• Making A Book, Making A Difference: An Interview with Chapter Author Dr. Sherry Woosley

    The new book from ACUHO-I, Making a Difference: Improving Residence Life Assessment Practices, is now available for pre-order from their website. In preparation for its publication, we sat down with Skyfactor’s Director of Research and Analytics (ART), Dr. Sherry Woosley, and Research Manager Matt Venaas to discuss assessment, residence life,…

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  • Making the Most of Unexpected Results

    Whether in meetings, conference sessions, or written reports, we are constantly presented with assessment work that includes clear, simple, and easy results. But, we seldom discuss the other side of the coin—that moment when you put significant time and effort into analysis or a project only to end up with…

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  • When Should I Conduct a Resident Assessment?

    One of the most important decisions to make about any assessment project is timing, and a resident assessment is no different. You’ve considered your purpose, what you want to learn, how you want to use your results, and selected your survey instrument. But, when is the best time to collect…

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  • A Decade of Homesickness Research: What We’ve Learned

    I first started studying homesickness in college students almost 10 years ago. When I began looking into the topic, I expected to find a mountain of existing research. Homesickness is a well-established concept, which means new college students have likely been experiencing homesickness for years, right? But the mountain of…

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