AIR/MidAIR Cohosted IPEDS Workshop

IPEDS Workshop
November 4, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kansas City, MO
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 Mid-America Association for Institutional Research (MidAIR) are co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the 34th annual MidAIR Conference. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

This workshop features these training modules:

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.

IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness 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, Data Feedback Reports, and the Data Center. Exercises and resources will demonstrate processes to establish key performance indicators and identify variables to refine comparison groups.


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

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