2023 Conference

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Save The Date For the 2023 TENNAIR Conference  

Join us August 2nd-4th for the 36th Annual TENNAIR Conference at the Memphis Hilton (939 Ridge lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120). As various analysis, visualization, and general artificial intelligence tools have pushed reporting tasks towards automation, what can we do as institutional research professionals to rise to and remain at the forefront of institutional decision-making?  This conference will provide the opportunity to explore what the future of IR may look like and how we can leverage our knowledge, skills, and technology to be more efficient, more effective, and demonstrate our value to executive leadership.

Please remember to book your hotel room before July 2nd to get the discounted rate. Use the button below to reserve your room! We look forward to seeing you in Memphis!

The discounted room rate is $144 plus applicable taxes/fees. The discount will not be available after the July 2nd deadline.


We’re excited to announce this year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Patrick Rossol-Allison! Other guest speakers and panelists include leadership from THEC and TBR in addition to multiple presidents from various institutions around the state.

Pre-Conference Workshops

SACSCOC Section 8 Compliance

Student achievement serves as a core component of the mission of every institution of higher education and is a pillar of SACSCOC’s principles of accreditation. With elevated importance, however, comes additional scrutiny. In fact, Section 8 contains some of the most frequently cited accreditation standards, and leading an institution through these standards can be a daunting task. Led by two current SACSCOC liaisons, this workshop aims to equip participants with the tools, tips, and tricks necessary to successfully navigate the nuances and challenges of Section 8. Through interactive discussions, presenters will share best practices, firsthand experiences, and strategies for not only achieving minimal compliance but generating confidence around your student achievement documentation.

Data Governance

In this workshop, attendees will explore the importance of data governance in higher education and gain a clear understanding of its role in ensuring data quality, privacy, security, and compliance. Through interactive exercises, discussions, and practical examples, participants will learn key components of an effective data governance framework with an emphasis on the creation of a data governance charter for your institution. This workshop is designed for higher education professionals who are interested in establishing or re-establishing data governance practices within their organizations and will provide attendees with the necessary knowledge and tools to kickstart their data governance initiatives.


This workshop is intended for those who are new to the field of institutional research. Participants will develop a basic understanding of the functions, roles, responsibilities (including ethics), and practices of IR and learn about IR and institutional effectiveness. The session will provide opportunities for discussion and networking, and participants will discover resources that can enhance their professional skills and development in IR.