The Association has several ongoing committees which carry out the organization’s mission and goals. These committees work under the supervision of a Steering Committee member and report to the Steering Committee. While some committees require persons with specific expertise (such as web development or conference planning), others do not. Committee assignments are typically made for no less than one year and up to 3 year terms.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice (DEISJ) Committee is responsible for examining and improving NEAIR culture, structures, policies, and procedures from a diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice lens, and engaging our community using a social justice, anti-racist lens to analyze and re-envision institutional research practices. The Committee consists co-chairs, who are appointed by the Presidents and are voting members of the Steering Committee, along with additional members from the membership.
Membership Committee oversees a variety of NEAIR activities to ensure that the membership has access to their basic membership benefits, develop new areas of benefits, and communicate these benefits with NEAIR members. The committee also provides information to assist new and mid-career NEAIR members, coordinates the Mentor Program which matches newcomers with volunteer mentors, coordinates NEAIR social media, manages the job board, and works to facilitate networking and collegiality among members.
Program Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the programmatic offerings of the Annual Conference. The committee consists of an appointed member to the Steering Committee serving as chair and additional members from the membership. Additional members of the Program Committee are recruited and serve a three-year term.
Nominating Committee consists of the immediate Past President as Chair and six persons elected by the membership of the Association and is responsible for conducting the election of officers, members at large of the Steering Committee and members of the next Nominating Committee of the Association in accordance with the election procedures set forth in this constitution.
Professional Development Services (Workshops) Committee is chaired by the President-Elect (or his/her designee). The committee is responsible for investigating and implementing professional development opportunities for the membership through virtual workshops and in-person workshops that address the current challenges facing issues in institutional research. In-person workshops may be held in conjunction with the conference or as a drive-in event.