Assessment & Information Management

 

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The purpose of the Assessment and Information Management (AIM) Committee is to conduct, analyze, report, and retain research in the various areas related to student housing and residence life.

AIM Goals:

  • Support the goals of UMR-ACUHO.

  • Disseminate information regarding committee work in formats accessible to all regional members.

  • Promote and support research by UMR-ACUHO members.

  • Create connections with graduate programs within the UMR-ACUHO region to promote research opportunities and sharing assessment data.

  • Create a culture of evidence through outcome-based assessments.

  • Promote AIM Committee membership.

 

Research Grant
Sponsored by the UMR – ACUHO Assessment and Information Management Committee

Purpose:  Support research efforts in areas pertinent to residential life and housing through individual and departments’ projects. Individual or group applicants are encouraged to apply for funding to assist with travel, publications, survey software, resources, incentives, etc. to support their research topic.


The Award:  $1,000 available to support one or more research projects for individual or group research.  The projects may be a 1 or 2 year time line.  Individual grant recipients will be awarded with a check directly from UMR-ACUHO.

 

Eligibility:  Individual applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree completed and work at a UMR-ACUHO Member institution or hold Associate Membership.  All grant applications need approval of institution’s Senior Housing Officer or Graduate Program Advisor.

 

Application Process:  Applications must be completed and submitted by the date listed below. Research grant(s) are announced and awarded at the UMR-ACUHO annual conference.

The Research Grant Application is due to Eric Strong at eric.strong@stthomas.edu by October 20, 2016.

Note: the application materials list October 17 as the deadline, however this has been extended.

 

AIM HIGH Award for Outstanding Research or Assessment
Sponsored by the UMR – ACUHO Assessment and Information Management Committee

Purpose:  The AIM HIGH Award for Outstanding Reserach or Assessment seeks to recognize individual and group resarch, assessment, or meaured initaitive that has had an impact on their campus, community, or the greater field of housing or student affairs. This award recognizes outstanding research/assessment programs for their progress in developing and applying evidence of outcomes as part of the ongoing evaluation and improvement of residential life.

 

Eligibility: Eligible nominations will include individuals or groups who have conducted non-contractual research and/or assessment initatives primarly coordinated or sponsored by housing and residential life departments within UMR-ACUHO.

 

Nominations: Nominations must be completed and submitted by the date listed below. Award recipients are announced and awarded at the UMR-ACUHO annual conference.

Nominiations for the AIM HIGH Award are due to Joshua Lee at lee8@stolaf.edu by October 20, 2016.

Note: the application materials list October 17 as the deadline, however this has been extended.


 

Bibliography

One of the objective of the UMR-ACUHO Assessment and Information Management Committee is to become more visible and utilized by our member institutions.  One of the ways to do this is to let everyone know what research and information we have gathered over the years.  This bibliography is a complete set of the research the committee has accomplished since 1984.  Contact the Assessment and Information Management Chair for specific surveys listed in this bibliography.

A listing of our research project titles is available here: 2012 AIM Bibliography List

 

Committee Members:

  • Melissa Shugarman, Gustavus Adolphus College, Committee Chair

  • Sarah Weiler, Caleton College

  • Carlina Grove, University of Nebraska at Kearney

  • Sean Smallwood, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

  • Kelly Allen, Dakota State University

  • Nicholas Fulco, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

  • Alyssa Teubner, The College of Saint Benedict

  • Michelle Madsen, Missouri State University

  • Jesse Briscoe, Pittsburg State University

  • Joshua Lee, St. Olaf College