- Conduct evidence-based best practice research and perform measurement studies to determine or change policies, curricula, and or student support services.
- Design effective research strategies and gather relevant information using primary and secondary sources and techniques (e.g., institutional ERPs, on-line databases, the Internet, print sources, government agencies, external research organizations, etc.).
- Organize and execute research projects, identifying ways to improve research design and data validity.
- Develop and carryout sound research method to investigate institutional effectiveness.
- Select and adapt quantitative methods, practices, and theories to perform forecasting and analysis, interpret results, and document findings.
- Increase the quantity and quality of analytical products needed to support the evaluation and adoption of various institutional policies.
Data Analysis and Reporting
- Identify and analyze patterns in institutional data, make critical observations of policy impact, and recommend strategies and actions.
- Develop analytical models, identify trends and fluctuations, evaluate limitations of data, and specify the range of results needed for management planning, budgeting, and resource decisions
Perform other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, psychology, education, or an appropriate social science discipline.
Possess two years’ experience conducting education or social science research in a higher education setting using data analysis, research methods, and statistics. Demonstrated ability to: interact with multiple constituents and articulate complex, multifaceted issues contributing to institutional effectiveness;
Proficiency with SPSS or SAS or other statistical software, Tableau or other data visualization tools, and database query reporting tools. Experience in institutional research methodology, needs assessment, strategic planning, data collection and quantitative analysis is essential to manipulating and analyzing large data sets in support of institutional research, assessment, and planning.
Master’s degree in statistics, psychology, education or an appropriate social science. Experience at UIC highly desirable.