Welcome to the Academy!
Data and Decisions Academy courses provide self-paced, online professional development for institutional researchers.

Hosted by the Association for Institutional Research, Academy courses build IR skills needed to support data-informed decision making.



Scholarships are specially designed for early career institutional research practitioners, faculty/staff exploring future roles in IR or assessment, and others who collect and manage data for institutional effectiveness and improvement. 


 Learning Portal


The Data and Decisions Academy Learning Portal provides participants with access to course material at all times. The Portal is a unique learning environment that includes content papers, videos, and exercises. 
View a video demonstration of the portal.




Over 700 institutional research professionals have completed at least one Data and Decisions Academy course, with over 70% completing two or more. Completers are located in 48 U.S. states and 12 countries around the world.