The Office of Institutional Research is releasing a series of reports based upon the results of the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey from Spring of 2010. The SERU survey is administered by the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California Berkeley. More information about the SERU can be found at: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/research/seru/.
The SERU Consortium was formed in 2008 and currently includes sixteen major US public research universities, including all nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California system, along with seven other Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions: the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Rutgers University, the University of Florida, University of Pittsburgh, University of Oregon, and the University of Texas at Austin.
The survey results are intended to be used broadly for many different purposes, but primarily for use in program reviews, student experience analysis and other policy decisions here at the University.
Summary level data will be available to all students who have enrolled from Spring 2010 to Spring 2011, current Staff and Faculty at the University of Minnesota.
The Office of Undergraduate Education was vital in the University's participation in the SERU Consortium as well as returning the results of this survey to the student body, whom are the real owner's of this data.