Professional Files

Professional Files are published by AIR as a member benefit. Articles published in Professional File volumes are journal-length publications grounded in relevant literature that synthesize current issues, present new processes or models, or share practical applications related to institutional research. Recent issues, shown below, are available for member access. Older issues of Professional File and IR Applications are available for all users (members and non-members) in the archive.

Instructions for Authors

Authors are encouraged to submit journal-length publications (approximately 5,000-10,000 words, including figures, tables, and references) for consideration. All submissions undergo a blind peer-review process led by the Volunteer Coordinating Editor, Sharron Ronco. Authors may find the rubric used in the peer review process to be a helpful guide. Submissions may be emailed to publications@airweb.org in the form of Word documents; please include contact information for all authors.  

Professional Files Summer 2017
 

Professional Files Summer 2017

Professional Files Summer 2017

Authors:
Complete contents for volume (4 articles)

Published: 2017

Professional Files Fall 2017

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Institutional Data Quality and the Data Integrity Team
 

Institutional Data Quality and the Data Integrity Team

Institutional Data Quality and the Data Integrity Team

Authors:
Katherine A. McGuire

Published: 2017

Professional Files Summer 2017

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Needle in a Haystack: Finding Learning Improvement in Assessment Reports
 

Needle in a Haystack: Finding Learning Improvement in Assessment Reports

Needle in a Haystack: Finding Learning Improvement in Assessment Reports

Authors:
Keston H. Fulcher, Kristen L. Smith, Elizabeth R. H. Sanchez, Courtney B. Sanders

Published: 2017

Professional Files Summer 2017

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A Case Study to Examine Three Peer Grouping Mehodologies
 

A Case Study to Examine Three Peer Grouping Mehodologies

A Case Study to Examine Three Peer Grouping Mehodologies

Authors:
Mary Lou D’Allegro

Published: 2017

Professional Files Summer 2017

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Constructing a Peer Institution: A New Peer Methodology
 

Constructing a Peer Institution: A New Peer Methodology

Constructing a Peer Institution: A New Peer Methodology

Authors:
Steve Chatman

Published: 2017

Professional Files Summer 2017

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Professional Files Fall 2016
 

Professional Files Fall 2016

Professional Files Fall 2016

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Complete contents for volume (2 articles)

Published: 2016

Professional Files Fall 2016

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An Alternative Approach: Using Panels to Survey College Students
 

An Alternative Approach: Using Panels to Survey College Students

An Alternative Approach: Using Panels to Survey College Students

Authors:
Shimon A. Sarraf, Sarah Hurtado, Mark Houlemarde, and Xiaolin Wang

Published: 2016

Professional Files Fall 2016, #138

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Mining Text Data: Making Sense of What Students Tell Us
 

Mining Text Data: Making Sense of What Students Tell Us

Mining Text Data: Making Sense of What Students Tell Us

Authors:
John Zilvinskis and Greg V. Michalski

Published: 2016

Professional Files Fall 2016, #139

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Professional Files Spring 2015
 

Professional Files Spring 2015

Professional Files Spring 2015

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Complete contents for volume (2 articles)

Published: 2015

Professional Files Spring 2015

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Applications of Social Network Analysis in Institutional Research
 

Applications of Social Network Analysis in Institutional Research

Applications of Social Network Analysis in Institutional Research

Authors:
Ning Wang

Published: 2015

Professional Files Spring 2015, #136

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Two Heads are Better than One
 

Two Heads are Better than One

Two Heads are Better than One

Authors:
Julie Carpenter-Hubin, Jason Sullivan, and Joan M. Herbers

Published: 2015

Professional Files Spring, 2015, #137

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Professional Files Spring 2014 Volume
 

Professional Files Spring 2014 Volume

Professional Files Spring 2014 Volume

Authors:
Complete contents for volume (1 article)

Published: 2014

Pofessional Files Spring 2014

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Institutional Research and Athletics Reporting
 

Institutional Research and Athletics Reporting

Institutional Research and Athletics Reporting

Authors:
Kyle V. Sweitzer, Jennifer Hoffman, and David Horton Jr.

Published: 2014

Pofessional Files Spring 2014, #135

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