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External Data and Reports

Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
Repository of over 2,000 Institutional Research resources

Common Data Set Initiative
Provides common definitions for regularly-collected data elements. Drake's CDS for 2007 thru 2012 can be found here.

National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
A description of this national project in which Drake regularly participates and many resources associated with it.

AAPOR Best Practices for Survey Research
A very good guide to frame any survey research.

IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System)
This repository of data for the National Center for Education Statistics houses information on nearly 5,000 postsecondary institutions in the United States. The Peer Analysis System allows the creation of peer lists and customized data downloads into Excel or .csv files of enrollment, faculty, staff, financial and many other variables. For assistance logging in, contact Christine Marchand (x1865).

NSF (National Science Foundation)
The NSF web site includes many statistical reports of research in science and engineering including dollars spent by source for all reporting institutions. The NSF WebCASPAR database system allows extensive data downloads in Excel or.csv format.

CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Assocation for Human Resources)
This web site provides access to some summaries, reports and surveys on administrative and staff salaries nationwide. For information or data in the password protected portion, please contact Drake Human Resources.

AAUP (American Association of University Professors)
Information and resources on faculty compensation and other faculty issues are maintained here. No database is available.

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