…providing opportunities for its members and associates to explore their special interest areas in the field of institutional research through its Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
AAIR currently has four SIGs:
Each year, sessions are set aside for these SIGs to meet during the Annual Forum, in addition to a stand-alone Forum in the middle of the year known as the AAIR SIG Forum.
Up until 2009, the Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence & Analytics SIG held its own Forum around the middle of the year, but since then, the Government Reporting and Load Management SIGs have met with their Data Warehousing colleagues in a combined Forum. The recent inclusion of the Surveys and Evaluation SIG at the SIG Forum allows the full gamut of AAIR SIGs to be represented.
There has also been some interest in establishing a ‘Benchmarking and Rankings’ SIG, as well as a ‘Quality Assurance’ SIG. Discussions are ongoing to determine if there is sufficient interest in these specialist areas and if so, how best to proceed in establishing the two new Special Interest Groups.
The Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence & Analytics (DW/BI & A) Special Interest Group provides a forum for sharing of information and discussion about the use of:
Institutions are required to report to their federal government responsible for tertiary education across a number of areas. These areas may include reporting on students, graduates, staff, research and finance. The Government Reporting Special Interest Group allows persons responsible for any of these areas to receive regular updates from their respective government representatives face-to-face.
The Load Management Special Interest Group provides a forum to share ideas, improve processes, build networks of colleagues, and discuss load management topics such as:
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AAIR hosts a SIG Forum around the middle of each calendar year. Check out our:
The AAIR SIG Forum is held in different states each year, giving everyone the best chance of attending. Originally the AAIR SIG Forum was purely for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence, but since 2009, now includes streams for all AAIR special interest areas.
In addition, sessions are set aside for these SIGs to meet during the AAIR Annual Forum each year.
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