The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the South Carolina Association for Institutional Research (SCAIR) are co-hosting a half-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the SCAIR 2015 Annual Conference. Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
Three hours of instruction (demonstrations, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on computer based training exercises)
Provided at no charge to participants
Workshop Content Description
IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness is designed for participants with little to no experience in the area of conducting benchmarking studies or with the IPEDS Data Center. This module introduces the fundamentals of creating benchmarks to measure institutional effectiveness. The module provides an overview of the types of comparison groups that can be constructed using IPEDS data, with examples of appropriate use. Participants will use actual data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the Data Center. Exercises and resources will demonstrate processes to establish key performance indicators and identify variables to refine comparison groups.
Note: Participants are required to bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel.