IPEDS Workshop
May 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Minneapolis, MN
Registration is Closed for this Workshop
Workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) are co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

This workshop features these training modules:

IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution raises the level of awareness among higher education professionals about the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain will be incorporated, enabling participants to understand how IPEDS data are used by governmental and non-governmental entities. This module includes presentations, discussions, exercises and demonstrations utilizing IPEDS data tools and resources.

IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness is designed for participants with little to no experience in the area of conducting benchmarking studies or with the IPEDS Data Center. This module introduces the fundamentals of creating benchmarks to measure institutional effectiveness. The module provides an overview of the types of comparison groups that can be constructed using IPEDS data, with examples of appropriate use. Participants will use actual data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the Data Center. Exercises and resources will demonstrate processes to establish key performance indicators and identify variables to refine comparison groups.

  • Held on the Augsburg College campus, Minneapolis, MN
  • Includes six hours of instruction and workshop materials
  • No tuition charge to participants

Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Mr. Joseph G. Stankovich
Director of Institutional Research
Skidmore College
Saratoga Springs, NY
Joe Stankovich is Director of Institutional Research at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. His background is in education, sociology, and applied social research. Entering the field of institutional research upon graduation, he has been active in IR for over 15 years. Joe has been an IPEDS Keyholder and uses the IPEDS reporting tools on a regular basis to answer questions of internal institutional interest and concern. He has used IPEDS data for just about everything, but is particularly interested in the use of these data to supplement knowledge in making efficient and informed decisions.
Dr. Braden HoschBraden Hosch
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Planning, Research, and Effectiveness
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY
Braden Hosch is the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Effectiveness at Stony Brook University where he leads all aspects of institutional research, helps shape policy and planning, and oversees institutional effectiveness efforts. Braden conducts large-scale national benchmarking for use at the institution and state-level using the IPEDS Data Center, with a special focus on constructing measures of institutional effectiveness, including financial metrics, and he contributes actively to state, regional, national and international efforts to advance quality and accountability in higher education. Prior to his position at Stony Brook, he served as the Chief Policy and Research Officer for the Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education, where he led accountability initiatives, helped shape policy for higher education, oversaw statewide data collections, and led higher education research operations and initiatives for the 17 Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (ConnSCU). Braden has held previous positions at Trinity College (DC), the University of South Carolina Aiken, Central Connecticut State University, and the Connecticut Department of Higher Education.
This workshop is limited to 45 participants. 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.
Workshop registration components:
  • Contact and employment information
  • IPEDS Experience
  • Brief description of how the specific curriculum offered at the workshop will benefit you
  • Supervisor's Contact Information (for Workshop attendance acknowledgement communication)
  • Agreement to:
    • Bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel
    • Arrange and pay for travel and hotel as needed
    • Attend the entire workshop and complete the workshop evaluation
    • Notify AIR immediately if unable to attend the workshop  
Note: If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-385-4155 x202 or e-mail
Phone: 850-385-4155 x202