2022 PTIE National Conference

July 25-27, 2022, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA


Day 1 (Monday, July 25, 2022)

2:00 PM – Check-In Opens (Location: Conference Center Lobby) 

3:00-5:30 PM – “PTIE Boot Camp” (Location: Stevenson A/B)
A short course designed to help new members get up to speed and refresh the knowledge of existing members on the overall goal and latest findings from the PTIE work.

3:00-4:00 PM – Overview of PTIE Effort

4:00-5:00 PM – Breakout Sessions around specific recommendations

5:00-5:30 PM – Regroup to discuss learnings from breakout sessions and wrap up

6:30 PM – Check-in Closes (Location: Conference Center)

6:30-8:30 PM – Evening Session (Location: Outside space next to Conference Center)

6:30 PM – Buffet with Cash Bar Opens

7:00 PM – Welcome to 2022 PTIE Conference by Rich G. Carter (Professor of Chemistry & Faculty Lead for Innovation Excellence at Oregon State University, PI of PTIE effort)

7:15 PM – Opening Remarks by Irem Tumer (Vice President of Research, Oregon State University)

8:30 PM – Buffet with Cash Bar Closes

Day 2 (Tuesday, July 26, 2022)

7:00-8:00 AM – Breakfast (Location: Cascade Dining Room & Restaurant)

8:00 AM-12:30 PM – Morning Session (Location: Stevenson A/B & Stevenson C/D)

8:00-8:15 AM – Welcome and Framing for Morning Session by Rich G. Carter (Location: Stevenson A/B)

8:15-9:00 AM – Keynote Presentation by Erwin Gianchandani (Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation) with Q&A (Location: Stevenson A/B)

9:00-9:30 AM – Keynote Presentation by Michael Brown (Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of California System) with Q&A (Location: Stevenson A/B)

Background Information:

April 4, 2022 letter from UC System Provost Michael Brown Entitled “Recognizing Innovation Transfer and Entrepreneurship in the Academic Personnel Process

May 2021 Report from the UC Board of Reagents Entitled “From Discovery to Societal Impact: A Roadmap to Unleashing UC Innovation and Entrepreneurship

9:30-9:45 AM – Break


APLUs Public Impact Research (PIR) and Connections to PTIE. Panel Discussion with panelist Sandra Brown (University of California at San Diego), Laurie Van Egeren (APLU & Michigan State University), Randy Hall (University of Southern California)
(Location: Stevenson A/B) 

NSFs I-Corps: Aligning Incentives & Entrepreneurship in Academia. Panel Discussion with Dedric Carter (Washington University – St. Louis), Pamela McCauley (North Carolina State University), Rebecca Shearman (National Science Foundation), Karl Mundorff – Moderator (Oregon State University) (Location: Stevenson C/D)


VentureWell: A facilitated conversation regarding how promotion and tenure policies impact early-stage innovator development. Chithra Adams (VentureWell) (Location: Stevenson A/B) 

UIDP: Industry and University representatives address the positive impact working with industry can have on a faculty member’s career. Panel Discussion with Phil Eucker (GE Healthcare), Haskell Beckham (Columbia Sportswear), Tara Macey (Genentech), Leah Frye (Schrödinger) & Aditi Martin – Moderator (Oregon Health & Science University) (Location: Stevenson C/D)

11:15 AM-12:30 PM – Implicit Bias Panel with Tenisha Tevis (Oregon State University), Leslie Gonzalez(Michigan State University) Natasha N. Croom (Clemson University), Donna Garcia(California State University, San Bernardino), Jana Bouwma-Gearhart – Moderator (Oregon State University) (Stevenson A/B)

12:30-1:30 PM – Lunch with Seeded Questions for Discussion on Bias

1:30-4:35 PM – Afternoon Session (Location: Stevenson A/B & Stevenson C/D)

