The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Rocky Mountain Association for Institutional Research (RMAIR) are co-hosting 3 one-day IPEDS Workshops for data providers and users in conjunction with 2017 RMAIR Conference. Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
IPEDS Workshop Highlights
- New Keyholder Training - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
- Best Practices Training - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m on Tuesday, October 3, 2017
- IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution & IPEDS Data and Benchmarking - 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017
- Held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort – 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ
- Each workshop contains six hours of instruction (demonstrations, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on computer based training exercises).
The workshops are provided at no charge to participants.
Workshop Content Descriptions
New Keyholder Workshop – October 3, 2017
This workshop provides essential beginner-level training and a thorough introduction to the IPEDS data collection cycle and reporting requirements. Workshop topics outline keyholders’ roles and responsibilities and highlight the resources available to assist in the IPEDS planning and reporting processes. Participants are given the opportunity to create an IPEDS planning calendar for the upcoming data collection cycle. Additionally, this workshop serves as a valuable professional networking opportunity for institutional researchers in their new roles.
Best Practices for Reporting and Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies - October 3, 2017
This recently redesigned workshop provides intermediate-level keyholder training, and is specifically designed for individuals who have led IPEDS data submissions at their institutions for at least one full reporting cycle. It features best practices in IR, as well as technical efficiencies in data management through Excel and in review and submission of IPEDS survey data. The workshop expands on the use of IPEDS data for benchmarking to address key institutional questions and needs. Participants should have experience with the “Use the Data” section of the NCES website, and a working knowledge of Excel.
IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution & Benchmarking – October 4, 2017
This workshop stresses the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain are incorporated, enabling participants to understand the role of governmental and non-governmental entities in IPEDS reporting. The workshop includes presentations, discussions, exercises, and demonstrations using IPEDS data tools and resources.
IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness
This workshop introduces the fundamentals of benchmarking as a measure of institutional effectiveness. It is designed for individuals with little to no experience in benchmarking studies. Participants use data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the “Use of Data” section of the NCES website to learn about the types of comparison groups that can be constructed. Exercises demonstrate establishment of key performance indicators (KPIs) and identification of variables to refine comparison groups IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness This workshop introduces the fundamentals of benchmarking as a measure of institutional effectiveness. It is designed for individuals with little to no experience.
Note: Participants are required to bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel.
IPEDS Workshop Online Registration
These workshops are limited to 45 participants and workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seat confirmations are delivered via email on a rolling basis approximately 3 business days after an online seat registration is submitted.
For additional information and to request a seat, please visit https://www.airweb.org/EducationAndEvents/IPEDSTraining/Workshops/Pages/AttendIPEDSWorkshop.aspx
Phone: 850-385-4155 x2