University of Central Oklahoma

STLR Research Assistant

3 months ago
Job ID
Org Number
Assessing Student Transformation
Provost Vice President
Job Type
Proposed Salary Range
Targeted Job Start Date
Hours Per Week
Weeks Per Year
Regular Workdays/Hours
Exempt Status

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should address which of the two positions they are interested in applying to in their cover letter: quantitative or qualitative.

Position Overview

Student Transformative Learning (TL) Projects are funded through UCO's Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR) to provide students with paid, learning experiences. STLR's goal is to expand students' perspectives of their relationships with self, others, community, and environment to develop employability, communication, and citizenship skills for success after graduation. STLR documents 5 of UCO's Central 6 tenets for students to showcase to employers, graduate schools, scholarship committees, and others. These tenets are: Global & Cultural Competencies; Health & Wellness; Leadership; Research, Creative & Scholarly Activities; and Service Learning & Civic Engagement. These projects give students a place to apply academic knowledge outside the classroom to strengthen their knowledge base, sharpen their skills, and enable the development of real workplace competencies. STLR projects are of variable duration, but all require students to: -Meet regularly with the project supervisor and incorporate their feedback. -Meet deadlines, take initiative, and possibly interact with project colleagues. -Represent UCO in a positive and professional manner. -Develop reflective artifact(s) to submit to the project supervisor by the end of the project in a D2L Dropbox for supervisor review. -Push the artifact(s) to the student's STLR ePortfolio in D2L. -Articulate a knowledge of UCO's Central Six, STLR, and the concept of Transformative Learning (TL).

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

The STLR Research Experience is a way for two students to attain beyond-disciplinary research skills at the UCO campus for the 2017-2018 academic year. By working with staff in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and STLR, these two students will get the opportunity to learn about the research process, the diverse STLR data collections, and execute their own research to answer a question that they are interested in. Two students will be selected. One student will focus on quantitative analysis, whereas the other student will focus on qualitative inquiry. These two students will be eligible to receive STLR credit in Research, Creative, and Scholarly Activities.

Qualifications/Experience Required

Undergraduate student at any level -- freshman, sophomore, junior, senior. Enrollment in at least 6 credit hours (12 for international students) or for summer employment maintain enrollment in at least 3 hours (6 for International students) or be enrolled in Fall classes (FICA tax deduction required). If the number of credit hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a degree check from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate; employment will be considered on this basis. Identify a UCO faculty/staff supervisor who has been, or will be, STLR-trained prior to the start of the project.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

  • Successful completion of college-level, introductory statistics course(s)
  • Experience conducting research with guidance


  • Good communication skills.
  • Microsoft Word and Excel literacy at an intermediate level.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new software.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Applicants must hold an interest in conducting research (either quantitative or qualitative).
  • An interest and/or engagement with the Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR).

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms.

Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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