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Register now for the 2019 LAIR Conference

It is time again to reflect on the exciting things you have accomplished and to share your knowledge, research, and new ideas with your peers.  We invite you to our annual conference, which addresses issues of concern to the institutional researcher. This year’s conference theme is “Maximizing Our Impact:  New Ideas, Opportunities, and Practices.

Optional Workshops Available (Please indicate which sessions you plan to attend.)

SACSCOC Liaison Group Meeting: (FREE) All institutional researchers are invited to attend the inaugural meeting of SACSCOC Liaisons on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 1PM to 4PM at Pennington Biomedical Research Center.  The purpose of the meeting is to (1) discuss the establishment and purpose of this peer group; (3) highlight the current trends in SACSCOC accreditation; and (3) learn from colleagues who have undergone accreditation recently.

LAIR Newcomers Workshop: (Free with LAIR registration) This session is intended for those who are new to the field of institutional research and will focus on (1) the main functions and responsibilities of IR, (2) the various stakeholders we serve, and (3) how IR can support the work of each institution by providing data for decision making. Attendees will be able to ask questions and share experiences.

LAIR IPEDS Student Financial Aid Training: (Free with LAIR registration) This workshop provides foundational training for completing the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey using an integrated approach to managing, storing, and extracting financial aid data required for survey completion. Topics include an overview of financial aid concepts and how they intersect IPEDS, how to effectively create frozen data files from enrollment and financial aid systems, how to use these files to answer the respective sections of the survey, and how the files can be leveraged to address additional internal reporting needs. The workshop concludes with exercises focused on how IPEDS financial aid data are used for external purposes as well as for internal benchmarking.

LAIR Networking Dinner: (on your own) Join us for dinner on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.  Dinner reservations are being made at a nearby restaurant, please join us during this time to relax and network with your peers from across the state.


LAIR Registration

Registration is now closed.
Fee for the event is $55

Payments should be mailed to:
Attention: Greg Ohlenforst
P.O. Box 41732
Lafayette, LA 70504

Conference Agenda

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

To make reservations, CLICK HERE or call 800-955-6962 and provide the code LAIR or ask for the "LA Association of Institution Research."
Hotel reservation deadline is July 2, 2019.

All questions should be sent to Claire Norris, Vice President of LAIR (claire.norris@ulsystem.edu)

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