AIR/CAIR Co-hosted IPEDS Workshop
November 12, 2011
Rohnert Park, CA
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Deadline: September 22, 2011
Notification (via e-mail): Beginning September 27, 2011
The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the California Association for Institutional Research (CAIR) are co-hosting a one-day IPEDS Workshop for data providers and users in conjunction with CAIR's Annual Conference. Financial support for this workshop is provided by
the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
This workshop features the following modules:
IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness- Module 1
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, including the IPEDS Data Feedback Report and Executive Peer Tool. Exercises and resources will demonstrate processes to establish key performance indicators and identify variables to refine comparison groups.
IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness- Module 2 focuses on practical applications for using IPEDS data in an institutional effectiveness (accreditation) self-study. Participants will use enrollment data to create a benchmarking study, discuss specific research questions, and identify the types of comparison groups and key performance indicators that could address each. Participants will also learn how to extract and analyze data using the IPEDS Data Center. This module also presents useful techniques for effectively communicating data results to various constituencies.
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Note: Completion of the Workshop registration request process does not guarantee a confirmed Workshop seat. AIR recommends that individuals wait to finalize travel arrangements until after notifications have been sent via e-mail on September 27, 2011.
Use the CAIR dedicated guest room reservation link or call 707-584-5466 and use the Group/Convention Code "CIR” to receive the CAIR Conference hotel rate of $101.55 (including taxes). The special room rate will be available until October 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Double Tree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
*Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Center for Education Statistics
Dr. Sonia Schaible Brandon
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, CO
Sonia Brandon has served as the Director of Institutional Research at Colorado Mesa University formerly Mesa State College since 2004 and began her career in higher education in 2001. Prior to her current position, Sonia worked as the research analyst at the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.
Sonia was a member of the 2008 - 2009 Finance Webinar Development Team and also served on the 2008 - 2009 Technical Review Panel for the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) - implementation of institutional costs as well as calculators. Dr. Brandon has been involved in IPEDS reporting since 2001 and for the past eight years has served as a trainer for NCES on IPEDS reporting and the use of related tools such as the Peer Analysis System and the Dataset Cutting Tool. Recently, she has focused her trainings more specifically on the HEOA disclosure and reporting requirements and the implementation of race and ethnicity for IPEDS reporting.
Dr. Kristina M. Cragg
Associate Vice President of Institutional Research
San Diego, CA
Kristina Cragg provides leadership for Bridgepoint Education's internal and external surveys and special reports as well at the two universities that Bridgepoint Education owns (Ashford University and University of the Rockies). Dr. Cragg also serves as the IPEDS Keyholder for both universities, responsible for coordinating the IPEDS submission process. As an avid user of IPEDS, Dr. Cragg has combined IPEDS data with other NCES data; created an interactive tool for selecting peer institutions using IPEDS data; and developed institutional reports for data-driven decision-making using IPEDS data. Dr. Cragg is an active member of AIR. Her co-authored book entitled Organization and Administration in Higher Education will be released in 2012.
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Registration Request and Travel Assistance Award Process
This workshop is limited to 40 participants. Workshop participants may request up
to $500 to offset the cost of travel. Should more than 40 people request to attend the workshop, preference will be given to those that did not attend the same CAIR IPEDS Workshop last year. Online registration requests must be received by September 22, 2011.
Registration request components:
- Contact and employment information
- Brief description of your role at your institution and, if applicable, use of IPEDS
data. (not required for Keyholders or System/State Coordinators)
- Brief description of how the specific modules offered at the workshop will benefit
you. (not required for Keyholders or System/State Coordinators)
- Travel support request, if applicable (up to $500.00)
- Agreement to:
- Bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability
- Arrange my own travel and hotel as needed
- Attend the entire workshop and complete the workshop evaluation
IPEDS Workshops Travel Reimbursement Policies
Phone: 850-385-4155 x202.
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