Keyholder Training March 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Keyholder Training
March 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta, GA
Registration is Closed for this Workshop
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 newer IPEDS Keyholders (less than two years). Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

This base level Keyholder Training provides participants with a thorough introduction to the IPEDS data collection cycle and reporting requirements. Created specifically for newer IPEDS Keyholders, this workshop outlines the roles and responsibilities of a Keyholder and the resources available to assist in the IPEDS planning and reporting processes. The workshop also provides participants an opportunity to create an IPEDS planning calendar for the upcoming data collection cycle. Because this workshop is designed for newer Keyholders (less than two years), it also serves as a valuable professional networking opportunity for institutional researchers in their new roles.

*Note: 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 Hotel Indigo College Park, 1776 Harvard Ave, College Park, Georgia 30337
  • 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).

Ms. Yvonne Kirby
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT
Yvonne Kirby is the Director of Institutional Research & Assessment at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, Connecticut. She coordinates and oversees the office’s Federal, State, and other mandatory reporting and ensures timely and accurate submissions. She is also responsible for coordinating assessment activities on campus and analyzing data to help inform senior leadership decisions. Yvonne’s higher education experience includes serving as an IPEDS Keyholder and using the IPEDS Data Center for benchmarking at the state, regional and national level to help inform and support institutional policy and long-range planning.
Dr. Sonia Schaible-Brandon
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO
Sonia Schaible-Brandon is Director of Institutional Research and Assessment for Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO). In addition to serving as CMU's IPEDS Keyholder, Sonia is a member of CMU's reaccreditation steering committee and is a member of the faculty in criminal justice. Prior to assuming her current position in institutional research, Sonia was the research analyst for the Colorado Department of Higher Education where she programmed the state's first two statewide IPEDS uploads using SQL. Sonia has been an IPEDS Trainer since 2003 and regularly uses IPEDS data and tools to inform decisions at her institution.
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