A collaborative approach
Understanding who our students are
SERU is a more full understanding of our student populations – their familial, academic, cultural, ethnic background as well as their self-identity, and career and other goals.
Disaggregating the student experience
There is no one student experience, but many within large research universities. Student behaviors, expectations, and satisfaction levels is affected by the academic and administrative practices of the research university and, conversely, how their behaviors and interests influence the academic milieu. The SERU Surveys are designed to provide sufficient data that allows for analysis at the academic discipline and program level and among various sub-populations.
Translating what we know into policy
The Consortium is analyzing and using data that helps identify strengths and weaknesses of academic programs and other components of the student experience that is integrated into policymaking.