AIR/SAIR Beyond Compliance: How to Use IPEDS Data to Examine Student and Institutional Success (In-Person Workshop)

October 14-14, 2023
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October 14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central Time (CT)

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Southern Association for Institutional Research (SAIR) are co-hosting an IPEDS Workshop for IPEDS data providers and users. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). 

Workshop Content

This workshop is designed for individuals interested in utilizing IPEDS data to examine and measure student and institutional success. The first half of the workshop explores the five IPEDS surveys that contain academic performance metrics (Completions, Graduation Rates, 200% Graduation Rates, Fall Enrollment, and Outcome Measures). Through group discussion, activities, and lectures, participants will learn what the measurements can—and cannot—tell us about student and institutional performance. The second half of the workshop will involve hands-on activities to work through a series of case studies based on real-life scenarios. Participants will identify the question being asked in each case study; determine the best metric(s) to use to answer the question; extract data using the IPEDS tools; perform analyses; and present the data to answer the question. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to explore and answer questions at their institutions or organizations.


  • Location: Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa*, Point Clear, AL 36564
  • Includes workshop materials
  • No tuition charge to participants

The workshops are 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 acknowledgment 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

If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-385-4155 x2 or email

*Attendees may reserve hotel rooms using the negotiated SAIR rate, which includes Deluxe (Queen/King), Bayside, and Spa Resort rooms for a rate of $159.00 per night, plus resort fees and tax. The deadline date for hotel reservations is September 12, 2023, and reservations received after this date will be based on availability at the hotel's prevailing rates. Reserve online at the SAIR 2023 Room Reservation Site.

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Date(s): October 14-14, 2023