and the Future of Higher Education
Please join us for the sixth in the spring series of talks sponsored by the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics. This series is designed to introduce faculty, students and staff across the university to current research in social informatics conducted at IU and around the world.
The complete schedule for the Spring 2008 Speaker Series is posted on the web at: http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/index.php/2008-spring
Speaker: John King, Vice Provost for Academic Information; Professor, School
of Information, University of Michigan
Topic: Enterprise Transformation and the Future of Higher Education
Date: Friday April 11, 2008
Place: Indiana University Bloomington, Lindley Hall, Rm. 102
Interested graduate students are invited to meet with Dr. King on Friday, April 111th, from 9:30-11:30 am at the Wells Library, Room LI 036. The topic of ddiscussion will be Dr. King's paper: "Modern Information Infrastructure in the Support of Distributed Collective Practice in Transport," available at http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/media/RKCSI_KingStudents-2008Apr11.pdf.
Refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Kathryn Clodfelter at email@example.com, if you plan to attend. For additional RKCSI student events, please visit http://rkcsi.indiana.edu/index.php/student-events.
Following the talk, all interested individuals, especially students, are invited to stay for a reception and informal discussion with the speaker.
During the 130 years between 1860 and 1990 higher education was transformed, evolving from a limited province of the cultural elite to a great instrument of state material and martial strength. Higher education will experience equally profound transformations during the next 25 years, forced by changing global conditions and enabled by contemporary information and communication technologies. Such transformation has already occurred in many other sectors: higher education has lagged behind, but it is going to catch up. This talk explores the mechanics of enterprise transformation in higher education, and provides principles to guide higher education leaders in the coming decade. For those interested in Social Informatics, it provides a glimpse of social analysis of computing in action.
John Leslie King is Vice Provost for Academic Information at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and Professor in the School of Information where he served as Dean from 2000-2006. In his current role he is helping to shape the mission of the University of Michigan in the digital age. He has published over 150 scholarly books and articles on the relationship between technological change and social change. Dr.
King was previously professor of computer science and management at the University of California at Irvine and has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Nanyang Business School in Singapore, and Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. He has served as editor-in-chief and an associate editor of many other scholarly journals and as Senior Scientific Advisor for cyberinfrastructure with the NSF directorates for Computer and Information Science and Engineering and Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Association for information Systems and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. More information about Dr. King can be found
The Center for Social Informatics is jointly sponsored by the IU Schools of Informatics and Library and Information Science.
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