Kentucky Association for Institutional Research | Professional Development

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As an affiliate organization of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the purpose of KAIR is to advance research and knowledge leading to greater understanding, planning and operation of institutions of postsecondary education throughout the state of Kentucky

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2018 Annual KAIR Conference:

The Power of Data and People Connection


Our theme is driven by the Board’s collaboration with several of our state partners including CPE, AIKCU, KCTCS, and KCEWS! Don’t forget-the conference will take place in Frankfort, KY from Thursday, March 15th to Friday, March 16th 2018.

As you consider presentation proposals, we would like to inform you of an opportunity within the registration process. For those who submit a proposal that is accepted, we will be offering a $35 discount off of the $50 registration fee. The discount will be applied to the first author of the presentation. 

Additional information regarding proposals and registration will be sent in mid-December. The KAIR Board can’t wait to connect with our members! We look forward to seeing you in March.

Mid-Western Educational Researcher Call for Papers: Special Issue on Institutional Data and Research

The Editorial staff of Mid-Western Educational Researcher, in collaboration with Guest Editor Tasha Almond-Dannenbring of the South Dakota Board of Regents, issues a call for manuscripts to be published in 2018 that will highlight Institutional Research and its role in higher education.

Timeline and Submission Guidelines:

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until the deadline of January 15, 2018
Interested authors should email a proposal to the Guest Editor that includes the following items:

  1. Author Information: Name(s), position(s), mailing address(es), phone number(s), and e-mail address(es). Please note the corresponding author for the submission.
  2. Title of proposed article.
  3. Proposal components:
  • relevance of the topic to IR in higher education
  • clearly stated contribution to knowledge base or understanding of IR in higher education
  • description of perspective and/or guiding framework (theoretical/conceptualpractical)
  • description of literature review
  • for empirical studies – clear description of research methods (participants, research questions/hypotheses, instruments, proposed analysis, etc.)
  • current status of proposed manuscript
  • explanation of significance, implications, relationship of conclusions to findings, generalizability, or usefulness
  1. A bio of less than 100 words for each author that includes relevant experience with topic.

Publication Timeline:

Proposals due by January 15, 2018
Authors informed of decision by February 15, 2018 
Manuscript submission due by approximately May 1, 2018          
Peer review completed within 6-8 weeks                               
Revision and resubmission by August 1, 2018    
Publication in late 2018                     

All proposals should be emailed with the subject line: “MWER Special Issue – IR” to Tasha Dannenbring 

Debra Miretzky, Ph.D., MSW
Associate Professor 
Department of Educational Studies 
Horrabin Hall 115-O
Co-managing editor, Mid-Western Educational Researcher 


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May 28 - June 1, 2018 - Orlando, FL

Registration opens February 2018

Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd. 
Orlando, FL 32819

Enjoy an opportunity to network and learn with colleagues and guest speakers, and discuss ways of using data to improve your institution at Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) Annual Conference June 17th-20th in Spokane, Washington

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