AIR/CAIR Co-hosted IPEDS Pre-conference Workshops at CAIR 2018

The following two IPEDS half-day workshops will be offered at CAIR as pre-conference workshops on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at the Delta Hotels Anaheim Garden Grove:

IPEDS Human Resources Training NEW!

This workshop prepares individuals to accurately complete the IPEDS Human Resources (HR) survey. It is designed for IR and human resources professionals, as well as other researchers or administrators who want to increase their understanding of these data. Topics include preparing data to increase consistency within the survey, understanding data definitions, classification of employees and alignment of employee function with Bureau of Labor Statistics Standard Occupation Classification (SOC) codes, coordination of effort between stakeholders in and outside of an institution, and planning for efficacy of data beyond the IPEDS HR survey itself. Exercises cover classifying employees properly, preparing for and completing the IPEDS HR survey, and benchmarking with commonly used employee metrics.

IPEDS Student Financial Aid Training NEW!

This workshop provides foundational training for completing the IPEDS Student Financial Aid Survey using an integrated approach to managing, storing, and extracting financial aid data required for survey completion. Topics include an overview of financial aid concepts and how they intersect IPEDS, how to effectively create frozen data files from enrollment and financial aid systems, how to use these files to answer the respective sections of the survey, and how the files can be leveraged to address additional internal reporting needs. The workshop concludes with exercises focused on how IPEDS financial aid data are used for external purposes as well as for internal benchmarking.

Note: Participants are required to bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel.

IPEDS Workshop Online Registration

This workshop is limited to 40 participants and 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. For additional information and to request a seat, please visit

IPEDS workshops are offered at no additional cost to registered CAIR 2018 conference attendees.