Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful, safe, and restful holiday break.
As a reminder there are several registration deadlines approaching for NCAIR’s 40th annual conference (to be held March 3-5, 2013 in Charleston, South Carolina). This will be a joint conference with the South Carolina Association for Institutional Research (SCAIR). Our conference theme is “The Role of the Researcher – Adding Value in a Changing Environment.”
The early registration rate for the Francis Marion Hotel ends January 30, 2013.
Our conference room rate for March 3rd and 4th is $139 plus tax per night and includes wireless internet access – an exceptional bargain. You can make your room reservation by calling 843-722-0600. Please indicate that you are with NCAIR or SCAIR.
An IPEDS workshop will be offered on March 2nd, 2013. Please note, registration for the IPEDS workshop is separate from conference registration and the workshop is limited to 40 participants. A special room rate for workshop participants for March 1st and 2nd is $189 plus tax per night.
The IPEDS workshop registration deadline is January 17th, 2013.
Conference registration is now open online for NCAIR through the AIR website (SCAIR’s registration form is on the SCAIR website). The conference registration fee is only $150 if received by February 5, 2013. If the early registration deadline is missed, the fee for the conference is $160.
Please consider submitting a proposal to present a paper, software demonstration, panel, work share or to conduct a workshop. We all have something – be it a formal paper, a great planning document, lessons learned during the SACS reaffirmation process, assessment strategies, and technical tips, etc. – that our colleagues will appreciate. Our collective efforts will make for another successful conference.
We know that financial times are hard on our campuses these days. If your travel budget is tight this year, remember the Travel Grant program. Travel grant policies and an application form can be found on our conference information page.
We look forward to seeing you there!