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This is supervisory level professional and technical work in research related to institutions of higher education.
Work involves the design and direction of research projects relating to the operation of the institution, including analyses of budgets and operations reports, analytical or modeling studies, management information systems, and special studies dealing with students and faculty and the evaluation of academic and non-academic programs. Work involves consultation with faculty members and all levels of administration. An employee allocated to this class designs research projects, supervises collection and analyses of data, interprets findings, and organizes conclusions in form suitable for use by faculty and administration. Work is reviewed principally by observation of results of studies and reports produced.


Identifies and designs complex analytical studies and projects pertinent to all aspects of the operation of the institution.

Originates and designs research methods for designed projects and supervises the collection and organization of data and information.

Performs sophisticated statistical analysis and quantitative studies.

Interprets and prepares conclusions for presentation to and application by administration and faculty.

Supervises and participates in conducting faculty and student studies and evaluations of costs and effectiveness of academic and non-academic programs of the institution.

Supervises and participates in institutional policy and long range planning studies.

Performs related work as required.


Completion of college level work equivalent to a Doctorate in Behavioral Sciences, Education Research, Statistics, and closely related fields involving quantitative methods of research and extensive experience in a university; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Extensive knowledge of all aspects of the administration and operations of an institution of higher education.

Thorough knowledge of advanced research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative methods.

Considerable knowledge of the field of institutional research, including advanced computer techniques.

Ability to design new techniques and procedures for the investigation of new problem areas.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and administration at all levels.

Ability to organize research results and conclusions for effective presentation in a wide variety of formats and situations.



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