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.

2019 Announcements

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CAIR 2019 Conference Registration

The CAIR Board of Directors invites you to register for the 2019 Annual CAIR conference to be held in Monterey Bay, CA on November 6-8th, 2019 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Seaside. For more information please visit the Conference Registration webpage.

The conference hotel, Embassy Suites, has sold out for the length of the conference. There is currently limited availability at the CAIR rate ($209/night + tax) for some single-night stays during the conference and pre-conference. Check back should new availability occur due to cancellations (rate available until October 12th). A link to the hotel reservations webpage will continue to be provided after conference registration until October 12th).

Overflow hotel options, just a quick walk from the hotel, are provided here.


Congratulations to the 2018 Best Presentation Winners!

  • Best Presentation: Michael Le, Humboldt State University for “Data‐Informed Conversations of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”
  • Best New Presenter: Joseph Van Matre, University of California Office of the President for “Collecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data in Education Contexts”