Newcomers & First-Timers
Newcomers to Institutional Research Pre-Conference Workshop
The Newcomer's Workshop is designed for new practitioners and addresses key components of IR including: defining critical issues; identifying sources of data; developing standard institutional information/reports; and conducting effective assessment/ evaluation activities.
See Pre-Conference Workshops for details.
Saturday Evening Welcome Reception, 5:30 -6:30 pm
Come help us kick off the conference and meet your IR colleagues at what promises to be an entertaining event. All newcomers and conference attendees are encouraged to attend!
Saturday Evening Dinner Groups, 6:30 pm-?
A few local restaurants have been selected for pay-your-own-way dinner groups to continue the fellowship and conversation started at the Welcome Reception. When you arrive, see the conference registration table for more information and to sign-up to join a group.
Consider the NEAIR Mentor Program!
The NEAIR Mentor Program matches new institutional researchers with experienced professionals for informal, on-going advice and support. If you are interested in participating in this program, be sure to select the appropriate box on the Online Registration Form and you will be contacted by the Mentor Coordinator, Paula Maas. To ensure that your pairing is set-up by the time of the conference please complete your registration by the Early Bird deadline.
NEAIR Mentor and Newcomers Reception
There will be a Mentor Program Participants Meeting at the conference from 4:10 -4:50 pm on Sunday. In addition, all Newcomers attending their first NEAIR conference are invited to attend the reception.
Program for Newcomers/First-timers
The NEAIR Conference Committee asked concurrent session speakers to indicate whether their sessions would be particularly interesting and pertinent to people attending our conference for the first time or those new to the field of institutional research. While newcomers are invited to all concurrent sessions, the conference program provides a footnote for those sessions that may be of particular interest to first-time attendees or newcomers to institutional research.