SERU Symposium Series

SERU Series Events

2021 Virtual SERU Research Symposium "Understanding Campus Climate"

Understanding Campus Climate: Ongoing Challenges and (Post)Pandemic Priorities June 16-17, 2021 – Online

SERU universities in the US and internationally are committed to promoting inclusion through sustaining a positive campus climate. SERU/USUES and gradSERU survey data support universities in their efforts to identify challenges and inform initiatives aimed at improving diversity, equity and inclusion in undergraduate and graduate education. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, minoritized and marginalized student populations...

Tuition as a Path for Affordability? The Pursuit of a Progressive Tuition Model at the University of California

John Aubrey Douglass
Patrick A. Lapid
2018

In an environment of declining public funding and rising tuition rates, many public universities in the US are moving toward a “progressive tuition model” that attempts to invest approximately one-third of tuition income into institutional financial aid for lower-income and middle-class students. The objective is to mitigate the cost of rising tuition and keep college affordable. But is this model as currently formulated working? Utilizing data from the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Survey of undergraduates and other data sources, this study explores these issues by...

SERU Project Symposium: Assessing the Undergraduate Experience in the Postmodern University

The Student Experience in the Research University Project, based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley, will hold a one-day research symposium on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 on the Berkeley campus. The SERU Project is fostering an ongoing research program on student life, culture, and perspectives and has developed the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), an on-line census survey of all undergraduates at UC.

The symposium will gather scholarly and policy-oriented researchers to present papers and findings focused largely on the...

Civic & Academic Engagement in the Multiversity: Institutional Trends and Initiatives at the University of California

Symposium Objectives: share national perspectives on how research universities are developing and supporting academic environments that integrate civic engagment; present national and UC specific data (including UCUES data) on student civic and academic engagement; discuss system-wide reports and white papers addressing current UC best practices in community-based learning and research; and discuss future innovative academic initiatives within the UC

A New Generation of University Students: Understanding the Student Experience and Seeking Opportunities to Translate Analysis into Practice

The Student Experience in the Research University Project, based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley, will hold the 2nd Annual SERU/UCUES Symposium on Thursday May 8, 2008 on the UCLA campus. The SERU Project is fostering an ongoing research program on student life, culture, and perspectives and developed the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES), an on-line census survey of all undergraduates at UC.

The symposium will gather scholarly and policy oriented researchers to present papers and findings focused largely on the...

Comparative Perspectives on the Undergraduate Experience

The Student Experience in the Research University Project, based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley, will hold the 3rd SERU Research Symposium on Friday May 1, 2009 on the UC Berkeley campus.

The symposium will gather scholarly and policy oriented researchers to present papers focused on the undergraduate experience at major research universities. It is our goal to encourage research, analysis, and discussion on the current state of, and possible methods for improving, the undergraduate experience that results in publishable papers via the SERU Project or...

Learning Outcomes, Student Success, and Assessing Affordability: An Exploration of What the Data and Research Tells Us

The Student Experience in the Research University Project, based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at UC Berkeley, will hold its 4th SERU Research Symposium on May 14 and 15, 2010 on the Berkeley campus.

This year's theme is, Learning Outcomes, Student Success, and Assessing Affordability: An Exploration of What the Data and Research Tells Us.

Representatives from each of the 16 research universities that make up the SERU Consortium will be participants - including the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California, along with the AAU Universities of...

Challenges for Research Universities: Topical Issues Related to the Student Experience

The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium will hold its 5th SERU Research Symposium on April 30 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. The SERU Consortium is based at UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Representatives from each of the 17 research universities that make up the Consortium will participate - including the nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California, along with the AAU Universities of Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, and Oregon.

This year's...

6th Annual SERU Research Symposium - The Research University Advantage: Exploring What Distinguishes the Student Experience in Major Research Universities

Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) More information

Co-Sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, Academic Planning and Facilities, UC Berkeley; and the UC Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate.

The 6th SERU Research Symposium gathered representatives from our SERU Consortium member universities in Berkeley with the following questions as the main theme: what...

A Global Exploration of Undergraduate Reforms in Research Universities: The Path to Engaged Learning

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Participation by the SERU International Consortium Conference is by invitation. For more information contact John Douglass at douglass@berkeley.edu

The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) – International Consortium will hold its first conference in October 2012 with a...