Some fifty years ago, researchers based at Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education launched a series of innovative studies on the character and disposition of undergraduate students in America’s colleges and universities. It was part of a wave of interest in the student experience and views, bolstered by the surge in university enrollment and a national commitment to mass higher education. Paul Heist, T.R. McConnell, Martin Trow, and Burton Clark, all affiliates of the Center, pioneered studies on student culture, and incorporated surveys as one method of analysis.

Publication date: 
September 1, 2007
Publication type: 
Research and Occasional Papers Series (ROPS)
Report:A New Generation: Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status, Immigration and the Undergraduate Experience at the University of California. Steve Brint, John Aubrey Douglass, Richard Flacks, Gregg Thomson and Steve Chatman. CSHE.14.07 (September 2007)