2014 AIRUM Fall Conference
November 6-7, 2014
(pre-conference on November 5, 2014)

Hilton Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport-Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425

Bloomington Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website

The AIRUM annual conference is where institutional research practitioners, scholarly researchers, and decision makers from AIRUM states meet to share research and learn from each other. Join us in a lively exchange of new ideas, time-proven techniques, and invaluable tricks of the trade.

Submit your conference proposal here!

Proposal deadline is September 5, 2014. Acceptance emails will be sent by September 16, 2014.

Five program track areas have been identified to help you think about the expertise and experiences that you have to offer. These tracks include:

INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS - How has your campus developed systemic procedures for measuring congruence between the stated and actual mission and goals of the university?  How are planning and assessment aligned at all levels of the university? How do you insure that decisions are evidence-based? What is the role of institutional research in guiding and supporting institutional effectiveness practices or in providing and interpreting evidence used for decision-making?

ASSESSMENT & COLLABORATION- What’s working on your campus as we collaborate inside and outside the institution to analyze and report data? How are we contributing to assessment initiatives on our campuses? How do we measure student learning outcomes and use that information to make improvements? How can Institutional Research help prepare the university to meet assessment expectations for institutional and program accreditation?  

STUDENT OUTCOMES - What effective actions have you taken in your work to further engage in evolving campus decisions about student matriculation, retention, student profile, and the experiences of enrolled students?

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH STATISTICS, TOOLS & TECHNOLOGY - Data management and analysis is rapidly evolving with new tools. What steps are you taking? What basic statistical methods can you share? 

MANAGEMENT - Effective leadership of IR on campus means internal operations and staffing are in order. What can we learn about how it's evolving for your department?

Sponsor/Exhibitor Seeking corporate sponsors and exhibitors with products and/or services pertaining to the higher education community to become involved in
our annual conference.

Spring 2014 Newsletter


Please see the Spring 2014 Newsletter for more conference information.


Membership List Current membership list, please check to make sure your name, title and institution are correct.