AIR Forum Denver, CO May 28-31, 2024

2024 Sponsors

Diamond Sponsor


Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision higher learning that is easy to navigate, addresses racial injustice, and meets the nation’s talent needs through a broad range of credentials. We are working toward a system that prepares people for informed citizenship and success in a global economy.

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Platinum Sponsors




At EAB, we aspire to be a trusted thought partner and comprehensive solution provider to each of the 2,100+ institutions that partner with us. We work with each partner differently, tailoring our portfolio of research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions to meet the unique needs of every leadership team, as well as the students and employees they serve.

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Equifax, Inc.

At Equifax (NYSE: EFX), we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics, and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employers, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and cloud technology drives insights to power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta and supported by more than 14,000 employees worldwide, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. For more information, visit

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HelioCampus clients are uniquely positioned to rise to the occasion of today’s high stakes moment, armed with leading EdTech solutions. Our Institutional Performance Management solutions drive enrollments, control expenses, and enhance learning outcomes. With our Data Analytics platform, institutions gain insights across campus, supported by expert services for scalable data solutions. Additionally, our Assessment & Credentialing solution ensures accreditation, assesses outcomes, and improves student experiences through unified assessment platforms. Learn more about how HelioCampus is helping institutions & leaders across the country deliver on their missions at

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Interfolio from Elsevier

Empowering scholars worldwide, Interfolio from Elsevier is an education technology company trusted by more than 500 colleges and universities across 20 countries since 1999. With innovative products designed to support major milestones in the faculty lifecycle, Interfolio’s technology enables academic leaders to effectively advance institutions and their academic staff.



With over 3,000 education customers in more than 56 countries, SAS is a trusted partner and adviser with deep roots in academia and more than four decades of higher education expertise. SAS helps institutions quickly bring together disparate data to increase efficiency in analyzing data and identifying trends. SAS combines visualizations, advanced analytics, and data governance and management to provide insight in key areas for higher education. SAS’ powerful analytics helps uncover patterns and trends to attract the right students, maximize retention, increase graduation, and sustain strong relationships throughout the student life cycle.

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U.S. News Academic Insights

U.S. News & World Report - Academic Insights

Academic Insights is a benchmarking and performance assessment tool that houses 30+ years of historical U.S. News & World Report rankings. Containing both published and unpublished data, the platform provides raw data and visualizations tools to help process and track changes in thousands of metrics across various program areas. Institutional researchers, campus leadership and policymakers utilize Academic Insights to help make informed, data driven decisions on college, university, and high school campuses across the country..

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Gold Sponsors


Academic Analytics

Academic Analytics: One Source to Support the Entire University

Tools for data-informed strategic planning. Faculty Insight empowers scholars to manage their profiles, discover funding and award opportunities, and identify potential collaborators. This tool ensures that faculty data is seamlessly integrated into activity reporting systems and offers personalized Reviews & Workflows, enabling users to effectively monitor their progress and achievements. Search faculty research activities, help foster faculty development, and analyze research trends across peer institutions. Track career trajectories of alumni across various academic degrees. Medical Insight provides benchmarks for research activities within clinical disciplines. Connect your university with valuable industry partner.

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At Alteryx, we believe that analytics can empower all employees to make faster, more insightful, and more confident decisions — regardless of technical skill level. With our low-code, no-code platform and easy drag-and-drop capabilities, everyone can move on from report building and say hello to data storytelling.



Chmura Economics & Analytics

Chmura provides labor market software, consulting, and data so you can make informed decisions that grow your community or organization, or institution. Our PhD economists, data scientists, and strategic planners are your guide to the labor market.

JobsEQ by Chmura is a technology platform that helps higher education professionals gain insights from traditional labor market data and real-time job posting data in one platform. With JobsEQ, you can align your programs to your community’s needs, guide students to the right careers, find the credentials and skills that your students need, connect employers with students, and more.

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Collibra helps our customers do more with trusted data. Our Data Intelligence Cloud brings flexible governance, continuous quality and built-in privacy to the world’s leading organizations.

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Data Cookbook

Data Cookbook

The Data Cookbook, a collaborative online data intelligence solution by IData Inc., provides organizations with a pragmatic data governance framework to support the best practices of data governance. Included in this solution: business glossary, data system inventory, data stewardship management, data governance oversight, data request management, data catalog, data quality management, data lineage, reference data management, data policies, report catalog, and versioning of data governance content. The Data Cookbook integrates with 100s of data sources. A leader in data management, IData Inc., since 2004, has helped over 800 companies and institutions with reporting, data governance, system integration, and technology consulting.

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We enable the use of data to make our communities better. Our mission is to use our unique approach, Data Analytics as a Service (DAaaS), to help remove barriers for organizations to make data-informed decisions.

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Explorance empowers higher education institutions with next-generation feedback analytics to accelerate the insight-to-action cycle. As a collaborative partner, Explorance aligns with institutions that embrace a feedback culture, where open and courageous conversations are encouraged to drive purpose, impact, and growth.

In an AI-driven world where feedback is a critical tool that can lead to improved decision-making, Explorance stands by the philosophy of ""Feedback for the brave.” Committed to amplifying the voices of students, staff, and faculty, Explorance tailors its solutions for institutions to advance vital initiatives through student and employee feedback: Teaching Effectiveness, Learning Excellence, Student Experience, Staff Engagement.

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National Student Clearinghouse

The National Student Clearinghouse® is the source for trusted, authenticated, and secure education data insights. Our unique verification, data exchange, and compliance services help institutions maximize time, resources, and knowledge. We power the future of education by providing educators, learners, businesses, and policymakers with the right data for the right use at the right time.

Our services, like Student Tracker and the Postsecondary Data Partnership (PDP), are insightful analytics tools that help colleges and universities gain a fuller picture of learner progress and outcomes, meet various reporting requirements, and identify where to focus their resources.

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Steppingblocks, Inc.

Steppingblocks is an analytics solution for Institutional Research and Provost Offices to explore insights on graduate outcomes. Steppingblocks provides unprecedented detail regarding individual alumni, employer trends, skills, and earnings in fully-interactive dashboards. We do not require any sensitive data from our partner institutions, who leverage our billions of data points to drive efficiency and innovation on campus. Visit



Tableau a Salesforce company

Tableau helps people and organizations be more data-driven. As the market-leading choice for modern business intelligence, our analytics platform makes it easier for people to explore and manage data, and faster to discover and share insights that can change businesses and the world. Everything we do is driven by our mission to help people see and understand data, which is why our products are designed to put the user first—whether they’re an analyst, data scientist, student, teacher, executive, or business user. From connection through collaboration, Tableau is the most powerful, secure, and flexible end-to-end analytics platform.



Trellis Strategies

Trellis has served as a student loan guarantor, helping to provide trusted guidance and services that help student borrowers successfully repay their federal loans. In addition to pioneering several technologies and services along the way, we have invested in improving student success programs through numerous grants to colleges, universities, and research groups.

Today we have expanded our services beyond higher education to include working with employers and community organizations who are focused on aligning the dreams, goals, and skills needs of employees and employers. Connecting these resources and learning pathways together with our expertise in improving student outcomes helps us all to create better and more predictable futures for those we serve.


UQ Solutions

UQ Solutions

UQ Solutions helps colleges and universities optimize their programs—and operations—for enrollment growth, workforce alignment, and financial sustainability. We do this with three industry-leading data tools—Market Analyzer, Performance Analytics, and Ultimate Benchmarking Tool—and expert consulting to help you integrate data-informed decision-making into your institution’s processes and culture. Our Market Analyzer helps you identify the best new programs to launch, manage your current programs, and understand the changing job market. “Performance Analytics” assesses the financial and operational performance of your programs and departments. Our consulting services include program optimization, administrative optimization, price and positioning, and strategy.

