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

 

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. Accessible from any computer, the Portal is a unique learning environment that includes content papers, videos, and exercises. 

 

 Success

 

Over 450 institutional research professionals have completed at least one Data and Decisions Academy course, with over 70% completing two or more. Completers are located in 45 states, as well as internationally in Canada, Pakistan, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.