17th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Higher Education

Thursday, May 1, 2014
9:00am to 4:00pm
Garden Room, Clark Kerr Campus
UC Berkeley

With tuition rising fast and state budgets perpetually crunched, universities are facing intense public scrutiny about the value they deliver to their students and to the public.  How should we conceptualize the mission and obligations of universities?  Do public universities hold a unique public trust, and has this eroded along with state financial support? 

The event is open to the public and will be held in the Clark Kerr Campus, Garden Room on Thursday, May 1, 2014.  More information on the event will be available at the Travers Program page. 

This conference is open to the public, and there is no registration fee.

Co-sponsored by The Travers Program on Ethics and Accountability in Government, The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, and the Commonwealth Club.

Panelists from UC Berkeley include:

  • John Wilton, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance
  • Catherine Koshland, Vice Provost, Professor
  • Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy, Professor, Travers Dept. of Political Science
  • Christopher Edley, Professor, School of Law
  • Jesse Rothstein, Associate Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Heinrich Mintrop, Associate Professor, School of Education

Other Distinguished Panelists:

  • Mohammad Qayoumi, President, San Jose State University
  • Pamela Brown, Vice President for Institutional Research and Academic Planning, UCOP
  • Nancy Shulock, Professor and Exec. Director of Institute for Higher Ed. Research & Policy, CSU-Sacramento
  • Sara Goldrick-Rab, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology, University of Wisconsin
  • Hans Johnson, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California