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Assessment & Information Management

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.

Committee Initiatives


AIM Research Grant

Support research efforts in areas pertinent to residential life and housing through individual and departmental 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. 

AIM HIGH Award for Outstanding Research & Assessment

The AIM High Award for Outstanding Research or Assessment seeks to recognize an individual/group research, assessment or measured initiative that has had an impact on their campus, community, or greater housing field.

Visit the Awards & Scholarships Page to apply for these opportunities

Past Research

One of the objectives 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: UMR ACUHO Past Research

Committee Members

Chloé Smith (Chair), University of Nebraska at Omaha
Amber Krusza, Carthage College
Becky Schwartz, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
Chris Mueller, Gustavus Adolphus College
Elizabeth Gier, Pittsburg State University 
Jesse Briscoe, Pittsburg State University