AIR/FAIR Beyond Compliance Workshop

AIR/NCAIR Beyond Compliance: How to Use IPEDS Data to Examine Student and Institutional Success

This workshop is designed for individuals interested in utilizing IPEDS data to examine and measure student and institutional success. The first half of the workshop explores the five IPEDS surveys that contain academic performance metrics (Completions, Graduation Rates, 200% Graduation Rates, Fall Enrollment, and Outcome Measures). Through group discussion, activities, and lectures, participants will learn what the measurements can—and cannot—tell us about student and institutional performance. The second half of the workshop will involve hands-on activities to work through a series of case studies based on real-life scenarios. Participants will identify the question being asked in each case study; determine the best metric(s) to use to answer the question; extract data using the IPEDS tools; perform analyses; and present the data to answer the question. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to explore and answer questions at their institutions or organizations.

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
  • Acknowledgements

    Registration Information

    Length/Time Commitment

    6 hours




    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

    Date(s): 02/23/2020

    Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

    Location: ,

    Format: Face-to-face

    Topic: IPEDS/NCES

    Experience Level:

    Member/Non-Member Price: No Charge

    Presenter(s): Carrie Mata (Lead), Mary Ann Coughlin (Lead), Eric Atchison (Assist)