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IPEDS Workshop Agenda. Staff Introductions Notes from 2013-14 Data Collection 2014-15 Data Collection Calendar Changes for 2014-15 and 2015-16 Data Collection Resources Reminder News About Data Dissemination & Data Use Tools Beyond collection and dissemination. Meet the IPEDS Team.

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ipeds workshop agenda
IPEDS Workshop Agenda
  • Staff Introductions
  • Notes from 2013-14 Data Collection
  • 2014-15 Data Collection Calendar
  • Changes for 2014-15 and 2015-16 Data Collection
  • Resources Reminder
  • News About Data Dissemination & Data Use Tools
  • Beyond collection and dissemination
staff at nces
Staff at NCES
  • Ross Santy, Associate Commissioner, Administrative Data Division
  • Richard Reeves, Branch Chief, Postsecondary Administrative Data Branch
  • Samuel Barbett, Data Quality & Dissemination Team Lead
  • Jan Plotczyk, Data Collection Team Lead
staff at nces1
Staff at NCES
  • Alison Deigan: Graduation Rates, Outcome Measures, Human Resources; Data Integration
  • Gigi Jones: Student Financial Aid, Institutional Characteristics; Data Feedback Report; Data Integration
  • Tara Lawley: Admissions; Research and Development; Training
  • Bao Le: Finance, Fall Enrollment, Academic Libraries; Indicators, Publications
  • Andrew Mary: Completions; CIP; Publications
  • Jie Sun: SAS programming
  • Peter Oldershaw (Temporary): Data tools consultant
ipeds contractor staff
IPEDS Contractor Staff
  • RTI International
    • John Riccobono, Vice President, Education & Workforce Dev
    • Dan Pratt, Director, Center for Education Surveys
    • Janice Kelly-Reid, IPEDS Project Director
    • Jamie Isaac, Associate IPEDS Project Director, Help Desk Mgr
  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
    • Randy Swing, Executive Director
    • Christopher Coogan, Chief of Staff
    • Eric Godin, Associate Director of Education
  • IT Innovative Solutions Corp (INOVAS)
    • MohamadSakr, Vice President
    • Bongjun Lee, Collection Systems Manager
winter collection extended
Winter Collection Extended
  • Winter Collection was extended this year due to inclement weather
reporting noncompliance
Reporting Noncompliance

As of 10/2012, the fine amount for IPEDS reporting noncompliance has increased

The regulations permit a fine of up to $35,000 for each violation of any provision of Title IV, or any regulation or agreement implementing that Title

Increased from $27,500

Remember, noncompliance encompasses both timely and accurate reporting

response status
Response Status
  • Keyholder close date was last Wed, 4/9
  • Help Desk is now working with KHs who did not lock on time
    • One Last Chance
    • Minor edit problems
  • Coordinator close date is next Wed, 4/23
  • Sorry about the timing of this meeting
one last chance policy
One Last Chance Policy
  • Allows institutions one chance to submit data after the deadline
  • After due date, Help Desk contacts institutions that have not already used OLC
    • They are given 2 weeks
    • Help Desk enters, edits, works w/ keyholder to get data clean and locked
  • Institutions that have used OLC are not contacted
    • If institution contacts Help Desk, they are given 24 hours to submit the data
  • Most institutions using OLC are non-coordinated, so thanks!
ic and sfa changes
IC and SFA changes
  • Cost of Attendance (COA) data for prior years moved to the SFA component from IC
    • Moved to improve the calculation of average net price of attendance
    • KHs can revise/verify COA data at the same time they submit finaid data on SFA and see the net price calculation
    • No revisions in Prior Year Revision System
moved gr and gr200
Moved GR and GR200
  • GR and GR200 joined the SFA component in the Winter data collection
    • Suggestions from TRP 20 (November 2007) indicated that institutions should be able to report these data by early February
    • Institutions were able to meet new due date
    • Allows NCES to provide graduation rates data to legislators, policy makers, students, and data users earlier
  • 2012: New format + SOC = huge challenge
  • What we learned:
    • SOC was not designed with postsecondary education in mind
    • KHs had many issues with interpreting screens, instructions
  • What we did:
    • A quick NPEC project to make suggestions for improvement – some great ideas which we implemented for 2013
    • Clarified screens, rewrote instructions, new FAQs
  • Please note: there were NO changes in reporting for 2013-14; all work on instructions was done to provide CLARIFICATION
postsecondary teachers
Postsecondary Teachers
  • No more Postsecondary Teachers terminology – too confusing
  • We’ve returned to the old terminology:
    • Instructional staff, includes:
      • Primarily instruction
      • Instruction combined with research, public service
    • Research staff
    • Public Service staff
renamed some categories
Renamed Some Categories

New: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (21-0000 + 23-0000 + 27-0000)

Old: Community Service, Legal, Arts, and Media Occupations

New: Student and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services Occupations (25-2000 + 25-3000 + 25-9000)

Old: Other Teaching and Instructional Support Occupations

New: Library and Student and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services Occupations (25-4000 + 25-2000 + 25-3000 + 25-9000)

Old: Library and Instructional Support Occupations

more clarifications
More Clarifications
  • One contract type category has been expanded:
    • New: Multi-year or continuing or at-will contract
    • Old: Multi-year contract
  • See the instructions for the NEW Key Reporting Concepts section -- basic reporting concepts that will assist you in completing the HR component
  • SOC codes added to screens
how can you help
How can you help?
  • Please continue to let us know if you identify additional issues you are struggling with
  • The SOC 2018 Revision process is underway!
    • NCES has proposed changes that will help better align the SOC with postsecondary education, particularly in the areas of academic and student affairs
2018 soc revision
2018 SOC Revision
  • How you can get involved:
    • Submit comments to the Federal Register notice slated to be published in early 2014
    • Let your voices be heard and make suggestions about how the SOC can be improved and updated to better reflect the occupations at postsecondary institutions
important concepts soc occupational hierarchy
Important Concepts: SOC Occupational Hierarchy
  • 23 Major occupational groups
  • 97 Minor occupational groups
  • 461 broad occupations
  • 840 detailed occupations
    • For example:
      • Major Group 25-0000 Education, Training and Library Occupations
      • Minor Group25-1000 Postsecondary Teachers
      • Broad Occupation 25-1060 Social Science Teachers, Postsecondary
      • Detailed Occupation 25-1064 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
important concepts key soc classification principles
Important Concepts: Key SOC Classification Principles
  • Principle 2: Classification is based on work performed
    • Occupations are classified based on work performed and, in some cases, on the skills, education, and/or training needed to perform the work at a competent level.
  • Principle 9: Collectability
    • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau are charged with collecting and reporting data on total U.S. employment across the full spectrum of SOC major groups.
    • Thus, for a detailed occupation to be included in the SOC, either the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Census Bureau must be able to collect and report data on that occupation.
suggesting new or revised occupations
Suggesting New or Revised Occupations
  • Provide specific information on the nature of the work performed – this is the most important type of information!
  • Include specific activities and tasks
  • Indicate which activities and tasks are required of all workers in the occupation
keep in mind
Keep in Mind
  • How the work performed is distinct from that of other detailed SOC occupations.
      • For example, why shouldn’t academic and student affairs professionals be classified under 11-9099, Education Administrators, Other or 21-1012, Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors? What makes their duties and responsibilities distinct?
  • SOC Website:
  • Stay tuned for updates in This Week in IPEDS
general system notes
General System Notes

Can now have 7 additional users; more in the future

Adding Library Contact info this spring so we can communicate with those folks

a new way for us to communicate
A New Way for Us to Communicate
  • Ticker tape banner messaging
  • Joins
    • Message Center
    • Pop-up boxes
    • Specialized emails
    • TWII
new coordinator tools reports
New Coordinator Tools, Reports
  • Tools
    • Added ‘Fatal error export’ option to the ‘Export Caveats, Edits, Etc.’ page
  • Reports
    • ‘New user and veteran user' selection in the 'New User List' page under the reports menu
    • ‘Institution status of the reporting method' to the existing 'Institution status per sector/State' page under the reports menu.
    • ‘Institution Used One last chance' under the reports menu.
2014 15 data collection

