Higher Education

IPEDS Surveys: What Does the Process Cost?

IPEDS Surveys: What Does the Process Cost?

So far, we’ve taken a look at the top mistakes made during IPEDS submission and some steps you can take to reduce bad data entry during that process. But once that process is done, that’s it. Right? You’ve crossed the finish line. You’ve slain the beast! The job is...

IPEDS Data Entry: How to Reduce Basic Data Errors

IPEDS Data Entry: How to Reduce Basic Data Errors

Question: How many times have you, when reviewing IPEDS data, found basic data entry errors? Better question: How many times have you missed such errors prior to submission? The issues around data entry errors in IPEDS surveys are very real and addressing them isn’t...

Top IPEDS Submission Mistakes: Based on Real Conversations

Top IPEDS Submission Mistakes: Based on Real Conversations

The IPEDS submission process is typically not a smooth one. From accessing to collecting to validating to formatting IPEDS data, there are numerous stages where mistakes can – and often do – occur. We’ve assembled a list of some of the most common mistakes made during...

IPEDS Surveys Reporting: ‘Tis the Season (Part 2)

IPEDS Surveys Reporting: ‘Tis the Season (Part 2)

“Duck Season! Rabbit Season! IPEDS Season!” While duck seasons and rabbit seasons come and go, it always seems to be IPEDS season. So, we’re here to continue our examination of the IPEDS survey process. In part 1 we looked at the various challenges encountered in each...

IPEDS Surveys Reporting: ‘Tis the Season (Part 1)

IPEDS Surveys Reporting: ‘Tis the Season (Part 1)

“To everything there is a season.” Whether you recognize that line from The Bible or The Byrds, it’s a commonly known phrase with wide-ranging applications. For Institutional Researchers, the everything is their IPEDS surveys and the season is nearly year-round. Every...

Higher Education Data Governance Explained

Higher Education Data Governance Explained

If you work at a college or university, there may be plenty of topics that generate more attention than “data governance,” but do any of these three ‘progress-stoppers’ ring a bell?  You’re in the Office of Institutional Research. Today, your job is to do some cohort...

Best Practices for Dashboard Design

Best Practices for Dashboard Design

The difference between an art museum and an art gallery is subtle. Museums showcase art for the art enthusiast – for interest, critique or discussion. Museums tend to be grandiose, containing all types of art, separated by theme or artist. While art galleries also...

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