AIR Publication & Award Opportunities
AIR Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award, AIR Professional File, IR Applications and
the ERIC Collection
The AIR Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award is presented for the paper that best exemplifies
the standards of excellence established by the award's namesake and that makes a
significant contribution to the field of IR. The award recipient is recognized at
the next Forum. The AIR Professional File and IR Applications are AIR refereed journals
published for the web. The ERIC Collection is a select anthology of archival papers
available on the web through ERIC.
To be considered for the Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award, e-mail your papers in
MS Word or PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be considered for the Professional File, IR Applications, or ERIC Collection
e-mail your submissions to email@example.com
and indicate any publication(s) for which you do not wish to be considered. If not
specified, your paper(s) will be considered for all three publications.
Submissions will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 30, 2011. All authors will
be notified of the final dispositions of their papers as soon as possible. Thank
you for your interest in AIR-sponsored publishing opportunities.
Research in Higher Education (RHE) Manuscript Submission
All research papers presented at the AIR Annual Forum are eligible for possible
inclusion in the Annual Forum Issue of RHE. A standard blind review process is used,
and the top four to five papers will be chosen based on their contributions to higher
education and institutional research literature.
To be considered, authors should submit their manuscript in electronic format through
the online submission tool for the journal (http://rihe.edmgr.com/).
At the time of submission, please be sure to indicate that the manuscript is to
be considered for the Forum Issue of RHE. Manuscripts must be submitted by June
30, 2011 to be considered for publication.
Preparing Your Presentation
The Presenter Guidelines
provide helpful information on how to successfully execute a high quality session.
Compiled by AIR’s Best Visual Presentation Committee
Presenter Handout Information
Many Forum attendees like to download handouts and full-length papers prior to (and
after) the conference. We strongly encourage presenters to upload supplemental materials
to the My Schedule tool on the Forum website. Doing so is helpful to Forum participants
and contributes to AIR’s ongoing efforts to “Go Green”.
To upload handouts, login to the My Schedule tool (available in February) and click
Technology and Setup
Technology and equipment for session formats:
Research in Action, Panel Presentations, and
Scholarly Paper Presentation formats
- Multimedia projector
- Projection screen
- One podium with microphone (panels also include up to 3 table microphones)
- Table for materials
Table Topic Discussions and Poster Presentations
- Table for materials
- No additional equipment is provided
Presenters are responsible for providing their own computers and any adaptors necessary
to connect to the VGA projector cable provided. International visitors should bring
adapters for Canadian electrical outlets (identical to those in the U.S.). The voltage
in Canada is 110V (same as in the U.S.)
Internet access is only available for presenters whose request was pre-approved
(details are available in the Technology Support Center).
Technology Support Center
Presenters using multimedia projectors are encouraged to visit the Technology Support
Center prior to their presentation (volunteers will be available to make sure your
laptop properly connects to the LCD projector and that your presentation is free
of technical glitches).
Presenters must be available during the one hour question and answer period. Posters
will remain on display during exhibit hall hours.
Presenters are responsible for the setup and breakdown of their poster displays.
Posters that are not removed by the designated breakdown time will be taken down
by AIR staff and will be available for pick up in the AIR Lounge. Posters not claimed
by the close of the Forum at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, will be discarded.
Poster Gallery Schedule
Sunday, May 22
- noon – 4:00 p.m. Setup
- 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Open Viewing
Monday, May 23
- 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open Viewing
- 4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Question and Answer Period (presenters available for
Tuesday, May 24
- 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Open Viewing
- 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Breakdown (NOTE: Posters not removed by 3:00 p.m. will be
placed in the AIR Lounge for pick-up)
Poster Display Information
Each poster is displayed on a 4’x4’ space. Pushpins will be available to secure
the posters. Use thin/lightweight poster paper or cardboard since heavy materials
may be difficult to attach to the display board. Presenters are encouraged to prepare
a brief handout for distribution during the scheduled poster question and answer
time. AV equipment and electrical outlets are not available.
Helpful advice on designing effective visual displays is available at http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/posteradvice.htm.
Best Poster Award
The Best Visual Presentation Committee recognizes an outstanding presentation from
each Poster Gallery. All posters will be considered for this award.
View the Best Poster
judging criteria (PDF)