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.

2020 Announcements

The call for 2020 CAIR Report Papers has been extended to Sunday, March 8th.
Applicants are invited to submit their paper for the 2020 CAIR Report, Volume 2, Mission: Serving the Whole Student.

Click here for more information about The CAIR Report and submission requirements.


Congratulations to our new 2020 Board members!

  • Andrew Cress, California Baptist University
  • Cheryl Harris, MiraCosta College
  • Roop Prabhu, Golden Gate University
  • Meiling Tang, Touro University California

A HUGE thanks to our Outgoing Board members!

  • Kris Krishnan, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Deborah Lee, Concordia University Irvine
  • Leeshawn Moore, University of La Verne
  • Brianna Moore-Trieu, University of California, Office of the President


Read all about it! In The CAIR Report

The Cair Report
The CAIR Report is a publication of the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR)
featuring research shared by presenters at the annual CAIR conference in written form. Articles are
selected both for their caliber of research and reflection of the conference theme. The publication also
functions as a mechanism for sharing emerging research in institutional research with those who are not
able to attend the conference in person.


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”