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.
Registration for the 2014 HEDS 30th Annual Conference Opens
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 or submit a proposal. This year's conference includes two preconference workshops on IPEDS and the new NSSE, as well as guest speakers from PayScale.com, 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.
It is not too late to submit a proposal for the conference. We encourage individuals at all points in their careers who are engaged in institutional research, assessment, institutional effectiveness, or are in other ways using data to improve their institution’s effectiveness. For full consideration, proposals must be received by April 1, 2014.
Wabash Study of Institutional Change – Call for Participation
The Center of Inquiry at Wabash College is pleased to announce the launch of the Wabash Study of Institutional Change (WSIC). The goal of this project is to identify and disseminate information to assessment practitioners about the factors that promote the use of evidence to improve student learning across a variety of institutional settings and cultures. More>>
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
February 28, 2014
Data collection for Deposits will open on March 1.
Institutions that have shared their Common Data Set may access the summary file and other information for 2013–2014 on Backpack, and institutions that participated in the sharing of AAUP Faculty Compensation data can access the combined file on Backpack here.