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Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)

The Center for Studies in Higher Education publishes online research papers and essays that reflect multidisciplinary fields, contribute to influencing and expanding the body of research on higher education, and enhance dialogue among educators, policy makers, and the public.

The CSHE Research and Occasional Paper Series (ROPS) includes working papers, original research studies, reflective essays by authors affiliated with CSHE, and major reports generated by CSHE related research projects. Authors are responsible for the content, and the views and interpretations expressed are not necessarily those of CSHE's research staff and other affiliated researchers. Questions regarding the content of individual ROPS contributions and CSHE research reports should be directed to the authors. 

Articles by CSHE-Affiliated Scholars

There are many newspaper and journal articles by CSHE-affiliated scholars available on the internet. We have provided links to many of them from this website.


Books by CSHE scholars are also linked from a list on this site

Chronicle of the University of California

The Chronicle of the University of California was a scholarly journal on the history of the University of California, organized around single themes that presented an inherent longitudinal view of the university's development.

CSHE and SERU Reports

CSHE Reports and SERU Reports are research reports related to major Center-based scholarly and policy-based research  projects. 

Title Author Yearsort descending Publication type
The Effect of Selective Public Research University Enrollment: Evidence from California, by Zachary Bleemer Zachary Bleemer 2018 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Exploring Funding Options for the University of California by John Aubrey Douglass John Aubrey Douglass 2018 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
The Corporation of Learning: Nonprofit Higher Education Takes Lessons from Business, by David L. Kirp David L. Kirp 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION IN A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY: Scaling High Impact Practices at USC by Michael L. Jackson CSHE 1.19 (January 2019) Michael L. Jackson 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
SCALING UNDERGRADUATE WRITING AT PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES: Problems and Prospects by Douglas Hesse CSHE 2.19 (January 2019) Douglas Hesse 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
BERKELEY VERSUS THE SAT: A Regent, a Chancellor and a Debate on the Value of Standardized Testing in Admissions by John Aubrey Douglass CSHE 3.19 (January 2019) John Aubrey Douglass 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION AND PEER REVIEW Moving towards Utopia by C. Judson King CSHE 4.19 (July 2019) C. Judson King 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
DIVERSITY IN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS: Affirmative Action, Percent Plans, and Holistic Review by Zachary Bleemer CSHE 6.19 (July 2019) Zachary Bleemer 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
THE ORIGINS AND CONTINUED CENTRALITY OF THE LIBERAL ARTS by Daniel Fallon CSHE 5.19 (July 2019) Daniel Fallon 2019 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Hiring and promotion are key to fulfilling HE mission John Aubrey Douglass; Ellen Switkes 2020 Journal Articles
Winners and Losers? The Effect of Gaining and Losing Access to Selective Colleges on Education and Labor Market Outcomes, by Sandra Black, Jeffrey Denning, and Jesse Rothstein CSHE 2.20 (May 2020) Sandra E. Black; Jeffrey T. Denning; Jesse Rothstein 2020 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
SAT/ACT Scores, High-School GPA, and the problem of Omitted Variable Bias: Why the UC Taskforce’s Findings are Spurious 1.20 (March 2020) Saul Geiser 2020 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Online education platforms scale college STEM instruction with equivalent learning outcomes at lower cost Igor Chirikov; Tatiana Semenova; Natalia Maloshonok; Eric Bettinger; René F. Kizilcec 2020 Journal Articles
The Allure of Free Tuition John Aubrey Douglass 2020 Journal Articles
ASYMMETRY BY DESIGN? Identity Obfuscation, Reputational Pressure, and Consumer Predation in U.S. For-Profit Higher Education, by Adam Goldstein and Charlie Eaton CSHE 5.20 (May 2020) Adam Goldstein; Charlie Eaton 2020 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)