AIR membership benefits are designed to help education professionals in IR and related fields to effectively use institutional research – data, Information, and analysis for decision support – in a rapidly changing environment.

AIR resources ensure that institutional researchers have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties and function of IR including: methods and tools, internal institutional effectiveness; external accountability; professional and interpersonal skills; and research and scholarship


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eLibrary – Gain insight and expand your knowledge through an outstanding collection of publications that promote wise, data-informed decision making. AIR members receive substantial discounts on a variety of publications. AIR Forum – Participate in the largest gathering of IR professionals as you learn and network to help advance in your career. The annual conference is a unique opportunity to learn, connect, and share in a way that benefits both attendees and the institutions they represent. eAIR Newsletter – Stay connected to the stories influencing the field of IR today and access tools and tips for improving and streamlining IR activities.
Forum Content – Explore practical, educational content that can be readily applied to your work. Search and download presentations and scholarly papers from past conferences. Workshops – Engage in hands-on learning of practical tools and techniques in an interactive, collaborative setting led by respected leaders. National IPEDS workshops are held throughout the year. Forum workshops are available annually. Volunteer – Develop and enhance your IR knowledge and skills while growing your professional network through collaboration.
Online Tutorials – Access on-demand training through IPEDS tutorials for data reporters and data users, and NSF tutorials for SESTAT and WebCASPAR. Online Education – Acquire knowledge and skills to perform critical IR functions through online, self-paced courses in the Data & Decisions® Academy and IPEDS Keyholder course. Member Directory – Build lasting relationships with peers with whom you can solve problems, discuss issues, or capitalize on opportunities.