Higher Education

How to Select Educational Software Vendors

How to Select Educational Software Vendors

When selecting an educational software vendor there’s no one way to do it. Every organization has its own processes and preferences that go into defining and measuring academic success. This holds true for institutions in the Education industry. When selecting...

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...

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