SERU Symposium Series

2021 Virtual SERU Research Symposium "Understanding Campus Climate"

Understanding Campus Climate: Ongoing Challenges and (Post)Pandemic Priorities June 16-17, 2021 – Online

SERU universities in the US and internationally are committed to promoting inclusion through sustaining a positive campus climate. SERU/USUES and gradSERU survey data support universities in their efforts to identify challenges and inform initiatives aimed at improving diversity, equity and inclusion in undergraduate and graduate education. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, minoritized and marginalized student populations...

Tuition as a Path for Affordability? The Pursuit of a Progressive Tuition Model at the University of California

John Aubrey Douglass
Patrick A. Lapid

In an environment of declining public funding and rising tuition rates, many public universities in the US are moving toward a “progressive tuition model” that attempts to invest approximately one-third of tuition income into institutional financial aid for lower-income and middle-class students. The objective is to mitigate the cost of rising tuition and keep college affordable. But is this model as currently formulated working? Utilizing data from the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Survey of undergraduates and other data sources, this study explores these issues by...

gradSERU in Europe and Beyond: Development and Planning Meeting

gradSERU in Europe and Beyond

10-11 October 2016, Utrecht, the Netherlands

For more information, please see the gradSERU website...

Exploring the Research University Advantage: SERU AAU and International Research Symposium

The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium held its next Research Conference on the UC Berkeley campus with participants from our Association of American Universities (AAU) and International campus members, along with researchers and campuses interested in Consortium activities. The...

SERU Research Symposium: Politics and Policy -- A New Era for UG and Graduate Education

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017
Rutgers University (New Brunswick Campus)

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SERU Symposium: Politics and Policy - A New Era For UG and Graduate Education

June 15-16, 2017
Location: Rutgers University (New Brunswick Campus)
In an era of political flux and increased expectations that higher...

Undergraduate Education in the Public University Symposium

Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Friday, March 11, 2016 9:00 a.m- 4pm David Brower Center,Goldman Auditorium, UC Berkeley Campus Organized by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley, & the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium Co-Sponsors: UC Berkeley Office of the Chancellor Symposium participants...

SERU CONSORTIUM BERKELEY SEMINAR International and Study Abroad Students: Supporting Global Engagement and Exploring a Research

The University of California campuses, along with most other U.S. research universities, are adapting curriculum and student support systems to prepare graduates for an internationally connected world. An immediate manifestation of the impact of global connections is the marked increase in international undergraduate enrollment. As these changes occur, it is essential that the University gather information and seek analysis to develop and refine programs such as education abroad that assist domestic students in developing cross-cultural knowledge and skills. And just as importantly, new...

SERU Business Meeting and Colloquium

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - Wednesday, October 8, 2014
University of Minnesota - Coffman Memorial Union

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Civic & Academic Engagement in the Multiversity: Institutional Trends and Initiatives at the University of California

Symposium Objectives: share national perspectives on how research universities are developing and supporting academic environments that integrate civic engagment; present national and UC specific data (including UCUES data) on student civic and academic engagement; discuss system-wide reports and white papers addressing current UC best practices in community-based learning and research; and discuss future innovative academic initiatives within the UC