2017 AIR Forum Exhibit Hall

Visit the Exhibit Hall, AIR’s networking hub, located in the Marquis 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 Networking 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.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors

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Digital Measures

Tell your university's story and showcase your most important asset 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 percent of the top U.S. universities and over 250,000 faculty leverage Digital Measures software.

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Digital Science

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.

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Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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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 you THE POWER TO KNOW®. Find out more at www.sas.com/ir.

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Times Higher Education

Times Higher Education is the UK’s leading publication in its field, and provides news analysis, insight, community and a trusted list of the world’s best universities – the World University Rankings. From our offices in London, Singapore, Melbourne, Chicago and San Francisco, we offer a range of products and services designed to support institutions in their pursuit of excellence. These range from our analytical tools – underpinned by our rich data that enable planners to design partnerships and investment strategies – to our suite of brand-building products to raise your profile within the global higher education community

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Blackboard is the world’s leading education technology company and brings together leading-edge technology, services and data capabilities to create powerful, student-focused solutions. We thoughtfully innovate and collaborate with institutions across the world to increase student success and institutional performance. No other education partner matches our depth, breadth, and expertise.

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Campus Labs

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 1,000 public and private colleges and universities. To learn more, visit campuslabs.com.

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Clarivate Analytics

Clarivate Analytics accelerates innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect, and commercialize new ideas faster. For more information, visit Clarivate.com.

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Emsi provides labor market data that help colleges and universities measure their economic impact, align their programs with regional demand, and prepare students for the right careers. We believe that when colleges offer programs that match the needs of the market, and communicate the value of those programs to parents, students, taxpayers, and businesses, they boost economic prosperity—not just for students, but for employers and the broader region as well. For the past 17 years, Emsi’s high-quality, user-friendly services have helped hundreds of institutions promote student success and strengthen workforce and economic development in the communities they serve.

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At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating high-quality assessments based on rigorous research. Institutions of higher education rely on ETS to help them demonstrate student learning outcomes and promote student success and institutional effectiveness. Visit us at www.ets.org/highered.

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eXplorance Inc.

At eXplorance, a Learning Experience Management (LEM) solutions provider, we empower institutions to make the right decisions with fact-based learning analytics. eXplorance is the creator of the Blue®, an all-in-one evaluation platform that includes course evaluations, institutional surveys, 360 degree reviews, formative feedback, text analytics, data integrity tools, and much more. eXplorance’s partners include academic institutions such as the University of Melbourne, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of Maryland College Park, Indiana University System, University of Kentucky, Northwestern University, and hundreds more.

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HelioCampus combines data analytics, data storytelling and data science to turn your institutional data into a highly effective asset. A powerful business-intelligence platform coupled with guided analysis from education experts, HelioCampus increases visibility into the connections between enrollment, student success and institutional financial data, and provides guidance on how to take action. Built for and from higher education, the HelioCampus platform is open, extensible and accessible, making it easy to use and understand for all institutional stakeholders. Easy to use and understand, HelioCampus consolidates and presents your institutional data in ways that allow you to make faster, more informed decisions.

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Higher Education Research Institute (HERI)

The Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) is one of the premier educational research and policy organizations in the country. Housed at UCLA, the nonprofit institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, evaluation, information, policy studies, and research training in postsecondary education. HERI administers the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP), the nation’s largest and oldest empirical study of higher education, with data collected from over 15 million students at more than 1,900 colleges and universities since 1966. CIRP consists of the Freshman Survey, Your First College Year survey, Diverse Learning Environments survey, College Senior Survey, and the triennial HERI Faculty Survey.

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IBM SPSS predictive analytics software offers advanced analytical techniques in an easy-to-use package with self-service analytics options. Get deeper, more meaningful insights from your data and predict what is likely to happen next so you can deliver the maximum amount of value to the end user for better decision making.

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At Interfolio, we're dedicated to increasing transparency, equity, and efficiency around the academic decisions at the heart of the university mission. Interfolio's products address the complex, shared-governance workflows of hiring, promotion, and tenure, and provide advanced faculty activity reporting technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance, and accreditation.

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National Survey of Student Engagement

The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement (BCSSE), and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), help institutions assess quality in undergraduate education and strengthen the learning environment. NSSE is administered annually to first-year and senior students. Participating institutions receive diagnostic information about the extent to which students engage in educational practices related to learning and development, customizable comparison groups, and resources for interpreting and using results. NSSE’s Annual Results highlight findings and document institutional improvement efforts. Updated reports and online tools are available to improve visual display and facilitate campus decision making.

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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!

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Tableau Software helps people see and understand data. Tableau’s award winning software delivers fast analytics, visualization, and rapid-fire business intelligence that connects directly to Oracle databases and many other sources. The result? Anyone can get answers from data quickly, 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 35,000 customer accounts, including some of the world’s largest enterprises, rely on Tableau Software.

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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.

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Chmura Economics & Analytics

Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economics consulting firm specializing in quantitative research and technology solutions. We help our clients answer a multitude of questions, from “where can my students find jobs?” to “what courses will be in demand in the future?” We provide robust data and visualizations through JobsEQ, our accessible and time-saving research platform used by education professionals across the nation. Our services are backed by expert Ph.D. economists, big data scientists, black-belt data governance statisticians, and transformation strategists. We advise our clients on how to obtain good data and put it into action.

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Civitas Learning

Civitas Learning is the Student Success Platform for higher education. Our SSP leverages the most statistically rigorous technology in the market today to provide a clear view of the current and future state of your institution and students. Faculty, administrators and students are empowered to act with confidence and make the most of their time, energy and investment for the greatest good. Our community includes more than 285 institutions reaching more than 6.5 million students worldwide. Together, we are helping millions of students learn well, finish strong, and go on to brighter futures. For more information, visit: www.civitaslearning.com.

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Elsevier’s Research Intelligence portfolio 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 using tools such as SciVal and Pure, and custom analytical services.

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IData Incorporated

IData is the leading data management firm for higher education. We provide consulting services as well as a line of innovative data management software products. Started in 2004, iData is based in Alexandria, Virginia. Our mission is helping higher education institutions be successful through effective data management and innovative technology.

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JMP® statistical discovery software from SAS is the tool of choice for scientists, engineers, and other data explorers worldwide. JMP links dynamic data visualization with powerful statistics, in memory and on the desktop. Interactive and visual, JMP reveals insights that raw tables of numbers or static graphs tend to hide.

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Rapid Insight

Rapid Insight develops easy to use analytic software enabling institutional researchers the ability 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.

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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.

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Strategic Planning Online

Strategic Planning Online (SPOL) helps institutions automate the strategic planning, budgeting, assessment, credentialing, and accreditation processes. We enable your institution to collaborate about institutional effectiveness while defining objectives, setting goals, conducting assessments, and measuring results. Bring the entire team together to work toward continuous improvement and institutional excellence with SPOL.

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Stylus Publishing

Founded in 1996, Stylus publishes books that focus on higher education and inclusive teaching in K-12. Our higher education program covers such areas as teaching and learning, service learning, assessment, online learning, racial and gender diversity on campus, student affairs, doctoral education, and leadership and administration. Visit www.styluspub.com.

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Taskstream-Tk20 partners with colleges and universities to develop innovative solutions to gather, organize, and use better data for learning. With industry-leading assessment management and deep reporting capabilities, institutions get a comprehensive view of student learning and institutional effectiveness. Our commitment to helping students achieve their educational goals drives our mission to help the higher ed community engage in more meaningful assessment. Visit taskstream.com/taskstream-tk20 to find a better way forward, together.

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XITRACS. A Division of Concord USA, Inc.

Xitracs™ for Assessment, Planning, and Compliance. 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 and reports, as well as agency compliance reporting. Discover how Xitracs gives you more reports while taking less time for you and your faculty. Learn more about Xitracs and the Assessment and Data Extraction modules by visiting our website, www.xitracs.com.

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Academic Analytics

Academic Analytics is a full-service provider of business intelligence solutions for higher education. The Academic Analytics database includes information on 220,000+ faculty, 9,700+ Ph.D. programs, and 11,000+ departments at 405 universities in the United States and abroad. All data are matched to individual scholars; the “person” is the unit of analysis. Through combining our data with university warehoused data, Academic Analytics has developed a customizable search environment that enables university, corporate, or industry users to identify faculty experts in specific fields to further collaborative research interests, to create new research projects, and to identify sources of federal or private funding.

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PACAT is a leading provider of exit exams for evaluating learning in the major. With over 30 years of experience, ACAT provides faculty with flexible content to ensure the best fit with departmental teaching and learning goals. ACAT is available in 12 disciplines and has been administered to students on over 500 campuses. Three formats are available: ACAT pencil and paper, ACAT Online, and ACAT-N for un-proctored online administration.

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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 course and instructor evaluation, online surveys, event and academic scheduling, and recruitment and admissions management.

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Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+)

CLA+ is a performance-based assessment that measures and benchmarks general education outcomes on both the institutional and individual student level. Our standardized instrument measures critical thinking skills that help an institution better understand student ability and development.

