2018 ACPA Convention

Created by Kinsley Stocum on Mar 4, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX

Starts at 9:00 AM · Ends on Mar 14, 2018 at 4:00 PM, EST (America/New_York)

  • Kinsley Stocum

Skyfactor Benchworks will be attending the 2018 ACPA Conference in Houston, TX! If you're heading to the show, be sure to stop by booth #403 — we're providing extra digital student affairs-focused resources you can text to receive in your email inbox. Additionally, the Skyfactor Analytics & Research team will be presenting three thought-leadership and data-backed educational sessions at the conference. Save the date for one (or all!) of our on-site presentations, details below.

Calling Shenanigans on Poor Survey Design

Presented by: Sherry Woosley, Skyfactor, & Catherine Sturm, University of South Carolina

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7:30am-8:30am CST

Location: Meeting Room 350 A, GRB Convention Center

Using real survey questions to highlight issues, this session will provide five lenses that can be used to call shenanigans on poor survey design.

Using Data on Non-Cognitive Issues to Improve Our Student Interactions

Presented by: Matt Venaas, Skyfactor, Randi Napientek, Northern Illinois University, & Tony Calderala, Northern Illinois University

Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 12:45pm-1:45pm CST
Location: Meeting Room 350 D, GRB Convention Center

Non-cognitive factors such as resiliency and efficacy have drawn significant attention in research. However, they often lack connections to other topics, such as stress in students, and how to use the research to influence our work with students. This session will use data from an ongoing national study of college students and lessons from two practitioners to provide concrete strategies for addressing resiliency, efficacy, stress, and other topics in student interactions.


Data as Eye Candy: Three Perspectives for Improving Data Visuals

Presented by: Matt Venaas, Skyfactor, & Victoria Livingston, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Date: Monday, March 12, 2018 at 9:45-10:45am CST

Location: Meeting Room 351 F, GRB Convention Center

One of the most challenging aspects of articulating the significance of data is figuring out how best to display it. Effective data visualizations can be the key to getting the message across to your audience. This session will discuss data visualizations, share practical resources, and frame three perspectives for thinking through how to turn your data visuals into eye candy for any campus audience.

George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX