IR Community

AIR is the world's premier resource for all things IR, serving both our members and the greater IR profession.

While there is great value in AIR membership (including access to world class professional-development and education, discounts on key industry publications, and extensive networking and leadership opportunities) the Association is committed to providing valuable resources to all those in institutional research and related fields.

AIR resources ensure that professionals in the IR community have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties and functions of IR including: methods and tools, internal institutional effectiveness, external accountability, professional and interpersonal skills, and research and scholarship.

This section of the AIR website provides information on programs and services available to IR professionals that do not require AIR membership.





Online Tutorials – Access on-demand training through IPEDS tutorials for data reporters and data users.  

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Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR – Apply the Statement to your work implementing a new vision of IR with a focus on student success.

National Survey of IR Offices – Gain a better understanding of current IR capacity, including scope of work, reporting lines, staffing, and fiscal resources.

Studies of the IR Field – Review papers, research, and reports about the field.

Job Board – Post and search for jobs in the field. All that is required is an AIR account.

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.

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.

Data and Decisions AcademyTM – Access self-paced, online professional development courses that build IR skills needed to support data-informed decision making.

Graduate Education – Explore IR certificate programs offered by U.S. institutions.

eAIR Newsletter – Stay connected to the stories influencing the field of IR today and access tools and tips for improving and streamlining IR activities.

Affiliated Organizations (AOs) – Connect with IR professionals through regional, state/local, international, and non-geographic AOs

Comment on an eAIR story – Add your feedback to eAIR articles including special features, interviews, Ask eAIR, Tech Tips, and more.

Social Media – Connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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