Student Experience Research Network Blog

An important update on Student Experience Research Network’s future

Lisa Quay

Student Experience Research Network will engage in a strategic sunset and conclude our operations by May 2023. During the next nine months, we will take steps to document and share key lessons from our experience over the past seven years and help seed research-focused capacity in the field to continue movement toward an education system that consistently and equitably centers student experience.

New briefs connect equity-centered research with current policy topics

Chloe Stroman

Scholars in the SERN Midcareer Fellows Program are bridging insights from research with timely and important topics in the education sector.

Advancing research-based, structural change in education (Part 1 of 4)

Chloe Stroman

This post features insights from the latest Student Experience Research Network funder briefing, including recordings of three presentations of recent research by scholars Mesmin Destin, Yasmiyn Irizarry and Tia C. Madkins, and Jamaal Matthews.

Field-level enabling conditions for transformation (Part 4 of 4)

Chloe Stroman

Field-level enabling conditions – including funding and accountability structures, research, community organizing, and messaging and legal work – are necessary to align resources and public support with effective strategies for improving students’ experiences in school.

Facilitating continuous improvement in classrooms and institutions (Part 2 of 4)

Chloe Stroman

By gathering data on students’ experiences, providing safe and supportive spaces to process the data, and making meaningful shifts in response to student feedback, institutions and systems can enact and expand inclusive and effective instructional practices.

Authentically engaging students, families, communities, and diverse institutional members in changemaking (Part 3 of 4)

Chloe Stroman

Funder briefing speakers shared insights related to student organizing and leadership, participatory governance and budgeting processes, family outreach, and the stakeholders in postsecondary education who may be overlooked or face barriers to participation in changemaking efforts.

Resources for bridging research with education practice and policy

Chloe Stroman

A presentation by Heather Hough, the executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), and a list of organizations that bridge research, practice, policy, and media offer lessons and starting points for scholars interested in expanding their impact.