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


Samuel Agronow Scholarship for Institutional Researchers is Open for Applications

We are seeking applicants for the Samuel Agronow scholarship. The Sam Agronow Institutional Research Scholarship is a non-renewable $2,000 scholarship awarded to one recipient each year. For more information visit the CAIR Awards webpage. Submissions are open through Friday, August 30th.


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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. Earlybird Registrants recieve a $50 discount off the full-conference rate through September 9th. A discounted hotel room rate (provided after registration) will be available until October 12th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first, so register for the conference and hotel early! For more information please visit the Conference Registration webpage.


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”