Visit the Exhibit Hall, AIR’s networking hub, located in
the Empire Ballroom, to meet sponsors and learn
about the latest software, products, and services. This is
also the place to meet with colleagues, visit the Cyber Café,
and charge your device.
The Exhibit Hall is the site of
the Poster Sessions, coffee breaks, daily lunch breaks, the
Wednesday Welcome Reception hosted by the AIR Board
of Directors, and the complimentary dessert break after
lunch on Thursday. Be sure to check out the photo booth
and caricature artist to create fun Forum mementos.
Academic Analytics, LLC
Academic Analytics provides higher education with data and solutions drawn from analyses of national disciplines and custom peer comparisons at the institutional, department, program, and individual faculty level. The Academic Analytics database includes data on the primary areas of scholarly accomplishment in Ph.D. education. All data are matched to individual scholars; the “person” is the unit of analysis. Books, Journal article, Conference proceedings, Article citations, Federal grants, Professional honors, and awards. The database includes information on over 270,000 faculty members, more than 9,700 Ph.D. programs and 11,000 departments at 409 universities in the United States and abroad.
Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis
The Access Group Center for Research & Policy AnalysisSM aims to address some of the most critical issues facing legal education today, including: enhancing access to legal education for students from diverse backgrounds, increasing affordability for students pursuing legal education, and expanding the value of a legal education. The Center achieves these goals through strategic research, meaningful policy analysis and issue advocacy, actionable data, and outcome-driven grant making. In addition, the Center sponsors and hosts events that further the field’s understanding of issues related to access, affordability, and the value of legal education. To learn more, visit www.AccessResearch.org.
ACT is an international, mission-driven, nonprofit organization providing high-quality assessments grounded in more than 50 years of research. The ACT® test is the most widely used US college admissions test, taken in 2015 by 1.9 million high school seniors. Our ACT Aspire® assessment system measures student growth from grades 3 to 10 and links to the ACT to build a complete picture of college and career readiness. More than 3 million people have earned the ACT National Career Readiness CertificateTM, powered by ACT WorkKeys®, to demonstrate they have foundational workplace skills. Learn more at www.act.org.
Ad Astra Information Systems
Ad Astra Information Systems ™, L.L.C., an industry leader in higher education scheduling software and consulting services, offers data-informed solutions and consulting services that help institutions allocate space and faculty resources, forecast student course demand, and manage fluctuations in enrollment. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company has partnered with more than 800 higher education state systems and institutions worldwide. Institutions that partner with Ad Astra achieve better stewardship of instructional resources, improved student access to courses, and accelerated student completions. To learn how strategic scheduling can improve student outcomes and campus efficiency, please contact Sarah Collins, Chief Client Experience Officer, at email@example.com.
Blackboard Analytics™ empowers you to track and improve the performance of students, online and offline courses, academic departments, and your institution as a whole. We’ll partner with you to help you harness data from LMS, SIS, financial aid, finance, and HR, and then share it with those who need it. Our newest solution, Blackboard Predict, uses predictive analytics to identify students exhibiting symptoms of risk. Faculty and student success advisors can use the information to target outreach towards students who would benefit the most.
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. We offer a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching and learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. We’re proud to serve more than 750 public and private colleges and universities. To learn more, visit campuslabs.com
A partnership with Civitas Learning® gives higher education leaders the strategic, scalable analytics infrastructure they need to turn growing, diverse, disconnected data into actionable insights to help every student succeed. Civitas Learning’s Student Insights Platform™ and its integrated front-line action applications provide administrators, faculty, and advisors with a 360-degree view of student behavior and engagement to get the right intervention or inspiration to each student at the right time. Student-level data and predictions enable accurate measurement of initiatives and innovations. The platform’s sophisticated data science can also power third-party applications to move from insight to action to learning quickly and effectively.
