AIR/IACCAIR IPEDS Data and Benchmarking (In-Person Workshop)

May 02-02, 2024
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May 2, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central Time (CT)

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and Iowa Community College AIR (IACCAIRare 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 introduces the fundamentals of benchmarking as a measure of institutional effectiveness. It is designed for individuals with little to no experience in benchmarking studies. Participants use data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the “Use of Data” section of the NCES website to learn about the types of comparison groups that can be constructed. Exercises demonstrate establishment of key performance indicators (KPIs) and identification of variables to refine comparison groups.


  • Location: Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA, 50023. Building 7, Oak Room.
  • Includes three hours of instruction and workshop materials
  • No tuition charge to participants


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 

If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-3854155x2 or e-mail

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Date(s): May 02-02, 2024