Keyholder Training 2014 - Phoenix

Keyholder Training
March 20, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Phoenix, AZ
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 Doubletree by Hilton Phoenix - Tempe, 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, Arizona, 85282
  • 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.
Ms. Kimberly A. Thompson
Director of Institutional Research
University of the Rockies
Denver, CO
Kimberly Thompson is Director of Institutional Research at University of the Rockies. Kimberly’s experience includes positions at the state coordinating board level, system level, and at the college level working at a community college and several universities in both the public and private sector. Kimberly has been an IPEDS Trainer for 11 years and has provided face-to-face training, developed training content on both the data collection system and the data tools, and has participated in training evaluation/assessment activities. She has an extensive background in the use of IPEDS tools to inform institutional decision-making. She has also served on numerous IPEDS Technical Review Panels.
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