CSHE's Zachary Bleemer suggests that competition is the key reason UC freshmen applications have dipped for a second straight year, with the percentage of California high school graduates applying to a UC campus doubling from 10% in the mid-1990s to 20% today.
February 6, 2020
January 25, 2020
John Aubrey Douglass, editor of a forthcoming book on neo-nationalism and universities, told University World News: “In an era of increased attacks on academic freedom by autocrats and demagogues, Soros’ new initiative provides a meaningful attempt to bolster links between universities in more free societies with those operating under repressive government.”
December 11, 2019
ROPS study by CSHE Associate Saul Geiser and Berkeley Graduate School of Education Maria Veronica Santelices found that a student's high-school GPA was "consistently the best predictor" of cumulative college grades and graduation.
December 2, 2019
UC Cliometric History Project Director, Zachary Bleemer discusses UC admissions policies, his ClioMetric History Project, and advice to aspiring RA’s and grad students in this interview for the Berkeley Economic Review.
July 9, 2019
Appeared in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education
BERKELEY, Calif. – Information-packed sessions on attributes and skills essential for successfully navigating higher education as a top administrator filled the first day of the Executive Leadership Academy at the University of California, Berkeley.
June 3, 2019
Dear Members of the CSHE Community,
I am very pleased to announce that George R. Blumenthal, UC Santa Cruz’s 10th Chancellor and emeritus professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has been appointed to serve as the next Faculty Director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) upon stepping down as UCSC’s Chancellor this June. He will take up the position on August 1.
May 23, 2019
CSHE Research Associate and higher education reporter Karin Fischer recently launched her blog on higher education, “Latitudes - what matters in global education - and why. “I will be writing to you from a specific point on the map, primarily 37.7749° N, 122.4194° W (also known as San Francisco),” she explains. "But I’ll take you around the globe, drawing on more than a decade of reporting on international higher education.
May 20, 2019
In their most recent meeting in San Francisco, the UC Regents approved a 2.6 percent increase in tuition for nonresident students, but left in-state undergraduate tuition steady. UC is still struggling to make-up for the huge cuts in state financing that came on the heels of the Great Recession. But why increase only nonresident tuition, and not something similar and predictable for California residents?
May 9, 2019
What the UC Can Learn From the University of Texas at El Paso in Becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution
The Center for Studies in Higher Education is pleased to announce this year’s Clark Kerr Lecturer and Clark Kerr Award recipient, President Diana Natalicio of the University of Texas at El Paso.
May 1, 2019
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 2019-20. The seminar will enable students to meet and work with colleagues in other disciplines and departments.
March 22, 2019
February 15, 2019
December 11, 2018
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
October 16, 2018
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?