2014-15 Data Collection

Collection Calendar

registration review date
Registration Review Date
  • Register by August 27 – coordinators, too!
  • If a keyholder has not registered as of this date, a letter will be sent to the CEO requesting appointment of a new keyholder
  • If coordinators don’t register, we have to hunt you down. Only registered coordinators are invited to this conference….
prior year revision pyr system
Prior Year Revision (PYR) System
  • Survey components will be open for revision during their regular data collection period
  • EXCEPT: Fall components will open on 9/10 instead of 9/3
  • Revise cost of attendance data on IC or any SFA data through current year SFA, NOT in PYR
  • For next year only, revise Admissions data through IC in both Fall and Winter
other important dates
Other Important Dates
  • Update Registration Contact information
    • 8/6/14 – 7/17/15
  • Update Institution Identification information
    • 8/6/14 – 6/1/15
  • Upload Custom Comparison Group for 2015 Data Feedback Report
    • 1/5/15 – 7/17/15
2014 15 and 2015 16 changes
2014-15 and 2015-16 Changes
  • Have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for implementation in 2014-15 and 2015-16
  • The following information has been posted in Data Provider Center (DCS login screen) and DCS Help menu:
    • Description of changes
    • Screens and instructions (survey materials)
origins of changes
Origins of Changes
  • TRP: Academic Libraries, 8/11
  • TRP: Data on Veterans, 11/11
  • TRP: Alternate Measures of Student Success, 2/12 & 10/12
  • TRP: Finance, For-profit Institutions, 8/12
  • TRP: Data Collection Calendar, 11/07
  • NCES, public comments
preview year
Preview Year
  • Preview year for 2014-15 changes will be 2013-14
  • Preview year for 2015-16 changes will be 2014-15, BUT the information is already posted
add to ic veterans
Add to IC – Veterans
  • Which of the following are available to veterans, military service members, or their families?
    • Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program
    • Credit for military training
    • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
    • Recognized student veteran organization
    • Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
  • URL for tuition policies specifically related to veterans and military service members
add to ic sq for al
Add to IC – SQ for AL
  • Screening question for academic libraries data:
    • What are your annual total library expenditures?
      • If annual total library expenditures = 0 there is no additional reporting
      • If annual total library expenditures >0, institution will submit the new Academic Libraries component
delete from ic early fall ests
Delete from IC – Early Fall Ests.
  • Early Fall Enrollment Estimates
    • Full-time and part-time undergraduate students
    • First-time undergraduate students
    • Graduate students
  • Why?
    • Data are not of particularly good quality
    • Source of confusion in Data Center
    • Evidence that they’re not widely used
move from ic to adm
Move from IC to ADM
  • Delete the items that collect admissions information from IC, and create a separate small component in the Winter collection
  • SQ will remain on IC (Do you have an open admissions policy?)
  • New component will be collected only from institutions that do not have an open admission policy
  • Moving these items to Winter will mean all institutions can report data for the most recent fall period
add to sfa veterans
Add to SFA – Veterans
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits:
    • Number of undergraduate and graduate students receiving benefits
    • Total dollar amount of tuition and fee benefits awarded to them through the institution
  • DoD Tuition Assistance:
    • Number of undergraduate and graduate students receiving
    • Total dollar amount of awarded to them through the institution
admissions adm
Admissions (ADM)
  • Newly separated component in Winter
  • Admissions items from IC – nothing new
adm admissions requirements
ADM – Admissions Requirements
  • Admissions requirements (required, recommended, neither required nor recommended, don’t know):
    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
    • Admission test scores
      • SAT/ACT
      • Other test (ABT, Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
      • TOEFL
adm counts
ADM – Counts
  • Number of first-time, degree/certificate-seeking students in the following categories. For each category, report men, women, and total as available
    • Number of applicants
    • Number of admissions
    • Number (of admitted) that enrolled full-time
    • Number (of admitted) that enrolled part-time
adm test scores
ADM – Test Scores
  • If test scores are required for admission for first-time, degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students, provide the number and percentage of enrolled students submitting SAT and/or ACT scores, and the 25th and 75th percentile scores for each test listed:
    • SAT Critical Reading, Math, Writing
    • ACT composite, English, Math, Writing
new academic libraries al
New Academic Libraries (AL)
  • The Academic Libraries Survey (ALS) was collected by Census Bureau/NCES from degree-granting institutions every other year in even-numbered years, through 2012
  • The Academic Libraries (AL) component of IPEDS will be collected from degree-granting institutions annually in the Spring collection, and will have fewer data elements
    • Collected only if total annual library expenditures > 0
  • Questions about staff will be moved to the Human Resources component for the 2014-15 collection.
al collection circulation
AL – Collection, Circulation
  • If expenditures > 0:
    • Is the library collection entirely electronic? (Y/N)
    • Library collections counts, physical and digital/electronic, as applicable:
      • Books
      • Serial titles (deleted because it was deleted from 2012 ALS)
      • Databases
      • Media
    • Circulation, physical and digital/electronic, as applicable
al expenditures
AL - Expenditures
  • If expenditures > $100,000:
    • Number of branch and independent libraries—exclude main or central library
    • Total salaries and wages
    • Are staff fringe benefits paid out of the library budget? (Y/N)
    • Fringe benefit expenditures if paid by the library budget
    • One-time purchases of books, serial backfiles and other materials
    • Ongoing commitments to subscriptions
al expenditures interlibrary
AL – Expenditures, Interlibrary
  • If expenditures > $100,000 (continued):
    • Other information resources
    • Preservation services
