The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Assessment, Research, and Planning within Residence Life & Student Housing (RLSH) is a position reporting to the Director of Academic Initiatives. As a member of the Academic Initiatives team and co-supervisor of the Research Team, the GA champions a culture of evidence and improvement within the department in support of student learning, development, and success. The GA provides leadership to increase the department’s knowledge about residents, the educational residential college environment, and institutional effectiveness to continuously improve student programs and services, and does so through service in support of outcomes-based assessment, data informed decision-making, strategic planning, student-focused research, and professional education.
How to apply: Initial preference is provided to the Simmons School of Education masters students in Education Policy and Leadership. Each February, admitted students are invited to attend Preview Day and interview for positions across the university. At the beginning of March, vacant positions are open to graduate students across SMU and are available for application on a rolling basis. At that time, an online application will be posted to SMU Handshake. More information about this process can be found here.
Contact: Director of Academic Initiatives