The Higher Education Research Institute is hosting its inaugural STEM Summer Institute on August 5 and 6. The two-day workshop will feature the latest findings on best practices in postsecondary STEM education. We have specifically tailored the workshop to address needs of campus administrators and faculty interested in pursuing innovative strategies to recruit, retain, and graduate increased numbers of undergraduates in STEM.
The Higher Education Research Institute is pleased to announce the second annual HERI Institute on Faculty Work/Life Issues. This workshop, specifically tailored for academic administrators, institutional researchers, directors of Teaching and Learning Centers, and scholars who examine faculty work/life issues, provides participants with information on the latest research on faculty and how to use data on faculty to assess and improve teaching and learning on campus.
You may have noticed a new feature that we added to the web site this week: the HERI Poll of the Month. We will change the question each month and post a short blog about the previous month’s results. This is one way we hope not only to connect with our CIRP representatives, affiliated scholars, ... Read More »
Accreditation remains a driving force behind survey use on college campuses. Because CIRP surveys are comprehensive and designed to be longitudinal, they cover a wide variety of outcomes related to student growth and development. CIRP survey data can be used throughout the accreditation process—to engage in institutional self-study, to inform a visit by evaluators, and ... Read More »
In case you needed a reason to enjoy warm, sunny Southern California this summer, HERI will again be offering four two-day institutes throughout July and August. These workshops provide opportunities for researchers and practitioners to connect on issues related to diversity research, retention and persistence, innovation in undergraduate STEM education, and faculty teaching and learning. ... Read More »
We’ve been thinking quite a bit about retention at the Higher Education Research Institute this summer. We have the Retention and Persistence Institute just two weeks away (July 29-30), and we unveiled a couple of new tools in beta stage at the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) annual forum in Orlando earlier this summer. Additionally, ... Read More »
Financial considerations are exerting an ever-greater influence on incoming freshman in the U.S., with college costs and financial aid playing an increasingly decisive role in their school-selection process, according to the CIRP Freshman Survey, UCLA's annual survey of the nation's entering students at four-year colleges and universities