Many Summer and Fall Conference Presentations

It has been a busy summer for a number of group members with new papers published and numerous conference presentations on the agenda for the fall. From August to November, group members will be presenting research on a range of topics at several major conferences in St. Louis, San Diego, Lausanne, and Amsterdam. Below see some of the work that the group members have been up to:

Papers

Tamtik, M. & Sá, C. (2013). Policy Learning to Internationalize European Science: Possibilities and Limitations of Open Coordination. Higher Education, 2(6), pp. doi:10.1007/s10734-013-9654-4

Sigurdson, K. (2013). Clark Kerr’s Multiversity and Technology Transfer in the Modern American Research University. College Quarterly, 16(2).

Conferences

Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)

Deering, D. (2013). A Call for a New Governance Paradigm: Polycentric Governance and Responsibility Centre Budgeting and Responsibility Centre Management. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE), Victoria BC, June 3-5.

European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR)

Deering, D. & Field, C. (2013). Overcoming the Disconnect Between Decentralized Decision Making and Centralized Governance Structures: An argument for multi-level governance in pursuit of organizational excellence. Paper to be presented at the Annual European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR) Conference, Rotterdam, Netherlands, August 28-31.

Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER)

Tamtik, M. (2013). Transformations of Institutional Identities: Mutual Learning Initiatives in the EU’s Research Policy. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9-11.

Sá, C. & Kretz, A. (2013). Open Science Strategies in Research Policy. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER), Lausanne, Switzerland, September 9-11.

Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)

Lemay, A. (2013). The Origins of Expectations of Scientific Research in Agriculture. Paper to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), San Diego CA, October 9-12.

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Austin, I. & Deering, D. (2013). Misapplication or Other Intentions? Small Universities Implementation of Responsibility Centre Budgeting and Responsibility Centre Management. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Sá, C. & Kretz, A. (2013). Beyond research commercialization: Public policy and university entrepreneurship. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Sá, C., Sigurdson, K, Lemay, M. & Kretz, A. (2013). The Use of Performance Indicators in Canadian University Technology Transfer. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Sigurdson, S. & Field, C. (2013). Benefits for Mentors: A Case Study of Formal Mentoring for General Staff in a University. Paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), St. Louis MO, November 13-14.

Kristjan Sigurdson presents comparison of Canadian and US university technology transfer

CIDECLogoKristjan Sigurdson presented a comparison of university technology in the University of Toronto and the University of Wisconsin at the Joseph P. Farrell Student Research Symposium of the Comparative, International, & Development Education Centre at OISE on February 22. To see the video recording of Kristjan’s presentation, click the title above and then follow this link.

Creso Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson presented findings on university tech transfer in the Canadian context

In September, Creso Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson presented findings from research conducted on technology transfer activities of the University of Toronto at the 25th annual Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference in Belgrade, Serbia. In the presented paper, The Institutionalization of Technology Transfer in Canada: The Roots of Research Commercialization at the University of Toronto, authors Creso Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson explore how the routines, practices and orientations towards technology transfer evolved at the University from their beginnings in the late 1910s, up to the emergence of the University of Toronto Innovations Foundation in the 1980s. The paper presented in Belgrade is the first in a series of resulting from archival research and interviews conducted at the University of Toronto on the emergence of technology transfer activities in the Canadian context at Canada’s largest research university.

Creso Sá and Aisha Khaja discuss perspectives on expanding access to higher education in Ontario for the Higher Education Development Association (Hedda) Blog

Ontario is one of many jurisdictions around the world looking for ways to increase higher education attainment rates. In their article as guest commentators for the Higher Education Development Association’s blog, Creso Sá and Aisha Khaja cover several of the most pertinent issues currently facing higher education and public policy makers in Ontario such as the possible development of three new university campuses, the evolution of the province’s credit-transfer system, mission creep of established institutions and other concerns. Read the article here.