Call for proposals: GAIRPAQ Annual Meeting, April 30, 2015

The Georgia Association of Institutional Research, Planning, Assessment, and Quality (GAIRPAQ) will be holding its annual conference April 30, 2015, at Lake Blackshear Resort & Golf Club in Cordele, GA, and is seeking proposals for conference presentations. Dr. Bill Knight, author of Leadership and Management in Institutional Research:  Enhancing Personal and Professional Effectiveness, will be our keynote speaker.

We all bring a broad range of experiences and widely varying backgrounds to this field of Institutional Research, to which many of us have devoted our life’s work.  We invite you to share your expertise and knowledge with your colleagues across Georgia by submitting a proposal for our annual conference.

The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, March 16th, 2015.  Here is the link for proposal submission:

Individual proposals and/or panel discussions are encouraged.  Past topics have included:

Best Practices in IR
Emerging Technologies in IR
Research and Data Management Strategies
Data Sharing and Presentation Approaches
Institutional Effectiveness/Assessment
Closing the Loop: Using IR Data for Planning
Web Analytics for Assessment
Maximizing Productivity in IR Offices

Please note that we will not have access to a computer lab, so “hands-on” sessions will require that the participants bring a laptop.

The Conference Planning Committee is also interested in your suggestions for invited presentations. If you have recently seen/heard a speaker or panel that you believe would benefit the GAIRPAQ audience, please email

Looking forward to seeing you at Lake Blackshear!

Important Announcement from AIR

Research and Dissertation Grants

Call for grant proposals now open. The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), operates a research and dissertation grant program that supports research on a wide range of issues of critical importance to U.S. higher education. NSF and NCES support grants that focus on increasing the number of researchers using national datasets and that demonstrate the contribution these datasets make to the national base of knowledge on higher education policy, theory, and practice. Two levels of grants are offered:

  • $40,000 Research Grants
  • $20,000 Dissertation Grants

Information on both grant opportunities can be found on the Grants Overview page. Assistance is available from the AIR grant staff at or 850-385-4155 x200. The proposal deadline is March 24, 2015