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February 18, 2011

Released: Survey and Staff page enhancements

In an effort to continuous improve the layout and data available on our site, we have released an updated version of our staff page and our surveys page. Besides our homepage, these are the two most viewed non-report pages on the site. We thought it was in our interest to improve the aesthetic on these pages, as well as improve content of the page.

Survey page
This site now has navigation on the left-hand side of the page. We also created a separate page for each survey listed, and added more descriptive information about the survey and what we as a department and the University as a whole do with the data collected from the survey.

Staff page
Each staff members job title and responsibilities, areas of expertise and other pertinent career information have been added to this page.

February 10, 2011

Official Enrollment Statistics: Spring 2011 Released

The Spring 2011 Official Enrollment Statistics data has been loaded. The University of Minnesota system-wide total enrollment for all academic levels is 64,964. For each University of Minnesota Campus: Twin Cities - 50,067, Duluth - 11,054, Crookston - 1,998, Morris - 1,702, Rochester - 143. Visit the Official Enrollment Statistics page for more details.

February 4, 2011

Released: 2010 SERU Results

The Office of Institutional Research is releasing a series of reports based upon the results of the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey from Spring of 2010. The SERU survey is administered by the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California Berkeley. More information about the SERU can be found at: http://cshe.berkeley.edu/research/seru/.

The SERU Consortium was formed in 2008 and currently includes sixteen major US public research universities, including all nine undergraduate campuses of the University of California system, along with seven other Association of American Universities (AAU) institutions: the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Rutgers University, the University of Florida, University of Pittsburgh, University of Oregon, and the University of Texas at Austin.

The survey results are intended to be used broadly for many different purposes, but primarily for use in program reviews, student experience analysis and other policy decisions here at the University.

Summary level data will be available to all students who have enrolled from Spring 2010 to Spring 2011, current Staff and Faculty at the University of Minnesota.

The Office of Undergraduate Education was vital in the University's participation in the SERU Consortium as well as returning the results of this survey to the student body, whom are the real owner's of this data.


February 3, 2011

Site Usage - Month of January

January marked our highest site traffic month since we have released, a lot of this was due to increased traffic to our publications and surveys page.

We had 2,226 visits from 1,184 unique visitors during the month. Of these visitors, 8,929 pages were viewed, an average of 4.01 per visit. The average visitor spent 5 minutes on the site. The most visitors in one day (132) occurred on Tuesday, Jan 25th, however, the most page views (684) occurred on Wed, Jan 26th. We received visitors from 45 cities in Minnesota. In order of visits: Minneapolis, St Paul, Duluth, Circle Pines, Crookston and Rochester. 5 of those 6 cities contain a U of M campus.


Visitors by Browser: 48%, Firefox / 38%, Internet Explorer / 6.5%, Safari, 5.8% Chrome

Number of Visits by State: 1,709, Minnesota / 61, Illinois / 35, California/ 27 Nebraska

42 users visited the site via a mobile device (iPad, Cell Phone, etc).

32.6% of users who visited the home page ended up looking some sort of Student data. The biggest gain came for the HR Employee Count page, which accounted for 6.7% of clicks on the home page.

Most Viewed Enrollment Reports: 18.6%, Academic Level / 7.6% Race/Ethnicity

Most Viewed Freshman Characteristics Report: 11%, ACT Composite / 9% Home Location

Miscellanea: 392 visitors viewed at least five pages. Besides the Home Page, the College Portrait page received the most direct landing visits, meaning the visitor did not click another link on our site to get to that page.

Traffic Sources
This month the traffic split was 52.5% direct / 15% site referral / 32% search engines.

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