Future of the Profession

A forward-looking initiative to design a stronger, healthier, and more sustainable campus housing profession.


Research and Assessment

Discover the value of campus housing for students.

The ACUHO-I Research Committee regularly reviews, offers feedback, and potentially endorses select housing-related research projects.

When ACUHO-I endorses your research, it provides

  • international credibility for the project,
  • access to a targeted member email list for survey purposes,
  • assistance with improvements to the study, and 
  • potential promotion of both research and results in a variety of ACUHO-I outlets.

To begin the endorsement process, researchers should review the endorsed research rubric. Once the required information and materials are prepared, researchers complete an application that includes

  • abstract,
  • introduction,
  • timeline of the study,
  • methodology and research questions,
  • potential implications,
  • research dissemination plan, and
  • documents relevant to the study, such as interview protocols, survey instruments, or recruitment materials (e.g., flyers, email scripts, etc.).

Note that IRB approval is not required as part of an application for endorsed research, but it will be required before ACUHO-I promotes the research. Once the application has been submitted, the following occurs.

  1. ACUHO-I will send a confirmation email to the researcher when the application is received.
  2. The application and associated materials will be de-identified and distributed to reviewers from the Research Committee.
  3. Reviewers will provide feedback, an overall score based on the rubric criteria, and a recommendation (accept, accept with revisions, or do not accept) to ACUHO-I within 45 days of the endorsed research application submission.
  4. ACUHO-I will email the researcher to share the committee’s recommendation regarding endorsement, reviewer feedback, and the next steps in the process.
  5. Approved endorsed research applicants will work with ACUHO-I staff on a plan for participant recruitment or survey dissemination.
  6. All endorsed researchers are asked to provide semi-annual updates on their research. Researchers are also encouraged to share their work through one or more of the following opportunities.
    • Present finished work at the national or regional ACUHO-I conference.
    • Host a webinar on the research topic.
    • Submit research for publication in the Journal of College and University Student Housing.
    • Write an article for the Talking Stick magazine.

Click below to complete the endorsed research application. Questions about ACUHO-I-endorsed research should be directed to research@acuho-i.org.

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