IPEDS Educator Web Conferences

Through a contract with RTI International, funded by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AIR manages a cohort of 30 higher education professionals who serve as IPEDS Educators. These individuals assist in the development and delivery of more than 30 national face-to-face workshops, online tutorials, online Keyholder Courses, and other training materials. A call for new Educators occurs each year around March (current Educators).

Throughout the year, IPEDS Educators participate in web conferences to lean more about higher education data and how they relate to institutional decision making and policy discussions at the state and national levels. AIR invites presenters from various agencies who offer timely and relevant information to IPEDS Educators. These sessions are designed for IPEDS Educators and shared with the larger higher education community for everyone's benefit. Below are links to previously held web conferences.

December 2018

Automating custom peer reports using IPEDS data with SQL, R and LaTeX
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Shiloh Bradley
Web Conference Recording / Handout 


November 2018

Standardizing Postsecondary to Improve Data Quality
Common Education Data Standards (CEDS), Nancy Copa
Web Conference Recording 

September 2018

Visualizing IPEDS Data for Benchmarking and Program Planning
Stetson University, Resche D. Hines and Angela E. Henderson
Web Conference Recording


August​ 2018

Improving IPEDS Data Collection on High School Students Enrolled in College Courses 
University of Utah, Jason L. Taylor
Web Conference Recording


​May 2018


​The SREB Fact Book on Higher Education: Combining IPEDS Data with SREB Data to Inform Policymakers in the Region
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Susan Lounsbury
Web Conference Recording


May 2018


The Impact of Guaranteed Tuition Policies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jennifer Delaney
Web Conference Recording


​April 2018

NCHEMS Supply and Demand Dashboard
National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), Patrick Kelly
Web Conference Recording


March 2018

Using IPEDS Data for Economics of Education Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Peter Hinrichs
Web Conference Recording
Research by Peter Hinrichs


December 2017

An Empirical Examination of the Bennett Hypothesis in Law School Prices
Seton Hall University, Robert Kelchen
Web Conference Recording 


October 2017

IPEDS Outcome Measures: 2017-18 Collection
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES),
Gigi Jones
Springfield College, Mary Ann Coughlin


October 2017

Trustees, Benchmarking, and Higher Education Data
American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) and George Mason University
Armand Alacbay (ACTA) & Danielle Barden (George Mason University)
Web Conference Recording


September 2017


R&D Activities of Federal Postsecondary Education Data - IPEDS and Longitudinal Sample Surveys
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Gigi Jones and Sean Simone
Web Conference Recording


​September 2017


Exploring IPEDS Data Use and Recent Findings in NCES Annual Reports
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Lauren Musu-Gillette
Web conference recording 


​August 2017





IPEDS Benchmarking for Planning and Decision Making
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Hal Hartley (CIC), Hollie Chessman (CIC), and Mike Williams
Ruffalo Noel Levitz)
Web conference recording


June 2017​

Collecting and Disseminating Data on Certificate Awards
Abby Miller, Mason Erwin, and Samantha Richardson, Coffey Consulting
Web conference recording


May 2017




The Academic Library and Student Retention and Graduation: An Exploratory Study
Gregory Crawford, Penn State Harrisburg
Web conference recording



April 2017​ #2

Economic Development and Employer Planning System (EDEPS)
Les Janis

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​April 2017 #1

Using Federal Data to Measure and Improve College Access & Student Success
US Department of Education
Brian Fu, Timothy Renick, David Leavitt, and Karalynn Gau

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March 2017​

Data for Everyone: How IPEDS Is Used Outside of IR Offices
NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Florida State University, and Washington University in St. Louis
Amelia Parnell, James Hunt, and Timothy Bono


​February 2017

Tuition Rich, Mission Poor: Nonresident Enrollment Growth and the Socioeconomic and Racial Composition of Public Research Universities
Ozan Jaquette​


January 2017​

Visualization of Data
Utah System of Higher Education/University of South Dakota 
Joe Curtin/Daniel Palmer




October 2016

National Center for Education Statistics
College Map Tool
Bao Le



September 2016

​New America
Telling Stories with IPEDS Data
Kim Dancy


June 2016

​​American Institutes for Research
The Delta Cost Project: Metrics for Understanding College Costs
Steven Hurlburt



​May 2016

​Duquesne University
Understanding the IPEDS Student Financial Aid (SFA) Survey Summary and National Postsecondary Aid Study (NPSAS)
John Ingram      

April 2016

Indiana University-Bloomington

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education system - history and 2015 updates

Victor Borden


​March 2016 (#2)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Using IPEDS Data - To contextualize diversity at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

John Lee


​March 2016 (#1)

​Seton Hall University
Using IPEDS Data - State performance-based funding policies affecting colleges’ fiscal priorities
Robert Kelchen


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November 2015

Research Triangle International (RTI)
IPEDS Help Desk and the Lifecycle of TRPs
Jamie Issac, ‎Senior Survey Director

October 2015​

​American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
Salary and Compensation Surveys within Higher Education
John Barnshaw


September 2015​

​University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and American Public University System (APUS)
Tracking Military Student Cohorts Using SOC Methodology
Denise Nadassen, Associate VP for IR and Accountability at UMUC and Dave Becher, Associate Vice President for IR at APUS




​August 2015

​Stoney Brook University
How Living Costs Undermine Net Price As An Affordability Metric
Braden Hosch

May 2015​

WASC Senior College and University Commission
Triangulating Student Success: NSC, IPEDS, and the Absolute Graduation Rate
Henry Hernandez, Maureen Maloney, and Christopher Cullander

April 2015

​​Barry University
The Relationship Between Institutional Characteristics and First-Year Retention Rates​
Marcos Velazquez

​March 2015



​University of Nebraska at Omaha
Valuing 'Administrative Bloat': Benchmark Personnel Levels with IPEDS Data
Hank Robinson, Jenny Liu, and Rita Sterkel

​March 2015



​Research Triangle International (RTI)
The Completion Arch
David Radwin and Laura Horn

​February 2015

University of Arizona
Using IPEDS to Study Organizational Behavior
Ozan Jaquette, Assistant Professor



January 2015​

​Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)
Mapping the Postsecondary Data Domain: Problems and Possibilities
Colleen Campbell, Research Analyst


​​December 2014

The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)
College InSight
Matt Reed, Program Director

November 2014

Quality Information Partners ​
Common Education Data Standards - Version 5
Jill Parkes, Education Data Analyst

October 2014

Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)
IPEDS and the Academic Library Component
Bob Dugan, Dean of Libraries, University of West Florida

September 2014​

University of Hawaii at West Oahu​
Classification of Peer Groups from Cluster Analysis Using IPEDS Data
John Stanley, Associate Director

April 2014

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association
The Economic Value of Degrees: A National and State-Level Analysis
Katie Zabak, Senior Policy Analyst


March 2014

Association for Institutional Research
Moving from Data to Wisdom
Darlena Jones, Director of Assessment and Research​

February 2014



University of Minnesota Office of Institutional Research
University of Minnesota's Comparison Group Generator
Peter Radcliffe, Daniel Jones-White, and David Peterson​


January 2014

Higher Education Consortia at the University of Delaware, Delaware Cost Study​
Using IPEDS Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Codes to Improve Institutional Effectiveness
John Barnshaw, Director


November 2013​

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
A Tale of Two Income Years: Comparing Prior-Prior Year and Prior-Year Through Pell Grant Award
Gigi Jones, Director of Research​

​October 2013

University of Hawaii System Institutional Research and Analysis Office
Utilizing the Delta Cost Project for Institutional Improvement
David Mongold, Senior Analyst 

September 2013​

IPEDS Trainers Presentation
Sectors of the IPEDS Universe
Donyell Francis, Jack Mahoney and Kimberly Thompson​ 




March 2013

American Association of Community Colleges
Transfer: An Indispensable Part of the Community College Missions

Christopher Mullin, Program Director for Policy Analysis

February 2013

​The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle: Almanac
Ruth Hammond, Senior Editor

​January 2013

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NAICU Task Force ED Financial Responsibility Test Final Report
Presented by: Maureen Budetti, Director of Student Aid Policy


November 2012

​College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
Redesign of CUPA-HR’s Annual Salary Surveys
Ray B. Sizemore, Director of Research, CUPA-HR
Barbara Carroll, Associate Vice Chancellor, Human Resources, North Carolina State University



​October 2012

Institute for Higher Education Policy
Using Data to Promote MSI Success
Alisa Federico Cunningham, Senior Associate


​September 2012

National Center for Education Statistics
National Postsecondary Education Cooperative
Archie Cubarrubia


August 2012


​Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System
IPEDS Key Concepts and Common Pitfalls
Jan Plotczyk, Allison Bell, Tara Lawley, and Colleen Lenihan