The Association for Institutional Research (AIR
) and the Mississippi Association for Institutional Research (MAIR
) are co-hosting a one-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the MAIR 2013 Annual Meeting
. Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES
This workshop features these training modules:
IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness- Module 1
is designed for participants with little to no experience in the area of conducting benchmarking studies or with the IPEDS Data Center. This module introduces the fundamentals of creating benchmarks to measure institutional effectiveness. The module provides an overview of the types of comparison groups that can be constructed using IPEDS data, with examples of appropriate use. Participants will use actual data from the IPEDS Surveys, including the IPEDS Data Feedback Report and Executive Peer Tool. Exercises and resources will demonstrate processes to establish key performance indicators and identify variables to refine comparison groups.
IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness- Module 2 focuses on practical applications for using IPEDS data in an institutional effectiveness (accreditation) self-study. Participants will use enrollment data to create a benchmarking study, discuss specific research questions, and identify the types of comparison groups and key performance indicators that could address each. Participants will also learn how to extract and analyze data using the IPEDS Data Center. This module also presents useful techniques for effectively communicating data results to various constituencies.
Note: Participants are required to bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel.