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Common Data Set Exchange OKAIRP Fall Conference Presentation Lawton 11/05/04. Cindy Boling University of Central Oklahoma Taken directly from John Milam presentations on 11/10/03 and AIR Forum 2004. Purpose of the CDSX. to facilitate online exchanges of CDS data

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Common Data Set Exchange

OKAIRP Fall ConferencePresentation


Cindy BolingUniversity of Central Oklahoma

Taken directly from John Milam presentations on 11/10/03 and AIR Forum 2004.

Purpose of the CDSX

  • to facilitate online exchanges of CDS data

  • to provide useful and timely peer analyses

History of the CDSX

  • Common Data Set (CDS) Initiative since early 1990s w/ publishers, AIR, & IR community

  • Many IR staff encourage exchange of CDS data

  • Based on 1999-01 Voluntary Institutional On-Line Information Network (VIOLIN) project funded by NCES & conducted by John Milam & Tod Massa

  • AIR HEDPC Task Force led by Mary Sapp w/ Peggye Cohen & Tod Massa met since 2001

  • Based on publishers’ 2002-03 CDS Excel file

New CDSX project

  • John Milam and, Inc. have established and host the CDSX for data sharing among colleges and universities

  • Partnership with The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • With the permission of participating institutions, selected CDSX data may be used as part of the 2005 Carnegie Classification

Current CDSX objectives

  • Collect, edit, & share 2003-04 CDS data

  • Provide an outline tool for downloading CDS data

  • Compile early-release data on Academic Year 2004-05 tuition data and fees, which are part of the 2003-04 CDS but may not be available until now

Steering committee

Theresa Smith, ChairJason Casey, Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium Peggye Cohen, AIR HEDPC representative/George Washington Univ.Bob Daly, University of California, Irvine Denise Gater, University of Florida Bob Kuhn, Louisiana State University Sam Lowther, Auburn University Tod Massa, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Alex McCormick, the Carnegie Foundation Gerry McLaughlin, DePaul University Marsha Moss, University of Texas Terry Russell, Association for Institutional Research Mary Sapp, University of Miami Deb Teeter, University of Kansas

Status report

  • 303 registered users as of 5/25/04

  • All types of schools (2 year, AAU, SUG, HEDS, other privates)

  • ½ of schools w/ published data

  • Only handful chose not to share w/ Carnegie

  • Produced special 2003-04 tuition & fees report

Expansion – Plus Tools

  • Provide Premium Membership for low fee ($50)

  • Create HTML version of CDS to share

  • Generate Word/PDF version of CDS to share

  • Download a single CSV file for each part of the CDSX that is shared

    Future Plans:

  • Provide trend analyses

  • Incorporate IPEDS data

  • Provide value-added analytical reports

  • Add special collections of interest to peer groups




Sharingdata w/Carnegie



  • Submit registration

  • Receive email

  • Activation code and UserID




Adddatavia HTMLforms


Uploaddatavia ExcelSpreadsheet

If needed, convertpublishersspreadsheet toadd extra sheet


Choose theCDSXPart

Choose theCDSXSection

Choose theCDSXvariables

Display thedata asHTML

Download the data as CSV

Import the data into Excel

Plus Tools

  • HTML files

  • PDF files

  • CSV file for each part of the CDSX shared

  • $50 annual subscription fee

  • Public access URL

    • HTML files

    • PDF files

For additional information/questions


  • John Milam or Mike, Inc.9 West Piccadilly St.Winchester, VA 22601(540) 722-6060

  • [email protected]

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