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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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YFCY Brief with Results from the 2014 Survey is Released!

Findings from the 2014 Your First College Year (YFCY) Survey are discussed in our latest research brief; they are also highlighted in the recently released 2014 YFCY Infographic. This survey was administered to over 10,000 students this last spring at the end of their first year of college. Among the results are first-year students’ struggles ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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2014 College Senior Survey (CSS) Research Brief and Infographic Release

The 2014 College Senior Survey (CSS) research brief and infographic present findings from a nationally administered survey on students? college experiences, future goals, and career plans; this iteration was administered to over 13,000 graduating students at 74 colleges and universities. The 2014 CSS brief focuses on how institutions support students? personal and professional development as ... 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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