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  • 05.25.21

Congratulations, 2021 AIR Award Winners!

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Each year, AIR members recognize colleagues who have made extraordinary contributions to the success of the association and to the institutional research profession. It is an honor to be nominated for one of these prestigious awards by one’s peers. Member committees review nominees’ materials and select the award recipients.

AIR celebrates our most recent award winners.

2021 Outstanding Service Award

Dawn Kenney

Dawn Kenney, Interim Director of Institutional Research, Central New Mexico Community College


2021 Sidney Suslow Scholar Award

Trudy Bers

Trudy Bers, Educational Consultant, The Bers Group



Charles F. Elton Best Paper Award Recipients

2019 Charles F. Elton Best Papers

College Student Satisfaction Typology and Its Relationship with Engagement Patterns
Jihee Hwang, Texas A&M University; Felix Wao, University of Oklahoma
Hwang, J. & Wao, F. (2021). College Student Satisfaction Typology and Its Relationship with Engagement Patterns. Journal of College Student Development, 62(1), 118-124.  https://muse.jhu.edu/article/781699/pdf 

Interaction across Ideological Boundaries and College Outcomes
Jiali Luo, Duke University
Jiali Luo. (2020). Interaction across Ideological Boundaries and College Outcomes. The Journal of Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/00221546.2020.1738162

Making Graduation Matter: Initial Evidence and Implications for Policy and Research
Ching-Hui Lin, National Sun Yat-sen University; Jyun-Hong Chen, Soochow University; Victor M. H. Borden, Indiana University Bloomington
Ching-Hui Lin, Jyun-Hong Chen & Victor M. H. Borden (2020) Making graduation matter: initial evidence and implications for policy and research, Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1711040 

2018 Charles F. Elton Best Paper

How Often Is ‘Often’: Examining the Meaning of Vague Quantifiers in Higher Education
Louis Rocconi, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Amber Dumford, University of South Florida; Brenna Butler, Pennsylvania State University
Rocconi, L. M., Dumford, A. D., & Butler, B. (2020). How often is ‘often’: Examining the meaning of vague quantifiers in higher education. Research in Higher Education, 61(2), 229-247. 

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