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May 1, 2018

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

March 28, 2018

March 6, 2018

March 1, 2018

January 22, 2018

January 18, 2018

December 19, 2017

December 18, 2017 - A new CSHE Research and Occasional Paper (ROPS) by Saul Geiser, “Norm-Referenced Test and Race-Blind Admissions,” lays out the case for eliminating SAT and ACT scores as admissions criteria for the University of California. Geiser is a Research Associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education and former director of admissions research for the UC system.

December 19, 2017 - CSHE is now seeking candidates for the new position of SERU Director and Senior Researcher on the UC Berkeley Academic Personnel website. 


December 17, 2017

December 19, 2017 - Video recordings and photographs from the New Nationalism & Universities Conference on November 16- 17 are now available on our 

December 4, 2017

University World News

University World News Special Report on CSHE@60 Conference New Nationalism and Universities

November 28, 2017

Berkeley Blog

CSHE's Senior Research Fellow, John A. Douglass, shares his remarks exploring the influence of nationalism on major national universities around the world.

September 25, 2017

September 19, 2017

Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Envisioning the Asian New Flagship University: Its Past and Vital Future (Berkeley Public Policy Press) explores the history of leading national universities in Asia and contemplates their capacity for innovation by focusing on the New Flagship University model.

September 18, 2017

University World News
The ‘World-Class University’ model is a vaguely defined fad which does not provide the basis for the kind of leading universities Asia needs for the future – universities that give the same weight to economic engagement and civic responsibility as research. 

June 6, 2017

June 6, 2017 - What do university leaders and policy-makers actually think about the future of higher education? A new joint report by the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education provides a unique analysis of the observations of more than 100 Australian university, government and community leaders about past and recent developments and future directions in Australian higher education.

May 18, 2017

I write with mixed emotions to let you know that I will be stepping down as the Center's Interim Director effective June 30, 2017.

May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 - The Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) will celebrate its 60th anniversary this year (2017) with a series of activities, including a major international conference from November 16-17, 2017 on the Berkeley campus. This conference will gather CSHE alumni and affiliated researchers, along with leading scholars and practitioners from throughout the world, and focused on the theme: The New Nationalism and Universities. The two-day event will also provide a venue for past CSHE Visiting Scholars to return to Berkeley and present their current research, or to reflect on their work while at the Center.

April 27, 2017

April 24, 2017 - In preparation for the University of California’s 150th anniversary in 2018, and as part of its on-going research on the history of UC, CSHE has launched the new University of California ClioMetric History Project (UC-CHP). Clio was the muse of history in Greek mythology, and cliometric refers to the use of data and quantitative methods to explore history.