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 tutorialsonline 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 learn 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.

Review Past Web Conferences

October 2019

Practical Uses of IPEDS Data
ASA Research, Sue Clery and Abby Miller
Web Conference Recording
Web Conference Handout


September 2019

Community College Enrollment Crisis? Historical Trends in Community College Enrollment
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Kent Phillippe
Web Conference Recording    
Web Conference Handout


August 2019

IPEDS Coordination: Several State Perspectives
Arkansas State University System, Eric Atchison; Oglethorpe University and Independent Consultant for the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU), Carolyn Mata
Web Conference Handout


June 2019

Using IPEDS Data for State-level Public Policy Advocacy on College Affordability
Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust, Archie P. Cubarrubia
Web Conference Handout


May 2019

Making the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey Data Meaningful
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Nick Hillman
Web Conference Handout


March 2019

Leveraging the 2018 Carnegie Classification Update within and outside of IPEDS
Indiana University-Bloomington, Victor Borden
Web Conference Recording


February 2019

Analyzing IPEDS Data by State for the Almanac of Higher Education 
Web Conference Recording 
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Tyler Davis and Ruth Hammond


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 (#2)

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 (#1)

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


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


March 2017

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