Each year, AIR hosts a four-day conference (AIR Forum) that brings together IR professionals from around the world representing all sectors of higher education.
NCES Data Institute (NDI)
With support from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AIR operates the NCES Data Institute: Using IPEDS, Sample Surveys, and Federal Datasets to Support Research on Postsecondary Education. The Institute is an intensive introduction to NCES datasets and research methodologies.
IPEDS Workshops and Tutorials
AIR provides workshops and tutorials with step-by-step guidance in the use of IPEDS surveys and data tools.
Data & Decisions Academy
Data & Decisions Academy courses provide self-paced, online professional development for institutional researchers.
Improving and Transforming IR in Postsecondary Education
AIR was awarded a grant of $675,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to undertake three key projects between 2014 and 2016 to build IR capacity in the United States:
These Interrelated projects were designed to respond to the ever-changing landscape of higher education.
Affiliated IR Organizations
AIR supports affiliated state, regional, and international IR organizations and higher-education associations that share AIR's mission of improving higher education through research and data-informed decision making.
eAIR, the Association's electronic newsletter, is the world's longest-running electronic newsletter of its kind. eAIR covers topics that include visual displays of data, technical tips, interviews, opinion pieces, and access to professional development tools.
AIR Professional File
The AIR Professional File, an online publication housed in the eLibrary, introduces new processes and models, and shares applied practical knowledge with institutional researchers.
Numerous AIR-published books and monographs are also available in the eLibrary.