International Technological University is a dynamic, non-profit, graduate intensive university offering programs in engineering, computer science, digital media and related technologies, business, biopharmaceutical sciences, as well as interdisciplinary programs in the physical and social sciences. Following family legacy, the University was founded in 1994 by world renowned Professor, Dr. Shu-Park Chan, to extend the innovative, scientific and technological excellence fostered by the educational institutions and technology innovators of Silicon Valley to graduate students around the world.
Our mission is carried out through the two-pronged focus of globalization of our educational model and maintaining continual industrial relevance. Core to our mission are the values of community engagement and enrichment, embracing innovation, enhancing entrepreneurship, and empowering our community through multicultural diversity and ethical practices in a respectful and supportive environment. ITU is an embodiment of our motto, “Global Development Through Silicon Valley Education.
The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) supports constituencies across the university and externally, through the collection and distribution of information for academic and administrative decision-making. The Office of Institutional Research analyzes a variety of university based and external data to provide information for planning and decision making at the administrative and program level. Information is provided through annual reports or in response to individual requests. Assistance in survey design and data analysis is also provided upon request including research and assessment methodology, evaluation, and analysis. Institutional reports that relate to our students and programs include enrollment profiles, graduate reports, grade distribution, program reviews, advisory committee surveys, etc.
The Director of OIR will partner with university leaders, faculty and staff as well as students to deliver the most informative and relevant data to shape institutional strategy and direction. The Director will direct the planning, implementation, and distribution of standard research reports, survey reports, grant reports, ad hoc reporting, and advanced analytical research.
The Director will serve as a member of the university’s Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment Team and draw data from the university’s comprehensive Educational Management System, its Jenzabar EX enrollment management and finance system and other sources to derive information and reports to support university decision-making and external accountability. The Director reports to the Dean of Faculty, the University’s Chief Academic Officer.
Successful Outcomes for the Director of Institutional Research:
Institutional research and effectiveness are fully supported through continuous internal and external environmental scanning
Faculty and staff receive the information and support needed to perform benchmarking for goal setting and improvement
Up to date reports and information of progress toward goals, operations and activities as required by ITU leaders and departments are available through focused research and are available through appropriate vehicles.
All required quantitative data on each relevant area of ITU operation is compiled, analyzed and reported in the format required by the user (e.g. student retention, performance indicators, fiscal information)
Meets all reporting requirements for IPEDS, NSF, WASC and other state and national external constituents
All new and evolving information management reporting requirements are anticipated and provided as required
All mandatory data reporting satisfies compliance requirements and accuracy is assured through quality control procedures
The research and analysis needs of other university units are supported as required
The Online University Fact Book is up to date, including easily interpreted dashboards, standard definitions and trend analysis, providing a live, on-line report of the institutional performance indicators
Institutional data is maintained in such manner that ensures ad hoc research and report capability.
Essential Outcomes include, but are not limited to:
• Conducts advanced, focused research on the various operations and activities of the college as it pursues its institutional mission, goals and objectives, reporting periodically on the institution’s progress, impact and implications through various mediums such as research reports, presentations, special reports, ad hoc inquiry responses, online web pages, and other services.
• Coordinates, compiles, analyzes, interprets, and reports an extensive range of quantitative data on all facets of the college and related educational issues, including areas such as institutional characteristics, enrollments, student retention, graduation and transfer activities, educational forecasts (e.g., enrollment projections), final grades, and other student performance indicators, fiscal affairs, and student matters.
• Serves as the college’s chief reporting official for IPEDS, NSF, WASC and other external constituents. the Director of OIR provides institutional profiles as well as data and analytical support for all activities related to evaluation, assessment, program review reporting and accreditation, including design, implementation, assessment, and reporting of new data management processes and procedures leading to the identification and analyses of institutional and program outcomes related to student success.
• Coordinates and prepares responses to the Integrated Postsecondary Educational Data System (IPEDS) and other required institutional statistical profiles to state (BPPE) and national agencies, accreditors and other constituents.
• Assures compliance with mandatory data reporting and maintains data verification and quality control procedures.
• Supports the research and analysis activities of other University units, including the development of surveys and other methods of data collection, and serves as a central data and methodology resource to all units.
• Directs the planning, implementation, distribution of standard and ad hoc reporting, and advances analytical research.
• Serves on the IE Team to present and lead dialogue about research findings on other institutional committees and task force as requested.
• The Director of OIR will supply information as needed by the president, vice presidents, deans, and other members of the institution’s senior management team and under the direction of the Dean of Faculty prepare reports for the Board of Trustees. Initiates and responds to requests for studies on program evaluation, administrative issues, demographic data, enrollment, enrollment trends/projections, information for grant applications, and variety of related information used to enhance long range planning and decisions directed at college improvements and accountability.
• Leads a University-wide data analyst team involving several departments.
• Will serve as a member of the planned Institutional Review Board and on other institutional committees.
• Conducts studies and prepares reports in such areas as program evaluation, enrollment trends, grant potential and application
• Member of the planned Institutional Review Board and other committees
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and/or experience requirements:
• Masters Degree from a regionally accredited institution, Doctorate preferred.
• Demonstrated successful experience in institutional research, outcomes assessment, and performance evaluation
• Experience and graduate work in a quantitatively oriented social science or other education field
• Experience with project management, institutional planning and institutional management and operations as desirable experience