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 undergraduate experience at the University of California, but open also to scholars doing work at other 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 result in publishable papers via the SERU Project or other scholarly and policy outlets.