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Conference Information

Join us in Gulfport March 31 and April 1, 2016

for the 

2016 MAIR Conference

Conference Information: 


Conference Location: 


Call for Proposals: 

  • Due by February 27, 2016

  • Questions?  Call or e-mail: Laura Damm, MAIR Conference Chair (662-243-1984)

  • Click here to submit a proposal. 


Conference Registration/Fee:

  • Your conference registration fee ($125) includes conference registration, Thursday night reception,  and the Friday business meeting luncheon.

  • If you would like to maintain a MAIR membership, but cannot attend the conference you can choose the $50.00 Membership-only option.

  • Click here to register! 

  • Deadline to register is Tuesday, March 15, 2015.


If paying by credit card, register by completing the conference registration form and then use the PayPal function.  After registering, please make sure you  click on the PayPal link to pay via the web.  If paying by check, please register by completing the conference registration form and send your payment and print out of the confirmation to Liz Edwards using the information below:


Liz Edwards

Director of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, & Accountability

Itawamba Community College

602 W. Hill St.

Fulton, MS  38843


Newcomers Workshop:

     We are excited to announce that there will be a Newcomers Workshop taught by Mary Harrington (UM) and Carolyn Warren (NWMCC), Thursday morning from 8:30 to 12:30 for anyone who wishes to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please sign-up for the workshop by selecting the MAIR 2015 Newcomer’s Workshop on the registration form. There will be a $15 fee for this additional workshop.


     This workshop is designed for practitioners who are new to the field of institutional research and institutional effectiveness. With a combination of facilitated lecture/discussion and hands-on exercises, the workshop will address the issues such as the definition of Institutional Research and how Institutional Research/Institutional Effectiveness offices work, identifying data sources and collecting data, developing factbooks and peer comparisons, completing effective reports or presentations in a timely manner, and the role of Institutional Research/Institutional Effectiveness in accountability/accreditation.  Participants need to bring laptop for the hands-on exercises.

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