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The Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) is home to sponsored research projects that examine contemporary higher education planning and policy issues from a wide range of analytical perspectives, including those of social scientists and policy audiences in the United States and abroad.

Since its establishment in 1989, SIHER has sought to understand the dynamics of systemic change, productivity, management, and effectiveness of higher education organizations, as well as to offer suggestions for their improvement.

SIHER's research projects address high school to college transitions, finance, faculty work, curriculum, governance, and academic restructuring.

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Stanford University School of Education Doctoral Program in Higher Education

As part of the School of Education's Social Sciences, Humanities, and Interdisciplinary Policy Studies in Education (SHIPS) program, the doctoral program in Higher Education is designed for students who plan to pursue careers as faculty members, university or college administrators, public policy analysts, or researchers in higher education institutions and other related organizations.

For more information visit the Stanford University School of Education website higher education program description or download a copy of the Doctoral Program in Higher Education brochure and a list of recommended Higher Education courses for the 2005-06 school year.

For more information regarding the Doctoral program in Higher Education at Stanford University contact Anthony Antonio or Patricia Gumport.

SIHER Seminar Series in Higher Education

The SIHER Seminar Series provides the opportunity for members of the Stanford community to discuss ongoing scholarship in the field of higher education. Drawing upon researchers across a wide range of disciplines as well as beyond the University, we invite scholars at the cutting edge of the field to share their current research, both completed and in progress. We welcome nominations for future participants in the series. Seminars are open to all members of the Stanford community.

The 2005-2006 Stanford Higher Education Seminar Series

Thursday, November 3, 2005: Saul Geiser, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley. "The Role of Advanced Placement and Honors Courses in College Admissions"

Thursday, February 2, 2006: Michael Kirst, Professor of Education, Business (by courtesy) and Political Science (affiliated) at Stanford University. "Four Crucial Policy Levers to Better Link Secondary and Postsecondary

February 13, 2006: Steven Brint, Professor of Sociology and Education at the University of California, Riverside, and Lori Turk-Bicakci, Department of Sociology graduate student at the University of California, Riverside. "Between the Disciplines: Growth and Distribution of Interdisciplinary
Programs in American Colleges and Universities, 1975-2000."

Thursday, March 9, 2006: Miguel Ceja, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento."Chicanas with PhD Aspirations: Understanding the Importance of Faculty of
Color as Role Models"

Thursday, April 6, 2006: Jill Blackmore, Professor of Education in the School of Social and Cultural Studies at Deakin University, Australia. "Performing and Reforming Leaders: Gender and Leadership in Higher Education"

Monday, April 17, 2006: Steve Chatman, SERU21 Project Director at the Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley.

Monday, May 8, 2006: Michael Bastedo, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Michigan. "Conflicts, Commitments & Cliques: Presidential Strategies for Managing Trustee Independence."

For more information on past seminars, see the comprehensive list of seminar topics.

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