The North Carolina and South Carolina Associations of Institutional Researchers are holding a joint conference at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina on 3 – 5 March 2013.

Conference topics will include, but are not limited to: the role of IR in promoting student success, SACS reaffirmation, institutional accountability & assessment, data analysis, state/federal reporting, community/technical college issues, technology tools/techniques to enhance productivity.

Conference Schedule

Hotel Information

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Hotel Registration

As of 1/31/2013, the Francis Marion hotel is completely full on the Monday night of the conference.  There are still a few rooms for Sunday and you may register for the hotel using the online reservation system or by calling 843-722-0600.  Please indicate that you are with the NC & SC AIR group.  Please note, at this point the early registration of 1/30/13 has passed.

Nearby Hotels

Embassy Suites and Courtyard are very close.  Links to each are provided below:

Embassy Suites Charleston
337 Meeting Street,
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403
TEL: 1-843-723-6900

Courtyard Charleston Historic District
125 Calhoun Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
USA  1-843-805-7900

Pre-conference Workshop

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 was January 17th, 2013.

Conference Registration

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.

Additional Information

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 are available by following the latter links.

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Should you need more information, please contact NCAIR’s Program Chair, Bill Lefevers at 828-448-3125 or SCAIR’s Program Chair, Thomas Simpson at 864-429-8728 Ext 7732.

This will be a great conference in a great location.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Location Information

Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration Costs

  • By February 5, 2013 – $150
  • After February 5, 2013 – $160

Conference Forms