CLA+ measures critical-thinking, problem solving, scientific and quantitative reasoning, writing, and the ability to critique and make arguments. Member institutions use CLA+ results to evaluate students’ strengths and areas requiring further attention, sometimes placing results on transcripts to demonstrate that they have, indeed, graduated students with the skills needed to succeed beyond college. Individual students use CLA+ results as a credential, illustrating to graduate schools and prospective employers their talents as 21st century thinkers.
CollegeNET, Inc. is a leading developer of web-based, on-demand technologies that help higher education and non-profit institutions improve operational efficiency, enhance communication with constituents, reduce paper consumption, and save money. The company’s systems are used by more than 1,300 organizations worldwide for online course evaluations and surveys, event and academic scheduling, and recruitment and admissions management.
Collegis Education provides technology-based solutions, analytics, and strategies that help a diverse range of college and universities navigate the rapidly changing landscape of higher education. From enrollment growth strategies to online and competency-based program development, Collegis develops tailored solutions that focus on the institution’s needs.
Collibra is the global leader in business-driven data governance solutions, founded to address data management from the business stakeholder perspective. Delivered through a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Collibra provides data stewardship, data governance and data management for the enterprise business user. Collibra automates data governance and management processes by providing business-focused applications where collaboration and ease-of-use come first, giving all data users the benefits of having easy access to good and trustworthy data. To find out more, visit www.collibra.com.
At DATA180 we are on a mission to put smart technology to work for academe. Feature-by-feature, our web-based solutions are built through collaboration and innovation with the ultimate goal of improving processes throughout the academic ecosystem. By putting our smart tools in the hands of your faculty, administrators, and students, you’ll transform your school’s operational throughput and academic output. Are you ready for an efficiency turnaround? Explore our solutions: Faculty activity reporting and performance evaluations (workflows for annual review, tenure/promotion, sabbatical, etc.), Program assessment and e-portfolios, and Co-curricular transcripts and activity tracking.
Showcase your university’s most important resource and uncover strategic opportunities with fast, accurate access into your faculty’s teaching, research, and service accomplishments. Streamline accreditation and simplify preparing annual faculty activity reports, promotion and tenure processes, and more while keeping your faculty’s profiles on your campus website always up-to-date. More than 60% of the largest 500 campuses of higher education and over 250,000 faculty leverage Digital Measures software.
Digital Science is a technology company working to make scientific research more efficient. Our software helps to support researchers at every stage of the research cycle to ensure they can work more smartly and discover more. Our tools are developed for researchers by researchers who have faced the same challenges and who want to change the way science is done. Visit www.digital-science.com.
Elsevier Research Intelligence offers solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by researchers and research managers. We provide innovative services that improve your ability to establish, execute, and evaluate research strategy and performance via rich data assets and metrics from tools such as SciVal and Pure, and custom analytical services.
Emsi is focused on the student-to-employment journey. For better than 15 years we’ve served as economic data advisors to higher education leaders. Now having teamed with CareerBuilder, we’ve created a network of data to connect students, educators, and employers. Together our teams of economists and data scientists provide expert consultation and online resources that help:students identify their career interests and the corresponding education path; colleges provide in-demand programs and services that boost student recruitment, retention, and career readiness; and employers work with colleges and universities to find the best talent with the needed skills for their workforce.
Equifax Verification Services equips institutions with the data and analytics required to assess programmatic outcomes and inform key stakeholders on the performance impact of their programs. The Work Number allows academic institutions to verify and monitor critical placement, employment, and income metrics; thereby allowing for seamless data collection and analysis, as well as superior capabilities to measure the impact of program enhancements on graduate outcomes. The Work Number database is an instant and automated employment and income verification solution, housing employment records from over 5,000 employers nationwide.
At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating high-quality assessments based on rigorous research. ETS is proud to introduce the HEIghtenTM Outcomes Assessments, a new customizable suite of general education assessments, which provide actionable data you can tailor to your student learning outcomes goals. The HEIghten™ suite is a comprehensive new tool that your institution can use in conjunction with internal assessments for accreditation and curriculum improvement. To learn more visit www.ets.org/heighten.
