Monday, January 18, 2016
8:00AM- 6:30PM
Shanghai, China 
 

 Co-sponsored by the Tongji University, Center for Studies in Higher Education – UC Berkeley, the Institute of Education – HSE University Moscow, and International Graduate Insight Group Ltd (i-graduate).

 Tongji University in Shanghai will host a SERU-International Symposium focused on the undergraduate student experience in Asia. The event will bring together scholars and practitioners from Asia’s leading research universities to discuss challenges and data-driven initiatives in undergraduate education. Participants will discuss regional challenges in undergraduate education and how SERU data is used to address them. The symposium will be an excellent opportunity for prospective members to learn more about SERU-International consortium and its activities, exchange ideas about reforms in higher education.

PROGRAM 

 

SUNDAY, January 17 -– Location TBD

 

17:00-20:00

SERU-sponsored Welcome Dinner (Current and prospective members only– by invitation)

 

MONDAY, January 18 - Location TBD

 

8:00-9:00

Registration – Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10

Welcome and Introduction – Igor Chirikov (SERU-I Managing Director, HSE University Moscow/UC Berkeley)

9:10-9:15

Welcome from Tongji University – TBD

9:15-10:30

SERU-International Consortium: Improving the Learning Environment at Research-Intensive Universities in Asia – Igor Chirikov (SERU-I Managing Director, HSE University Moscow/UC Berkeley) and Tongshan Chang (University of California Office of the President)

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:45

Challenges in Undergraduate Education: Perspectives from China and Japan – TBD (two speakers on China and Japan + discussion)

12:45-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:45

The Uses of SERU Data at Research Universities Worldwide – Tongshan Chang (University of California Office of the President) and SERU-I Member Campus Representatives

15:45-16:00

Break

16:00-16:30

Global Efforts  to Enhance the International Student Experience – Guy Perring (i-graduate)

16:30-17:15

Research University Advantage: Major Research Findings – Igor Chirikov (SERU-I Managing Director, HSE University Moscow/UC Berkeley)

17:15-17:30

Concluding Remarks

17:40-18:30

Q&A for Prospective Members on SERU-International Membership Terms (Registration is required) – Igor Chirikov (SERU-I Managing Director, HSE University Moscow/UC Berkeley)

     

 

Based at UC Berkeley, the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium is a group of top tier research-intensive universities (list of SERU members) who collaborate in student survey research for policy and scholarly purposes, who share data and best practices, and who seek paths for institutional self-improvement.

 

Participation is by invitation and includes for all SERU-I campus representatives and prospective member campuses in Asia. For more information contact: Igor Chirikov – SERU-I Managing Director: chirikov@berkeley.edu