AIR/PacAIR Co-hosted Workshop

IPEDS Finance Training for IR Professionals
February 4, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Honolulu, HI
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 Pacific Association for Institutional Research (PacAIR) are co-hosting a half-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the PacAIR Conference. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

IPEDS Finance Training for IR Professionals is designed specifically for those persons who are not financial experts and have no training in the field of finance or accounting. The module presents eight objectives including an introduction to higher education finance, GASB vs. FASB, key accounting concepts, a review of the general purpose financial statements and how they relate to the finance survey, common errors in completing the IPEDS Finance Survey, reporting comparison challenges, and where and how the data are used. An exercise is included that gives participants a hands-on experience in filling out the IPEDS Finance survey using data from a fictional institution. Since the Institutional Researcher is typically not the person filling out the IPEDS survey, this module focuses more on a general understanding of higher education finance and how and why the IPEDS Finance data are used.

  • Held on the Hawaii Tokai International College campus, 2241 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Scheduled in conjunction with the PacAIR Conference
  • Includes three 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. Sandra Kinney
Vice President of Institutional Research & Planning
Louisiana Community and Technical College System
Baton Rouge, LA
Sandra Kinney is Vice President for Institutional Research and Planning at the Louisiana Community & Technical College System. Previously, Sandra was a Research Manager at the Technical College System of Georgia and an Assistant Director for Institutional Research and Planning at Clayton State University. She has experience in IPEDS as both an IPEDS Keyholder and State Coordinator. Sandra has over 18 years of institutional research experience in both public two-year and four-year colleges and has served on the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) for IPEDS surveys. Sandra is currently serving on the advisory committee for the Voluntary Framework of Accountability for the American Association of Community Colleges. She is a past president of the Georgia Association of Research, Planning and Quality.
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