EvaluationKIT is an affordable, fully-hosted course evaluation and survey system with features to streamline your course evaluation setup and drive response rates. EvaluationKIT provides all the necessary functionality to manage these important institutional processes, including turnkey LMS integrations (Canvas, Blackboard, Brightspace, Moodle, etc.), survey authoring, customized communications, and automated reports for instructors and administrators. With hundreds of implementations throughout higher education, EvaluationKIT scales well for institutions of all types and sizes. There’s no hardware to buy, set up, or maintain, so implementation is a snap. Visit www.evaluationkit.com for a free pilot and see for yourself why so many institutions have chosen EvaluationKIT.
Evisions is a leading provider of innovative, easy–to-use software solutions that automate business processes for higher education and research administration professionals. Supported by world class customer support and a commitment to a superior user experience, Evisions products simplify and streamline workflows, eliminate manual and redundant processes, and increase productivity through greater efficiency. Learn more or join the conversations at www.evisions.com/higher-education, www.evisions.com/research, @EvisionsInc and blog.evisions.com.
At eXplorance, we believe improvement is at the heart of progress. Since 2003, we have helped organizations develop a culture of improvement by providing tools that assess knowledge, competencies, and skills. Blue® helps build that culture by providing strategic insights for future innovation. Blue is a complete Learning Experience Management (LEM) system for evaluations, surveys, tests, 360 degree feedback, and more. Putting ‘being better’ at the forefront, Blue provides benchmarks, stakeholder assessments, sophisticated reporting, and continuous monitoring. Based in Montreal, some of our clients include RMIT University, loanDepot, University of Louisville, The American Petroleum Institute, University of Toronto, and NASA.
GradLeaders is a merger of two market leaders: MBA Focus and CSO Research. We are the market leader in student recruitment and career services technology, connecting leading employers year-round with students and alumni from top-ranked schools around the world. Our exclusive partnerships, extensive student database, and industry-leading software solutions, make us the #1 choice of companies seeking high-quality, best-fit, and diverse students to join their team.
Gravic, Inc.- Remark Software
Gravic’s Remark Software collects and analyzes data from paper and web forms (surveys, tests, evaluations, and assessments). Use any word processor to create and print your own plain-paper surveys and scan them with Remark Office OMR using an image scanner. Or, create, host, and administer online surveys using Remark Web Survey. Host your own online forms; there are no form or respondent limitations. Use both products to combine data from paper and web surveys. Easily generate analysis reports and graphs with Remark Quick Stats, a built-in analysis component. Or, export data to 35+ different formats (Including: SPSS, Excel, CSV, ExamSoft, StatPac).
Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)
The Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA is an information center for educational policy making and institutional improvement through the administration of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, involving data on some 1,900 institutions and over 15 million college students. The CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year Survey, the Diverse Learning Environments Survey, the College Senior Survey, and the triennial Faculty Survey. HERI also conducts training institutes in advancing institutional assessment and scholarship in higher education, and builds partnerships with higher education organizations in promoting institutional excellence.
IBM Business Analytics
For almost 50 years, IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics has been helping institutions of higher education to prepare students with the analytical skills needed to succeed today and to transform their own institutional practices. Turning data into predictive and actionable insight, innovative organizations are utilizing analytics to personally engage students, alumni, and constituents throughout their life cycle, resulting in key metrics such as increased enrollment yield, student retention rates, and donor contributions, but more than anything, an enhanced student experience and optimized institutional outcomes.
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with customers in more than 40 countries worldwide, iDashboards provides easy-to-use, visually-appealing and cost-effective dashboard software for clients in a wide variety of industries including higher education, healthcare, logistics, finance, manufacturing and more. With customizable and flexible dashboard solutions that easily integrate with key data sources, iDashboards clients can quickly and effectively view and analyze critical performance metrics, ultimately leading to enhanced decision-making capabilities. For more information, visit www.idashboards.com.
