Programme

UNIVERSITY VALUES IN A CHANGING WORLD
On the way towards a revised version of
the Magna Charta Universitatum
 

XXX Anniversary of the Magna Charta Universitatum

DCCC Anniversary of the University of Salamanca

 

Salamanca, 17 - 18 September 2018

 

Programme

 

 

Sunday 16 September 2018

Arrival of participants

 

Monday 17 September 2018

Venue to be confirmed

09.00 – 18.00


Registration

 

Welcome address
Ricardo Rivero Ortega, Rector, University of Salamanca, Spain

Opening Remarks
Sijbolt Noorda, President, Magna Charta Observatory, Italy

Report about the Magna Charta Observatory
David Lock, Secretary General of the Magna Charta Observatory

Keynote Address
The changing expectations of society
(Over the years Society has had different expectation of universities. How are these changing now and what is expected of universities today and in the future?)
John Edward Sexton, President Emeritus, New York University, USA
University of Cordoba, Argentina


The Magna Charta Universitatum: the original aims and the outcomes: retrospective from authors including:
Fabio Roversi-Monaco, drafter of the Magna Charta Universitatum, Bologna, Italy
Josep Bricall, drafter of the Magna Charta Universitatum, Barcelona, Spain (tbc)

Panel session
How Universities are responding to the challenges
Pam Fredman President, International Association of Universities, Paris, France
Marcelo Knobel, Rector, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil
Ricardo Rivero Ortega, Rector, University of Salamanca, Spain

Keynote Address
The MCO Living Values Project: an introduction to the project and the afternoon workshops
Sijbolt Noorda, President, Magna Charta Observatory, Italy
David Lock, Secretary General, Magna Charta Observatory, Italy


Lunch


Workshops

In the afternoon there will be two parallel sessions, each lasting one hour, during which, for each time slot, there will be a choice from four workshops.

Session 1:

1.1          Values based leadership (Looking at how Rectors and other senior leaders, especially when newly appointed, can use the tool to inform their priorities.)

1.2          The process of using the Living Values Guidelines (what has worked well and not so well in the process so far, what the challenges were and how they were addressed.)

1.3          Emerging values (The values that were identified as being relevant, the reasons why and implications for the University.)

1.4          Triggers for undertaking the values project and evidence of success (Why universities choose to become a pilot sites, the means of assessing success and evidence of the benefits from undertaking the project.)

 

Session 2:

2.1       Engaging with students (How were students engaged with the design and implementation of the project, what worked and what didn’t.)

2.2       Engaging with staff (How were staff (academic and administrative) engaged with the design and implementation of the project, what worked and what didn’t.)

2.3       Engaging with stakeholders (Which stakeholders were engaged with the design and implementation of the project, how were they engaged, what worked and what didn’t and what outcomes resulted.)

2.4       Engaging with the Strategic Planning process (How did a focus on values integrate with formulating and implementing the strategic plan and related academic and administrative processes, how did it facilitate change, what worked and what didn’t.)


Panel
A final plenary session to present the results of the works will close the day


21.00
Gala dinner


Tuesday 18 September 2018

Plaza Mayor
10.00 – 13,30


Ceremony of the Signature of the Magna Charta Universitatum

 

Procession in the centre of Salamanca
from the Saint Catherine Chapel to Plaza Mayor, with transit in front of the University of Salamanca New signatories and past signatories wearing the academic gown

Welcome address
Ricardo Rivero Ortega, Rector, University of Salamanca, Spain

 
Keynote Address
Rebecca Grynspan (tbc)


Signature of the Magna Charta Universitatum

 
Words of thanks by a Signatory


Rite of passage
to the University that will host the event in 2019


Launch of the 31st Anniversary celebration


Concluding remarks
Francesco Ubertini, Rector, University of Bologna, Italy

 
Procession in the centre of Salamanca
New signatories and past signatories wearing the academic gown

 

13:30 
Closing Lunch

 

The Conference will be held in English