• Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • Critical Insights That Help Drive Student Success

  • A proven, research-based student retention and success system.

    Now your institution can reap the benefits of a customized, predictive, and affordable student success solution – and immediately use the information to focus attention on students who need it most.

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  • Easy to administer assessments that support the accreditation process.

    Academic program assessments are aligned with the indirect measures requirements of accrediting organizations for Nursing, Teaching, Business, and Engineering education programs.  Assessment suites include exit, alumni, and employer surveys.

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  • Quickly identify key areas for Student Affairs program improvements.

    Professionally-developed student affairs program assessments make it easy to launch program assessment initiatives.  Use powerful on-screen dashboards for peer benchmarking. Quickly identify key issues that need to be addressed first.

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The Catalyst for Continuous Improvement

  • Easy to Learn and Use

    Skyfactor products are designed to make it easy for you to get started, to quickly gain insights from the data, and to follow-up with interventions and improvements that are expected to yield the greatest results.

  • Research-Based & Rigorously Tested

    Our Analytics and Research team is continually evolving and testing the accuracy of Mapworks algorithms, and ensuring that Benchworks products are in alignment with accreditation standards.

  • Impeccable Client Support & Services

    We forge true partnerships with our clients -- understanding the institution's culture, and providing training and implementation plans that revolve around the needs of each institution.

  • Results that Speak for Themselves

    Skyfactor clients report increases in student retention, increased participation in student services, and an easier path to accreditation-focused reporting.

Our Complimentary Webinar Series

  • Striving Towards Student Success: A Half Day Symposium

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM

    Opening with a keynote presentation from Dr. Gavin Henning, President-Elect of ACPA, this complimentary half-day event provides the opportunity for university staff and administrators to learn more about student success initiatives and retention related issues.

    After lunch, Dr. Sherry Woosley, Director of Analytics and Research for Skyfactor, will lead a discussion focused on the top trends surrounding student success. Click here for a full schedule.

    Optional demonstrations of the next major release of Mapworks, as well as the opportunity to speak with current Mapworks clients and client services managers, will also be available.

    Space is limited. Register today to ensure your seat.

  • Getting Hired: An Exploration of How Business Students’ Undergraduate Experiences are Connected to Program Satisfaction

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

    How is a student’s perception of his or her undergraduate experience influenced by the status of the post-graduation job search? This webinar will examine outcomes of business students as they graduate and explore satisfaction with a variety of aspects of their experiences based on the status of their employment search. Particular attention will be paid to course satisfaction, student and faculty interactions, peer connections, co-curricular involvement, and learning outcomes from the program and the institution.

  • Assessment & Benchmarking Made Easy for Student Affairs Programs

    Thursday, February 26, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CT

    If you are looking for an easier and more effective way to evaluate the performance of your student programs and identify their contribution to the greater institutional mission, please join us for this 45-minute session. In this short demonstration of the Benchworks Student Affairs Assessment Suite, Glenn Skaggs, Senior Assessment Specialist for Skyfactor Benchworks will cover the benefits of assessing your programs, as well as the features and reporting capabilities of the Benchworks line of products. He will show you how easy it is to administer assessments, benchmark against your peer institutions, and identify program adjustments that are most likely to yield the best results in terms of overall program satisfaction and effectiveness. There will be a Q & A session at the end of the presentation. We hope that you are able to join us!


News & Articles

  • Why ‘One Size Does Not Fit All’ in Student Risk Prediction and Retention Strategies

    By: UB Custom Publishing Group | Feb 23 2015

    The goal of retaining students—and seeing them through to degree completion—has become the focus of numerous research initiatives, articles, technology solutions and intervention strategies. While most of the studies reach very different conclusions, most researchers seem to agree that no one factor holds the key to student persistence. How can higher education leaders accurately predict attrition risk using the same factors and weightings across all student cohorts and across a wide range of types of institutions? In this web seminar, presenters discussed the factors that should be considered when predicting risk for different types of institutions—and distinct student subgroups within each institution—and how continual monitoring and annual adjustments to the algorithms can have a positive impact on student retention rates.

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  • NIU outlines key initiatives in town hall meetings

    By: NIU Today | Jan 29 2015

    “Students who participate in MAP-Works return to NIU,” Birberick said. “The data shows they earn a higher GPA and successfully complete additional courses as a result of the additional support and assistance they receive."

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  • A Genuine Approach to Improving Student Participation in Assessments and Surveys

    By: Vanessa Patrick | Dec 15 2014

    In the Fall of 2013, the departments of Housing and Residence Life and First Year Experience at the University of West Georgia collaborated and created a successful partnership in an effort to increase the percentage of students who completed the MAP-Works Assessment survey. If you are unfamiliar with MAP-Works, it is a software system that empowers faculty and staff with the ability to identify at-risk students early in the term. By identifying these students early on, administrators, staff and faculty have a better chance of retaining and connecting at-risk students with the appropriate resources.

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  • Since adding the Mapworks program, we have been extremely pleased with the results. Stephanie Bernasconi, Associate Director of the Center for Student Success at USD