SAIR Business Meeting
At 3:15 p.m., the meeting was called to order. President Harriott Calhoun welcomed attendees and discussed the following items that had been announced during the year.
The business minutes from the 2000 SAIR Conference in Myrtle Beach were approved with Glenn James (Tennessee Tech) moving and Joseph Hoey (Georgia Institute of Technology) seconding approval.
Treasurer Hanne Delbridge stated that as of noon on October 15, 2001, 327 individuals had registered for the SAIR 2001 conference. The state of Georgia had the highest attendance and Clemson University was the university with the largest number of representatives. It was also reported that the total assets as of June 30, 2001, were $71,127.92. Total assets as of September 30, 2001 were $100,325.20.
Past President Gerry Dizinno reported that the newly elected board members are:
The Newly elected Nominating Committee members are:
President Dizinno announced that the 2002 SAIR Conference will be held at
the Sheraton Baton Rouge Convention Center Hotel in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, October 12-15, with Vice President /President Elect Joseph Hoey
as program chair.
Elect Sam Lowther thanked the local arrangements committee and planning
committee members for their hard work and encouraged attendees to stay
until the end of the conference.
Member-at-large Teresa Hall announced that there were nine pre-conference workshops at the 2001 conference with 220 registrants. Review of the Constitution and Bylaws will continue next year.
Joseph Hoey discussed the two SAIR publications – the newsletter and the
web site. The web site was updated and redesigned in order to conform to
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The web site address is www.sair.org.
Member-at-large Jim Purcell stated that awards for Best Paper, Unsung Hero, and James Montgomery Service Award will be announced during the Awards Breakfast. The winner of the SAIR 2001 Conference Best Paper will present at the 42nd Annual AIR Forum, which will be held June 2-5, 2002 in Toronto, Canada
Member-at-large Cornelia Wills announced that we had 100 newcomers to SAIR. Activities for the newcomers included a dinner on Saturday, a workshop, and a reception.
Larry Jones discussed that the SAIR/IHE Institutional Research Alliance continues to serve well the purposes of the Association and the Institute of Higher Education as set forth in the Alliance objectives. The challenge now, as it has always been, is to determine and develop the most effective ways for the Alliance to meet the professional in-service needs of institutional researchers in the SAIR states. Illustrative of some of the issues that should be addressed as the SAIR Board and the Institute review the progress of the SAIR/IHE Institutional Research Alliance as it enters its ninth year, are the following:
The faculty of the Institute of Higher Education looks forward to working with the SAIR Board and members to keep the Southern region in the forefront of institutional research.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:45.
SAIR Secretary Approved:___________________
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