SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting Program

Please note: SERU Symposium and Business Meeting planned for June 17-19, 2020 in Berkeley is officially cancelled.

Symposium Program (subject to change)

Pre-Symposium Day - Wednesday, June 17

Location: Clark Kerr Conference Center, Executive Dining Room (Building 10)

11:30 – 12:30         SERU North American Division New and Prospective Members Orientation (Location: Executive Dining Room)

12:30 – 13:00         Break/Lunch (all participants of the business meetings)

13:00 – 14:30         SERU North American Division Business Meeting (Location: Executive Dining Room)      

13:30 – 14:30         SERU International Division Business Meeting (Location: TBD)

14:30 – 14:45         Coffee-break

14:45 – 16:45        Undergraduate SERU Survey Design and Content Workgroup Meeting

(Location: Executive Dining Room)

Day 1 - Thursday, June 18

Location: Clark Kerr Conference Center, Garden Room (Building 10)

08:30 – 09:00         Registration/Continental Breakfast

09:00 – 09:15         Welcome, Introductions, and Symposium Goals

                                 Igor Chirikov (SERU Consortium Director, CSHE UC Berkeley)

                                 George Blumenthal (Director, CSHE UC Berkeley)

09:15 – 10:15         Keynote –“What have We Learned from Using the Surveys on College Campuses?”

                                 Sylvia Hurtado (Professor, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA) 

10:15 – 10:30         Break

10:30 – 12:00         Parallel Session – Campus Climate for Undergraduate Student Success (Location: Garden Room)

                                    Chair: Igor Chirikov (UC Berkeley)


                                    Andy Zehner (Purdue)

                                    Beatriz Brando (UC Berkeley)

                                    Ron Huesman (University of Minnesota)

                                    Steve Brint (UC Riverside)

10:30 – 12:00         Parallel Session – Program Climate in Doctoral Education (Location: Breakout Room D1)

                                    Chair: Daniel Jones-White (University of Minnesota)


                                    Scott Lanyon (University of Minnesota)

                                    Andrew Eppig (UC Berkeley)

                                    Brian Desrosiers-Tam (University of Toronto)

                                    Kristen McKinney, Esthela Chavez (UCLA)

12:00 – 13:00         Lunch

13:00 – 14:00         Fireside Chat - Challenges for Climate and Inclusion in Doctoral Education

                                    Chair: Scott Lanyon (University of Minnesota)


                                    Lisa Garcia-Bedolla (UC Berkeley)

                                    Suzanne Ortega (Council of Graduate Schools)

14:00 – 15:00         Keynote – Connect Discover Engage Reflect: Improving the Undergraduate Student Experience at Berkeley Catherine P. Koshland (Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, UC Berkeley)

15:00 – 15:15         Break

15:15 – 16:15         Global Assessment of Campus Climate in Undergraduate and Graduate Education

                                    Chair: Igor Chirikov (SERU Consortium Director, CSHE UC Berkeley)

                                    Presenters: TBC

 16:15 – 16:30              Maresi Nerad (CIRGE/CSHE, UC Berkeley) – Policy Recommendations from the Conference 

“Revisiting Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide” (Hannover, Germany)

Day 2 – Friday, June 19

08:30 – 9:00           Registration/Continental Breakfast

09:00 – 10:30         Campus Climate and Student Well-Being

                                    Chair: Chelsea Kluczkowski (University of Pittsburgh)

                                    Presenters: TBC

10:30 – 11:20         Using Data to Improve Campus Climate

                                    Chair: Gregg Thomson (UC Berkeley)

                                    Presenters: TBC

11:20 – 11:30         Break

11:30 – 12:30         Book Presentation and Discussion on SERU Research Priorities

                                    Chair: Igor Chirikov (UC Berkeley)

                                    Book Presentation: Evaluating Campus Climate at US Research Universities: Opportunities for Diversity and Inclusion,
                                    ed. by Krista Soria (University of Minnesota)


12:30 – 12:40         Closing remarks

More information on the SERU Consortium can be found here.