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.
Higher Education Links
Below are links to higher education commissions, organizations, and resources of interest to the higher education community. Many of these sites have links to additional sources of data and resources on a national and state-wide level.
Association of American Universities (AAU)
Association of research universities which focuses on national policy on academic research and graduate education.
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
International association of advancement professionals from educational institutions, focusing on support in the areas of alumni relations, communications, and philanthropy.
National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education
Independent, non-profit, nonpartisan organization that works to improve higher education through public policy.
Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC)
Regional association that accredits public and private schools, colleges, and universities.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Regional association created to facilitate resource sharing among the higher education systems of Western states.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
A voluntary, non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and many state university systems.