The Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) supports institutional research, institutional effectiveness, assessment, and the use of data to advance liberal education at private colleges and universities.

HEDS is a consortium of private colleges and universities that collaboratively share, analyze, and use data of all kinds — institutional data, data from our six HEDS surveys, data from NSSE, the HERI Faculty Survey, and other national surveys — to advance their institutional missions. HEDS further supports the missions of member institutions by facilitating communication and just-in-time support among institutional representatives and by creating networking opportunities at national conferences. HEDS is located at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College.

Learn more about HEDS and become a member.


Upcoming Assessment Workshop – Registration Open

Registration is open for the Teagle Assessment Scholar Workshop, "Making Assessment Work for Your Institution and Your Students,” on October 23–25, 2015 at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. This workshop is designed to create a retreat-like setting where individuals or teams will develop a plan to kick-start, reboot, or extend an assessment project on a range of topics, including general education, departmental, and on- and off-campus program assessment. Read more>>

Registration Open for the HEDS Teaching Quality Survey

Registration is now open for the 2015 administration of the HEDS Teaching Survey, which asks students about four important components of high-quality teaching: quality of nonclassroom interactions with faculty, faculty interest in teaching and student development, prompt feedback, and teaching clarity and organization. The survey is based on questions from the Wabash National Study.

Institutions may also register for the 2015–2016 administration of the HEDS Alumni Survey, which asks alumni about the quality and impact of undergraduate education and postgraduate education and employment outcomes, and the HEDS First Destination Survey. This survey asks recent college graduates about their current activities, their satisfaction with and connection to their undergraduate institution, the extent to which their undergraduate experience prepared them for postgraduate life, and the impact of undergraduate activities on their development.

In addition, registration is open for the HEDS Research Practices Survey, which takes about 15 minutes to complete and asks students about their research experiences and assesses their information literacy skills.

All institutions, regardless of whether they belong to HEDS, are welcome to participate in all HEDS surveys.