Association for Institutional Research [AIR] Law and Legal Definition

The Association for Institutional Research [AIR] is a professional association of several institutional researchers, planners, and decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world. AIR assists in advancing research to improve the understanding, planning, and operation of higher education institutions. The mission of the Association for Institutional Research is to support quality data and decisions for higher education. AIR sponsors an annual four-day forum each spring. At the annual four-day forum, institutional research professionals discuss the newest methods of institutional research, exchange information and ideas about postsecondary educational institutions, and network with colleagues.

Membership in AIR can be acquired through individual membership, organizational membership, or graduate student membership.