2017 ESS/SAES/ARD Fall Meeting: A Question of Balance

Please see Business Session Agenda tab for a more detailed agenda.

Agenda

  • Monday, September 25, 2017
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    4:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Registration
    Opening Reception, Hotel Lobby
    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Conservatory
     Optional 
    7:05 PM  -  10:05 PM
    Phillies Baseball Game
    You may register for the optional baseball game on Monday evening and see the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals!
    Fee  Optional 
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
  •  
    6:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Ballroom Balcony
    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Regional Association Meetings

    NERA (Red Room, 1st floor)

    NCRA (State Drawing Room, 1st floor)

    SAAESD (Grand Ballroom, 1st floor)

    ARD (Clover Room, 1st floor)

    WAAESD (Cliveden, 19th floor)

    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Ballroom Foyer
    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Penn State Welcome
    Grand Ballroom
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Tour of Civil Rights Reviews and Discovery of State Best Practices

    Grand Ballroom

    Institutions supported by federal funds are required to have Civil Rights audits of their programs and practices in line with national and state standards, data and demographics. These audits have evolved from merely compliance to being interactive, sharing innovations, enhancing programs and providing additional outreach to AES leaders within a state. Summaries of national findings and sharing of best practices will provide new information and help to ensure the implementation of meaningful and long-lasting results to SAES.

    Moderator: Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education – Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Director - Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station

    Speakers:
    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Networking Lunch
    Ballroom Balcony
    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Alternative Sources of Funding: Balancing the Tab for Science Research

    Grand Ballroom

    Tim Wuchter – The Changing Landscape of Foundation Funding: Seeking Support from and Engaging with Foundations

    Peter Schuerman – Strategies for Authentic Partnering

    Public research universities serve an indispensable role in a national R&D effort. However, rising expenses and diminishing state and federal support has compelled institutions to explore innovative strategies for identifying and securing new funding streams for research. In this session, we’ll explore strategies for building relationships with foundations and other private entities. In addition, we’ll also examine strategies for tech transfer and faculty idea commercialization to improve the institutional research environment.

    Moderator: Glenda Humiston, Vice President – Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California System

    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Ballroom Foyer
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    BIG DATA: Balancing Impacts, Investments and Education

    Grand Ballroom

    Parag Chitnis – Big Data in Food and Agricultural Systems – the NIFA Perspective

    Guido Cervone – Fusion of Remote Sensing and Social Media: A Big Data Challenge

    Jane Greenberg - Metadata Solutions for Sharing Restricted Data

    Big data is the next revolution in agriculture and natural resources. Emerging technologies for accelerating plant breeding, monitoring crop growth, fertilization, soil conditions, water availability, pests and other management aspects are creating enormous amounts of heterogeneous data at increasingly granular scales. Data analytics are optimizing supply chains, reducing waste within the system, correlating consumer food choices with health outcomes, and allowing researchers to integrate the broad array of geospatial and –omics data in creative ways. This workshop will shed light on approaching big data as powerful research and educational tools to address fundamental challenges facing our food supply and natural resources.

    Moderator: Gary Thompson, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education – Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences and Director - Pennsylvania Agricultural Experiment Station

    6:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Taste of Philadelphia Dinner

    Kimmel Center
    300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  •  
    6:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Breakfast
    Ballroom Balcony
    8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    The Balance Between a Compliance Mentality and an inclusive Mindset

    Grand Ballroom

    To strategically accomplish long-term change in the diversity of our students, faculty, administrators and staff and to create an inclusive environment, we must move from a compliance mentality (we have to do it) to an inclusive mindset (we embrace these opportunities to change). This session will be dedicated to the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) which each director will have taken. Results from the IDI will form the basis for a group discussion focusing on cultural differences and commonality from the ESS leadership group.

    Moderator: Jackie Burns, Dean for Research – University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Director – Florida Agricultural Experiment Station

    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Ballroom Foyer
    10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Experiment Station Section Business Meeting
    Grand Ballroom

    See Business Session Agenda

    12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Networking Lunch
    Ballroom Balcony
    1:30 PM  -  3:00 PM
    Experiment Station Section Business Meeting
    Grand Ballroom

    See Business Session Agenda

    3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Networking Break
    Ballroom Foyer
    3:30 PM  -  5:00 PM
    The Balance of University Research and Teaching

    Michael Martin- President/Chancellor Perspective from Four Universities

    Jimmy Cheek- Changing Perspectives at Academic Programs, College, and University Levels

    Joe Broder and Bob Shulstad- Administering the Research/Teaching Balance Day-to-Day

    Table Discussions on Research/Teaching Balance Best Practices

    Grand Ballroom

    The session will focus on the appropriate balance between research and teaching within the context of the current Agricultural Experiment Station system and the University. Split appointment issues will be discussed, as will position expectations, evaluation, P&T decisions, and adjusting the balance from the perspective of the university, college, and director levels.

    Moderator: Michael Martin, President, Florida Gulf Coast University

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