Office of Institutional Research
|Hours & Wages
140 hours/semester (10 - 12 hours/week)
$16.00 per hour (50% stipend, 50% tuition remission)
||The Graduate Research Assistant will use existing and develop new skills—research, analytical, and technical while working on projects to inform institutional decision-making and planning at the University. The Graduate Research Assistant reports to the Associate Director and Coordinator of First-year and Retention Studies.
Conducts literature searches and develops literature reviews for current projects.
Assists in the coordination of survey research on campus (pencil-and-paper, Scantron, and Web-based), including administering surveys, and entering and cleaning data for analysis purposes. Examples of surveys conducted by our office are: the Admitted Student Questionnaire (ASQ); the First-year Expectations and Follow-up surveys; CIRP Freshman Survey, Your First College Year Survey (YFCY); and student, alumni and employer surveys used for program and accreditation reviews.
Assists in the coordination and administration of qualitative research projects;has the opportunity to help facilitate focus groups, analyze qualitative data, and synthesize results of these projects into reports.
Conducts statistical analysis on survey and institutional data using Excel and SPSS.
Assists in the production of reports for presentation, including the creation of charts, graphs, and tables.
Provides support for other special projects within the Office of Institutional Research, including ad hoc data requests and inter-institutional benchmarking studies.
- Strong quantitative, analytical, and writing skills are required.
- Prior experience with research, statistics, survey methods are required.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SPSS are required.
- Strong organizational skills with an attention to detail are essential.
Please complete the graduate student application, and send it along with a cover letter and resume/CV to:
Shannon Tinney Lichtinger
Associate Director and Coordinator of First-year Research and Retention Studies
Office of Institutional Research, Maryland Hall 148
Loyola University Maryland
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210
Graduate Assistant Employment Application