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Institutional Research, Planning & Assessment

Institutional Research Links

The following links are provided for those interested in on-line resources available for institutional research endeavors. Many of these sites have links to additional sources of data and resources on a national and state-wide level.

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Professional organization that examines and supports research and professional development opportunities in higher education management, policy analysis, and planning. Especially focused on the role of institutional research in academic institutions.

California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR)
Professional organization that examines and supports research and professional development opportunities in higher education management, policy analysis, and planning in California. Especially focused on the role of institutional research in academic institutions. The segments represented include the campuses of the University of California, California State Universities, California Community Colleges, and independent colleges and universities.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Collection of national statistics and publications on education in the United States. Includes access to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey forms, data files, publications, and tools (Peer Analysis System, College Opportunities On-Line).

National Science Foundation (NSF)/ Science Resources Studies (SRS)
Collection of national statistics and publications on science and engineering resources required of the National Science Foundation and collected by the NSF Science Resources Studies (SRS) division. Includes access to WebCASPAR, a database system focused on U.S. academic institutions.