AIR/CAIR Co-Hosted Workshop

Best Practices Training
November 15, 2016
9:00 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) and the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) are co-hosting a one-day IPEDS Workshop for IPEDS Keyholders* in conjunction with the 41st CAIR Annual Conference. Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The recently redesigned Best Practices for Reporting and Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies workshop provides intermediate-level Keyholder training. The first half of this workshop features best practices in IR, and technical efficiencies in data management through Excel (e.g., pivot tables, merging data, custom formulas, and filters) and in review and submission of IPEDS survey data. The second half of the workshop expands on the use of IPEDS data for benchmarking to address key institutional questions and needs. This workshop is specifically designed for individuals who lead IPEDS data submissions at their institutions, and have done so for at least one full reporting cycle. Participants should have experience with the “Use the Data” section of the NCES website, 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 or cover basic benchmarking concepts (though intermediate topics are addressed).

*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.


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 x2 or e-mail
Phone: 850-385-4155 x2