2021 Virtual SERU Research Symposium "Understanding Campus Climate: Ongoing Challenges and (Post)Pandemic Priorities"

The Symposium Program

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June 16: Campus Climate and Student Wellbeing in Undergraduate Education

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome, Introductions, and Symposium Goals

John Douglass (SERU Founding PI, CSHE UC Berkeley)

Igor Chirikov (SERU Consortium Director, CSHE UC Berkeley)

09:15 – 10:15

Plenary Session: Undergraduate Students' Perspectives on Learning and Wellbeing during the Pandemic

Participants: Undergraduate students from SERU campuses

Moderator: Virajita Singh (Associate Vice Provost, Office for Equity and Diversity, University of Minnesota)

10:30 – 11:30

Campus Climate for Undergraduate Student Success

Chair: Cassandre Alvarado (University of Texas at Austin)

Weaving SERU Into Institutional Advancement of Campus ClimateVirajita Singh, Ron Huesman, Peter Radcliffe (University of Minnesota)

Diversity, Campus Climate, and Student Success at UC: Two Decades of Change from 2000-2020. Tongshan Chang, Ola Popoola, Yang Yang, Courtney Sanders (UCOP)

Resources and Responsibilities: Disparity in Student Experiences During Covid-19. Beatriz Brando (UC Berkeley)

Raising Graduation Rates While Maintaining Equity: The UC Riverside Experience. Steve Brint (UC Riverside)

Understanding Campus Climate. Andy Zehner (Purdue University)

The Role of Campus Climate and Satisfaction for Students with Disabilities in a Postsecondary SettingChristopher Elquizabal (UCLA)

12:00 – 13:00

Undergraduate Students’ Wellbeing and the Impact of COVID-19

Chair: Sarah Schultz Robinson (University of Virginia)

Online Learning and the Sense of Belonging: Evidence from the Covid-19 Survey. Igor Chirikov (CSHE, UC Berkeley)

Creating Accessible Connections: Covid-19 Impact on College First-Year Programming. Alyssa Brigham, Sara Thigpin, Lucas Macri (Texas A&M University)

The Challenges of Distance Learning to Student Mental Health. Irina Shcheglova, Kseniia Vilkova, Oksana Dremova (HSE University Moscow)

Factors Associated with College Students' Mental Health During the Covid-19 Pandemic. Krista Soria, Bonnie Horgos (University of Minnesota)

June 17: Program Climate and Student Wellbeing in Graduate Education

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary Session: Program Climate in Graduate Education during COVID-19

Lisa García Bedolla (Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division at UC Berkeley)

Scott Lanyon (Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, University of Minnesota)

Suzanne Ortega (President of the Council of Graduate Schools)

10:30 – 11:30

Program Climate, Equity and Inclusion in Graduate and Professional Education   

Chair: LaRuth McAfee (University of Delaware)

Using gradSERU Results to Improve Graduate Program ClimateScott Lanyon (University of Minnesota)

Shifting the Academic Climate of an R1 STEM Department: Accounting for Sense of Belonging and MentorshipChristiane Stachl (UC Berkeley)

Sense of Belonging in Graduate Education. Kristen McKinney, Esthela Chavez (UCLA)

Campus climate for masters' students at the University of Göttingen (PowerPoint). Andrea-Dorothea Bührmann, Christina Höhmann (University of Goettingen, Germany)

Program Climate in Doctoral Education. Andrew Eppig (UC Berkeley)

12:00 – 13:00

Graduate and Professional Students’ Wellbeing and the Impact of COVID-19

Chair: John Douglass (CSHE, UC Berkeley)

STEM and Non-STEM Graduate Student Satisfaction: The Effects of Advisor Gender and Cognitive Attitudes towards Academic Careers. Emine Ozturk (University of North Dakota); James L. Mohler (Purdue University)

Emerging Issues in Graduate Education: Evidence from the gradSERU COVID-19 SurveyDaniel Jones-White (University of Minnesota)

Key concerns of graduate international students: a proposal for an equity and inclusion initiative. Maresi Nerad (CSHE, UC Berkeley)