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Forums & Discussions

  • Faculty Forum on Cornell's Financial Aid Policies - Umimaginable Outcomes? See Slides - PANELISTS: Ron Ehrenberg, ILR, Economics; Barbara Knuth, Sr. Vice Provost & Dean, Graduate School; Suzanne Mettler, Professor of Government; Paul Streeter, V.P. Budget & Planning; Barton Winokur, C.E.O. Dechert, Trustee. LOGISTICS: Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:30-6:00pm, 700 Clark Hall - Reception immediately following.
  • Faculty Forum: Revenue Enhancement: At What Cost? To What Benefit? See Golden Age Article , March 18, 2015, Hollis Auditorium, 4:30pm-6:00PM, -- Reception to Follow. CLICK HERE TO READ COMMENTS FROM FORUM
  • Faculty Forum on International Programs/Partnerships and the Role of Faculty Governance (see Forum on CornellCast), September 19, 2014, 4:30-6:00PM - Statler Auditorium - Reception 6:00-6:30 - Statler Auditorium Foyer
  • DISCUSSION: MOOC's Experience - Faculty will describe the four edX MOOCs - Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:30 @ Hollis Auditorium
  • THE FUTURE OF THE RESEARCH LIBRARY - AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CORNELL, Thursday, February 14, 2013, 4:30-6:00pm - Milstein Auditorium - Open to all - (FORUM BLURB)
  • MASSIVE OPEN ON-LINE COURSES (MOOC's), September 27, 2012, 4:30-6:00pm - Statler Auditorium - (Letter from Dean of Faculty 9/21/12)
  • General Background

    • A compendium of articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education is available at About/133475.
    • Videos that introduce some of the educational leaders driving this revolutionary model can be readily found via Google. Daphne Koller (Coursera; Stanford)'s TED talk is entitled "What we're learning from on-line education"; Sebastian Thrun (Udacity; Google) extols how MOOCs will change higher education on the Charlie Rose Show; and the NYTIMES and Smart Planet have articles about Anant Agarwal (edX: MIT).
    • A listing of the latest schools to join the Coursera consortium appeared at The smaller consortium 2tor is presented at
    • A listing of available courses (syllabi, calendars and faculty) given by Coursera and Udacity is found at
    • Yale's former director of institutional research describes his experience taking a MOOC at
    • A brief viedo ( mentions some history and then presents a provocative forecast of massive changes possibly coming in American higher education.

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