Webinar: What Makes a Good RA? Using Data to Tell the Story

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Cosponsored by Skyfactor and eRezLife
We know that there is no one type of student that makes the perfect RA. We know our RAs reflect the diversity of our residents and are required to complete a range of complex and sometimes disparate tasks. So, it can be difficult to define success in the role. What if we use data to assist in this process? This webinar will apply a framework related to the Peter Principle to discuss ways to use data to assess common traits and trends in the RA role and how to apply these insights to our work with RAs.

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Presented by:

  • As the Director of Analytics and Research at Skyfactor, Sherry Woosley drives the content strategy for the Mapworks Student Retention System and more than 40 Benchworks program assessment products. As one of the original creators of Mapworks, Sherry spent more than 10 years working in the area of assessment at Ball State University, where she also founded a graduate level academic program in institutional research. She has published articles in the College Student Journal, The Journal of College Student Retention, The Journal of College Student Development, The NASPA Journal, and Assessment Update. Sherry has also delivered more than 100 presentations at national conferences. Nationally recognized for her work in assessment, college student transitions, and predictive analytics, She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Organizations from University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Matt Venaas is a Research Manager at Skyfactor, a Macmillan Learning company. In this capacity on the Analytics & Research Team, he is responsible for survey design and content for over 50 national benchmarking assessments. He also is responsible for analyzing data from these assessments to build educational content and conduct national studies. Since 2015, he has presented over 50 educational sessions at national higher education conferences on a wide range of topics related to student affairs assessment, student success, and retention. He is currently a member of the Directorate Board for ACPA’s Commission for Assessment and Evaluation and has twice served on faculty for the Student Affairs Assessment Institute. He has a M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education and a B.A. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.
  • Cate Morrison joined eRezLife Software in 2018 after enjoying 13 years as a Student Affairs professional at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Responsible for Community Engagement and Outreach at eRezLife, Cate is an active member of the ACUHO-I community, sitting on numerous committees and workgroups, including the Academic Initiatives Program Planning Committee and serving as a faculty member for ACUHO-I's STARS College. Cate appreciates the ability to connect, work, and learn with student affairs professionals across North America and the UK over their shared passion for Student Affairs and improving the student experience. Cate completed her B.A. in Family Studies and Psychology at the University of British Columbia and holds a Student Affairs and Services Certification from the University of Manitoba.