What is the Association for Institutional Research?

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) supports higher education professionals in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, and the strategic use of information for effective decision making and planning. AIR provides resources, innovative practices, and professional development opportunities for AIR members and the higher education community, including professionals from institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, planning, and related fields.​ To learn more, visit About Us.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 
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 Future of the Field

 

A New Vision for Institutional Research: Change magazine article

Institutional Research Capacity: Foundations of Federal Data Quality: IHEP policy paper

National Survey of IR Offices

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

IR Summit: IR on the national stage.

 

 IR in the Know

 

Indicators of Higher Education Equity in the United States

The Pell Institute and the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy at the University of Pennsylvania have published a report accompanied by the Equity Indicators Website, with data on equality and opportunity in higher education... MORE

IR in the Know, an eAIR feature, provides updates on current and emerging issues related to data collection, analyses, and reporting.

 

 

 

 Careers in IR

 

To explore current job opportunities in institutional research, visit AIR's Job Board. If you are interested in graduate courses related to institutional research, visit the Graduate Education section of the Careers page of this site.

 

 

 
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