Best Practices Training August - Los Angeles

Best Practices Training
August 24, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA
Registration is Closed - This Workshop is Full
Workshop seats are allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is hosting a one day IPEDS Workshop for experienced IPEDS Keyholders* . Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The Best Practices for Reporting and Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies workshop is intermediate level Keyholder training that is designed for individuals who lead the IPEDS data submission cycle on their campus and have done so for at least one full reporting cycle.

Using IPEDS as a focus, participants will:

-Learn IR best practices and technical efficiencies in data management through Excel (e.g., pivot tables, merging data, custom formulas, and filters);

-Examine multiple options for IPEDS submission (manual entry, .csv file upload, and XML);

-Learn how to use benchmarking data to address key institutional questions and needs.

Participants should have experience using the IPEDS Data Center to retrieve data and a working knowledge of Excel (e.g., how to create basic formulas and sort data). This workshop will not review IPEDS survey component submission instructions nor cover basic benchmarking concepts (though intermediate topics are covered).

*This Workshop curriculum is intended for both officially designated IPEDS Keyholders as well as individuals that serve in a secondary (proxy Keyholder) role assisting the official IPEDS Keyholder in the data collection/entry process.

  • Held at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Airport, 5985 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • 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).

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  
Registration is Closed - This Workshop is Full
 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