Unlocking Student Potential

Data-Driven Approaches to Improving the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Experience

The 2023 SERU Symposium and Business Meeting | June 14-15, 2023 | UC Berkeley

The symposium is a major SERU event designed specifically for member universities to come together and share their expertise on the best practices in assessing and improving the student experience in undergraduate and graduate education. Attendees will be able to participate in interactive sessions, engage in lively discussions, and network with other members of the SERU Consortium, building relationships with colleagues from other research universities in the US and internationally. 

Sponsored by the Center for Studies in Higher Education, the Goldman School of Public Policy, the Division of Undergraduate Education at UC Berkeley, and the University of Minnesota.

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Program at a Glance

June 13:

Featured Session: Higher Education Policy and Graduate Education in Japan (by invitation, сo-sponsored by the JSPS) 

June 14:

SERU North America and SERU International Business Meetings

Keynote Panel: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Student Experience

Using Data to Improve Advising in Undergraduate Education 

Using Data to Improve Advising in Graduate Education 

Global Assessment of Student Experience in Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Post-Covid Recovery

June 15: 

Executive Conversation: Empowering Student Success through Data-Driven Strategies at Research Universities

Keynote Speaker. Erin Cech (University of Michigan): The Trouble with Passion: The Risks of the “Do What You Love” Narrative for College Students and Graduates

Best Practices in Disseminating and Using SERU/UCUES and gradSERU Data: Perspectives from Campuses

Student Wellbeing and Climate in Undergraduate and Graduate Education 

Featured Session: Using Data to Best Implement and Assess Boyer 2030’s Equity/Excellence Imperative Strategies (co-sponsored by UERU)

Symposium Venue

Blum Center for Developing Economies
Room B100 Blum Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

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