The Ala Moana Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii
May 24-28, 2002

Kelley Planning and Educational Services, in cooperation with the University of Hawaii, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Hawaii Community Colleges, and Brigham Young University-Hawaii, invites you to participate in the third annual conference of the Kelley International Conference Series.


Dr. Randy L. Swing serves as Co-Director of the Policy Center on the First Year of College funded by grants from The Atlantic Philanthropies and The Pew Charitable Trusts and located at Brevard College in Brevard, North Carolina. The Policy Center develops new assessment instruments and nationally disseminates first college year assessment techniques. Dr. Swing and his colleagues are currently developing a posttest to the CIRP Freshman Survey, pilot testing a new benchmarking survey of first-year seminars, exploring technology-assisted focus group methods, documenting current practices in first year programs, and developing extensive web-based assessment resources. Dr. Swing is also a fellow of the National Resource Center for The First Year Experience and Students in Transition at the University of South Carolina.


Dr. Larry H. Kelley, Executive Director of the Consortium for Assessment and Planning Support (CAPS), will conduct a pre-conference workshop entitled "Embedding Assessment Measures In Regularly Scheduled Assignments: A User-Friendly Approach." During this half day workshop, Dr. Kelley will present a comprehensive overview of an innovative course embedded assessment process, examples of course embedded assessment techniques/procedures, advantages of this type of assessment, development of program assessment plans, and suggestions for integrating these plans into the overall assessment process. Participants will work in small groups to utilize the model presented in this workshop to develop program assessment plans and to evaluate samples of actual student work using course embedded assessment techniques. Contact Larry Kelley ( for additional information.


Effective Use of Focus Groups
Strategic & Operational Planning
Utilization of Survey Results
Regional & Professional Accreditation
Use of Institutional Research Data
Evaluation of General Education
Assessment of First Year Programs
Planning, Assessment & Budgeting
Web-based vs. Paper Surveys
Assessment of Learning Outcomes


The proposal may be on any subject dealing with institutional research, planning and/or assessment in higher education, from course level work to projects at the system or state level. First, the proposal should consist of a title page, which includes the title of the presentation and information on the presenter (name, title, campus and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, etc.). Second, a short presentation summary of two pages or less should be attached. This summary should give a brief description of the presentation, identify the target audience, explain what participants should gain from the session, and describe your room setup/audio visual needs. Third, a brief abstract of the presentation (100 words or less) should be included for the conference program. Proposals are being accepted for 45-minute paper presentations and 75-minute interactive sessions.


Please send your presentation proposal(s) via e-mail attachment to ( or ( The deadline for submitting a proposal is November 1, 2001.


The Ala Moana will serve as the conference hotel. The nightly room rate will be $105 + tax for a single or double for the group dates of May 22-30. Subject to availability, this special conference rate will also be honored three (3) nights prior to and three (3) nights after the group dates listed above. Room reservations can be made by phone, facsimile, or through the Internet. Go to the hotel web site at ( or click on the Ala Moana Hotel link at the bottom of this page for information on the hotel, appropriate reservation phone numbers and the on-line reservation form. When registering via the Internet, please indicate the name of the conference in the comments section.
When making your reservations, please indicate that you will be attending the Pacific Planning, Assessment and Institutional Research Conference on May 24-28, 2002.


United Airlines is the official airline of the Pacific Planning, Assessment & Institutional Research Conference. If you or your travel agent call United's toll-free number (1-800-521-4041) to book your reservations, you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class or a 10% discount off full fare unrestricted coach fares, purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of your travel date. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express. Call United's Specialized Meeting Reservations Center at 1-800-521-4041 to obtain the best fares and schedule information. Make sure you refer to Meeting ID Number 594XX. Dedicated reservation agents are on duty 7 days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight EST.


The conference registration fee is $250. This will entitle you to a binder with the conference program and other information, attendance in all plenary and breakout sessions, the opening reception, three breakfasts and four lunches. The registration fee for the pre-conference workshop is $50. Contact Joan Harms ( for information on conference arrangements and Louise Miura ( for registration information.


Friday, May 24
1pm-5pm: Pre-conference Workshop
6pm-10pm: Opening Reception

Saturday, May 25
11:30am-1pm: Opening Lunch & Keynote Speaker
1pm-5pm: Concurrent Sessions

Sunday, May 26
7am-8am: Continental Breakfast
8am-12:15pm: Concurrent Sessions
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

Monday, May 27
7am-8am: Continental Breakfast
8am-12:15pm: Concurrent Sessions
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch
6pm-10pm: Dinner & Entertainment ($20 extra)

Tuesday, May 28
7am-8am Continental Breakfast
8am-12:15pm: Concurrent Sessions
12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch

PacPAIR Conference Hotel: Ala Moana Hotel
PacPAIR Conference Registration Form
PacPAIR Pre-conference Workshop Registration Form
PacPAIR Conference Trip Planner (Rental Cars, etc.)
PacPAIR Conference Program: Tentative Schedule of Sessions
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau
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