Maryland Association for Institutional Research

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Upcoming events

    • 27 Oct 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Montgomery College - Germantown Campus

    The Maryland Association for Institutional Research is excited to announce the 2023 Fall Conference! 

    We are thrilled to share that this year's event will take place on October 27, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. We are also very excited to be returning to Montgomery College's Germantown Campus for our conference this year. 

    Our Fall Conference theme, Institutional Research and Enrollment Management: Pathways for the Future, is focused on new ways of looking at enrollment patterns and emerging practices including areas such as recruiting and retaining students, supporting students across varied life stages, and developing strategic enrollment management plans, as well as how Institutional Research can and may be expected to support these efforts across Colleges and Universities. 

    Our conference keynote address, "Developing and Implementing a Strategic Enrollment Management Plan" will be given by Dr. Boyd BradshawVice President for Enrollment Management at Towson University

    In addition to an exciting Keynote presentation, we are thrilled to announce that Dr. Sanjay Rai, Secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission will be joining us again for a special address to the Membership. 

    Preliminary Conference Agenda:

    8:30am: Registration and Breakfast

    8:55am: Welcome and Introduction

    9:00am: Keynote Presentation: Developing and Implementing a Strategic Enrollment Plan

    Dr. Boyd Bradshaw; Vice President of Enrollment Management, Towson University

    10:00am: Special Address from the Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Dr. Sanjay Rai; Secretary, Maryland Higher Education Commission

    10:30am: Break

    10:35am: Session 1: Adapting k-Anonymity as a Statistical Disclosure Limitation Strategy for Use in Institutional Research Projects

    Trent Kennedy; Senior Research Analyst, Georgetown University

    11:20am: Session 2: So Moved: Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision and IR

    Shama Akhtar; Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Goucher College

    12:05pm: Lunch and Networking

    12:50pm: Annual Business Meeting

    1:10pm: Session 3: Blueprint for Maryland's Future Creates a Pathway for Career & Technical Education (CTE) Success (Panel Discussion)

    Gina Macklin; Vice President of Enrollment Management, Prince George’s Community College

    Amanda Wagner, Employ Prince George’s

    TBD, Prince George’s Community College

    2:00pm: Break

    2:05pm: Session 4: Advancing DEISJ via Test-optional Admission

    Shannon Lichtinger; Director of Institutional Research, UMBC

    2:50pm: Session 5: Navigating the SEM Matrix

    Gina Macklin; Vice President of Enrollment Management, Prince George’s Community College

    3:35pm: Closing Remarks

    We welcome all former, current, and prospective members to attend the event. Please note that the event is FREE for current membersFor non-members, the event is $75, and that includes membership for the remainder of the year and free attendance to the Spring Institute and any summer events that may happen. For members with lapsed memberships, you can easily renew your membership by registering and paying for the event. 

    If you have any questions, please reach out to and a member of the Board will be happy to assist you. Please feel free to share any comments or concerns that you might have.

    Please share this event with officemates and with any colleagues that you think might be interested in or benefit from this event. 

    We look forward to seeing all of you at the Fall Conference! 

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