The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is hosting 3 full-day trainings for Keyholders in August.
Note: These trainings are intended for both officially designated IPEDS Keyholders as well as individuals that serve in a secondary role assisting the official IPEDS Keyholder in the data collection/entry process.
Note: You do not have to be an AIR member to attend these trainings.
The New Keyholder Workshop is designed as base level training that provides participants with a thorough introduction to the IPEDS data collection cycle and reporting requirements. Created specifically for new IPEDS Keyholders (less than two years), this workshop outlines the roles and responsibilities of a Keyholder and the resources available to assist in the IPEDS planning and reporting processes. The workshop also provides participants an opportunity to create an IPEDS planning calendar for the upcoming data collection cycle. Because this workshop is designed for newer Keyholders, it also serves as a valuable professional networking opportunity for institutional researchers in their new roles.
For additional information and to request a seat in the New Keyholder Training, please visit
The Best Practices for Reporting and Using IPEDS Data to Improve Office Efficiencies workshop is intermediate level Keyholder training that is designed for individuals who lead the IPEDS data submission cycle on their campus and have done so for at least one full reporting cycle. Using IPEDS as a focus, participants will:
This is intermediate level IPEDS training and is not intended to be taken in conjunction with the New Keyholder Training held on August 25, 2014.
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IPEDS Data as the Public Face of an Institution raises the level of awareness among higher education professionals about the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain will be incorporated, enabling participants to understand how IPEDS data are used by governmental and non-governmental entities. This module includes presentations, discussions, exercises and demonstrations utilizing IPEDS data tools and resources.
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.
This training is designed for all IPEDS experience levels. It can be taken as a compliment to the New Keyholder Training held on August 25, 2014 or by itself.
For additional information and to request a seat in the IPEDS Workshop, please visit