The Graduate School is in the midst of its 2019 gradSERU survey. gradSERU is the primary means by which graduate students at the University of Minnesota can provide confidential feedback about their experiences with classrooms, labs, and campus life. gradSERU results are most helpful, and most likely to result in improvements, when they are reported at the level of individual graduate programs. In order to keep responses as confidential as possible, though, there are analyses for which only cells with nine or more responses will be reported.
We asked Directors of Graduate Studies to provide examples of improvements that were made at the program level based off of 2017 gradSERU results. Their responses ranged from campus climate to faculty advising to funding for conference travel: