What is AIRUM?

The Association for Institutional Research in the Upper Midwest (AIRUM) is the member-driven professional association for institutional researchers in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. AIRUM is a regional affiliate of the international Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and seeks to provide professional development and networking opportunities for members, facilitate members’ involvement with AIR, and improve and promote research on institutional effectiveness in higher education. 

AIRUM Resources for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

During the summer of 2020, AIRUM focused its programming to focus on equity and inclusion, as our institutions and communities confront racism in all sectors of our society. Members are welcome to submit resource suggestions at this form. A selection of resources are provided here.

COVID-19 Resources

As we all adapt to the myriad changes the pandemic has brought to our personal and professional lives, AIRUM is working on providing support and keeping our community connected. Please see the COVID-19 Resource page for more information.

Information about Joining AIRUM

Thank you for your interest in AIRUM, a regional affiliate of the national Association for Institutional Research (www.airweb.org) serving institutional research, institutional effectiveness and allied professionals in IA, MN, ND, SD, WI, and the UP of MI.

AIRUM’s major event is an annual conference in Bloomington, Minnesota, usually during the first week of November. Conference registrants are automatically signed up as AIRUM members. Individuals can sign up or renew AIRUM membership without attending the conference. Membership is $25/year, and maintaining AIRUM membership grants access to members-only sections of this website, prior year conference materials and ensures that you receive notifications of AIRUM events.