Student Experience Research Advisory (SERA) Start-Up

TitleStudent Experience Research Advisory (SERA) Start-Up
Faculty/College/UnitSauder School of Business
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The hallways at the Sauder School of Business pulse with change.

New buildings, programs, technologies, learning spaces, curriculum strategies and teaching practices all require student experience research — and student voices at the planning table. Finding available students to engage in planning and development challenges the School’s faculty, managers and student development officers. To meet this need, the applicants will bring students together with key stakeholders to shift from adhoc to systemized participation processes, by researching, developing and launching an embedded, sustainable Student Experience Research Advisory (SERA). Led by students, this group will have a mandate to inform planning and development of student-related initiatives at the School.

Goals for the project include:

  • Identifying models from other post-secondary and business schools;
  • Adopting methods for student-centred design and governance;
  • Developing sustainable funding;
  • Developing strategies to meet the needs of all stakeholders;
  • Producing the first round of research recommendations.
Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2010/2011
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDenise Withers
Year 1: Funded Amount28,050
Year 1: Team Members

Denise Withers, Manager, Learning Design, Sauder School of Business
Brian Bemmels, Associate Dean, Academic Programs, Sauder School of Business
Wendy Ma, Assistant Dean and Director, MBA and ECM Programs Office, Sauder School of Business
Pam Lim, Assistant Dean and Director, Undergraduate Program Office, Sauder School of Business
Laura Silvester, President, Commerce Undergraduate Society, Sauder School of Business
Martina Valkovicova, President-Elect, MBA Society, Sauder School of Business