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2017 IPEDS Workshop

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Mid America Association for Institutional Research (MidAIR) are co-hosting 2 half-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with the MidAIR 2017 Annual Conference. Financial support for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

IPEDS Workshop Highlights
• IPEDS Human Resources Training – 1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017
• IPEDS Student Financial Aid Training – 1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017
• Held at the Hotel Phillips –
• Three hours of instruction (demonstrations, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and hands-on computer based training exercises).

The workshops are provided at no charge to participants.
Workshop Content Description

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 reporting requirements such as the Common Data Set and internal reporting. 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.

The workshops are 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

Phone: 850-385-4155 x2