    • All other operations and maintenance expenditures
    • Total interlibrary loans and documents provided to other libraries
    • Total interlibrary loans and documents received
    • Does your library support virtual reference services?
al communications
AL - Communications
  • IPEDS team will upload current library contacts into the Data Collection System as Library Contacts
    • We will begin communicating with KHs, coordinators, and Library Contacts this spring about next year’s AL collection
al resources
AL Resources
  • We will develop an AL Resources website
    • Definitions
    • FAQs
    • Comparison chart for ALS and AL
changes to finance for profit
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Made to increase comparability of private for-profit finance data with private not-for-profit finance data
  • Much of the change involves parsing out items that used to be reported together
changes to finance for profit1
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Balance Sheet: Add the following new categories:
    • Long-term investments
    • Property, plant, and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
    • Intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization
    • Debt related to property, plant, and equipment
    • Additional detail to align with financial statements
changes to finance for profit2
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Balance Sheet: Add the following new categories:
    • Land improvements
    • Buildings
    • Equipment—including art and library collections
    • Construction in progress
    • Other plant, property, and equipment
    • Total plant, property, and equipment
    • Accumulated depreciation
changes to finance for profit3
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Revenues
    • Separate federal appropriations, grants, and contracts into two categories:
      • Federal appropriations
      • Federal grants and contracts
    • Separate state and local government appropriations, grants, and contracts into four categories:
      • State appropriations
      • State grants and contracts
      • Local appropriations
      • Local grants and contracts
changes to finance for profit4
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Revenues, continued
    • Add private gifts to be reported with private grants and contracts
    • Add the following revenue category, if applicable:
      • Hospital services
changes to finance for profit5
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Expenses
    • Separate research and public service into two categories:
      • Research
      • Public service
    • Separate academic support, student services, and institutional support into three categories:
      • Academic support
      • Student services
      • Institutional support
    • Add the following new functional expense categories:
      • Operation and maintenance of plant
      • Hospital services
changes to finance for profit6
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Expenses, continued:
    • The following categories will be allocated across the functional categories and will also be reported as a total amount following the expense matrix used by public and private nonprofit institutions:
      • Salaries and wages
      • Employee fringe benefits
      • Operations and maintenance
      • Interest
      • Depreciation
      • All other
changes to finance for profit7
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Expenses, continued:
    • Add a new screening question:
      • What is your business structure?
    • Based on the information provided, institutions with the business structure of either C Corporations or LLC will subsequently be asked to report income tax expenses as follows:
      • Total Federal income tax expenditures
      • Total state and local income tax expenditures
changes to finance for profit8
Changes to Finance For-profit
  • Scholarships & Fellowships
    • Separate state and local grants (government) into two categories:
      • Grants by state government
      • Grants by local government
all survey components
All Survey Components
  • Voluntary item: 2014-15, every 3rd year
  • Time required to complete the component:
    • Review instructions
    • Query and search data sources
    • Complete and review the component
    • Submit the data through the Data Collection System
  • Will be used in calculating future burden estimates
new outcome measures om
New Outcome Measures (OM)
  • New Winter component for degree-granting institutions
  • Collect outcome measures data on 4 degree/certificate-seeking student cohorts
    • Full-time, first-time students
    • Part-time, first-time students
    • Full-time, non-first-time entering students
    • Part-time, non-first-time entering students
  • Improve the quality and availability of student success data
  • Collect more comprehensive measures of student success for a broader group of students
  • Feb 2012 TRP 37 suggested outcome information be collected for first-time, part-time students
  • Oct 2012 TRP 40 suggested similar outcome information be collected for non-first-time students
  • To expedite availability of OM data, TRP 40 also suggested that data be reported retrospectively
    • If a prospective reporting model were used, OM data would not be available until 2023.
om 8 yrs
OM – 8 yrs
  • For each of the 4 cohorts, collect a status update 8 years after the cohort enters the institution using the following categories:
    • Received award
    • Did not receive award, still enrolled at reporting institution
    • Did not receive award, subsequently enrolled at another institution
    • Did not receive award, subsequent enrollment status unknown
      • A total of students who did not receive an award will be calculated
om 6 yrs
OM – 6 yrs
  • For each of the 4 cohorts, collect a status update 6 years after the cohort enters the institution using the following category:
    • Received award
  • Academic reporting institutions will report on Fall cohorts; program and hybrid reporters will report on full-year cohorts
  • Outcome Measures data collection will begin in 2015-16 2014-15, with institutions reporting on their 20072006 cohorts
  • Data will not be disaggregated by race, ethnicity, or gender
om resources
OM Resources
  • We will develop an OM Resources website
    • Definitions
    • FAQs
    • Help with developing retrospective cohorts
help desk
Help Desk
  • RTI International manages the Help Desk
  • The Help Desk provides outstanding service
  • They are expert representatives, most with years of IPEDS experience
  • Data Collection Help Desk
  • Tools Help Desk

Help Desk Activity 2013-14

(through March 26, 2014)

  • Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
    • Holds the subcontract for IPEDS training
    • Provides training in a variety of modalities:
      • Face-to-Face Workshops
      • Online Video Tutorials
      • Online Keyholder Courses (new for 2014-15)

air s ipeds trainer cohort
AIR’s IPEDS Trainer Cohort
  • 30 higher education professionals from around the country
  • A subsection of this cohort helps develop AIR’s IPEDS resources (workshops, tutorials, and courses) and present IPEDS Workshops
  • State coordinators make great IPEDS Trainers, contact Eric Godin at AIR for more information
2012 13 workshop locations
2012-13 Workshop Locations
  • Over 1,000 participants, including over 600 keyholders and coordinators
  • 96% of attendees agreed or strongly agreed that the workshop improved their knowledge of IPEDS
  • IPEDS listserv
    • >1500 subscribers
    • Very lively discussions
    • Biggest challenge: communicating to keyholders when to contact Help Desk, and when to post on listserv
  • Coordinator listserv
    • Available to all coordinators – Message Center
    • Dormant right now
this week in ipeds
This Week in IPEDS
  • Important news
    • Data submission topics
    • Data releases, publication releases
ipeds resource center
IPEDS Resource Center
  • Data release procedure Data tip sheets
  • Survey instrument archive; changes
  • Information Centers
    • HR/SOC
    • Race/Ethnicity
    • CIP
    • Net Price Calculator
  • Net price FAQs
coordinator tools in dcs1
Coordinator Tools in DCS

New! Fatal Error export option!

