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 Proposals
We are inviting proposals for the 2015 HEDS Annual Conference, which will take place in Portland, Oregon on June 13–17. We encourage individuals at all points in their careers who are engaged in institutional research, assessment, or institutional effectiveness, or who are in other ways using data to improve their institution’s effectiveness, to submit a proposal. We welcome participants from all colleges and universities—you do not have to be from a HEDS institution or be an institutional researcher to submit a proposal or attend this conference. More>>
HEDS Institutions Represented at AAC&U Annual Meeting
Around 70 percent of the consortium's 131 member institutions will be at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. on January 22–24. Faculty, administrators, and staff from thirty-eight HEDS schools will be giving presentations on topics such as integrative learning and interdisciplinary models (Austin College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Allegheny College), student cohort advising models (Pomona, Franklin and Marshall, and Dickinson Colleges), and promoting equity and success in STEM in the second year (Grinnell and Carleton Colleges). HEDS primary contact Anne Dueweke (Kalamazoo College) will be on a panel to present information about engaging faculty in results from the updated NSSE to improve educational outcomes. Cate Rowen (Smith College) will be in a roundtable discussion with Smith colleagues on how they linked student learning assessment with departmental review; and in a “Ted-Talk”-style forum, Laura Palucki Blake, HEDS primary contact at Harvey Mudd College, will show how using evidence to make small changes on campus can have a big impact on institutional improvement. See conference program for more details.
HEDS Seeks Research Analyst and Data Manager
The HEDS Consortium is inviting applications for the position of Research Analyst and Data Manager. This person will work with the consortium's leadership team to develop and implement the consortium’s data collection, analysis, and reporting strategy. Candidates should have excellent data analytic and written and oral communication skills, as well 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.
Required qualifications are as follows:
- Bachelor's degree or higher
- Strong organizational, quantitative, and research skills, including appropriate experience with statistical software and Microsoft Excel
- Strong communication skills—written, oral, and interpersonal
For more information about this position and how to apply, please visit the Wabash College website. Wabash College, a small liberal arts college dedicated to undergraduate education for men, encourages applicants from all backgrounds. EOE.
Announcing the HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey
We are pleased to announce that campuses can now register for the 2015 HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey. Both HEDS members and institutions that are not members of HEDS may sign up to participate in this new survey.
The HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey is designed to collect information about students’ perceptions of your campus’s climate for unwanted sexual contact and sexual assault, students’ perceptions of how your institution addresses and responds to sexual assault, and whether and how often students have experienced unwanted sexual contact or sexual assault.
Institutions can administer the 2015 HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey for any 3–6 week period between January 15 and April 30, 2015.
Registration Open for HEDS surveys
Institutions may register for the HEDS Alumni Survey, the spring administration of the HEDS Research Practices Survey, the HEDS Senior Survey, and the HEDS Sexual Assault Campus Climate Survey. See more information for all HEDS surveys here.
Update on Data Exchanges
HEDS Actionable Application, Deposits, and Tuition and Fees data collection opened on January 1, 2015. Find out more about HEDS data exchanges and the 2014–2015 schedule.