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:  $2,500 is available to support one or more research projects for individual or group research.  The projects may be on a 1 or 2 year timeline. Individual grant recipients will be awarded with a check directly from UMR-ACUHO.  

Application Process:  Completed applications and proposals accepted until October 29th, 2018. The research grant(s) are announced and awarded at the UMR-ACUHO Fall Conference.

 

 

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 Research or Assessment seeks to recognizes an individual’s/group’s research, assessment or measured initiative that has had an impact on their campus, community, or greater housing field.

Assessment is defined as the systematic collection, review and use of information about programs/processes undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and/or the program and its affiliated elements.

Research the systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.

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. Established in 2016, this award seeks to promote future research and assessment by recognizing the outstanding work of current UMR-ACUHO members.

Individuals/groups need not be professional researchers to receive this award. Eligible nominations will include individuals/groups who have conducted research and/or assessment initiatives primarily coordinated or sponsored by housing and residential life departments within UMR-ACUHO.

Nominated individuals will be asked to have the details of their research/assessment made available to UMR-ACUHO members via the web site and/or the annual conference.

Nominations must be of individuals/groups with research and/or assessment initiatives conducted between August 1, 2017 and October 29, 2018.

Nomination Process: Completed nominations will be accepted until October 29, 2018. The award(s) will be presented at the UMR-ACUHO Conference. Nominations are reviewed by the AIM Committee.

Questions should be sent to the AIM Committee at: umracuho.assessment@gmail.com

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: 2018 AIM Bibliography List

 

 

 

Committee Members:

  • Joshua Lee, St. Olaf College, Committee Chair
  • Carlina Grove, University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • Chloe Smith, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Chris Farvour, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Danny Sandberg, Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Jake Wakem, Concordia University - St. Paul
  • Jesse Thomas, Wartburg College
  • Klare Armstrong, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Nicholas Fulco, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
  • Michelle Madsen, Missouri State University
  • Michelle McNamara, College of Saint Benedict
  • Veronica Pettigrew, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire