Keyholder Training May 2014 - Atlanta, GA

Keyholder Training
May 8, 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.


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

Mr. J. Keith Brown
Senior AIR Fellow
Cary, NC
Keith Brown retired from the North Carolina Community College System and state government on June 1, 2010 after 32 years of service. Currently Keith is working as a private consultant in the area of postsecondary education, with particular emphasis on data systems and data tools. Projects for which he is currently involved include serving as a member of the State Support Team (SST) for the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) grants program; facilitator of the Common Education Data Standards (CEDS) postsecondary stakeholders group; and Senior IPEDS Fellow for the Association of Institutional Research (AIR). He served as the IPEDS State Coordinator for the NC community colleges for 12 years and as an IPEDS Trainer for 10 years. Keith has been an active participant on numerous IPEDS Technical Review Panels for NCES.
Prior to joining the North Carolina Community College System Office, Keith was Dean of Special Projects and Research at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM). Included in the roles he served while at NCSSM were the State Director of the Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics Program and the Director of the Mathematics and Science Education Center at NCSSM. Mr. Brown has also served as faculty at the community college and the high school levels.
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  
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