News & Updates
The Fall 2017 Southern AIR is now available.

The Summer 2017 Southern AIR is now available.

Now accepting proposals for the SAIR 2017 conference in Fort Worth, TX.

Now accepting Nominations for the SAIR Board of Directors and Nominating Committee.

The Winter 2017 Southern AIR is now available.

SAIR Annual Conferences

1974
Compliance Reporting-Policies and Procedures for Compliance
Atlanta, GA
James R. Montgomery; Edith Carter

1975
Information for Decision-Making
Atlanta, GA
Fred Wise; Denise Strenglein

1976
Current Issues and Research Efforts in Institutional Research
Atlanta, GA
Robert I. Lewis; Mary Alyce Orahood

1977
The Institutional Research Interface
Atlanta, GA
Sandra Sullivan; Jerry J. Baudin

1978
The Relationship Between Institutional Planning and Institutional Research
Nashville, TN
Barbara Holmes, President
Norman O. Uhl, Program Chair

1979
The Future of Institutional Research
Orlando, FL
Norman P. Uhl, President
Suzanne W. Larson, Program Chair

1980
Problems and Perspectives for Institutional Research in the 1980s
Louisville, KY
Suzanne W. Larson, President
Larry G. Jones, Program Chair

1981
The Practice of Institutional Research
Charlotte, NC
Larry G. Jones, President
E. Michael Staman, Program Chair

1982
Resources of Institutional Research
Birmingham, AL
E. Michael Staman, President
Gerald W McLaughlin, Program Chair

1983
Institutional Research and the Challenge of Change
Daytona Beach, FL
Gerald W McLaughlin, President
Richard D. Howard, Program Chair

1984
Analytical Support: Contributions to Institutional Planning and Management
Little Rock, AR
Richard D. Howard, President
Elizabeth F. Fox, Program Chair

1985
The Response of the Institution to External Forces: Proactive or Reactive?
Virginia Beach, VA
Elizabeth F. Fox, President
Linda K. Pratt, Program Chair

1986
A Mountain Retreat
Pipestem, WV
Linda K Pratt, President
Steve W. Batson, Program Chair

1987
Preparing for the 1990s
New Orleans, LA
Steve W. Batson, President
A. Kay Staub, Program Chair

1988
State Mandate on Assessment
Houston, TX
A. Kay Staub, President
Timothy R. Sanford, Program Chair

1989
Planning for the 1990s: A Practical Approach
Durham, NC
Timothy R. Sanford, President
Mary Sapp, Program Chair

1990
Information for Educational Improvement
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Mary Sapp, President
Brenda H. Rogers, Program Chair

1991
Managing Diversity-Delivering Quality In a Challenging Economic Environment
Oklahoma City, OK
Brenda H. Roger, President
Tom Bohannon, Program Chair

1992
Catching the Waves of the 90s
Myrtle Beach, SC
Tom Bohannon, President
William R. Fendley, Jr., Program Chair

1993
Balancing Effectiveness and Efficiency: A Key Relationship for the 21st Century
Memphis, TN
William R. Fendley, Jr., President
James O. Nichols, Program Chair

1994
Public Trust in a Time of Doubt: The Challenge for Research, Evaluation and Planning
San Antonio, TX
James O. Nichols, President
Karen M. Gentemann, Program Chair

1995
Bridging the Gap: Public Perception and Higher Education Reality
Roanoke, VA
Karen M. Gentemann, President
Deborah B. Dailey, Program Chair

1996
Charting the Course in a Changing Environment
Mobile, AL
Deborah B. Dailey, President
David B. Fleming Program Chair

1997
Challenges and Responses
Hot Springs, AR
David B. Fleming, President
John M. Kalb, Program Chair

1998
Effectively Sharing the Knowledge
Savannah, GA
John M. Kalb, President
Glenn W. James, Program Chair

1999
A Quarter of a Century and Still on Track
Chattanooga
Glenn W. James, President
Gerry Dizinno, Program Chair

2000
The Challenges of Change
Myrtle Beach, SC
Gerard A. Dizinno, President
Harriott D. Calhoun, Program Chair

2001
IR-Relevance: Positioning Institutional Research for Maximum Impact
Panama City Beach, FL
Harriott D. Calhoun, President
Sam Lowther, Program Chair

2002
Setting the Right Tone for Institutional Research
Baton Rouge, LA
Sam Lowther, President
Joseph Hoey, Program Chair

2003
Remembering the Mission: Planning and Assessment of Institutional
Imperatives
San Antonio, TX
Joseph Hoey, President
Jim Purcell, Program Chair

2004
Interaction. Inspiration. Research. Planning.
Biloxi, MS
Jim Purcell, President
Ross Griffith, Program Chair

2005
Engaging Challenges as the Paradigms Shift
Charleston, SC
Ross Griffith, President
Jim Eck, Program Chair

2006
A Capital Experience
Washington, D.C.
Jim Eck, President
Lorne Kuffel, Program Chair

2007
Educate. Empower. Inspire.
Little Rock, AR
Lorne Kuffel, President
Sandi Bramblett, Program Chair

2008
Friendship, mUsic, kNowledge
Nashville, TN
Sandi Bramblett, President
Michelle Hall, Program Chair

2009
Clebrating Tradition, Creating Vision
Addison, TX
Michelle Hall, President
Bernie Braun, Program Chair

2010
Pay it Forward, Networking for the Future
New Orleans, LA
Bernie Braun, President
Ike Ikenberry, Program Chair

2011
the IR app: Analytics Connecting Information to Decisions
Atlanta, GA
Ike Ikenberry, President
Denise Gardner, Program Chair

2012
The Magic of SAIR: Insight, Inspiration, Imagination
Orlando, FL
Denise Gardner, President
Kathleen Morley, Program Chair

2013
Still Rocking…After 40 Years
Memphis, TN
Kathleen Morley, President
Mary Harrington, Program Chair

2014
Navigating Waves of Change into Oceans of Success
Destin, FL
Mary Harrington, President
Sara Gravitt, Program Chair

2015
Brave Encounters: Data Discussions and Actionable Solutions
Savannah, GA
Sara Gravitt, President
Cara Mia Braswell, Program Chair

2016
Focusing on the Future: Investing in Institutional Research
Charlotte, NC
Cara Mia Braswell, President
Lisa Lord, Program Chair

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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.