2018 Call For Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the 48th Annual
Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR) Conference

to be held in:

Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 24 – 26, 2018.

RMAIR in the Land of Enchantment

Please join us at the 48th Annual Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research Conference in Albuquerque, NM, October 24 – 26, 2018. Details coming soon.

Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 RMAIR Conference to be held in Albuquerque, NM. The deadline to submit a proposal is August 10, 2018. We will notify you by August 31 if your proposal is accepted. Please submit your proposals to:

RMAIR Proposal Submissions


Our multiple session formats – Research Paper, Panel Discussion, Best Practices/Nuts-and-Bolts, Poster, Discussion Group – will allow for Institutional Research stories to be told in rich and dynamic ways.

The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. MST on Friday, August 10, 2018 .
We plan to send proposal acceptance notifications out on or before August 31st, 2018.

Proposal Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines when preparing your online proposal submission.

General Information – All Presentation Format Types

  • Submit proposals according to the format that best fits your presentation. Descriptions of the proposal formats are available below.
  • All presenters must register for the conference.
  • Proposals will be evaluated by a committee of peers.

In addition to presenter information, you will be asked to provide the following:
Presentation Title (25 word limit)
Presentation Abstract (100 word limit) – A brief description to be included in the conference program.
Presentation Plan (50-word limit) – A brief description that provides an overview of expected audience involvement. Interactive presentations are highly encouraged.
Presentation Summary (400 word limit) – Extended description of proposal for committee review. Proposals will be reviewed for relevance to the 2017 conference theme, thoroughness and clarity, and expected learning outcomes.
Technical Needs (Screen and Wi-Fi will be available in each room)
Additional Notes – List any other information or details that the proposal reviewers need to know.
If you are interested in presenting a pre-conference workshop, choose format OTHER.

Research Paper (50 minutes)

This is a presentation in which an author(s) shares research results, conceptual analysis, or comprehensive case studies. Paper sessions typically are 50 minutes in length with prepared comments lasting about 40 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Panel Discussion (50 minutes)

This is a presentation in which multiple presenters discuss a topic of shared interest. Panel discussions typically are 50 minutes in length with audience comments and questions included within the 50 minutes.

Best Practices or Nuts-and-Bolts How-to Sessions (50 minutes)

This is a presentation of works in progress, demonstrations of software, topical case studies, and sharing of ongoing research or implementation of innovative techniques. These sessions are presented in the same time slots as contributed papers; presenters should allow time for discussion.

Poster (display and 50 minutes)

Presenters may host a poster session where ideas can be shared informally through a display. Posters will be on display for informal viewing starting Thursday morning with “teardown” on Friday, prior to the start of lunch. We will have one dedicated poster session Thursday afternoon and another Friday morning. Posters may show a work in progress, describe a research technique, or share a new idea with colleagues in a relaxed, one-on-one setting.

Discussion Group (50 minutes) (This format also accommodates Special Interest Group meetings)

This presentation type includes a brief presentation by the facilitator followed by a group discussion of a research study, issue, or method related to practical applications in institutional research. The proposal should include the title, topic, a brief outline of the items to be discussed, the intended audience, a brief description of the facilitator’s experience in the area. Sessions are 50 minutes in length including the facilitator’s prepared comments of 10 minutes.

Equipment: All presenters must bring their own laptops.
Please indicate any additional equipment you’ll need, such as:

  • LCD Projector
  • Internet Access
  • Flip Chart
  • Overhead Projector
  • Wi-Fi Internet connection
  • VGA or other cables

Please submit proposals using this link, RMAIR Proposal Submissions.

If you have any questions regarding proposal submission, please contact Mary Beth Worley, program chair, at conferencechair@rmair.org or mworley@dacc.nmsu.edu.

2018 AIR/RMAIR Co-Hosted IPEDS Pre-Conference Workshop

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR) are co-hosting a one-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with 2018 RMAIR Conference. Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Please visit the IPEDS Workshop page for additional information.


Conference Chairs

  • Dawn Kenney, Local Arrangements Chair (localarrangements@rmair.org)
  • Mary Beth Worley, Sponsorship Chair (sponsorship@rmair.org)
  • Mary Beth Worley, Program Chair (conferencechair@rmair.org)

Special Thanks to our sponsors: