Agenda

April 21-22, 2017

All sessions will be held at the William & Mary School of Education, Matoaka Woods Room, unless otherwise noted.

Friday, April 21
2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome

W. Taylor Reveley, III, President, William & Mary
2:20 - 3:30 p.m. Session I – Higher Education and Social Mobility: Some Results and Some Questions

Presenters: Robert B. Archibald, Chancellor Professor of Economics, William & Mary; David H. Feldman, Professor of Economics, William & Mary; Peter N. McHenry, Associate Professor of Economics, William & Mary
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Session II – Access and Matching

What Low Income Students Know About College

Presenter: Sarah Turner, University Professor of Economics and Education and Public Policy, University of Virginia

Discussant: Nicole F. Hurd, Founder and CEO, College Advising Corps
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Keynote Address
Miller Hall, Brinkley Commons

William E. Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland and former President, Ohio State University and the University of Maryland, College Park
Saturday, April 22
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session III – Federal Policy Options

Helping Students Choose:  Information, Regulation, and Federal Financial Aid

Presenter: Sandy Baum, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Discussant: Terry W. Hartle, Senior Vice President, Division of Government and Public Affairs, American Council on Education

Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of a Federal Risk-Sharing Program

Presenter: Douglas Webber, Assistant Professor of Economics, Temple University

Discussant: Daniel T. Madzelan, Assistant Vice President, Government Relations, American Council on Education
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Session IV – State Policy Options

The Impacts of Price and Spending Subsidies on U.S. Postsecondary Attainment

Presenter: David Deming, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics, Harvard University

Discussant: Eric R. Jensen, President, Illinois Wesleyan University

Privatization and the Public Good

Presenter: Matthew T. Lambert, Vice President for University Advancement, William & Mary

Discussant: Peter A. Blake, Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Session V – The Role of Community Colleges

How Geography Shapes Postsecondary Options

Presenter: Nicholas Hillman, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Discussant: Peter N. McHenry, Associate Professor of Economics, William & Mary

Can Community Colleges Make a Difference?

Presenters: Pamela Eddy, Professor of Education, William & Mary; and Richard M. Romano, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Broome County

Discussant: Melvyn Schiavelli, Executive Vice President, Academic & Student Services, Northern Virginia Community College
3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 4:45 p.m. Session VI – Challenges and Opportunities of Online Education

The Promise and Hazards of New Educational Technologies

Presenter: Michael S. McPherson, President, The Spencer Foundation

Discussants: Eric R. Jensen, President, Illinois Wesleyan University; David Deming, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics, Harvard University; David H. Feldman, Professor of Economics, William & Mary
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

Michael R. Halleran, Provost, William & Mary