The Code of Ethics (COE) of the Association for Institutional Research was developed to provide members of the Association with some broad ethical statements with which to guide their professional lives and to identify relevant considerations when ethical uncertainties arise. The COE was adopted by the AIR membership on 12/18/1992, and updated on 12/14/2001. It was amended and updated on 5/2/2013 and the title was changed to Code of Ethics and Professional Practice by the Board of Directors upon recommendation from a committee drawn from AIR members.
The AIR Code of Ethics helps legitimize institutional research as a profession in which integrity and professional standards are essential.
-- Michael Williford, Ohio University
The AIR Code of Ethics serves a compass for doing my job professionally and with integrity.
-- Bill Knight, ball State University