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Five Things to Know About First-Year Students

On-Demand Webinar with Matthew Venaas

About the Webinar

Our efforts to support first-year transition spread numerous topics, functional areas, and interventions. And, the amount of information and research about first-year college students that drives our efforts can be overwhelming. With so much information to use, how do higher education professional know what is the most important? In short, what are the key things to know about first-year college students? In this webinar, we’ll use Skyfactor data to explore five key facts about first-year students and how this information can be used to better support their transition to and success in college.


About Matthew Venaas

Matthew Venaas is a Research Manager at Skyfactor. In this capacity, he is responsible for building and delivering educational webinars, infographics, research notes, and reports related to analysis and findings from over 50 national benchmarking assessments and the Mapworks student success and retention system. Venaas is currently a directorate board member of ACPA’s Commission for Assessment and Evaluation. He regularly presents at the ACPA, NASPA, and ACUHO-I annual conferences on topics including data visualization, second-year students, student involvement and engagement, and best practices in assessment. He as a M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education and a B.A. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University.


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