Sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center's Law for Higher Education Law and Governance (IHELG), the Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable is an intensive seminar for junior faculty, who write and teach in the fields of college economics, higher education finance, financial aid, and related areas, broadly and comprehensively considered. Held at the University of Houston Law Center every other year, the Finance Roundtable alternates with the IHELG Houston Higher Education Law Roundtable, which was established in 1998, with its inaugural seminar held in May, 1999. This activity is designed to improve the skills of junior, pre-tenured/tenure-track faculty conducting research in these fields; special accommodations may also be made for a very small number of scholars with terminal degrees who work for educational research organizations or associations. No doctoral students without completed dissertations (in any relevant field of study) will be considered, or law students whose JD degree has not been awarded.
During the Roundtable, a small number of fellows (6-8) will be chosen to present papers, works-in-progress, or detailed outlines to the group, who will be joined by three senior faculty, with special expertise in the field of higher education finance and governance. Fellows' work in higher education finance topics will be presented and critiqued, and there will be additional activities, including a discussion of research resources (funding opportunities, research agenda-building, mentorship). The Roundtable is scheduled to begin in the late afternoon, Thursday, May 19 arrival with midday departures on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Fellows may stay that Friday night, and all must stay for the full program. No family members will be eligible to attend the events or dinners. All local expenses are paid by IHELG, and fellows' expenses will include only airfare and ground transportation. A listserv will be established for each cohort, to maintain communications. In the past, partial support has been provided by the Ford Foundation, through a grant to the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Institute on Equity Research Methods and Critical Policy Analysis; and through the TIAA-CREF Research Institute.
There is no application form: a brief letter stating appropriate research interests and a c. v. should be sent to Prof. Michael A. Olivas, at the IHELG offices: firstname.lastname@example.org . (We will accept applications by U.S. mail, overnight mail, fax, or email.) Please share this with anyone who may have a research interest in higher education finance issues, college finance and governance, and financial aid topics. The firm deadline date for applying is February 10, 2016, and all draft materials for the Roundtable presentations are due by May 10, 2016.
For more information on this program, or on IHELG (the first U.S. research institute devoted to college law issues), consult our website at www.law.uh.edu/ihelg .
2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable Faculty:
Prof. Ronald Ehrenberg, Cornell University; Prof. Amaury Nora, University of Houston/University of Texas at San Antonio; Prof. Michael A. Olivas, UHLC/IHELG; in 2016, Prof. Alicia Dowd of the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California will join the faculty
1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 Houston Higher Education Law Roundtable Faculty:
Prof. William B. Kaplin, Catholic University of America/Stetson University; Prof. Leland Ware, University of Delaware; Prof. Michael A. Olivas, UHLC/IHELG