(April 7, 2011)--The UTSA Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development in the College of Education and Human Development will present a lecture by Dan Katzir, senior adviser to the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. He will speak on "Educator Compensation: What's Now? What's Next?" at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 in the Durango Building Southwest Room (1.124) at the UTSA Downtown Campus.
Free and open to the public, Katzir's presentation will center on problems with the current compensation system in K-12 education and how much money is involved in the current system of paying educators. Katzir will discuss his views on how a move toward a pay-for-performance system could accelerate student achievement.
Considered one of the nation's leading education-reform experts, Katzir has 20 years of experience working in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations including school districts, schools, national education nonprofits and businesses.
Katzir worked with Eli Broad to develop the vision for The Broad Foundation's education work and currently oversees all aspects of the foundation's investments. Katzir was chief operating officer for Teach for America, where he managed a $7.5 million budget, 1,200 teachers and 70 full-time staff in 15 offices. He created the organization's first financial planning and control system and trained its national leaders in strategic planning, budgeting and personnel management.
Katzir served as the first executive director of the UCLA School Management program and built the program from a start-up to a $5 million, 60-person organization with offices around the country. The program provides customized executive management programs for boards of education, senior school district management, principals and teachers in large school districts.
Early in his career, Katzir was a consultant to Bain & Company, an international management consulting firm responsible for developing and implementing business strategies for Fortune 500 companies.
He received a bachelor's degree in history from Dartmouth College and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.
For more information, contact Julian Trevino at 210-458-5087.
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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.
At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.
Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.
With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.
Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.
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