Welcome 9:00am
    Panel 1: State Funding for Higher Education 9:50am
  Panel 2: Federal Funding at UW 10:50am
  Student Presentations, Lunch 12:15pm

Speakers included:  Keynote Speaker: Samual Smith, President Emeritus of the WSU and a member of the HECB. Other speakers include Executive Vice Provost Doug Wadden, State Senator Scott White, State Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles, State Representative Reuven Carlyle, UW Interim Vice Provost for Research David Eaton, and many others.