The Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley is a multi-disciplinary research and policy center on higher education oriented to California, the nation, and comparative international issues.
CSHE promotes discussion among university leaders, government officials, and academics; assists policy-making by providing a neutral forum for airing contentious issues; and keeps the higher education world informed of new initiatives and proposals. The Center's research aims to inform current debate about higher education policy and practice.
Leaders in higher education, the foundation world, and the business community provide policy guidance and insight on CSHE’s current and future activities as members of the CSHE External Advisory Board.
Research at CSHE
Higher Education in the Digital Age – Policy implications of emerging information and communication technologies for higher education teaching, research, and administration. Current Projects: Open and Affordable Textbooks Project; The Future of Scholarly Communication
Science and Technology Policy and Higher Education – Institutional and governmental policies for higher education, innovation, the development of the science and technology workforce, and technology transfer and regional development. Current Projects: Access of Ethnic Minorities to Higher Education; Approaches to Engineering Education; The Convergence of Science And Economic Policies in the US and EU
The Research University – Various aspects of public research universities, including the student experience, the nature of general education, and a comparative international study. Current Projects: Student Experience in the Research University (SERU); Research Universities Going Global; Humanities and Liberal Arts in Public Research Universities; University Governance; Pension Reform in Higher Education
Policy Issues in California Higher Education – Policy matters unique to California, its three-tiered public higher education system, and the California Master Plan for Higher Education. Current Projects: Community College Transfers and Science Bachelor’s Degrees
University of California History – The history of the ten-campus University of California system and how it relates to California's society and economy. Current Projects & Publications: A History of Early Educational Connections among the University of California, Sierra Club, and the National Park Service; Organizing Knowledge: Perspectives on the University; Chronicle of the University of California
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