Every Student Has A Voice. Every Voice Is Heard.
The Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium is an international academic and policy collaboration involving more than 30 research universities located in seven countries. The university members conduct student surveys applying the same methodology and use the results to improve the educational environment for students.
On November 15 University of Minnesota and CSHE ran the SERU Graduate Student Experience Workshop at UC Berkeley. Participants discussed practical learning and insights from the gradSERU Survey. Current and prospective members of the Consortium had an opportunity to network with leaders in graduate education research and administration from around the world, get more information on the gradSERU instrument and discuss questions regarding SERU membership.
The SERU Research Symposium devoted to opportunities and challenges of higher education in the world was held from 15-17 June 2017 at the Rutgers University, USA. The representatives of the Center of Sociology of Higher Education Igor Chirikov, Saule Bekova, Irina Shcheglova took part in the Symposium.
On 9 June 2017 there was an official awarding ceremony of students who participated in the international project "Student Experience in Research University". 180 students submitted their ideas of slogans for the next SERU-I wave. Expert committee selected 1 slogan - the winner of a GoPro camera and 8 authors of creative slogans received HSE hoodies.
From April 3 to April 30, 2017 all bachelor students of HSE Moscow campus are invited to take part in the international project “Student Experience in the Research University” (SERU-I).
The Center of Sociology of Higher Education has been coordinating the International Consortium "Student Experience in Research University" together with the University of California – Berkeley (USA) for seversl years. At the moment the research team is working on broadening the project: it is planned to study not only undergraduate students but graduate students as well. In University of Utrecht (October 10-11, 2016) there was Symposium “GradSERU Europe and Beyond” where advantages and challenges were discussed.
The HSE Institute of Education and the University of California – Berkeley (USA) have signed a memorandum to jointly administer an international Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium until 2020. The memorandum calls for the two universities to implement a major four-year project on higher education studies involving over 30 universities from various countries.