AIR Publication & Award Opportunities
AIR Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award
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.
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.
Submissions will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 29, 2012. 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.
Information about 2011 winner
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
29, 2012 to be considered for publication.
AIR will recognize an outstanding presentation from the Poster Gallery at the 2012
Forum. All posters will be considered for this award. View the
Best Poster evaluation criteria.
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, 2011
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 Forum web app on the Forum website.
Doing so is helpful to Forum participants and contributes to AIR’s ongoing efforts
to “Go Green”.
Beginning May 1, login to the My Forum web app to upload handouts.
Technology and Equipment Available
AIR will provide technology and equipment based on session formats.
IR in Practice, Panel Sessions, Scholarly Paper Sessions, Research and Dissertation
Sessions, and Best Presentations:
- Multimedia projector
- Projection screen
- One podium with microphone (panels also include up to 3 table microphones)
- Table for materials
- Internet access is only available for presenters whose request was pre-approved
- There will be up to 8 Discussion Group tables scheduled
per time block in the Armstrong Ballroom
- 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 U.S. electrical outlets.
Presenters must be available during the 75 minute 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 at the Registration Desk. Posters
not claimed by the close of the Forum at 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, will be
Poster Gallery Schedule
Monday, June 4
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Setup
- 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Open Viewing
- 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Poster Question and Answer Period (presenters available for
Tuesday, June 5
- 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Open Viewing
- 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breakdown
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.