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, 5:00 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 and Monday Evening Dinner Groups, 6:30 pm-?
This is a great opportunity to more informally get to know colleagues in the IR community, so we hope you will join! 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. Each night will include a dinner group limited to newcomers, but newcomers are also more than welcome to join any group.
Consider the NEAIR Mentor Program!
Whether you are new to IR, or a seasoned professional looking to grow, the NEAIR Mentor Program is for you. The program matches you with a mentor based on your interests 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 one the Mentor Coordinator, Dan Sisco. To facilitate the matching process, please complete your registration by the Early Bird deadline.
The Conference will feature a Mentors and Mentees Connect opportunity prior to Sunday evening's keynote.
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, look for the sessions marked with a blue dot on the conference program for topics that may be of particular interest to first-time attendees or newcomers to institutional research.