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Watermark Insights, LLC

Watermark gives higher education institutions the tools they need to easily track, manage, and examine their data. For over twenty years, colleges and universities have used Watermark solutions to complete assessment and accreditation requirements, capture and analyze student feedback, showcase faculty accomplishments, and improve student engagement. Watermark's Educational Impact Suite (EIS) puts data into context so faculty and staff can focus on what matters most: institutional and student success. Learn why Watermark is trusted by over 1,700 colleges and universities to support continuous improvement at

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Xitracs by Concord USA

Xitracs™ is a user-friendly platform that allows your IR/E Department, other campus leaders, and instructors to perform assessment, planning, accreditation, and credentialing activities in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner.

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Silver Sponsors




ClassRanked is an innovative, seamless, end-of-course evaluation solution, offering students, faculty, and administrators the opportunity to utilize the student voice to improve courses, programs, and the institution overall. Our solution brings in characteristics rarely seen in end of course survey reporting (such as, AI, student and course attributes, trend analysis, and comparisons across colleges), and also provides a platform for faculty insights and students’ ease of use.



Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium

HEDS is a nonprofit organization comprised of colleges and universities committed to advancing undergraduate liberal arts education, inclusive excellence, and student success. HEDS fulfills its mission with our member institutions by fostering increased capacity to make sense of and use data; assembling, analyzing, and openly sharing institutional and survey data among member institutions to advance their educational missions; offering professional development opportunities for colleagues at member institutions; and facilitating collaborative efforts among its member institutions. HEDS fulfills its mission with all institutions by offering accessible and affordable tools for assessing campus climate and educational impact through its surveys and workshops.



Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA CRESST

The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) is one of the premier educational research and policy organizations in the country. Housed at UCLA CRESST, the institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education.

HERI administers the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, with data collected from over 15 million students at more than 1,900 colleges and universities since 1966. CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year survey, Diverse Learning Environments survey, College Senior Survey, and the triennial HERI Faculty Survey.

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Lightcast’s software products, APIs, and consulting solutions bring clarity to the fast-changing world of work and learning.

Formerly Emsi Burning Glass, Lightcast has over two decades of experience in finding solutions and delivering the competitive edge our clients demand. With a database of more than 1 billion job postings and career profiles from around the world, paired with world-class customer service, we provide the answers and insight to meet your specific needs.

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National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), help institutions assess quality in undergraduate education and strengthen the learning environment. NSSE is administered annually to first-year and senior students. Participating institutions receive diagnostic information about the extent to which students engage in educational practices related to learning and development, customizable comparison groups, and resources for interpreting and using results. NSSE's Annual Results highlight findings and a range of institutional reports and online tools are available to improve visual display and facilitate campus decision making.

National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)


The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), within the National Science Foundation, is the nation's leading provider of statistical data on the U.S. science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is responsible for statistical data on research and development (R&D); the S&E workforce; U.S. competitiveness in S&E technology and R&D; and the condition and progress of S&E education in the United States. Staff will be available to answer questions on NCSES surveys such as the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering (GSS), the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED), and various data tools and NCSES publications.


PLAID Analytics

Plaid Analytics

Plaid Analytics provides strategic enrollment management solutions for higher education, including enrollment & tuition forecasts, data & analytics pipelines and warehouses, and data governance tools. Plaid has helped dozens of leading institutions across North America make their data work for them.

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Precision Campus

Precision Campus provides dashboards, interactive query tools, and program review templates for institutional research and enrollment management.




SmartEvals is an online course evaluation software company that believes in bringing out the best in people. We do this by understanding our customers' decision-making needs and offering them tools that enhance their data analysis. At SmartEvals, we go beyond software – we create environments that empower and educate. Our systems not only elevate teaching standards but also help individuals achieve their goals.

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SPOL provides colleges and universities with cloud-based software to capture and streamline their continuous quality improvement lifecycle. Our integrated platform encompasses planning, budget, assessment, credentialing, and accreditation making it easy to view and report a holistic picture of your institutional effectiveness efforts.

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Stata statistical software provides everything for research professionals' data science needs—data manipulation, visualization, statistics, and automated reporting. Whether you prefer a GUI, a command line, or scripts, Stata puts the statistics you want at your fingertips. Stata is easy to use and has your back with world-class support.

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Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid. These data are made available to students and parents through the College Navigator college search Web site and to researchers and others through the IPEDS Data Center. To learn more about IPEDS Survey components, visit