AIR/MAIR IPEDS Public Face & Benchmarking Workshop

IPEDS Data as Public Face of an Institution Training

This workshop stresses the importance of accuracy and consistency in data reported to IPEDS. Examples of real IPEDS data used in the public domain are incorporated, enabling participants to understand the role of governmental and non-governmental entities in IPEDS reporting. The workshop includes presentations, discussions, exercises, and demonstrations using IPEDS data tools and resources.

IPEDS Data and Benchmarking: Supporting Decision Making and Institutional Effectiveness

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.


Registration Information

Length/Time Commitment

6 Hours


Courtyard by Marriott 1600 East Beach Blvd
Gulfport, MS


If you have any special needs addressed by the American with Disabilities Act, please contact the IPEDS Workshop Team at 850-385-4155x2 or e-mail

IPEDS Workshop Team

850-385-4155 x2

Date(s): March 25, 2020 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Time: 8:30 - 4:30 CST

Location: Gulfport, MS

Format: Face-to-face


Experience Level: Beginner

Member/Non-Member Price: No Charge (Free to everyone)