The Data, Research and Planning (DRP) unit is responsible for providing data analysis support for data-driven decision-making activities of the Kansas Board of Regents. This responsibility includes: the development of an integrated system of postsecondary data collection, data maintenance, data analysis, and reporting. The DRP unit is also responsible for Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) coordination for all higher education institutions in Kansas. Currently, the DRP unit, with the help of advisory committees composed of campus representatives, is in the process of designing and implementing a statewide postsecondary database system. In addition, the DRP unit is in the process of reviewing all current reports and developing electronic means of collecting and reporting these data.
TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS
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LINK TO PASSWORD-PROTECTED AREA OF DATA, RESEARCH AND PLANNING
To be directed to the Kansas Board of Regents Data, Research and Planning login point of access, click here. Password access is required for entry, and must be set through DRP.
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The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) is the world's largest professional association for institutional researchers. The organization provides educational resources, best practices and professional development opportunities for more than 4,000 members. Its primary purpose is to support members in the process of collecting, analyzing, and converting data into information that supports decision-making in higher education.
MidAIR is a regional organization of institutional researchers dedicated to improving and disseminating research of concern to institutions of higher education. MidAIR serves Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma, and is an affiliate of the Association of Institutional Research.
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.