SAIR members have developed many innovative and attractive ways to impart key institutional information to a variety of stakeholders. The format of these work products can range from more traditional printed items to interactive online dashboards. The diversity of subfields represented within SAIR – IR, assessment, institutional effectiveness – also expands potential entries from traditional fact books to assessment scoring rubrics, college/department scorecards, and more.
In 2019 the SAIR Board decided to put the focus on the effectiveness of the report, rather than the method of delivery. Entries are judged on items such as design, innovation, coherence, and accessibility. Recognizing that content and format for a more traditional, static report is often, of necessity, quite different than for interactive dashboards, two awards were developed in acknowledgement of the differences in reports. In 2021, the SAIR Board added a fourth award category designed to recognize innovation in assessment and institutional research business operations and practices. The current categories are:
Contest entries are due by August 1, 2022. Entries will not be accepted during the conference – all entries must be submitted by the August 1st deadline in order to be considered. Award recipients will be announced during the annual conference.
All entries should be submitted via the following link: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AUpPHZrfpR
Below are the links to the rubrics used to judge each award category.
We have archived the previous categories and winners below.