July 7, 2023, Global Liberal Arts and New Institutions for 21st Century Higher Education
The recording for this talk is here
April 7, 2023, Pending Decisions on Affirmative Action
UCR School of Education Professor Uma Jayakumar(link is external) and William (Bill) Kidder, J.D. UCR Compliance & Civil Rights Investigator, discussed the pending supreme court decisions on Affirmative Action.
The two speakers led the organizing of the American social science scholars brief in SFFA v. University of North Carolina(link is external).
March 2023: Academic Freedom within the University of California
Robert Carlen May, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics, Emeritus, UC Davis, together with CSHE Affiliate George Blumenthal, CSHE Director and Chancellor Emeritus, UC Santa Cruz, led a discussion on academic freedom within the University of California.
February 2023: "To Enjoy Equal Privilege Therein: The effort to restore minority admissions at the University of California after the repeal of affirmative action"
Saul Geiser is a research associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley and taught there before joining UC’s Office of the President in 1981. Geiser served as director of admissions research for the UC system after Californians voted to end affirmative action in 1996, and he helped redesign UC admissions policy. His work has focused on issues of equity and validity in college admissions, with the aim of identifying admissions criteria that have less adverse impact on low-income and minority applicants while remaining valid indicators of student preparedness for college. Geiser’s work has contributed to the development of a number of new admissions policies, including UC's policy on Eligibility in the Local Context, which guaranteed admission to the top four percent (and now top nine percent) of students in each California high school. His research was influential in the UC Regents’ decision in 2020 to phase out the SAT and ACT in university admissions.