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March 22, 2019

February 15, 2019

University World News
Ever since the United States Supreme Court’s 1978 Regents of the University of California v Bakke decision, the appropriate role of race and ethnicity in admissions to highly selective American universities has been the focus of a succession of legal challenges. The list is long. Those that have reached the Supreme Court include Hopwood v Texas (1996), Grutter v Bollinger (2003) and most recently Fisher v University of Texas (2016). 

December 11, 2018

Higher education systems and leading universities in Northern Cyprus, Turkey and more generally the Mediterranean region, are undergoing significant enrollment and program growth. This poses challenges for coordination of the growing number of Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s). At the same time, universities are expected by lawmakers and other stakeholders to provide an expanding array of activities, and ministries are seeking for evidence of productivity gains. HEIs operate in local, national, regional, and global contexts.

November 16, 2018

The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) is delighted to announce that Dr. Igor Chirikov has been appointed as the Center’s Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium Director and Senior Researcher. His first day at UC Berkeley will be December 10, 2018.

November 6, 2018

With funding support from the Volkswagen Foundation, the first gradSERU Research Symposium was held on October 4-5, 2018 in Hannover, Germany.

October 16, 2018

Former CSHE Director C. Judson King’s book, The University of California: Creating, Nurturing, and Maintaining Academic Quality in a Public University Setting, is now available in a second printing.  This book, published by CSHE, reviews and analyzes the reasons behind the academic success of the ten-campus University of California.  The intended audience includes those interested in the history and workings of that university, seeking insights on developing new universities or university systems, and/or interested in research universities in general.

September 27, 2018

What are the benefits and costs of attending a selective public research university instead of a less-selective university or college?

August 24, 2018

The Center for Studies in Higher Education is seeking a new faculty Director effective no later than July 1, 2019.  We invite nominations of tenured Berkeley faculty members (who may be emeritus) -- who are highly qualified and willing to serve as a leader in both research and administrative functions for the Center.

August 20, 2018

July 2, 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?

June 27, 2018

June 25, 2018

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David P. Gardner Research Seminar on Higher Education

May 18, 2018

May 14, 2018

May 10, 2018

Dr. Gwilym Croucher Featured in University World News Article

May 7, 2018

Join the 2019 CSHE Visiting Scholar's Program

May 1, 2018

Graduate students writing dissertations focusing on higher education are invited to apply for membership in a research seminar, co-sponsored by the Social Science MATRIX, to be held in 2018-19. The seminar will enable students to meet and work with colleagues in other disciplines and departments. Its goal is to provide the opportunity for its participants to engage with work from a range of disciplines on the subject of higher education and thus understand contributions of different disciplinary tools, to have the opportunity to present their own dissertation work, to hear scholars of higher education from both on and off campus discuss their current research, and to learn about career opportunities in the field. The seminar will meet seven times a semester, for two hours at lunch. A workshop in the spring will be devoted specifically to career paths for people in the field.

April 25, 2018

CSHE Research and Occasional Paper Series (ROPS)

The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) is pleased to announce the following new additions to the Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS):
 

March 29, 2018

For a limited time, CSHE is pleased to share a free e-book copy of Envisioning the Asian New Flagship University: Its Past and Vital Future by John Aubrey Douglass & John N. Hawkins via the following link: 

Link: E-Book Author's Copy
Password: AsiaNewFlagship