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:

The Year of the Member

Thank you for entrusting me with the helm of the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research (MAIR) this year.  I am honored to serve in this role.  I will use this time to seek ways to improve MAIR and meet the needs of our members.

As I sift through my goals for MAIR, I realized the resounding theme was providing ways for our members to develop themselves.  We want our presentations to be intentional in providing information for members to improve their skills or identify resources to make their job more efficient and of higher quality.  Thus, the theme for this year will be YOU!  

The annual meeting process has been updated to set the date and location for next year (March 26 & 27, 2020 at Gulfport).  This will allow us time to recruit the presenters and sponsors that will help meet member needs.  Webinars and a symposium will be additional ways that MAIR will add value for each member, all with the goal of serving our members.

I urge you to develop personal goals during these next few months.  If there are ways MAIR can help with those, let me know.  I want you to join me in this journey…that is all about YOU!



Mitzi R. Norris

MAIR Newsletters:

Recent Updates:

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

Last updated July 29, 2019. Click here to contact the webmaster.

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