Divergent Pathways: New Measurements of Undergraduate Success

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5:00 p.m. | Social Science Matrix Conference Room, 8th Floor | 820 Barrows Hall
| Berkeley, CA 94720-1922 | RSVP 

Speaker: Richard Arum

Utilizing newly designed performance assessments to better identify undergraduate experiences and outcomes, the Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project improves the understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences and promotes evidence-based models of undergraduate student success. UCI School of Education Dean Richard Arum will discuss preliminary findings and possibilities to apply this measurement system to improve the value of higher education investments.

Richard Arum is dean and professor of the UCI School of Education. Prior to his tenure as dean, Arum was chair of the Department of Sociology at New York University, senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Director of Education Research at the Social Science Research Council. He received a B.A. from Tufts University, a M.Ed. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and his Ph.D. in Sociology from UC Berkeley. He is principal investigator on the Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.