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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Upcoming Events & Announcements


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Take a detour from the day-to-day grind and join us in Bowling Green at the annual Kentucky Association of Institutional Research (KAIR) Conference.  You'll enjoy the spirit of Corvette City and get a look "under the hood" of fellow IR shops during informative sessions.  Need a "tune-up"?  Our pre-conference workshops will offer cost-effective and informative sessions in both intermediate and advanced Excel topics.


Visit our website at and register now!


Save money by booking at our conference hotel!


We have a fantastic deal available to you at our official conference hotel that adjoins the conference center!  For just $97 per night, you can enjoy accommodations at the newly remodeled University Plaza.  You will also receive a complimentary hot breakfast buffet complete with omelet station.  We recognize that cost is a concern and are working hard to make this trip affordable.  Click the online booking link below or call 1-800-Holiday and mention the three character block code "KIR".


KY Association of Institutional Research


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The Call for Proposals is now open and we want to know how you get there from here!  The KAIR Conference is a wonderful time to share experience and expertise with fellow professionals in the field.  In return, expect the conference to spark new ideas and provide opportunities to network with colleagues from across the state.  We have created four broad but relevant tracks for you to explore:


Driving Change: Data for Decision Support
Sample Topic Areas
Student Success Metrics, Enrollment Management, Transfers, Employment/Faculty

Dashboard Lights: Reporting & Data Visualization
Sample Topic Areas
Executive Dashboards, Fact Books/Profiles, Methods of Data Presentation,
Online/Interactive Reporting


License to Drive: Assessment & Accreditation
Sample Topic Areas
SACS, Course Evaluations, Institutional Effectiveness


Road Signs: National Data Sources & Instruments, Qualitative Analysis & Text

Sample Topic Areas
NSSE, CCSSE, FSSE, Noel-Levitz, MAP-Works, National Clearinghouse, Text Mining

So rev your engines and zoom on in to submit your proposal today.

Call for Proposals will be open until October 5th!