IPEDS Workshop
June 15, 2014
12:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Portland, ME
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 Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS) are co-hosting a half-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the 2014 HEDS Annual Conference. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

This workshop features this training module:

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.


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

Ms. Jennifer Dunseath
Director of Institutional Research
Rhode Island School of Design
Bellingham, MA
Jennifer Dunseath has 23 years of experience in Institutional Research and is currently Director of IR at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She has held positions in IR at the University of Michigan, Flint campus, Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, and Framingham State University in Framingham, Massachusetts. She has been an IPEDS Keyholder for most of her career, and an IPEDS Trainer in 2000-2003, and again in 2009-present. She has also been part of an IPEDS Curriculum Revision Team. In addition, Jennifer has served as a Baldrige Examiner and an Evaluation Team Member for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. She is a former Chair of the Michigan Association for Institutional Research.
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 for This 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