Greetings MI/AIR Members!
The 2017 MI/AIR steering committee has been hard at work developing the Annual Conference to be held November 1-3, 2017 at the Kensington Hotel located in Ann Arbor. We hope you can join us for what is sure to be another great conference!
Higher education institutions across the state, and nationally, are working to support and continue to improve student success on their campuses. Regardless how our institutions define student success, many offices on our campuses work to support the success of our students. As institutional researchers, we make our unique contributions to supporting student success. Whether it’s the reporting, data analytics, research endeavors, dashboard development, metric creation, and the multitude of other functions our offices conduct, this work provides necessary support to our campus colleagues in the pursuit of student success. It’s a commonality shared among our colleagues across our campuses, and a theme that binds us as a membership. This year’s conference theme is Student Success: Our Common Thread.
Our conference will begin Wednesday afternoon, November 1st, with a pre- conference workshop for our membership. Stay tuned for complete details on the pre-conference workshop. Thursday is a full-day of breakout sessions followed by a half-day of sessions on Friday. Specific details on breakout sessions and a conference schedule will be available prior to the conference so you can map out which sessions are best for you.
Mark your calendar to attend this always popular event and please consider presenting at this year’s conference. In 2016 we had a jam-packed schedule with quality presentations, and we’d love to see the same for 2017! We welcome submissions on a variety of topics, including but not limited to topics related to this year's theme, Student Success: Our Common Thread. This year’s proposal submission deadline is midnight, Friday, June 30th. Those who submit a proposal will hear back from the committee by the end of July.
Again this year, we have an online proposal submission process. Please follow this link to submit your proposal for the 2017 conference.
Remember that this is also an amazing opportunity for students. Please follow this link to submit a student grant application. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact any member of the Steering Committee.
The 2017 MI/AIR Steering Committee