The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium serves the needs of private higher education for institutional research, decision support, assessment, and the advancement of liberal learning.
HEDS invites applications for the position of Research Analyst and Institutional Data Manager. This person will work with the consortium's leadership team to develop and implement the consortium’s institutional data collection, analysis, and reporting strategy. Candidates should have excellent data analytic, written communication, and oral communication skills, and an interest in working flexibly as a member of a team that is reinventing itself to improve its support of the institutional effectiveness of consortium members. The HEDS office is located at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit the Wabash College Human Resources website.
Data Sharing Update
For those institutions that participated in the HEDS exchange of NSSE 2013 data, the combined NSSE data file is now available on Backpack.
HEDS sharing of the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey 2013-2014 is now open. To participate in this sharing, please email with a copy of the data file that your institution will submit to AAUP. We ask that you submit your institution's AAUP file by January 15, 2014 to ensure that the sharing is useful to members. We will close the AAUP Salary data collection on February 1, 2014.
This fall, we will facilitate sharing the CIRP Freshman Survey (TFS) from the past three years. If you administered the CIRP Freshman Survey in fall 2011, fall 2012, and/or fall 2013 and would like to participate in the sharing, please let know by Friday, December 6.
It is not too late to submit your Common Data Set. Please submit your institution's CDS file in Excel format to . Forty-four institutions have submitted their Common Data Set thus far.
HEDS Senior Survey & HEDS Alumni Survey
Registration for the 2014 administration of the HEDS Senior Survey is now open. The HEDS Senior Survey asks college seniors to evaluate good practices and experiences that they have had as undergraduates, to assess the impact of their college experience on their intellectual growth and development, and to describe their immediate plans following graduation. The survey is based both on Wabash National Study findings on effective teaching practices and the AAC&U LEAP learning outcomes. Read more about the survey, registration, and administration.
The HEDS Senior Survey is designed to connect longitudinally with the HEDS Alumni Survey, which assesses the long-term impact of teaching practices and institutional conditions on liberal education outcomes such as critical thinking, information literacy, and problem solving. The HEDS Alumni Survey also examines postgraduate employment outcomes, college debt, and college satisfaction. Registration for the 2013–2014 administration of the HEDS Alumni Survey is open as well.
2014 HEDS Annual Conference
Next year's annual conference will take place in Portland, Maine on June 15–18. See the conference web page for information about the hotel and Portland. We will update the information on the conference webpage as details become available.