This title is in the unclassified service and is designated Managerial/Confidential. Appointees to Managerial/Confidential titles serve at the pleasure of the chief administrative officer and are not represented for collective negotiations. Appointees to this title may also possess concurrent faculty rank.
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.
DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH directs a management information program designed to provide data for administrative decision-making. Coordinates all research activities relating to the study of a college or university as an institution; works with academic staff to identify needs for information and problems for investigation, coordinating faculty participation in institution studies; conducts research to answer questions of an institutional nature which are required by administrative officers; supervises the collection, analysis, and preservation of data for use by the institution in studies of university policies and operation; develops a comprehensive data base for utilization in responding to inquiries from the Central Administration and external agencies; consults with other administrative officers concerning research procedures; reviews, interprets, and disseminates findings of research studies.
A doctorate with faculty status as a full professor; demonstrated competence in research in the behavioral sciences; five years of teaching and administrative experience in an institution of higher education.
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