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—including institutional data, third-party survey data, and data from six HEDS 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 Teagle Assessment Scholar Workshop

Does assessment need to work better at your institution? Are political roadblocks frustrating your efforts to make use of assessment data? Have you been tasked with assessing a complicated new general education program? Or are you just looking for new ideas and a chance for feedback on your work from assessment scholars and good colleagues from other institutions?

We invite you to join us on October 23–25, 2015 for the Teagle Assessment Scholar workshop, “Making Assessment Work for Your Institution and Your Students” at the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Find out more.

HEDS Alumni, First Destination, & Research Practices Surveys Registration Open

Registration is now open 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.

Registration is also open for 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. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

In addition, institutions may register now for the 2015–2016 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.