At IData, our mission is to help higher education institutions be successful through effective data management and innovative technology. This includes services and products developed from our deep experience and knowledge working with the data and systems that run higher education. Services include: Reporting and Data Governance, System Integration, and Technology Consulting. For more information, visit www.idatainc.com.
In fulfillment of our nonprofit mission, IDEA partners with institutions of higher education to improve learning outcomes. We publish high-quality research around topics that directly impact learning, allowing faculty, staff, and administrators to adopt new strategies and make adjustments based on research data instead of supposition. To illuminate the impact of the resulting behavioral adjustments on teaching, learning, and leadership, we provide valid and reliable assessment instruments delivered on cutting edge technology. The resulting assessment feedback provides users with comparative data, summative and formative feedback, and customized advice on using our library of professional development in order to improve. Through research, assessment, and professional development, we improve learning.
Incisive Analytics (IA) is a Business Intelligence consulting services firm. Our services focus on solving our client’s most challenging business analytics and information-related problems. Our approach is to partner with every client, creating a unique experience to deliver results that equip our clients to make strategic decisions based on Take Action Analytics! We provide full-lifecycle Business Intelligence solutions involving business needs discovery, tool selection, technical design, implementation, and user acceptance into a ‘culture of analytics.’ We leverage an industry-proven methodology, advocate star schema designs, and take an unbiased agnostic approach to the application of technology.
The leading provider of critical thinking assessments worldwide, Insight Assessment offers critical thinking skills with numeracy and mindset measures designed specifically for 2yr, 4yr and post-graduate programs. Our instruments including the CCTST-N, HSRT-N, BCTST-N and TER-N are tailored to the needs of different disciplines and benchmarked to national norms. Our clients can add demographic questions, test in multiple languages, customize group reports and administer the assessments online including tablets or through an LMS. Traditional paper testing is also available. Our assessments are used in all 50 states and 60 countries worldwide for QEPs, accreditation, admissions, performance funding, research and more.
Invoke Higher Education
Invoke Higher Education was formed when Academic Management Systems (AMS) merged with Invoke Solutions in 2015. Since 1997, Invoke Higher Education has served Higher Education with the proven CoursEval™ Configurable Survey Platform. CoursEval™ is an industry-leading evaluation solution used by higher education institutions and preparatory schools mainly for promotion and tenure, end-of- term evaluations, and improving teaching effectiveness in the classroom. Invoke Higher Education is also proud to introduce Live Education Insights (LEI), a patented large-scale research events solution for institutions looking to maximize their marketing efforts.
National Student Clearing House
Founded in 1993 by the higher education community, the National Student Clearinghouse® relieves burdens and costs related to student data reporting and exchange. Our work — performed in a trusted, secure, and private environment — provides time- and cost-saving benefits to students, schools, administrators, and requestors. Participating institutions enroll 98% of students in public and private U.S. institutions. Our research arm, the National Student Clearinghouse® Research Center™, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides educators and policymakers with accurate longitudinal data on student outcomes to enable informed decision making. Clearinghouse services facilitate an institution's compliance with FERPA, The Higher Education Act, and other applicable laws.
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) is administered annually to first-year and senior students at participating institutions. Results provide valid, reliable information on the extent to which students engage in proven educational practices that correspond to desirable learning outcomes. Over 1,600 bachelor's-granting institutions have participated in this effort to assess and improve undergraduate education. Institutions receive diagnostic information about teaching and learning with customizable comparison groups and resources to assist in interpreting and using results. Visit our exhibit to learn more about NSSE and redesigned reports and companion surveys, the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), and the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE).
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics
The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) provides to policy makers and the public, high-quality information on the science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is responsible for collecting and disseminating statistical data on Research and Development, the science and engineering workforce, U.S. competitiveness in science, engineering, technology, R&D, and the condition and progress of STEM education in the United States. We conduct our work from the perspective of a federal statistical agency and strive to address information needs of our constituents, to improve our data collections, and to disseminate our information broadly.
