Search CSHE Publications

CSHE has many different kinds of publications. Using the search filters on this page, you can browse all publications at once, or just a certain type, such as:

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 Year Publication typesort descending
FROM CHAOS TO ORDER AND BACK?A Revisionist Reflection on the California Master Plan for Higher Education@50 and Thoughts About its Future John Aubrey Douglass 2010 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
A New Approach to Analyzing University Prestige and Internal Resource Allocation: Geometric Interpretations and Implications, by Yasumi Abe and Satoshi P. Watanabe Yasumi Abe; Satoshi P. Watanabe 2012 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
International Berkeley: Enrolling International Students Yesterday and Today, Debates on the Benefits of Multicultural Diversity, and Macro Questions on Access and Equity by John Aubrey Douglass John Aubrey Douglass 2014 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Preservation of Educational Inequality in Doctoral Education: Tacit Knowledge, Implicit Bias and University Faculty, by Anne J. MacLachlan Anne MacLachlan 2017 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
FROM THE GOLDEN AGE TO THE AGE OF AUSTERITY: Planning at the University of California, 1968-1983 by Patricia A. Pelfrey, UC Berkeley, CSHE 8.17 (July 2017) Patricia A. Pelfrey 2017 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
History's Coils: The UC Nuclear Weapons Laboratories by Patricia A. Pelfrey Patricia A. Pelfrey 2018 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Science and the Entrepreneurial University, by Richard C. Atkinson Richard C. Atkinson 2010 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
No College Student Left Behind? by Steven Brint Steven Brint 2008 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Openness and Globalization in Higher Education: The Age of the Internet, Terrorism, and Opportunity Charles M. Vest 2006 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
The Role of Advanced Placement and Honors Courses in College Admissions, by Saul Geiser and Veronica Santelices Saul Geiser; Veronica Santelices 2004 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
California After Racial Preferences Martin Trow 1999 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
A Defining Time: The California State Geological Survey and its Temperamental Leader, Josiah Dwight Whitney, by Karen Merritt, CSHE 9.20 (August 2020) Karen Merritt 2020 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Effective Communication: The 4th Mission of Universities—a 21st Century Challenge by Marcelo Knobel and Liz Reisberg, CSHE 6.22 (July 2022) Marcelo Knobel; Liz Reisberg 2022 Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Pathways for Improving Doctoral Education – Using Data in the Pre- and Post-COVID Era John Aubrey Douglass; Igor Chirikov 2021 SERU Reports
Clark Kerr's World of Higher Education Reaches the 21st Century: Chapters in a Special History by Sheldon Rothblatt (2012) Sheldon Rothblatt 2012 Books