• Four Things to Know About Successful First-year Students

    Previously, our Director of Analytics & Research wrote about five key take-aways from examining academic struggles of first-year college students. In this blog, we’ve decided to focus on our successful first-year students to see what patterns we could find. To pull this off, Skyfactor’s Analytics and Research team analyzed Mapworks…

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  • Career Success: What Students Say Post-Graduation

    One of the primary roles of colleges and universities is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and experiences that will contribute to their overall success and career after graduation. To that end, demonstrating that our students are successful once they leave the classroom is becoming increasingly paramount, with growing calls…

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  • 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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