AIR relies on member volunteers to share their knowledge, expertise, and advice to enhance our services to members. Volunteers often report that service to AIR increases their professional network and returns value greater than their investments of time.
More than 650 members participated in volunteer roles in 2011-2012. See below for ways you can help AIR move forward in 2012-2013. Opportunities will be updated throughout the year, and you may revise your volunteer preferences at any time.
THREE STEPS TO VOLUNTEER
- Update your contact and demographic information. (login)
- Select up to 3 opportunities to Get Involved.
- Review the criteria for each volunteer opportunity.
FORUM (ANNUAL CONFERENCE)
Forum Proposal Reviewers
Assist AIR in reviewing 2013 Forum proposals.
Forum Advisory Group
Advise AIR on key aspects of the Association's annual conference. Provide feedback or ideas on speakers, location, schedule, pricing, and structural aspects of the Forum.
Forum Program Committee
Assist in 2013 Forum educational programming, including concurrent session planning; proposal review, selection, and scheduling; and development of other special programming.
Pre-Forum Workshop Committee
Advise AIR on pre-Forum programming.
Forum Strategy & Evaluation Committee
Advise AIR on Forum logistics, attendee evaluations, and other key aspects of the annual conference.
Forum Local Support Committee
Assist AIR with local arrangements for the 2013 Forum.
eAIR (MONTHLY NEWSLETTER)
eAIR Advisory Group
Advise AIR on key aspects of the Association’s electronic monthly newsletter. Provide feedback or ideas on eAIR content and format.
eAIR Book/Resource Reviews Interest Group
Recommend, write, or evaluate reviews of IR-related resources, including books, reports, websites, artifacts, and applied material, for AIR's electronic monthly newsletter.
eAIR IR in the Know Task Force
For AIR's electronic monthly newsletter, identify current and emerging issues related to higher education data collection, analyses, and reporting, as well as developing policy news and topics that may warrant attention over the next few months.
eAIR Special Features Interest Group
Assist AIR with Special Features (interviews, white papers, and opinion papers) for AIR's electronic monthly newsletter. Recommend, write, or review Special Features to foster broad knowledge and appreciation of the diverse perspectives of AIR members, and of the different professional contexts and activities in which members are engaged.
eAIR Tech Tips Interest Group
Assist AIR in identifying, writing, or reviewing Tech Tips for AIR's electronic monthly newsletter. Tech Tips provide solutions (often supported by step-by-step instructions) to software and technology issues facing IR and assessment professionals.
eAIR Visual Display of Data Interest Group
Assist AIR in developing a new feature for AIR's electronic monthly newsletter that will offer member-submitted examples of visual displays of data that represent effective practice in communicating IR results. Help to establish an online collection of real-world examples of visual displays of data (e.g. charts, graphs, maps, tables, pictures), submit examples of visual displays of data for possible inclusion on the website, and actively participate in the website by commenting and voting on submissions.
Reviewer/Evaluator: Books & Monographs
Assist AIR in reviewing proposals for books/monographs. Peer reviewers are used at every stage of proposal evaluation; provide feedback on the planning, organization, and structure of prospective books and monographs; and evaluate full manuscripts.
Reviewer/Evaluator: Scholarly Articles
Assist AIR in reviewing scholarly articles that are grounded in relevant literature, address fundamental aspects of IR work, synthesize current issues, present new processes or models, or share practical applications related to IR.