NDSU to survey students about university experience
Published February 3, 2016
NDSU is looking to its students to provide feedback that will enhance and improve their overall experience at the university.
The Student Experiences in the Research University survey is scheduled to be open from Feb. 1 to March 11. Most degree-seeking students over 18 years old are eligible to participate.
“We can’t make our students’ experience better without listening to their voices,” Provost Beth Ingram said. “The survey gives us that opportunity. By completing the SERU survey, students have the chance to share their concerns, viewpoints, experiences and opinions. I am listening, and the NDSU faculty and staff are listening. We expect to make real changes on campus as a result of the survey.”
The survey allows students to provide a comprehensive picture of their beliefs, successes and challenges at NDSU. The survey takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete and measures components of classroom and co-curricular engagement, student behavior, experiences with research and creative activities and other aspects of their education.
NDSU focuses on student success in and out of the classroom. The university will administer the Student Experiences in the Research University survey to help enhance and improve students’ time on campus.
NDSU will use the responses to make positive changes to key areas that affect the student experience at NDSU.
Conducting the survey puts NDSU in elite company.
The Student Experiences in the Research University survey is developed and conducted by a select group of leading research universities. NDSU is one of the first three non-Association of American Universities institutions to administer the survey. The AAU’s 60 public and private universities in the United States awards nearly half of all the country’s doctoral degrees, many of which are in science and engineering disciplines.
“As a special recognition of our recent academic accomplishments, NDSU was encouraged to join a study being conducted with 60 of the most elite universities in the nation, which are known as the Association of American Universities,” NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani said. “As the saying goes, ‘… you are judged by the company you keep …’ so this is a very important step in continuing our trajectory of national recognition. NDSU showing a high level of response to this opportunity will be extremely important, so I’m personally encouraging students to participate.”