News & Updates
Early Registration for SAIR 2016 ends on September 9, 2016.

The Fall 2016 Southern AIR is now available.

Pre-conference workshop registration is now open, there are over 20 available.

SAIR Service Awards nominations are due September 1st.

The travel grant submission deadline has been extended to Friday August 5th.

The Spring 2016 Southern AIR is now available.

The 2016 Conference website is now available.

The Winter 2016 Southern AIR is now available.

Pictures from the 2015 conference are now posted.

Distinguished Member Award

Distinguished Membership is awarded to members or former members who have made distinguished contributions to institutional research. This award is a meaningful recognition of significant effort in the field of institutional research. The award is for the lifetime of the individual. (Persons retiring from active service in institutional research may be recognized through the award of emeritus membership rather than with the Distinguished Membership Award.)

A member or former member nominated for Distinguished Membership should meet the following qualifications:

  1. Has been an active and contributing member of SAIR;
  2. Has contributed substantially to the field of institutional research over an extended period of time, either in the practice of institutional research or in a supporting role (e.g. faculty, college president); and
  3. Has influenced higher education policies and practice through work or research.

Members who have been honored with the Award:

  • 2015: Mary Harrington
  • 2013: Andrew Luna
  • 2011: Glenn James
  • 2010: Mary Sapp
  • 2009: Jim Purcell
  • 2004: William R. Fendley
  • 2002: Richard Howard
  • 1999: Charles I. Brown
  • 1999: Larry G. Jones
  • 1999: Gerald W. McLaughlin
  • 1998: Cameron Lane Fincher
  • 1998: James R. Montgomery
  • 1998: Glynton Smith
  • 1998: E. F. “Tex” Schietinger
  • 1994: Joe Sutton
  • 1992: James Firnberg

Distinguished Member 2015 - Mary Harrington

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The Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) is dedicated to the advancement of research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of institutions of post-secondary education. SAIR provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research. In addition, SAIR promotes the continued professional development of individuals engaging in institutional research and fosters the unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to research.