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.
Derives and maintains statistical data in support of a program in institutional research. Prepares statistical information for various studies concerning the internal operations of the institution; provides data required in the preparation of the operating program budget and long-range budget projections; derives information relating to the utilization of manpower research, including faculty-student ratios, faculty workload analysis, faculty-clerical support rations, facilities usage studies, and cost-benefit analysis, among others. May also render editorial assistance in selecting books and articles; may prepare summaries of written materials and write reports and presentations.
A Bachelor's degree or three years of statistical analytical, or accounting, experience, and a minimum of two years of college with emphasis on mathematics or statistics.
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