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2023 Fall Conference and Annual Business Meeting

  • 27 Oct 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Montgomery College - Germantown Campus


  • This includes membership in MdAIR for 2023-24.
    You may pay online using PayPal (just follow the prompts) or bring a check to the conference written to Maryland Association for Institutional Research. This registration and membership includes all events offered by MdAIR throughout the 2023-24 membership year.

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 3:00 p.m. We are also very excited to be returning to Montgomery College's Germantown Campus for our conference this year. 

Day-of Event Details: 

Address: Montgomery College - Germantown Campus:
20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD 20876

Directions: non-GPS driving directions can be found at https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/about-mc/campuses-and-locations/germantown-campus/index.html 

Printable Campus Map: GermantownCampusVicinity.pdf

Parking is free (no permit required). Please park in Lot 4. but please do not park in Faculty/Staff spots, which are clearly marked. Conference will be in the HT Building. Please follow the Signs for Globe Hall.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided, and we have a tasty menu selected!

WiFi is open and free for your e-mail and web browsing convenience.

We are once again hosting our Swag Swap this year! If you have extra swag laying around, bring it to the conference and trade it for something fun from a colleague!

If you have not yet paid for registration online, please bring a check made out to Maryland Association for Institutional Research for $75 to cover your membership/registration fee when you check in. You can also pay online (preferred) by clicking "view invoice online" on the invoice that was sent to you when you registered. If you have an issue paying online, please reach out to MarylandAIR01@gmail.com. If you need to make alternate arrangements to pay your membership/conference fee, please reach out and will be happy to work with you.

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. 

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

10:05am: Special Address from the Maryland Higher Education Commission

Dr. Sanjay Rai; Secretary, Maryland Higher Education Commission

10:35am: Break

10:40am: Session 1: Adapting k-Anonymity as a Statistical Disclosure Limitation Strategy for Use in Institutional Research Projects

Trent Kennedy; Senior Research Analyst, Georgetown University

11:25am: Session 2: So Moved: Implications of the Recent Supreme Court Decision and IR

Shama Akhtar; Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Goucher College

12:10pm: Lunch and Networking

1:10pm: Annual Business Meeting

1:30pm: Session 3: Advancing DEISJ via Test-optional Admission

Shannon Tinney Lichtinger; Director of Institutional Research, UMBC

Gina King; Director of Undergraduate Admission, UMBC

2:15pm: Session 4: How can Assessment Warehouse Aid Enrollment Management?

Dan Sisco; Assistant Director, Loyola University Maryland

3:00pm: 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. 

Portions of the day will be recorded.

If you have any questions, please reach out to MarylandAIR01@gmail.com 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! 

Maryland Association for Institutional Research
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