Transforming Universities through Data Analytics and Systems to Drive Innovation

ASU Seminar, Aug 6, 2012

When: Mon, Aug 6, 2:15 – 4:00 pm
Where:HCMC University of Technology
.268 Ly Thuong Kiet St. Dist. 10
.A4 meeting room

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Presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi, Executive VP and Provost, Arizona State University

Participants: University Rectors, Vice Rectors, Faculty, Business and Industry Leaders, Government and Business Association leaders involved in trade and investment promotion, economic development.

It is vital that universities collaborate with each other, with businesses, and with governments on developing a technically skilled workforce, and on research projects that can be taken out of the lab and onto the market, creating new business opportunities and jobs, and contributing to the growth of the economy.

AmCham invites company directors and general managers to join leaders from Arizona State University, Vietnam National University, and leading FDI companies such as Intel, ON Semiconductor, Nokia and others, to discuss the current status and future development of cooperation between universities, businesses, and governments in HCM City and the Southern Key Economic Region.

Seminar Overview

With 72,000 students, Arizona State University (ASU) is both the largest public university in the U.S. and a hot bed of data-driven experiments. Undergoing an enterprise transformation to design a new model of higher education, decisions at all levels must be driven by data. This session will share how ASU has organized the Univeristy and implemented a data-driven culture at all levels to make policy, assess learning and quality of programs, student e-advising systems assuring student success, and evaluate and develop high-impact faculty. One core effort is a degree-monitoring system that keeps tabs on how students are doing in their majors. Stray off-course, and you may have to switch fields. Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi is the chief architect of the ASU operations in her role as Provost and Executive Vice President. Her efforts to transform how decisions are made with data across the University is now being touted as a national model as Universities and Colleges must modernize and think differently in today’s global economy.


2:15-2:30Registration of Participants
2:30-2:35Welcome Remarks • Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thanh, Rector of HCMUT
2:35-3:30Presentation from Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi, EVP and Provost, ASU
3:30-4:00Open discussion

About the Speakers and Panelists

Elizabeth D. Capaldi EVP and Provost ASUElizabeth D. Capaldi
Executive VP and Provost, Arizona State University

Elizabeth D. “Betty” Capaldi became the University Provost and Executive Vice President at Arizona State University (ASU) in July 2006. As ASU’s chief academic officer, Dr. Capaldi provides leadership to all of the university’s campuses and academic programs, fostering excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. She guides the university’s mission in providing educational excellence and access, and directs the university’s efforts in strategic redesign of its academic mission to achieve the vision of The New American University. She also represents the university to external agencies and constituencies and engages in ASU’s fundraising initiatives. Read more …


Universities, Businesses, and Governments Cooperate for Economic Development

It is vital that universities collaborate with each other, with businesses, and governments on projects that deliver research which can be taken out of the lab and onto the market, creating new business opportunities and jobs, and contributing to the growth of the economy we so urgently need.

Through the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program, the Arizona State University Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (ASU), USAID, Intel Corporation, and an expanding industry consortia are collaborating to transform and modernize top engineering and technical vocational universities in Vietnam. This includes university leadership, faculty development, curriculum innovation and university engagement. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Intel Corporation are the founding HEEAP partners with an initial investment of grants totaling $ 5 million. In addition, Siemens Corporation, Cadence Inc., and Danaher Corporation (Fluke, Tektronix, Keithley companies) recently joined as industry alliance partners. HEEAP will focus on transforming the existing theory-based engineering and technical vocational programs through higher education modernization and robust applied and hands-on instructional approaches. These new instructional and pedagogical approaches will graduate students that are work-ready, with both project skills and technical communication competencies required by multinational corporations. Global engineers need the skills, knowledge, and leadership qualities that cultivate: self-reliance, social and cultural capital, appreciation for lifelong learning, creativity, conflict-resolution and team building skills, ethics, understanding of economics and business, and more.

The Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) has the objective to develop a highly skilled technical workforce in Vietnam, that will attract and sustain a healthy high-tech manufacturing industry, thus positioning Vietnam to compete among high-tech centers of excellence.

More about research cooperation for economic development

Universities’ Research and Economic Development

Intel Labs to invest $100 Million in U.S. University Research

Intel Labs

Other workforce development programs in Vietnam

Asian Development Bank $70 million “Skills Enhancement Project Loan” to Vietnam, 2010 – 2016 will produce a more competitive and highly skilled workforce, capable of attracting foreign direct investment and accelerating socio-economic development.

Project Information Document: ADB $70 million loan for “Skills Enhancement Project” (Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs) A project for enhancing vocational skills training to better respond to the demand for skilled workers in key industries in industrial and service sectors. The project will develop a Vocational Education Training (VET) system that offers higher level skills training with stronger private sector participation for key occupations.

Workforce Development: presentation by Roma Arellano, Intel, and Jeff Goss, Arizona State Univ.