AIR conducts large- and small-scale surveys to take the pulse of the higher education community and explore current topics of interest to AIR members. Methodologies range from tightly controlled surveys to quick collections of perceptions from convenience samples. Follow the links for more information about each survey and to see the results.
As data become available, we’ll be making data files available for AIR member downloads. These data files will allow members to sort survey responses by institutions and/or other respondent demographics to use in their own benchmarks of other IR offices.
Have an idea for a survey? Contact Publications@airweb.org with a description of the survey topic or sample survey items. Ideas and proposed surveys are peer reviewed with feedback to the author. Accepted surveys are scheduled for data collection.
The Quality of National Data: IR Professionals' Ratings
Conducted December 14, 2012 – January 4, 2013. A random sample of 490 AIR members were surveyed about the quality of 11 large-scale data sets often used in IR studies. The response rate was 30.8%. Results were shared in the May 9, 2013 eAIR. Results and More.
IR Professionals' Familiarity with FERPA
Conducted November 5-18, 2012. A random sample of 498 AIR members were surveyed about FERPA-related training and their comfort with FERPA. The response rate was 46%. Results were shared in the December 13, 2012 eAIR. Results and More.
IPEDS Human Resources Survey Component – New Occupational Categories
Conducted October 22-30, 2012. Results were shared in the November 15, 2012 eAIR. A recent survey of AIR members explored awareness and knowledge of the new IPEDS HR categories. Results and More.
2012 Forum Evaluation
Conducted June 12-22, 2012. Results were shared in the July 26, 2012 eAIR. 1,752 Forum attendees were invited to evaluate their experiences at the 2012 Forum in New Orleans. Results and More.
IR Professionals' Work Patterns
Conducted May 9-15, 2012. A random sample of 576 AIR members responded about their work patterns, including telecommuting and the frequency with which they take work home with them on days they also work on campus. Results were shared in the May 24, 2012 eAIR. Results and More.
Conducted March 14 – March 21, 2012. A random sample of 486 AIR members was surveyed about their awareness of the Whitehouse Scorecard initiative. Results were shared in the March 29, 2012 eAIR. Results and More.
Reading Electronic Publications
Conducted March 13 – March 21, 2012. A random sample of 487 AIR members responded to their use of electronic publications in scholarly and leisurely reading. Results were shared in the April 26, 2012 eAIR. Results and More.