IR Community

AIR is the world's premier resource for all things IR, serving both our members and the greater IR profession.

While there is great value in AIR membership (including access to world class professional-development and education, discounts on key industry publications, and extensive networking and leadership opportunities) the Association is committed to providing valuable resources to all those in institutional research and related fields.

AIR resources ensure that professionals in the IR community have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties and functions of IR including: methods and tools, internal institutional effectiveness, external accountability, professional and interpersonal skills, and research and scholarship.

This section of the AIR website provides information on programs and services available to IR professionals that do not require AIR membership.





Duties and Functions of Institutional Research ​– Join the conversation about this newly released list.

Online Tutorials – Access on-demand training through IPEDS tutorials for data reporters and data users.  

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

A New Vision for Institutional Research – Consider new models for IR to address the real-world management needs of modern higher education. 

It Started with a Conversation – Learn from four institutions that accepted the challenge to implement the Statement of Aspirational Practice for IR in this video from the 2016 AIR Forum.

National Survey of IR Offices – Gain a better understanding of current IR capacity, including scope of work, reporting lines, staffing, and fiscal resources.

Studies of the IR Field – Review papers, research, and reports about the field.

Job Board – Post and search for jobs in the field. All that is required is an AIR account.

A Holistic Approach to Institutional Research - Register for this new course, ideal for professionals new to IR.

Workshops – Engage in hands-on learning of practical tools and techniques in an interactive, collaborative setting led by respected leaders. National IPEDS workshops are held throughout the year. Forum workshops are available annually.

Online Education – Acquire knowledge and skills to perform critical IR functions through online, self-paced courses in the Data & Decisions® Academy and IPEDS Keyholder courses.

Data and Decisions® Academy – Access self-paced, online professional development courses that build IR skills needed to support data-informed decision making.

Graduate Education – Explore IR certificate programs offered by U.S. institutions.

Disaster Relief Organizations – View the list to see how you can help those affected by recent natural disasters.

eAIR Newsletter – Stay connected to the stories influencing the field of IR today and access tools and tips for improving and streamlining IR activities.

Affiliated Organizations (AOs) – Connect with IR professionals through regional, state/local, international, and non-geographic AOs

Comment on an eAIR story – Add your feedback to eAIR articles including special features, interviews, Ask eAIR, Tech Tips, and more.

Social Media – Connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.





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