AIR/CAIR Co-hosted IPEDS Workshops

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) are co-hosting two independent full-day IPEDS Workshosp for data providers and users in conjunction with CAIR’s 44th Annual Conference.  There is no cost to attend and financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  Registration is required through AIR.

  • Held at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay (Seaside Ballroom) at 1441 Canyon Del Rey, Seaside, CA 93955
  • Six hours of instruction (demonstrations, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on computer-based training exercises).
  • Provided at no charge to participants

Monday, November 4, 2019 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beyond Compliance: How to Use IPEDS Data to Examine Student and Institutional Success

NEW IPEDS Workshop being Piloted at the CAIR Conference!

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.

After participating in the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand historical context regarding IPEDS student and institutional success data elements.
  • Understand best practices for using IPEDS data to answer questions about student and institutional success.
  • Understand the differences between and be able to analyze IPEDS success metrics.
  • Be able to use different comparison groups (e.g., peer, aspirational) to compare an individual institution’s success metrics.
  • Be able to use IPEDS tools to access and share data that can be used to document the effectiveness of institutions of higher education.

Online Registration Link – Beyond Compliance Workshop

This workshop is  limited to 25 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.

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

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

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

New Keyholder Training

This workshop provides essential beginner-level training and a thorough introduction to the IPEDS data collection cycle and reporting requirements. Workshop topics outline keyholders’ roles and responsibilities and highlight the resources available to assist in the IPEDS planning and reporting processes. Participants are given the opportunity to create an IPEDS planning calendar for the upcoming data collection cycle. Additionally, this workshop serves as a valuable professional networking opportunity for institutional researchers in their new roles.

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

 Online Registration Link – New Keyholder Workshop

This workshop is limited to 45 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 AIR/CAIR Registration

Questions?

Email: ipedsworkshops@airweb.org

Phone:  850-385-4155 x2