Virtual School Meanderings

April 14, 2011

KEYNOTE: Dr. John S. Wilson, Jr., Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities — TITLE: Signal-to-Noise Ratios: the Change Imperative Facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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USDLA 2011

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Dr. John S. Wilson, Jr.

Executive Director

White House Initiative on

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Keynote Title:

“Signal-to-Noise Ratios: the Change Imperative Facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities”


Monday, May 2, 2011


8:30am – 9:45am

John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. serves as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), where the challenge is to ensure that HBCUs are a significant force in helping the nation to reach the goal set by President Barack Obama of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by the year 2020.

Before working with the White House Initiative, Wilson was an associate professor of higher education in the Graduate School of Education, and an executive dean at the George Washington University. He spent the first 16 years of his career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he ultimately served as director of foundation relations and assistant provost. He received a bachelor’s degree from Morehouse College, a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard University, and both a master’s and a doctoral degree in administration, planning and social policy, also from Harvard University. While working at MIT, he served as a teaching fellow in Harvard University’s Afro-American Studies Department as well as in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

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Day 1 – Sunday, May 1, 2011
10am – 5pm
2pm – 5pm
Day 2 – Monday, May 2, 2011
8am – 5pm
8:30am – 9:45am
Opening Keynote
“Signal-to-Noise Ratios: the Change Imperative Facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities”
10:00am – 11:00am
11:15am – 12:15am Concurrent Sessions 2
12:30pm – 1:45pm
“The New Reality: Federal Enforcement of State Regulation of Distance Learning”
2:00pm – 3:00pm
3:15pm – 4:15pm Concurrent Sessions 4
4:30pm – 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions 5
5:45pm – 7pm Opening Reception
7:15pm Cardinals Baseball Game (Pre-registration Required)
Day 3 – Tuesday, May 3, 2011
8am – 5pm
8:00am – 9:00am
9:15am – 10:15am Concurrent Sessions 7
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions 8
Noon – 1pm

Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, President, University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

“From the Sidelines to the Mainstream:  Reengineering the Case  for E-Education”
1:15pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions 10
3:45pm – 4:45pm Concurrent Sessions 11
6pm – 8pm
Poster Sessions/Reception and Awards Dinner
Day 4 – Wednesday, May 4, 2011
8am – 10am
8:00am – 9:00am
9:15am – 10:15am Concurrent Sessions 13
10:30am – 11:30am Concurrent Sessions 14
11am – Noon
Conference Wrap-Up/USDLA 2012 Planning Meeting

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