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.


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2017 Digital Pass – Experience highly-rated Forum sessions with streaming access to full digital video and audio recordings with PowerPoint.

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.

Forum Content Archive  – Explore practical, educational content that can be readily applied to your work. Search and download presentations and scholarly papers from past conferences.

A Holistic Approach to Institutional Research - Register for this new course, ideal for professionals new to IR.

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.

2017 Forum Content – Review scholarly papers, PowerPoint slides, and handouts from the annual conference in Washington, DC.

Volunteer – Develop and enhance your IR knowledge and skills while growing your professional network through collaboration.

Member Directory – Build lasting relationships with peers with whom you can solve problems, discuss issues, or capitalize on opportunities.

Run for an AIR leadership position – Serve on the Board of Directors or Nominations and Elections Committee. 

Nominate members for AIR Awards – Celebrate colleagues' accomplishments by recommending them for one of three AIR Awards.

Members receive the exclusive benefits listed above, plus access to all programs and benefits available to the IR community:

  • A New Vision for Institutional Research – Consider new models for IR to address the real-world management needs of modern higher education.

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

  • Duties and Functions of Institutional Research – Join the conversation about this newly released list.

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

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

  • Improving & Transforming Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education – Gain a better understanding of current IR capacity, learn about a new vision for IR, and apply the Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR to your work. It all starts with a conversation.

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

  • 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.

  • Online TutorialsAccess on-demand training through IPEDS tutorials for data reporters and data users. 

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

  • Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR  Advocate institution-wide use of data to improve student success.

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

  • 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.