2024 Conference

Conference Registration

Early Conference Registration and Membership Fee (Ending July 10, 2024) – $180

Conference Registration and Membership Fee (After July 10, 2024) – $200

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Join Us For the 2024 TENNAIR Conference!

Hotel Registration

Join us August 14th-16th for the 37th Annual TENNAIR Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This year’s theme of Partnerships for Problem Solving emphasizes the critical role of collaborative efforts in addressing complex challenges within educational institutions. This conference will highlight the importance of forming strategic alliances between various stakeholders, including institutional researchers, educators, administrators, policymakers, and community members, to foster innovation and implement effective solutions.

Please remember to book your hotel room before July 15 to get the discounted rate. Use the button below to reserve your room! We look forward to seeing you in Murfreesboro!

The discounted room rate is $139 plus applicable taxes/fees. The discount will not be available after the July 15 deadline. Reserve a Room here

Conference Topics and Information

Speakers

We’re excited to announce this year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Darlena Jones – AIR Senior Director of Analytics, Research and Education and Dr. Taylor Odle, Assistant Professor of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! 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

Education to Employment Data and Dashboards – Jonathan Attridge, Chief Evaluation Officer at Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration

Workshop Description coming soon

Harnessing Tools for Population Analysis in The Volunteer State (3:30-5:30 Wednesday August 14)

This workshop will offer an exploration of population data about Tennessee including current estimates and future projections. It will also delve into the rich characteristic data captured through the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey including accessing compiled tables and building custom microdata tabulations. Important background, best practices and technical information about each product will be included to help ensure you are providing high-quality statistics for your institution. Those data sources will serve as the backdrop for the workshop’s second focus: tools that can be used to access, extract, and transform data from these publicly available sources. This includes locating files, using web-based interfaces to query them and using the Census Bureau Application Programming Interface (API) to create and maintain precision data extracts. It will also feature a demonstration of the Bureau’s online Microdata Access Tool. Throughout the workshop we’ll demonstrate how Microsoft’s Power Query platform, available through Microsoft’s Excel and Power BI can be used to access local and web-based data sources and prepare it for use in analysis or for other applications. This is intended to be a low/no code workshop that is suitable for analysts and researchers of all skill levels. Users of other

statistical packages can also learn a different way to access and transform data for use in your research.

Making the Most of Your CCCSE/SENSE Student Engagement Data (1:00-5:00 pm Wednesday August 14)

For many years, Tennessee community colleges have been collecting student engagement data from CCCSE and SENSE. If you’re thinking it’s time to:

• Review data results as a college team

• Discuss and identify potential strategies to enhance the student experience

• Learn how to present student engagement data to colleagues

• Engage with peers from other colleges about student engagement

• Ask questions to CCCSE staff members

Then bring a team of at least two members from your college to this interactive pre-conference session, where the focus will be on your student engagement data.