This title is in the unclassified service and in the SUNY Professional Services Negotiating Unit.
Positions in this series are concerned with the collection and interpretation of data derived from institutional research studies conducted to provide a basis for administrative decision- making at both campus and university-wide levels. The major areas of concern in an institutional research program are administrative studies, behavioral research, planning studies, and information system creation although there may be consider- able variation in the attention accorded each of these areas at the various campuses. An institutional research program ordinarily encompasses studies of students, faculty, curriculum, enrollment, finance, and other areas of higher education in an effort to generate information about unit costs, speak utilization, class size, staff workload, institutional quality and student success.
Functions as Director of Institutional Research where the institutional research office is relatively small, or may serve as the principal assistant to the Director in a larger institutional research program. Has assignments ranging across the entire area of institutional research, or may be responsible for a specific area, such as institutional characteristics, student characteristics or faculty studies. May specialize in developing and maintaining computer-based systems for the collection of data; assists in the development of enrollment projections; prepares space needs studies; analyzes various unit activities in relation to enrollment, faculty, staff and space; directs the completion of questionnaires received from outside agencies; develops position papers concerning various aspects of campus activities.
A Master's degree with experience in institutional research. Additional experience in economic, educational, or psychological research is desirable.
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