The Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR), established late in 1988, is a member-based professional body comprising members throughout the region. AAIR is incorporated within Australia as a non-profit organisation. It is affiliated with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), which originated in the United States of America some thirty years ago, and which now commands a membership in excess of 3,000!
AAIR is the professional association for institutional research practitioners in higher education and other institutions in Australasia. ‘Institutional research’ is viewed as a range of activities involving the collection, analysis, and interpretation of information descriptive of an institution and its activities, including its students and staff, programs, management, and operations. The findings of such ‘institutional research’ assist institutional leaders (in both academic and administrative domains) by informing their planning and decision-making.
AAIR draws members mainly from Australia and New Zealand, with further members from the wider Pacific region. Members contribute to planning, decision making, policy formulation, and analysis concerned with the management of tertiary education. The broad aim of AAIR is to benefit, assist, and advance research that leads to the improved understanding, planning, and operation of tertiary education institutions within Australasia. AAIR has the following principal objectives:
The Australasian Association for Institutional Research Inc. (AAIR) is an incorporated association, regulated by Consumer Affairs Victoria in the State of Victoria, Australia (Registration Number: A0034643U).
AAIR is the ONLY dedicated, professional association for institutional researchers in Australasia. AAIR offers tertiary education professionals a unique forum to develop skills, share knowledge and advance ideas to support effective decision making. AAIR promotes data-informed decision making through regular communications, special interest groups, annual fora and regional events. Becoming an AAIR member will keep you up-to-date on current and emerging issues and help build your personal and professional networks.
We aim to be the pre-eminent Australasian association that empowers a professional institutional research community to be influential thought leaders.
We believe in building a confident and connected community that advances tertiary education and research success through useful institutional research.
AAIR has a commitment to:
Supporting Effective Decision Making
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