…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 SIG forum that meets in the middle of the year.
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 Business Intelligence and Analytics Special Interest Group provides a forum for the 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 and Planning 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, 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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