2020 Call for Participation

TAIR 2020 Call for Participation
March 1-4, 2020
San Antonio, TX

It is time again to reflect on the exciting things you have accomplished and to share your knowledge, growth, expertise, and tips and tricks with others in the field. The TAIR Program Committee invites you to contribute to the advancement of Institutional Research and Effectiveness by submitting one or more proposals for the 2020 TAIR Annual Conference being held March 1-4, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. This year’s conference theme is “Spurring Innovation through Research!


Proposal Submission Website: https://www.texas-air.org/index.php/2020-cfp

Proposal Submission Deadline: September 28, 2019 Extended to October 31, 2019


We are actively looking for presenters for the following tracks:

Operations & Leadership – Focuses on the organization and management of IR offices and functions. Sample topics include tracking requests, organizing/archiving past studies, staffing, resources, and relationships with other operational areas.

Plan & Evaluate – Includes implementing assessment programs, goal setting/measuring, novel assessment ideas, accreditation topics, and program review.

Collect, Analyze, Interpret & Report – Emphasis is on tools, methods, and/or sources used for internal/external reporting, dashboards, and decision support systems.

Stewards of Data & Information – Deals with issues related to data accuracy, integrity, security, and institutional data strategy; data warehousing; decision support

Educate Information Producers, Users, & Consumers- Demonstrates ways of training on the use of data and information to inform decision-making and includes discussion of way to collaborate with other stakeholder groups.

Current Issues & Research in Higher Education – Provides details on contemporary topics and research within higher education.

Potential session formats include:

Speaker Session – A 45-minute presentation by one or more presenters allowing time for Q & A

Discussion Session – A 45-minute, moderated session that focuses on audience input and participation.

Panel Session – A 45-minute, moderated discussion among 2-4 panel members, each offering a unique viewpoint or perspective on a topic or issue.

Poster Session –A visual display of information on an issue or research study that will be available throughout the conference. Presenters will be available for questions during a 45-minute session in the conference schedule.

Pre-Conference Workshop – Held prior to the start of the conference, a 3 (or 6) hour, hands-on session by 1 or more workshop leaders designed to provide attendees with a new skill and/or application of knowledge.

Proposals are welcome from IR professionals at all levels of their career. If you are on the fence about presenting or unsure what format works best for your topic, please contact David Brown for more information.

Proposal Submission Website: https://www.texas-air.org/index.php/2020-cfp

The deadline for submitting a proposal is October 31, 2019.

David Brown
Program Committee Chair
(940) 668-3331