Symposium Program

SERU Symposium Recordings 

Final Program. All times are in PDT. 

June 15: Student Success and Wellbeing in Undergraduate Education (Day 1)

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome, Introductions, and Symposium Goals

John Douglass (SERU Founding PI, CSHE UC Berkeley)

Igor Chirikov (SERU Consortium Director, CSHE UC Berkeley)

09:15 – 10:15

Plenary Session: 20 Years of Undergraduate Surveys: Reflections on SERU's History, Impact and Future

Introduction and Moderator - John Aubrey Douglass

Steve Brint (UC Riverside)
Pamela Brown (UC Office of the President)
Julian Fernald (UC Santa Cruz)
Ron Huesman (University of Minnesota)
Gregg Thomson (CSHE UC Berkeley)

10:30 – 11:30

Undergraduate Student Engagement and Success

Chair: Beatriz Brando (UC Berkeley)

Comparisons of Learning Experience between First-Year Stopouts and Persistent Students. Tongshan Chang (University of California Office of the President)

Socioeconomic Disparities in Undergraduate Research Engagement over 10 Years. Igor Chirikov (CSHE, UC Berkeley), Matilda Ju (UC Berkeley), Jessamine Li (UC Berkeley), Sam Tan (UC Berkeley)

Class and Race in The College Classroom: Faculty Interactions and Student Learning among Racially Diverse Poor and Working-class Collegians Kaitlin N.S. Newhouse (UCLA/North Carolina State University)

Student Experience in Brazil during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ana Maria Carneiro (University of Campinas, Brazil)

12:00 – 13:00

Undergraduate Student Wellbeing

Chair:Andrea Belgrade (UCOP)

The Kids are Not Alright: Using SERU data to Understand and Improve Campus-wide and Program-specific Well-being. Cassandre Alvarado (The University of Texas at Austin)

Using UCUES Data to Inform Campus Basic Needs Policies. Andrew Eppig (UC Berkeley); Kiyoko Thomas (UC Berkeley); Ruben Candeo (UC Berkeley)

International Student Wellbeing: Findings from the International Student Barometer (Kyla Steenhart (i-graduate); Nannette Ripmeester (i-graduate)

Student Wellbeing in India during the Pandemic: Evidence from the SERU-INDIA COVID-19 Survey Report. Mousumi Mukherjee (O.P. Jindal Global University, India)

June 16: Student Success and Wellbeing in Graduate Education / Survey Governance (Day 2)

09:00 – 10:00

Plenary Session. The Role of Advising in Graduate Student Success and Wellbeing: Leveraging Insights from gradSERU


LaRuth McAfee (University of Delaware), Chair

Scott Lanyon (University of Minnesota),

E. Scott Adler (CU Boulder)

10:30 – 11:30

Graduate Student Success and Wellbeing

Chair: Daniel Jones-White (University of Minnesota)

Exploring Graduate Students’ Ambitions Using GradSERU. Nicholas R. Stroup (University of Iowa), Cassie L. Barnhardt (University of Iowa), SuYeong Shin (University of California, Irvine), Shinji Katsumoto (University of Iowa)

Doctoral Student Development: Changes from the First Five Years of Doctoral Studies. John Gonzalez (University of Michigan)

Promoting a Supportive Climate for Graduate Students. Sherri Irvin (University of Oklahoma) and Liz Karr (University of Oklahoma)

12:00 – 13:00

Best Practices in Survey Governance

Chair: Ron Huesman (University of Minnesota)


William B. Armstrong (UC San Diego)

Debbie Crimmins (Northwestern University)

Amy Nakatani (CU Boulder)

Shelly Wymer (University of Minnesota)

Andrew Zehner (Purdue University)