coordinator tools in dcs2
Coordinator Tools in DCS

See Coordinator Handbook

for more details

ipeds data release procedure
IPEDS Data Release Procedure
  • 4 stages:
    • Collection Level
    • Preliminary
    • Provisional
    • Final
  • Outlined in IPEDS Resource Center
collection level
Collection Level
  • Data are locked
  • Then they are reviewed by the Help Desk
  • Then they are migrated to the Collection Level Data Center (login available only through the Data Collection System)
  • At Collection Level, any respondent whose data have already been migrated can see their own data, as well as the data for all of the other institutions that have already been migrated
preliminary data
Preliminary Data
  • After an IPEDS data collection cycle closes:
    • A First Look publication based on preliminary data is released
    • Preliminary data are made publicly available through the IPEDS Data Center
  • Preliminary data have been edited but are subject to further NCES quality control procedures
  • Imputed data for nonresponding institutions are not included
provisional data
Provisional Data
  • After all quality control procedures are complete:
    • The First Look publication is reissued based on the provisional data
    • Provisional data are made publicly available through the IPEDS Data Center
  • Data have been imputed for non-responding institutions
final data
Final Data
  • Institutions may submit revisions to data in the subsequent data collection year.
  • After editing of these revised data is complete:
    • Final data are made public through the IPEDS Data Center
    • The First Look publication is not reissued
publication data release schedule
Publication/Data Release Schedule
  • Preliminary Data [data released and First Look published]:
    • Fall Survey Data (ICH, IC, E12, C):  mid- to late-May following the collection
    • Winter Survey Data (SFA, GR, GR200): early- to mid-September following the collection
    • Spring Survey Data (HR, EF, F): early- to mid-October following the collection
  • Provisional Data [data released and First Look published]:
    • Approximately 4-6 weeks after the Preliminary data release
ipeds first looks
IPEDS First Looks
  • What Is A First Look? A brief publication and set of tables that coincides with the release of IPEDS data files. Recent releases:
    • IPEDS Fall 2013-14 data collection (preliminary data)
      • Soon!
    • IPEDS Spring 2012-13 data collection (provisional data)
      • Pub #2013-183, 12/31/13
    • IPEDS Winter 2012-13 data collection (provisional data)
      • Pub #2013-178, 10/21/13
    • IPEDS Fall 2012-13 data collection (provisional data)
      • Pub #2013-289rev, 07/09/13
topical web tables state sector
Topical Web Tables (State & Sector)
  • State Report on Distance Education (2011-12)
    • Pub #2013-172, 04/15/13
2013 data feedback report
2013 Data Feedback Report
  • Uses IPEDS data submitted in 2012-13
  • Emailed to keyholders 01/07/14
  • Mailings
    • About 60% mailed on 01/21/2014
    • The remaining 40% were damaged by a leaky pipe, and were reprinted and sent 02/07/2014
  • Available in Data Center
  • NOTE: Custom comparison group changes for 2014 report can be made thru 7/16/13
  • Use Data Center for additional 2013 reports
data center
Data Center
  • Institution Profile Improvements
    • More data on student charges, net price, distance education enrollment, enrollment by age and enrollment by residence.
    • New graphics visually describe the data
data center1
Data Center
  • Statistics Report Improvements
    • Revamped the questions asked for the output to make them clearer and more intuitive – and also put them on one page!
    • Reformatted format to reduce the number of blank/not applicable cells
    • Download feature produces a zip file that will have both formats
    • Improved speed
data center2
Data Center
  • Custom Data Set
    • Easier to select lots of variables
trend generator
Trend Generator
  • Added more questions and subjects, allowing users to create trends from more IPEDS data than before
  • Finally, the results can now be filtered so that trends will only include certain groups of institutions, allowing users more flexibility
nces datalab
NCES DataLab
  • IPEDS Tables Library
    • Link from Data Center, home page
    • Sample survey tables available, too
  • IPEDS Analytics: Delta Cost Project Database
    • 2010 update available
    • 2011 update in progress
beyond collection and dissemination

Beyond collection and dissemination


IPEDS Technical Review Panel

Data Integration

role of npec
Role of NPEC
  • National Postsecondary Education Cooperative
  • To promote the quality, comparability and utility of postsecondary data and information that support policy development at the federal, state, and institution levels
  • NCES has assigned NPEC the specific responsibility for developing a R&D agenda for IPEDS, in support of its mission
role of npec1
Role of NPEC
  • In addition to core membership, members serve on/lead working groups to explore targeted R&D topics
  • Members serve on the IPEDS Technical Review Panel
who is npec
Who Is NPEC?
  • 15 members:
    • Six data representatives from ACE, NAICU, APLU, AASCU, APLU, and AACC
    • Nine representatives from:
      • a non-profit college;
      • a for-profit college
      • a community college;
      • a public 4-year college;
      • a regional organization (e.g., SREB, WICHE);
      • a data user groups (e.g., TICAS, IHEP);
      • a state higher ed agency or system
      • a community college system
      • a state independent college association
  • Staffed and supported by NCES:
    • Support for related contractual work including meeting logistics and R&D work
recent r d reports
Recent R&D Reports
  • Completed since last conference
    • Clarifying the reporting and use of second major data in IPEDS
    • Clarifying how study abroad students are reported in IPEDS
    • Institutional grouping working group: Identification of issues and recommendations
ipeds technical review panel

IPEDS Technical Review Panel

Janice Kelly-Reid, RTI International

what is the ipeds trp
What is the IPEDS TRP?
  • Group of technical experts that meets ~3x/yr to:
    • Implement legislation and regulations into IPEDS
    • Address emerging areas of concern
    • Decrease reporting burden AND retain federal data necessary for policy making and analysis
  • Meetings conducted by RTI International and under the new contract will be held at Department of Education meeting space
trp website
TRP Website
  • TRP Website, hosted by RTI
    • Summaries of meetings
    • Calls for comment and
    • Dates for upcoming meetings
  • Available through the IPEDS Newsroom tab under Technical Review Panel Reports
  • Contact Janice Kelly-Reid at if interested in serving
integration other projects
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