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Resources for Institutional Research

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"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.
 
This section of the AIR website provides links to services offered to IR professionals that do not require AIR membership. These include IPEDS Training; the AIR Jobs Board; our electronic newsletter, e-AIR; and Measuring Quality in Higher Education: An Inventory of Instruments, Tools and Resources.
 
We also offer Links to External Resources, a collection of more than 2,200 external websites chosen to provide specific, useful information for just about anything relevant to working in IR and related fields.
 
AIR is the world's premier resource for all things IR, serving both our members and the greater IR profession. If you have a suggestion about something we could add to this list of resources, email us at air@airweb.org."
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

It's time to share this excellent set of resources again.

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Need for Better Data Trumps Need for College Ratings

Need for Better Data Trumps Need for College Ratings | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"With public hearings beginning today, the Obama administration is moving forward with its plan for a new college ratings system–despite significant data limitations. In this post, Matt Chingos suggests that a plan for collecting better and more complete data on students' academic preparation and post-graduation outcomes might contribute more to higher education policy than the new ratings system."

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This point of view provides new angles at which to look at the proposed college ratings and higher ed data.

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Innovative Approaches to Reducing Costs and Enhancing Institutional Effectiveness

Innovative Approaches to Reducing Costs and Enhancing Institutional Effectiveness | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
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Today, senior leadership, planners, and institutional researchers are tasked with doing more with fewer financial resources. Utilizing data from the Higher Education Consortia, this session will explore innovative approaches for integrating data systems and institutional research into the planning process in order to improve unit and institutional effectiveness. It will offer best practices and innovative strategies from the consortia’s nearly 200 member institutions on how to align data systems and transform institutional research practices into measurable and actionable cost data that can be benchmarked for facilitating unit and institutional improvement.

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'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.'

'The contributions community colleges make to individual students, local and regional economies, states, and the nation as a whole.' | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Because of the importance of the content, which should be widely disseminated, SCUP members are sharing these four timely articles from the society's journal, Planning for Higher Education. Anyone can download the pdf file on this page, through Sunday, October 20.


Download your copy now in SCUP's Community Colleges Roundtable.


Contents

  • The Maryland Model of Community College Student Degree Progress by Craig A. Clagett 
  • Expanding College Completion The Challenge of Capacity by Janice N. Friedel, Mark M. D’Amico, Stephen G. Katsinas, and Phillip D. Grant 
  • Local and Regional Economic Contributions of Community Colleges by Trudy Bers 
  • A National Economic Case Statement for Community Colleges by Christopher M. Mullin and Kent Phillippe
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

Don't miss this related upcoming SCUP event, November 4 at Lincoln University (PA)— "Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment." There is a great line-up of local speakers and panelists, many from community colleges. Register now!


This one-day workshop focuses on how institutions can ensure that they are achieving their mission through a culture of evidence, and the role of academic quality, continuous improvement and accountability in the accreditation process.


It comprises two consecutive workshops that address tools for integrated planning and assessment and evaluating assessment programs.

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