The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)

SERU logo with photo of each member university

SERU Project

The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium is a community of research-intensive universities collaborating on administering student surveys and sharing data for institutional self-improvement. It is based at CSHE, working in partnership with the University of Minnesotai-graduate and member universities. Membership in the SERU Consortium is open to research-intensive universities (having R1 designation and equivalent international campuses) by invitation and for a multi-year term. 

SERU member universities collaborate by:

  • Administering undergraduate and graduate SERU surveys (census, online, customized, longitudinal) of the research university experience

  • Sharing SERU benchmark data and best practices

  • Seeking paths for institutional self-improvement

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