NIRSA began annually collecting aggregate data as the Institutional Data Set in 2011. The Institutional Data Set transitioned to a new and improved online platform in early 2016. Data entry for the 2014-2015 academic year is now open. Question by question comparisons are now available and full results capabilities, including personalized dynamic reports, will become available soon.
All professional members can now login to the platform and enter data on their institution directly in the platform. Data is automatically saved within the platform, so different members with different expertise can access and enter data at different times. A minimum 50% of survey questions about an institution must be answered before members from that institution can access results capabilities when they become available.
Most of the content within your institution’s data set will remain in the Institutional Data Set from year to year. Institutions will be asked to review and update their data annually. Additionally, public data on your institution or in your institution’s NIRSA member profile has been be pre-populated, making the collection of complete data sets for each institution a more manageable endeavor.