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2013-2014 HERI Faculty Survey Report Released

Online teaching has generated plenty of discussion in higher education, but it’s still used by a relatively small percentage of professors. The survey results show a more pronounced trend in teaching at colleges and universities lately: a greater move toward student-focused teaching practices such as class discussions and group learning, and a corresponding move away from lectures and other teacher-centered styles.

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See recent articles about 2013-2014 HERI Faculty results below. For more go to HERI in the Press

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2015 Your First College Year Survey Registration is Open, Paper is Back, and the 2014 YFCY Infographic is Released!

Registration for the 2015 Your First College Year Survey (YFCY) is officially open! You can register now for the YFCY here and administer the survey any time between March 1 and June 12, 2015. We are happy to report that the paper administration is back! Join us in documenting the importance of the first year ... Read More »

Same-Sex Marriage Support Nearly Universal Among Entering College Students

This blog is cross-posted at The Huffington Post: The national landscape for marriage equality has changed considerably in the past month. On Oct. 6, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals on five different cases challenging lower courts’ rulings that found same-sex marriage bans to be unconstitutional. The decision paved the way for same-sex ... Read More »

2014-15 College Senior Survey Registration Is Open, and Paper is Back!

Earlier this week we opened registration for the 2014-15 College Senior Survey (CSS), and we are thrilled to have re-introduced the option for a paper administration of the survey. Campuses that wish to learn more about their December graduates can register now and begin administering the survey on November 14. If you click the registration ... Read More »

Marketing Campus Surveys ‐ Do More than Email!

When conducting surveys on campus, researchers must give careful consideration to how they market and brand the survey. Given the trend in the past decade (or more!) of over-surveying students, faculty, and staff, finding a way to make your study stand out can be a challenge. Our September Poll of the Month asked respondents about ... Read More »

HERI Blog Feature

CIRP-Related Presentations at ASHE

If you’re attending the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Washington DC over the next few days, you might want to check out one or more of the following sessions that highlight findings from CIRP data: Linda Sax and her team present work funded by the National Science ... Read More »

Other HERI News

Sylvia Hurtado and how universities can help students embrace diversity

Sylvia Hurtado is director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute and has been doing research that addresses the success of diverse student populations in postsecondary education for more than 10 years.

Joanie Harmon, editor of Ampersand in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, spoke with Hurtado recently about her research and the challenges campuses face as they engage students, faculty and staff on issues of diversity and campus climate.

You can read the complete interview here.

College Rating System and Minority Students

HERI's Director, Sylvia Hurtado, was at Capitol Hill presenting on the proposed College Rating System and Minority Students. Watch the video clip of her presentation here.

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Our newest infographic posters for the 2014 Your First College Year (YFCY) survey includes a customizable version. They are both available for download.

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    2014 YFCY
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    Customizable Version

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