Mississippi Association for
Institutional Research


The Mississippi Association for Institutional Research (MAIR) supports professionals at Mississippi’s 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions in the areas of institutional research, assessment, and effectiveness.

Dedicated to advancing the fields of institutional research, assessment, and effectiveness in the State of Mississippi and beyond, the organization seeks to serve, and foster cooperation among, professionals from postsecondary educational institutions and agencies whose interests include management research, policy analysis, planning, institutional effectiveness, accreditation, and assessment.

President's Message:


I want to welcome you to the webpage for the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research.

We have just concluded our 2022 Conference in Tupelo, MS.  It seemed that all in attendance had a great time, and we added some valuable knowledge we can definitely use in our profession.  More than that, our theme- Emerging Stronger....Together- was fitting.  It was the first time we were back together face-to-face in two years.  Being in the same room with our colleagues felt like an enormous blessing.  

The work that we do in Institutional Research and Effectiveness is critical to the operations within all of our institutions.  Doing this work is not always easy but doing it together, as a team across the state, makes it easier and stronger.

If you have not joined MAIR yet this year, I encourage you to do so.  The executive board is going to hit the new year running- we are seeking presenters for webinars now, which we hope to offer on a very regular basis.  Members will have full access to each and every one at no cost.  Along with that, you will receive a discounted rate for our 2023 Conference in Gulfport, MS and access to the members-only Listserv.  

As your president, I am committed to making this a great year for us in MAIR.  We have all made it through some challenging times, and while those challenges will still come our way I encourage you to join with a group of professionals who stand together and support one another through it all.

Please reach out to me anytime with questions, concerns, or ideas for topics that would be helpful to you.  My email address is afnelms@nemcc.edu.

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MAIR Newsletters:

Recent Updates:

The MAIR conference webpage has been updated with the 2021 conference information.

October 16, 2020

The MAIR officers have been updated on the membership webpage and the photos from the 2019 conference have been posted on the home page.

April 24, 2019

The MAIR conference webpage has been updated with the 2019 conference information.

October 2, 2018

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Dr. Amber Nelms

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Northeast Mississippi Community College