For more than 15 years, Nuventive has helped hundreds of higher education institutions improve personal and institutional performance through institutional performance management, strategic planning, academic and administrative outcomes assessment, program review, accreditation, and student success. Our performance management solutions offer a new way to establish a culture of performance with a flexible software system that enables faculty, staff, and administrators to link measurement to strategic objectives, reflect on those measurements, and take action to improve performance. As a result, you can engage your stakeholders more deeply in developing and executing your institutional plans and improve institutional achievement and competitiveness.
ACAT delivers a critical balance between locally generated and nationally referenced instruments for assessing learning in the major. Available for 12 baccalaureate disciplines, ACAT provides faculty with flexible content to ensure the best fit with departmental teaching and learning goals. ACAT can be administered using pencil-and-paper or computer.
Plum Analytics was founded with the vision of bringing modern ways of measuring research impact to individuals and organizations that use and analyze research. By carefully designing and deliberately collecting the big data created when individuals interact with research, Plum Analytics delivers products that provide contemporary information about research impact.
QS Intelligence Unit
The QS Intelligence Unit (QSIU) was formed in 2008 as a distinct and autonomous department of Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) in order to meet the increasing public interest for comparative data on universities and organizations, and the growing demand for institutions to develop deeper insight into their competitive environment. Committed to the key principles of rigorous integrity and undeniable value, QSIU strives to be the most trusted independent source of global intelligence on the higher education sector. QSIU is growing its London, Singapore, and Bucharest operations to deliver the detailed analysis in increasing demand from many institutions in the market.
Rapid Insight develops easy to use analytic software enabling institutional researchers to quickly and easily build reports and predictive models to guide recruiting, admissions, retention, and fundraising strategies. We make it easy to be data driven.
Research Institute for Studies in Education
The Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE), a unit of the School of Education, is located at Iowa State University. RISE conducts comprehensive, integrated, research and evaluation studies to enhance K-12 and postsecondary education nationally and globally. RISE is capable of delivering a broad spectrum of services related to research, analytic inquiry, and technical consulting services. The professional staff is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, survey design, and focus group/interview protocols.
Ruffalo Noel Levitz
What would you like to accomplish? Each year, 1,800 campus executives turn to Ruffalo Noel Levitz to accomplish their goals for student recruitment, marketing, financial aid, student success, and alumni engagement. Our student success services help campuses assess students, analyze data, intervene early, and remove barriers to persistence. Assessments include the Student Satisfaction Inventory, the College Student Inventory, plus surveys for other campus populations. Ruffalo Noel Levitz convenes conferences and webinars attended by more than 5,000 educators each year. In addition, we produce reports and columns to help campus leaders analyze current enrollment trends and discover more effective strategies. Visit www.RuffaloNL.com.
SAS Institute Inc.
SAS helps you better serve your students and your institution by turning data into answers you can act on. More than 3,000 educational institutions rely on SAS’ 40 years of experience as the worldwide leader in analytics to gain the fastest insight into critical areas like student performance, enrollment, retention, institutional advancement and more. No matter how big your data is or how many users need to access self-service reporting to make lightning-quick decisions, SAS is unmatched in giving educators THE POWER TO KNOW®.
Need a better course evaluation or assessment solution? Scantron provides intelligent assessment, data management, and analytics solutions that help learners, educators, and leaders around the world. From web-based and desktop software to reliable scanners and guaranteed forms, Scantron products help you use your data instead of just collecting it. Scantron’s proven solutions have helped colleges and universities simplify and speed up crucial data collection for decades. Effective decisions depend on reliable and meaningful data. Scantron software, scanners, and forms turn raw data into actionable results that drive organizational performance. See what Scantron can do for you today!
SmartEvals (GAP Technologies, Inc.)