1:30-1:45 PM – Welcome Back and Framing for Afternoon Session by Julie Risien (Associate Director of STEM Research Center, Oregon State University) (Location: Stevenson A/B)

1:45-2:15 PM – Keynote Presentation by Pamela McCauley (Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, North Carolina State University) with Q&A (Location: Stevenson A/B)

2:15-2:45 PM – Keynote Presentation by Joseph Whittaker (Vice President for Research and Economic Development & Associate Provost, Jackson State University) with Q&A (Location: Stevenson A/B)

2:45-3:00 PM – Break


Swimming Across the Stream – Developing a Generation of Boundary-Spanning Faculty for Innovation and Entrepreneurship James McLellan, Elicia Maine, & Sarah Lubik (Location: Stevenson A/B) Ball State University: Beneficence and P&T Kecia McBride and Susana River-Mills (Location: Stevenson C) 

Analysis of the Role of NSF I-Corps Training on Engineering and Science Faculty Retention Rates at CUNY
Jessica Fields & Nhi Tran (Location: Stevenson D)


Examining I&E Language in External Review Letters Ebenezer Edema-Sillo & Francisco J Torres III (Location: Stevenson A/B)

 Modernizing the Relationship between Academia and the Public Mary Woolley (Location: Stevenson C) 

PTIE: Reflections on University Strategic Planning & Holistic Faculty Evaluation Bahman Shahri, Blanca Lupiani & Heather Wilkinson (Location: Stevenson D)


Being Innovative at Arizona State University  Deborah Clarke (Location: Stevenson A/B)

Accelerating Public Access to Research Data (APARD): A Guide for Change in Research Universities Kacy Redd, Sarah Nusser, Tobin Smith, & Emily Miller (Location: Stevenson C) 

White Paper for the New President of NJIT from the NJIT Faculty Senate Research Committee Michael Ehrlich (Location: Stevenson D)


NSF I-Corps Inclusion Summit: A Model for Increasing Awareness of the Value of I&E Ariella Trotsenko & Cira Cardaci (Location: Stevenson A/B) 

Modernizing Scholarship for the Public Good Elyse L Aurbach, Kacy Redd, & Howard Gobstein (Location: Stevenson C) 

Incentivizing Impact Through Innovation: An International Review of University Policies Randolph Hall, Annicka Caprariello, & Amber Patel (Location: Stevenson D)

6:30-9:30 PM – Evening Session (Location: Riverview Pavilion overlooking the Columbia Gorge)

6:30 PM – Cash Bar Opens with Appetizers

6:45 PM – Dinner

7:45-8:15 PM – Keynote Presentation by Tuba Özkan-Haller (Interim Dean of College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University)

Background Information:

May 2021 Yale Climate Connections Editorial Entitled: “To help address the climate problem, universities must rethink the tenure and promotion system

9:30 PM – Cash Bar Closes

Day 3 (Wednesday, July 27, 2022)

7:00-8:30 AM – Breakfast (Location: Cascade Dining Room & Restaurant)

8:30 AM-noon – Morning Session (Location: Stevenson A/B, Stevenson C/D & Rainer)

8:30-8:45 AM – Welcome and Framing for Morning Session by Almesha Campbell (Assistant Vice President for Research and Economic Development, Jackson State University) (Location: Stevenson A/B)

8:45-9:00 AM – Overview of Typical Process for PTIE Adoption by Rich G. Carter & Jana Bouwma-Gearhart (Location: Stevenson A/B)

9:00-10:00 AM – Case Studies Panel with Presentations (Location: Stevenson A/B) 

10:00-10:45 AM – Discussion and Q&A (Location: Stevenson A/B)

10:45-11:00 AM – Break

11:00-11:45 AM – Breakout Discussion on Implementation Next Steps

11:45-Noon – Regroup to Share Breakout Session Findings (Location: Stevenson A/B)

Noon-1:00 PM – Sack Lunch (Location: Conference Center Lobby)