2010’s theme “Has institutional research come of age in Australasia?” will have a focus on strategic priorities
26 June 2010
On behalf of the Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Forum Organising Committee may I extend a warm invitation to you to participate in the 20th Annual AAIR Forum which is to be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Geelong, Victoria from 10-12 November 2010.
2010’s theme “Has institutional research come of age in Australasia?” will have a focus on strategic priorities in the higher education sector and include sub-streams focusing on:
- the equity agenda in higher education, 2010 and beyond
- supporting models for academic standards
- improving participation and retention of students
- improving TAFE pathways and partnerships.
The 2010 Forum occurs in a year during which details of the higher education reform agenda in Australia begins to take shape. It will be a year of ongoing discussions at all levels about mission-based compacts, performance funding and a standards-based approach to quality. Appropriate measures of institutional performance will be central to these discussions and will bring into focus the importance of the work undertaken by institutional researchers in collecting, analysing and interpreting information. The Forum themes have been selected to encourage discussion of issues that are both central to the reform agenda and will impact on a wide range of professionals involved in higher education. As well as considering the local situation, members will be invited to consider how the Australian experience fits globally and to explore what we can learn from others in our region.