SmartEvals is a flexible, web-based platform designed to meet the diverse needs of colleges and universities. Offering solutions for course evaluations, student retention, learning outcomes, academic advising, Title IX, and benchmarking, SmartEvals is a comprehensive resource to support strategic planning and data-driven decision-making at your institution. With cutting edge survey and reporting tools, SmartEvals delivers valuable insight into the quality of academic curricula, the quality of instruction, and overall student achievement and satisfaction. Learn more at info.smartevals.com.
Strategic Planning Online, LLC
Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) is specifically designed to help institutions automate the strategic planning, budgeting, assessment, and accreditation processes. We enable your institution to collaborate about institutional effectiveness while defining objectives, setting goals, conducting assessments, and measuring results. SPOL makes it easy for departments to collaborate and understand how to work together toward the master vision of continuous improvement and institutional excellence. We create a platform for the entire institution to participate in planning, budgeting, assessment, and accreditation with a complete solution that addresses every facet of institutional effectiveness.
SurveyGizmo is exceptionally powerful, easy to use survey software that gives you access to the answers you’re after, no matter your budget. Collect data of all kinds on our global, scalable, reliable platform, then use our reporting tools to find trends and patterns. Ask questions and inspire action with SurveyGizmo. If you ever have trouble, our world-class support is here to help, with hundreds of how-to guides, instant chat, straightforward emails, and even phone appointments so you can talk to a real person when you need to. Visit SurveyGizmo today for your free trial.
Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award-winning software delivers fast analytics, visualization, and rapid-fire business intelligence on data of any size, format, or subject. The result? Anyone can get answers from data quickly, with no programming required. From executive dashboards to ad-hoc reports, Tableau lets you share mobile and browser-based, interactive analytics in a few clicks. More than 23,000 companies and organizations, including some of the world’s largest enterprises, rely on Tableau Software.
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, and user-friendly assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services. Since 2000, hundreds of institutions have relied on Taskstream to efficiently manage the full cycle of outcomes assessment and prepare for accreditation.
The College Board
The College Board is a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators, and schools.
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver solutions that support the full research ecosystem to help reach your goals and broaden your impact. With curated and unbiased information, Thomson Reuters can intelligently guide you through the research ecosystem, supporting your role within scholarly research, or publishing and analysis—from start to finish. With our tools, seamlessly search and discover, author and collaborate, publish and present, and manage and evaluate.
Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) has been at the heart of higher education for five decades. With the World University Rankings, we provide the definitive list of the world's best universities, evaluated across teaching, research, international outlook, reputation and more. We harness data to enable meaningful insight and benchmarking of institutional performance, combined with valuable news and analysis of global higher education issues. THE’s data are trusted by governments and universities and are a vital resource for students when choosing where to study.
U.S. News Academic Insights
U.S. News Academic Insights, built specifically for institutions, provides schools the ability to analyze their relative position to other institutions based on single data points or ranking criteria across 25+ years. In addition to more than 5+ million data points, its tools allow users to view and manipulate the metrics beneath two decades of the Best Colleges and Best Graduate rankings. Over the last few months, we have added 3 new enhancements to the platform: a histogram data visualization, intelligent sorting, and 2 million additional data points.
Xitracs. A Division of Concord USA, Inc.
Xitracs™ is the simple to use, yet feature rich, solution for all levels of assessment reporting including program, course, and student outcomes. Additionally, Xitracs provides curriculum and outcome mapping, strategic plan reporting, credentials management & reports, as well as agency compliance reporting. We invite you to stop by our booth and learn about Xitracs. Ask about our new Student Assessment and Data Extraction modules. Discover how Xitracs gives you more reports while taking less time for you and the faculty by contacting Ed Hanley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our website (www.xitracs.com).
With ZogoTech’s data warehouse and analytics tools, colleges and universities can effectively leverage student and institutional data for decision-making. From enrollment management and longitudinal cohort tracking, to measuring key performance indicators, ZogoTech’s solutions enable users at every level to easily access the information they need, when they need it.