The Privatization of Public Universities: Implications for the Research Mission
The 10th annual retreat in the Merrill series The Research Mission of Public Universities, was held July 19-21, 2006 at The Barn, Valley Falls. Senior administrators and faculty from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska listened to a dozen formal presentations, participated in several moderated discussions, and then conference participants continued related discussions over meals and in the relaxed atmosphere. The keynote speaker, John D. Wiley, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, presented his view on why public universities will never entirely "go private" to initiate the discussions . The many facets of this issue presented at the retreat are in the 2006 Merrill Center white paper. Conference photo gallery.
Executive Publisher, Science
conference photos by Earl Richardson