The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is recruiting experienced IPEDS Keyholders, coordinators, and data users to develop and deliver a curriculum to ensure the quality of data submission and improve the skills of individuals using these data. IPEDS Educators assist in developing and delivering IPEDS training, including in-person and virtual national workshops, online courses and tutorials, and other training materials for IPEDS survey components and data tools. Training is made possible through a contract with RTI, and funded by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). The application deadline is March 31, 2023. Visit the AIR website to learn more: https://www.airweb.org/collaborate-learn/ipeds-training/courses-workshops/become-an-ipeds-educator .
As noted previously in This week in IPEDS, OMB is proposing revisions to the method of collecting race/ethnicity. As part of that process, OMB will be hosting three Town Halls, the first of which is scheduled for March 14, 2023, at 2:00pm ET. For more information on the Town Halls, please see: https://spd15revision.gov/content/spd15revision/en/news/2023-03-07-bulletin.html.
Create or update your institution's custom comparison group for your annual Data Feedback Report (DFR), a benchmarking tool to compare your institution's IPEDS data with your peers. Each year, the DFR is emailed to IPEDS Keyholders and Coordinators, then a copy is emailed to the CEO/President. If a custom comparison group is not created, a NCES-created comparison group will be used as a default group. While creating a custom comparison group is not required, a customized group may make the DFR more useful for your campus leaders. The deadline for creating your customized comparison group is July 15, 2023.