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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

New York Times

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

Berkeley Economic Review

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

Berkeley Blog

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

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