Office of Educational Assessment

SERU

The Student Experience at the Research University (SERU) began as a research project out of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE).  The investigators sought to develop a survey specifically tailored to the unique experience of students at research universities.  Originally called the University of California Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES) and implemented across the University of California system, SERU administration was made available to other Association of American Universities (AAU) member universities in 2008.

The SERU is an undergraduate census survey; invitations to participate are sent to all undergraduate students during the spring academic term. The survey questionnaire is made up of a core set of questions addressing student academic engagement, time allocation, academic and personal development, institutional climate for diversity, plans and aspirations, overall satisfaction, and evaluation of students’ academic majors. Students are also asked to provide background and demographic information (such as sex, ethnicity, disability status, and parental education).  The SERU survey is open for institutional participation each year from January through mid-July, a lengthy time period designed to accommodate varied institutional academic calendars.

The University of Washington first joined the SERU Consortium in spring 2014 to gather information regarding the academic and student life experiences of undergraduate students at UWS.  This periodically-updated page contains links to a variety of reports on UW Seattle student responses. Questions or requests for information should be directed to Debbie McGhee, the UW Seattle campus liaison in the Office of Educational Assessment.

Year 2015 Reports

Method and Student Participation (OEA Report 16-04) (300K PDF*)

Statistical Summaries

…by Student Gender and Status …by Student Race/Ethnicity
UW Seattle Overall UW Seattle Overall
College of Arts & Sciences: Arts College of Arts & Sciences: Arts
College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities
College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences: Other College of Arts & Sciences: Other
Foster School of Business Foster School of Business
College of Built Environments College of Built Environments
College of Education College of Education
College of Engineering College of Engineering
College of the Environment College of the Environment
Information School Information School
School of Medicine School of Medicine
School of Nursing School of Nursing
School of Public Health School of Public Health
School of Social Work School of Social Work
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Year 2014 Reports

Method and Student Participation (OEA Report 14-02) (299K PDF*)

Presentation to Student Life, October 2, 2014 (481K PPTX)

Research Brief: Student Employment (146K PDF*)

Research brief: Student Satisfaction and Commitment (178K PDF*)

Statistical Summaries

…by Student Gender and Status …by Student Race/Ethnicity
UW Seattle Overall UW Seattle Overall
College of Arts & Sciences: Arts College of Arts & Sciences: Arts
College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities
College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences: Other College of Arts & Sciences: Other
Foster School of Business Foster School of Business
College of Built Environments College of Built Environments
College of Education College of Education
College of Engineering College of Engineering
College of the Environment College of the Environment
Information School Information School
School of Medicine School of Medicine
School of Nursing School of Nursing
School of Public Health School of Public Health
School of Social Work School of Social Work
Undergraduate Academic Affairs Undergraduate Academic Affairs