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Webinar: Quantifying Economic Impact: Examples of Goals and Metrics as a Basis for Measuring Value
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Universities return investment through enormous public value and impact on employment, business, and manufacturing both locally and nationwide. In an effort to publicize the social and economic impact of higher education institutions, consortia are threading this economic message throughout communications to their stakeholders. This webinar offers insights from two successful examples of such communication, the Baltimore Collegetown Network and the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science.

11/7/2017
When: 12:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Jeff Oberg
518-772-3921


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Quantifying Economic Impact: Examples of Goals, Metrics and Measures as a Basis for Measuring Value

 

Universities are a key component of the U.S. economic ecosystem, returning investment through enormous public value and impact on employment, business, and manufacturing both locally and nationwide. In an effort to publicize the social and economic impact of higher education institutions, consortia are threading this economic message throughout communications to their stakeholders.

 

The Baltimore Collegetown Network brings 13 area colleges and universities together with government, business and community leaders to develop and market Baltimore as a vibrant place to live and learn.  They have developed a report about their economic impact on the community. Kristin McGuire will discuss how this report was developed and share how the results were used for local and state advocacy about the importance of higher education as an industry.  

 

The Institute for Research on Innovation & Science (IRIS) is a major national source for data to support fundamental research on the results of public and private investments in discovery, innovation, and education. Jason Owen-Smith will show how it provides credible data and rigorous findings about the productivity and public value of the research enterprise to inform effective policy-making, support outreach, aid in research management, and expand the state of knowledge.

 

Outcomes

  • Learn how colleges can work together to produce an economic impact study.
  • Learn how information can be used by presidents and other consortium leaders to attract funders and partners.
  • Develop familiarity with a new data infrastructure.
  • Explore methods for curating, protecting and sharing restricted data.
  • Understand some uses of administrative data for research and reporting.

Speaker Bios

 

Kristen McGuire has been executive director of the Baltimore Collegetown Network for the last 14 years.  The organization facilitates a partnership between 13 area colleges and universities to attract, engage and retain students, raise the profile of Baltimore as a college destination, and help colleges share resources. Primary programs include the signature Collegetown LeaderShape, Shuttle, and Underground initiatives as well as cross-registration agreements, joint marketing campaigns, internship resources, and events. Learn more at www.BaltimoreCollegetown.org.

 

Jason Owen-Smith is a sociologist who examines how science, commerce, and the law cohere and conflict in contemporary societies and economies. Together with collaborators, Jason works on projects that examine the dynamics of high-technology industries, the public value of the research university, and the network organization of surgical care. He seeks to understand how organizations, institutions, and networks can maintain the status quo while generating novelty through social transformations, scientific discoveries, and technological breakthroughs.  Jason is the Barger Leadership Institute Professor of Organizational Studies, Professor of Sociology and Research Professor in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan.

 

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