AIR/RMAIR Benchmarking & Finance Workshop

Item Code: WKS_IPEDS_RMAIR_BM_FINANCE


Date: Wednesday, October 30th

IPEDS Benchmarking Workshop Training

This workshop introduces the fundamentals of benchmarking as a measure of institutional effectiveness. It is designed for individuals with little to no experience in benchmarking studies. Participants use data from the IPEDS Surveys, Data Feedback Reports, and the “Use of Data” section of the NCES website to learn about the types of comparison groups that can be constructed. Exercises demonstrate establishment of key performance indicators (KPIs) and identification of variables to refine comparison groups.

IPEDS Finance Workshop Training

This workshop is designed for IR professionals who have no training in finance or accounting, and focuses on a general understanding of higher education finance with an overview of where, how, and why IPEDS Finance data are used. Topics include an introduction to higher education finance; Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) vs. Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB); key accounting concepts; a review of general purpose financial statements and how they relate to the IPEDS Finance survey; and reporting comparison challenges. Exercises provide participants with experience completing the IPEDS Finance survey and benchmarking with commonly used finance variables.

Location: Zermatt Conference Center, 784 Resort Dr, Midway, UT 84049

Includes workshop materials

No tuition charge to participants

Agreement to:

  • Bring a MAC or PC laptop with wireless capability and Microsoft Excel
  • Arrange and pay for travel and hotel as needed
  • Attend the entire workshop and complete the workshop evaluation
  • Notify AIR immediately if unable to attend the workshop

  • Register for Workshop