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EvaluationKIT is an affordable, fully-hosted course evaluation and survey system with features to streamline course evaluation setup and drive response rates. EvaluationKIT provides all the 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.⁥

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GradLeaders is the result of a merger between MBA Focus and CSO Research. We are now the market leader for ALL 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 number one choice of companies seeking high-quality, best-fit, and diverse students to join their team.

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Gravic, Inc. - Remark Software

Gravic’s Remark Software collects and analyzes data from paper and web forms (surveys, tests, evaluations, 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, ASCII, ExamSoft, StatPac).

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IMPAQ International, LLC

IMPAQ International evaluates and enhances public programs and policy. We provide leading edge research and consulting services to domestic and international clients, including: monitoring and program evaluations, research and policy analysis, implementation and technical assistance, technology solutions and data management, surveys and data collection, and communications and logistics support. Learn more at www.impaqint.com.

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Incisive Analytics

Incisive Analytics (IA) is a Business Intelligence consulting services firm. Our services focus on solving our clients’ 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 them to make strategic decisions based on Take Action Analytics! We provide full life-cycle 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.

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Faculty activity/credentialing/vetting, course evaluations, and assessments all in one, easy to use, fully integrated system (or purchase modules separately). Improve your course delivery and student learning with more informed, data-driven decisions. Streamlines faculty course assignments and detects and prevents scheduling errors, making your accreditation reporting simpler, faster, and easier.

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IPEDS is the core postsecondary education data collection program for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Data are collected from all primary providers of postsecondary education in the United States in areas including enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty, staff, finances, institutional prices, student financial aid, and academic libraries. These data are made available to students, researchers and others through the IPEDS website http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/.

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Modern Think

Founded in 2004, ModernThink is a strategic organizational development and management consulting firm with particular expertise in workplace quality, organizational assessment, and stakeholder engagement. In partnership with The Chronicle of Higher Education, ModernThink co-founded The Great Colleges to Work For® program in 2008. As the survey, research, and analysis engine for that program, we have surveyed over 1,000 colleges and universities. In addition to working with participants in recognition programs, ModernThink has been engaged by individual organizations to conduct specific research and analysis and give guidance to leadership on the path to improving their workplaces.

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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, 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.

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Public Insight Corporation

Public Insight transforms complex, disparate public data into actionable information to rapidly benchmark institutions and conduct regional market analysis. Our data catalog syndicates over nine billion data points from across the spectrum of education and community data including IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Department of Education. Subscribers dynamically analyze this data through hosted self-service business intelligence dashboards (Interactives). We also market and sell software tools to analyze and extract data from these varied data sources.

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Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) fuels higher education enrollment management and fundraising innovation for more than 1,800 colleges and universities. Through predictive analytics, marketing technology, and unparalleled expertise, RNL offers an intelligent approach to increasing revenue while providing insight on new opportunities for growth. 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, the College Employee Satisfaction Survey, plus surveys for other campus populations. Visit www.RuffaloNL.com for more information and research.

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StataCorp is a leading developer in statistical software, primarily through its flagship product Stata. Used by professional researchers for more than 30 years, Stata provides everything for managing, graphing, and analyzing data. Professional researchers rely on Stata for a fully integrated, powerful, and intuitive set of tools for even the most demanding data management and statistical requirements. Headquartered in College Station, Texas, StataCorp distributes Stata software to users worldwide. For more information, visit www.stata.com.

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Unicon, Inc.

Unicon provides IT consulting and services for learning analytics. Insightful student data assists with institutional research, effectiveness, assessment, and planning. Unicon services include Institutional Readiness Assessment, Standards-based Data Integration, Dashboard Visualizations, Predictive Analytics, and Intervention Management. The LA Quick Start service, featuring open source software with optional Amazon Web ServicesTM, enables rapid analytics implementation. More information is available at www.unicon.net/services/learning-analytics.

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AcessLex Institute

AccessLex InstituteSM, in partnership with its nearly 200 nonprofit and state-affiliated ABA-approved Member law schools, is committed to improving access to legal education and maximizing the affordability and value of a law degree. The AccessLex Center for Legal Education ExcellenceSM advocates for policies that make legal education work better for students and society alike, and conducts research on the most critical issues facing legal education today. The AccessLex Center for Education and Financial CapabilitySM offers financial education programming and resources to help students confidently manage their finances on their way to achieving personal and professional success. Learn more at AccessLex.org.

Exhibit Hall Hours

  • Wednesday, May 31
    7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 2
    7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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