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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.


Call for Applications – AGLS Award

The Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) is accepting applications for the 2014 Award for Improving General Education: Exemplary Program Processes. Applications describing quality general education program work can be submitted for any one of the following learning improvement processes: Building Faculty Ownership, Co-Curricular Programming, Learning Through Assessment.

2014 HEDS 30th Annual Conference Registration

You may now register for the HEDS 30th Annual Conference in Portland, Maine on June 15-18. We welcome participants from all colleges and universities—you do not have to be from a HEDS institution to attend the conference. This year's conference includes two preconference workshops on IPEDS and the new NSSE, as well as guest speakers from, Teacher's College at Columbia University, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Wagner College, and the Gallup-Purdue Index. We are also offering several optional events and excursions. Please see more about the conference and registration here.  

HEDS Survey Registration

Registration for the 2014 administration of the HEDS Senior Survey is 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.

Institutions may also wish to register for the spring administration of the HEDS Research Practices Survey. This is a short survey that collects information on students’ research experiences and assesses information literacy skills. Find out about the survey and registration here.

Data Sharing Update

April 16, 2014

Institutions that shared NSSE data for 2013 may access the summary file and other information on Backpack here. Participating institutions may also see summary files for Tuition and Fees 2014–2015Actionable Applications 2013–2014, the 2013 NACUBO Tuition Discounting Survey, and NSSE 2010–2012. For a list of all data and reports, click here.