“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 (AAU). 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 you to participate.” – Dean Bresciani, President
“We can’t make our student’s experience better without listening to their voices. SERU gives us that opportunity. By completing the SERU survey, students have the opportunity 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.” – Beth Ingram, Provost
The Student Experiences in the Research University survey (SERU) allows students to provide us a comprehensive picture of their experiences, beliefs, successes, and challenges at NDSU. Each student brings a different perspective and background when they arrive on our campus and each student has a different experience here. SERU is a way for students to share their unique voice with administrators.
NDSU is one of the first three non-AAU institutions to participate in SERU. In doing so, we are committing to understanding our successes and challenges in the context of other research universities, and gathering data that is relevant especially to research institutions.
The undergraduate survey (SERU) measures components of classroom and co-curricular engagement, student behaviors, experiences with research and creative activities, and many other experiences related to their education at NDSU. The graduate student survey (gradSERU) measures graduate student-specific experiences through questions about research and creative activity experiences, integration into an academic field, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Both surveys contain significant insight into students’ diverse backgrounds and our campus climate.
For more information about SERU at NDSU contact Office of Institutional Research and Analysis
For more information about SERU, go to Student Experience in the Research University