California Association for Institutional Research

The California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) is dedicated to the fostering of unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to institutional research and/or planning in California institutions of postsecondary education. CAIR provides a forum for the dissemination of information and interchange of ideas on problems of common interest in the field of institutional research.

In addition, CAIR promotes the continued professional development of individuals engaging in institutional research and fosters the unity and cooperation among persons having interests and activities related to research.


CAIR 2018 Conferences Schedule 

There are over 100 sessions to choose from at this year’s CAIR conference Institutional Research for Public Good in Anaheim, CA. Check out the 2018 CAIR Program At a Glance  to see what’s in store. Session topics range from data visualization,  SQL programming, survey design and development, data governance, and exploring alumni outcomes to using chatbots, re-thinking the way we collect and report information about students, automating reports and introducing geographic data to our work in IR.

CAIR 2018 will also have an IR 101 track for those new to Institutional Research, host invited sessions from our friends at WSCUC, ACCJC, and AIR and of course, let’s not forget – CAIRaoke!

Register before November 2nd.

Facilitators are Needed

Sign up to facilitate a session at CAIR 2018. Facilitators help sessions run smoothly by introducing the speakers, keeping time, and making sure session evaluations are filled out. If you are interested in being a facilitator for a session at CAIR, note that you are in your CAIR registration or email, Kris Krishnan,

Apply for the Samuel Agronow scholarship

Are you studying to work in the field of Institutional Research? You could be eligible for a $2000 scholarship, find out more here. Deadline for applications has been extended to October 1st, 2018.