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January 29, 2024

CSHE's senior associate Saul Geiser co-authored a letter to the New York Times regarding the usefulness of SATs in college admission. 

January 22, 2024

A leader of remarkable vision, the former UC president left an imprint on American education. He died this month at the age of 90.

January 3, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Pierpont Gardner on January 2, 2024.  Dr. Gardner served as President of University of California (1983 to 1992) and President of the University of Utah (1973-1983).

December 20, 2023

Search for David Pierpont Gardner Chair in Higher Education and Director, Center for Studies in Higher Education

November 13, 2023

New UWN Article by John A. Douglass: US Universities Face a Precipice under a Trump Presidency

New UWN Article by Igor Chirikov: Weaponisation of Universities: A ‘Back-to-the-Future’ Story

November 8, 2023

October 23, 2023

CSHE Senior Research Fellow John Aubrey Douglass published a think piece "It Can Happen Here?" on Academe. 

October 18, 2023

In this article, John A. Douglass discusses the global pattern of growing neonationalist populism and increasing attacks on academic communities, as well as the common threads connecting these attacks. 

October 4, 2023

September 25, 2023

How do nationalist tendencies play into, or counter, the global expansion of the university? This Global Perspectives review symposium engages with two timely contributions on the current state of the university in world society: Neo-nationalism and Universities: Populists, Autocrats, and the Future of Higher Education by John Aubrey Douglass (Johns Hopkins 2021) and The University and the Global Knowledge Society by David John Frank and John Mayer (Princeton 2020).

September 18, 2023

Rille Raaper, Associate Professor at Durham University and a former CSHE visiting scholar (2022), will publish her new book Student Identity and Political Agency: Activism, Representation and Consumer Rights with Routledge in 2024. The book examines the intersections of education, sociology and politics and provides a unique, research-informed account of the student experience in a contemporary higher education setting.

August 30, 2023

The Chronicle of Higher Education

On August 28, 2023, CSHE Faculty Affiliate and SERU Principal Researcher Steven Brint published a new article entitled "The Political Machine behind the War on Academic Freedom" at the Chronicle of Higher Education

August 11, 2023

A new journal article "The 'New Flagship University' and Its Relevance to Brazilian Higher Education", published at the Journal of Research and Innovation in Higher Education (JRIHE), attempted to apply John A. Douglass's "New Flagship University" model to higher education in Brazil.   

August 10, 2023

In this article, CSHE's Research Associate Jenae Cohn reviewed a keynote panel discussion about artificial intelligence at the 2023 Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium Symposium. Cohn specifically focused on four aspects: defining AI, how AI may change higher education jobs, academic disciplines in response to AI, and ethical considerations. 

August 1, 2023

John Aubrey Douglass's book The California Idea and American Higher Education (Stanford University Press) was recently translated into Japanese. Tamagawa University Press published the translated book in July 2023.

John Aubrey Douglass is Senior Research Fellow for Public Policy and Higher Education at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley.

July 26, 2023

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) at UC Berkeley's Center for Studies in Higher Education brought together a distinguished cohort of 25 Ukrainian university leaders for an intensive one-day virtual professional development seminar on July 19, 2023. The event provided a platform for participants to network with prominent American higher education executives, enrich their leadership skills, and gain insights into the dynamic landscape of the US higher education system.

July 24, 2023

Recent decades have seen an explosion in doctoral education worldwide. Increased potential for diverse employment has generated greater interest, with cultural, political and environmental tensions focusing the attention of new creative, responsible scholars.

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Igor Chirikov, a senior researcher at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley, said international rankings may be losing their hold as “the global higher-education space become much more fragmented post-Covid.

“Ten years ago, global-competitiveness programs were thriving,” Chirikov said, referring to governments’ efforts to move their universities up the rankings. “Now, the focus is much more internal.”

March 20, 2023

The Chronicle of Higher Education

The proportion of young Americans holding humanities degrees has declined by about one-third in the past 15 years, with particularly large declines among men.