Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)


INTERNATIONAL BERKELEY: Enrolling International Students Yesterday and Today, Debates on the Benefits of Multicultural Diversity, and Macro Questions on Access and Equity by John Aubrey Douglass CSHE.3.14 (March 2014)

GLOBALIZATION AND STUDENT LEARNING: A Literature Review and Call for Greater Conceptual Rigor and Cross-Institutional Studies by Richard Edelstein CSHE.6.14 (April 2014)


TRENDS TOWARDS GLOBAL EXCELLENCE IN UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: Taking the Liberal Arts Experience into the 21st Century by Marijk van der Wende. CSHE 18.12 (December 2012)

Portrait of the Disengaged by Steven Brint and Allison M. Cantwell. CSHE.9.12 (June 2012)

The University of Texas at Austin and the Research University Advantage by Casey Brown and Gale Stuart, SERU 2011 Data, Office of Assessment, Division of Student Affairs, May 2012

Finance and Financial Stressors in the Undergraduate Experience at UT Austin, by Gale Stuart and Alyssa D. Kaye, SERU 2011 Data, Office of Assessment, Division of Student Affairs, May 2012

Indicators of Student Wellness at UT Austin, by Alyssa D. Kaye and Gale Stuart, SERU 2011 Data, Office of Assessment, Division of Student Affairs, May 2012

The International Student Diversity Effect: A Profile of a Global Movement of Talent at a Group of Major U.S. Universities by Chun-Mei Zhao and John Aubrey Douglass, , Higher Education Forum, Vol. 9, March 2012, pp. 29-44.

Searching for the Holy Grail of Learning Outcomes by John Aubrey Douglass, Gregg Thomson, and Chun-Mei Zhao. CSHE.3.12 (February 2012)

The Learning Outcomes Race: the Value of Self-Reported Gains in Large Research Universities by John Aubrey Douglass, Gregg Thomson and Chun-Mei Zhao, Higher Education, February 2012.

Poor and Rich: Student Economic Stratification and Academic Performance in a Public Research University System, by John Aubrey Douglass and Gregg Thomson, Higher Education Quarterly, January 2012.

Factor Structure and Reliability of the 2011 SERU/UCUES
Questionnaire Core
by Steve Chatman. SERU Project Technical Report. (November 2011)

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Based at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley, the SERU Consortium includes a peer group of top ranked and progressive U.S. and international major research universities. Consortium members are devoted to creating new data sources and policy-relevant analyses to help broaden our understanding of the undergraduate experience and to promote a culture of institutional self-improvement.

SERU Consortium members administer an online census SERU Survey customized for each campus, collaborate in further development of survey topics and questions, share best practices and data under agreed protocols, collaborate in policy symposiums, and engage in collective research on major challenges facing research universities. Our motto:

"Every Student Has A Voice. Every Voice Is Heard."