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2024 Call for Proposals

Workshop and session proposals for the 50th Anniversary SAIR Conference are now being accepted! Plan now to attend SAIR 2024 in Atlanta, GA, from September 28th through October 1st, and to contribute to its success by sharing your experience and expertise with our colleagues. We invite proposals addressing all areas relevant to institutional research, accreditation, assessment, and strategic planning, as well as proposals focused on community and two-year colleges, the impacts of new technology and innovative practices, or influences in leadership and management.

The 2024 Call for Proposals is now closed. Proposals are under review, and selections will be announced later this summer.

Use this document to aid in developing your proposal.

The following session tracks will be offered:
  1. Accreditation, Assessment, and Evaluation: issues related to regional accreditors, such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission, and other national and professional accreditors, including critical evaluation of student success and of administrative and academic support functions.
  2. Best Practices in Reporting: examples of designs that improve efficiencies or practices for producing reports including internal reporting, mandated external reporting, and survey data.
  3. Data Analytics and Visualization: effective uses of tools to represent data and communicate outcomes to stakeholders, including interactive dashboards and other dynamic reports.
  4. Leadership and Management: navigating leadership roles in higher education, especially within the areas of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, Assessment, and Accreditation.
  5. Policy and Decision Intelligence: effective and efficient collection of data to inform college and university decisions, data analyses, and dissemination to various stakeholders.
  6. Technology and Innovation: creative and innovative uses of technology, such as business analytics, to support and improve institutional research and effectiveness activities. Please do not hesitate in contacting vp@sair.org if you have any questions about the proposal submission process. Thank you in advance for your important contribution to the success of our 2024 conference and our profession.
Important Dates:
  • Call for proposals opens in March
  • Deadline for all proposals (Pre-Conference Workshops, General Sessions, and Special Interest Groups) is Monday, April 15
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The Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) is dedicated to the advancement of research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of institutions of post-secondary education. SAIR provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research. In addition, SAIR promotes the continued professional development of individuals engaging in institutional research and fosters the unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to research.