External Links

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) exists to “advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.”

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is a professional association of more than 3,100 institutional researchers, planners, and decision-makers from higher education institutions around the world. AIR exists to benefit its members and help advance research that will improve the understanding, planning, and operation of higher education institutions.

Integrated Postsecondary Data Education System (IPEDS)
The Integrated Postsecondary Data Education System is a system of surveys to collect data from providers of postsecondary education. The web site provides institutional-level data in areas such as faculty, staff, finances, enrollments, and completions.

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
The National Center for Education Statistics provides data related to education in the United States and other countries.

National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis (NCHEMS)
The National Information Center for Higher Education Policymaking and Analysis was established to assist working administrators at colleges and universities in improving their management capability by providing information, research-based expertise, practical experience, and a range of management tools.

National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC)
The National Postsecondary Education Cooperative was authorized by Congress to promote the quality, utility, and comparability of higher education data that support policy development at the institution, state, and federal levels.

Raynald’s SPSS Tools
Actuary Raynald Levesque provides SPSS code and techniques for all levels of users to increase productivity. Among other things, this site contains sample syntax, macros, scripts and a Newbie’s Corner.

Texas State Data Center
The Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer provides Census information for Texas and distributes population estimates and projections for Texas and other information from the state government, federal government, and other sources.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board was established to “provide leadership and coordination for the Texas higher education system to achieve excellence for the college education of Texas students.” The web site provides reports, publications, data and statistics relevant to higher education in the State of Texas.

U.S. Census 2010
U.S. Census 2010 provides results from the 2010 Census.

U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education was established to promote educational excellence and ensure equal access to education. The web site provides information about policies, data, planning and performance regarding education in the U.S.