• BLOG | Three Lessons from a Student Orientation Pilot Project

    For anyone who has worked on a campus, very few times during the academic year are as fast-paced and exciting as new student orientation. From my own experience, I always looked forward to the opportunity to interact ...
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  • BLOG | 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 ...
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  • BLOG | These Nursing Graduates Get Hired!

    Approximately 1.6 million students will graduate from college this year (NACE, 2015), and many are talking about the employability of these students, the value of a college education, and even the rate of unemployment...
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  • BLOG | Addressing the Challenges of Campus Climate Studies

    A campus climate study is both difficult and important. In many ways, it’s exactly the type of challenge we should spend additional time thinking through. High-profile incidents, political conversations, and res...
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  • BLOG | Thinking about Military Student Success

    According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of student veterans on college campuses has more than doubled since 2009, and the growth is expected to continue (1). To best serve these students, camp...
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  • BLOG | College Student Learning and Success – Why We Need Indirect Measures

    How do we measure the success of our students? Given the increased role of assessment in justifying resources both within and outside a university, the question of how we examine, describe, and improve college student...
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  • BLOG | The Anatomy of First-Term Student Academic Struggles: Five Key Take-Aways

    From the beginning of their education, doctors know they must have a strong understanding of the human anatomy. They also come to know what people need to do to stay healthy and what early symptoms can signal potentia...
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  • BLOG | We Need Surveys to Predict College Student Attrition Risk

    As colleges put together attrition and completion models, they make choices about what data to analyze and include. In discussions, I occasionally hear institutions say they do not want a model that is centered on sur...
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  • BLOG | We Need More than Surveys to Predict College Student Attrition Risk

    In a previous blog post, I discussed the important role that surveys can play in helping to predict college student attrition risk. Surveys are an important tool for understanding and predicting student retention...
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  • BLOG | 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...
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  • BLOG POST | 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—tha...
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  • BLOG | 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 Sky...
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  • WEBINAR | Maximizing the Impact of Student Engagement Solutions

    Clickers can dramatically improve your students’ engagement in the classroom. But, like all teaching tools, there are more and less effective ways of incorporating them into your class. This webinar will include...
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  • WEBINAR | Active Learning in English Composition and Literature

    Studies show that engaging students through activities, discussion and collaboration is more effective than traditional lecturing. iClicker is pleased to invite you to an Composition & Literature-specific webinar ...
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  • WEBINAR | Active Learning in Developmental English

    Studies show that engaging students through activities, discussion and collaboration is more effective than traditional lecturing. iClicker is pleased to invite you to a Developmental English-specific webinar led by N...
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  • WEBINAR | Teaching Chemistry in the 21st Century

    Studies show that engaging students through activities, discussion and collaboration is more effective than traditional lecturing. In this webinar, Brandon Tenn, PhD, Professor of Chemistry and Math at Merced College&...
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  • WEBINAR | Access On-Demand Webinar Active Learning Simplified

    Summer is an ideal time for curriculum planning and development. Join Dr. Kate Biberdorf for a 30-minute webinar on how she plans and executes simple, active learning strategies into her classroom. This webinar is ide...
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  • WEBINAR | Using Smart Technology to Engage Students

    As seen on CNN, NBC and the Discovery Channel, rock star instructor Dr. Kate Biberdorf shares best practices on planning and executing active learning strategies that engage students for deeper learning.    ...
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  • Ron Thompson | Make Assessment a Pillar of Progress

    Commit to Growth, Development & Improvement We asked Ron Thompson, Director of Housing and Residence Life at Furman University a few questions about why, what, and how he uses assessment and benchmarking to drive ...
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  • WEBINAR | Data-Driven Instruction: How to Optimize Student Analytics

    Data-Driven Instruction: How to Optimize Student Analytics Charles Rigdon and Eric Aldrich at the University of Missouri–Columbia are two seasoned, data-driven professionals who utilize a variety of technology t...
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