Cecil B. Day Program Presents Joan Gabel
Joan Gable, Provost at the University of South Carolina, will join us for a presentation on "The Social Contract of Public Higher Education."
In a new era of reduced state funding and increased expectations from other constituencies, public research universities find themselves challenged to fulfil their traditional mission while also adapting to modern pressures. Using attributes of social contract theory, we will evaluate whether the challenge to universities is actually a symptom of a larger problem regarding how we define role of the university in today’s society.Joan T.A. Gabel is the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for the University of South Carolina. Joining the university in August of 2015, Provost Gabel oversees sixteen schools and colleges. She is also responsible for the university's graduate and undergraduate academic programs, curriculum development, program assessment, university accreditation, system wide academic affairs policies, faculty development, and the stewardship of resources in support of the above.