ABOUT INSITUTIONAL RESEARCH

Institutional research has been a feature of US post-secondary education for over 40 years and institutional research in the United States is represented professionally by the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). There are also similar organisations now in Canada, Europe, Australasia and South Africa. A list of these organisations is appended.

The various associations for institutional research worldwide are dedicated to the professional growth of all who participate in decision-making related to higher education via management research, policy analysis and planning. The membership comprises a wide variety of people who work in many different post-secondary areas in educational and training institutions (institutional managers, academics, managers in finance, academic affairs, student services etc) as well as staff in state and federal government departments charged with developing policy and regulating education and training at a system-wide level. In bringing diverse membership together, institutional research associations provide a professional organization where members' viewpoints, concerns and differences are examined in an atmosphere of learning, mutual exchange and professional development.

ASSOCIATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH (AIR) AND ASSOCIATED US ORGANISATIONS

  • Arkansas Institutional Research Organization
  • Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest
  • California Association for Institutional Research
  • Connecticut Association for Institutional Research
  • Florida Association for Institutional Research
  • Georgia Association of Institutional Research, Planning, Assessment and Quality
  • Illinois Association for Institutional Research
  • Indiana Association for Institutional Research
  • Kentucky Association for Institutional Research
  • Louisiana Association for Institutional Research
  • Maryland Association for Institutional Research
  • Mid-America Association for Institutional Research
  • Mississippi Association for Institutional Research
  • National Council for Research & Planning
  • New Jersey Association for Institutional Research
  • Northeast Association for Institutional Research
  • Oklahoma Association for Institutional Research and Planning
  • Pacific Northwest Association for Institutional Research and Planning
  • Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research
  • South Carolina Association For Research
  • Southern Association for Institutional Research
  • Tennessee Association for Institutional Research
  • Texas Association for Institutional Research
  • Virginia Association for Management Analysis and Planning

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS

  • Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR)
  • Canadian Institutional Researchers and Planners Association (CIRPA) [also British Columbia Institutional Research and Planning (BCIRP)]
  • European Association for Institutional Research (EAIR)
  • Southern African Association for Institutional Research (SAAIR)