The Office of Institutional Assessment, Research, and Effectiveness (IARE) supports data-informed decision making, policy formulation, budgeting, programming, and continuous improvement at Tennessee Tech University through a systematic, integrated and strategic approach to planning, assessment, and data-based reporting. The IARE office is seeking a graduate student to assist the office on tasks associated with Institutional Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, as well as, assist the Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). As a graduate student working in the IARE office, it is important to recognize that data and materials the graduate student may have access to are to be treated in a professional and confidential manner.
This assistantship provides significant opportunities for growth in both technical and communication skills by directly supporting departments in the Institutional Effectiveness process. Below is a list of the graduate assistant’s primary duties:
Support academic programs in the documentation of their Institutional Effectiveness process within the Planning Module.
Produce program level reports for results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST). Perform additional analyses on these measures as needed.
Support to the General Education Outcomes committee in the annual collection and documentation of general education outcomes in the Planning Module.
Support the QEP Director in the collection, analysis, and documentation of QEP course data.