Data and Assess,emt Assistant: Teacher Preparation Initiative (school of Ed) in Teaching Preparation Initiative
School of Education
Employment Start Date:
July 1, 2014
Length of Appointment:
Full Academic Year
20 hours per week
Salary:$10,000 for the full academic year. Summer wages will be discussed
In addition to the salary/stipend, both full-time and part-time graduate assistants are eligible for partial tuition remission based on appointment type. The stipend/salary for summer 2011 employment is $16.00 per hour. No tuition remission is available during the summer term. The student must be enrolled in a minimum of six graduate credits during the summer to maintain the assistantship.
The graduate research assistant will work with the Teacher Preparation Initiative Director and the TPI Assessment Consultant to organize data sets related to the assessment component of the Teacher Preparation Initiative and its relationship to the School of Education assessment mission. Though a person with the requisite learning orientation can acquire skills related to the position, the preferred candidate will know how to a)develop and query data bases, b)manage spreadsheets, c) work well with others, d)calculate descriptive and basic inferential statistics (especially using SPSS), and e) write up results of studies. -- Clean data sets of errors (duplicate cases, corrupted values). - Run descriptive statistics utilizing SPSS - Run appropriate inferential statistics utilizing SPSS - Enter raw data into applications. - Attend meetings as requested as related to assessment and TPI - Assist with office and event tasks related to Assessment and TPI meeting/event planning as requested. - Collaborate with diverse groups/individuals to implement projects across university, college departments and with partner districts as requested by TPI staff. - Create, format and edit various documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Adobe InDesign and other programs as necessary (e.g., charts, tables, newsletters and graphics).
Specific skills required? Please list: -Must possess a working knowledge of spreadsheet, data-base management, web publishing and word processing software sufficient to create, format, edit, print, and save a variety of documents including letters, email messages, and spreadsheets. -Ability to understand basic statistics (describable and inferential) -Good technical writing skills -Ability to work on a team -Ability to work independently & work complex projects through to completion -Ability to organize, manage and report out for on-going TPI and Assessment processes as identified and assigned.
St. Cloud State University
Teacher Preparation Initiative
720 Fourth Ave. South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Application Materials Required: 1. Graduate assistant application 2. Cover letter 3. Two references 4. Writing sample (if possible)
July 1, 2014
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