This section of the website is named for eAIR, the monthly newsletter of the Association for Institutional Research. From its start in October 1987 to today, eAIR remains one of the most important tools for improving the IR capacity in higher education. Though eAIR is delivered on the second Thursday of each month, the scope and mission of this valuable resource has expanded to include web-based resources which are updated frequently and available at any time.
eAIR is frequently cited as the oldest continuous email newsletter in existence. Currently, the newsletter is available complimentary to anyone interested in institutional research, institutional effectiveness, or assessment.
Standard features of eAIR are outlined below and include articles from industry leaders and AIR members on a variety of topics of interest to higher education practitioners interested in IR management, research, policy analysis, and planning.
Resource Reviews – Reviews of books, reports, websites, and other data-rich resources. Member written and peer reviewed.
Tech Tips – Advice and examples of technology use to simplify and streamline IR activities. Member written and peer reviewed.
Special Features – Interviews with AIR members and people of interest to the IR field. Member written and peer reviewed.
IR in the Know – Summaries of current and emerging issues related to higher education data collection, analyses, and reporting. Member written.
Journal News – Articles of interest in the latest editions of IR scholarly journals.
Announcements – A bulletin board of new reports, funding opportunities, calls for proposals, and more.
Changing Scene – News about AIR members – promotions, new jobs, awards, retirements, and more.
Thank You – Appreciation of members who give their time and talent to AIR.
AIR Best Paper Award – Gaertner Wins AIR Best Paper Award
AIR Events – Details about upcoming AIR meetings and events
Affiliated Organization Events – Notices about meetings and events sponsored by other organizations
Board Corner – Monthly update to the members from the AIR Board of Directors.
IPEDS Workshops and Tutorials – Educational offerings supporting IR roles in reporting and using IPEDS data.
Jobs – Continuously updated job listings in IR and related higher education fields.
Professional File - Index to current and past issues of AIR’s Professional File.
Past issues of the e-AIR Newsletter (from 1993 to present) are available in the Archives.