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Job Summary


The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.

Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening and Weekend formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.

About the Ross Learning Design Initiative

Ross Learning Design Initiative (RLDI) was established to enhance the ability of the Ross School to remain a global leader in business education by promoting relevant, transformational and cost-effective student learning experiences. RLDI staff will collaborate with faculty and staff and support them in enhancing the learning experiences of students in the Ross residential programs and expanding the reach of Ross education to a broader audience by leveraging technology-enabled channels. RLDI staff also support video production and editing in our studio for educational use. RLDI staff also support program assessment and accreditation.


The Ross Learning Design Initiative is seeking a graduate student to assist with evaluating degree-granting programs and facilitating the re-accreditation process at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.  This is a temporary position with an estimated 10 - 20 hours per week. This position will report to the Director of Digital Education.


In consultation with relevant stakeholders, the Research Assistant/Associate (RA) will work with RLDI staff to collect, evaluate and analyze data to evaluate program effectiveness, assess student learning, and produce reports. Duties will primarily include the collection, analysis and summarization of qualitative data (e.g. focus groups, interviews, syllabi and assignments) and writing summaries for various reports.

Once the initial summaries completed, the RA will work with RLDI to format program evaluation reports. S/he may also be asked to create charts or graphs to display the information. The RA will be an integral part of the RLDI team. Since effective program evaluation is critical for generating success in both for-profit and non-profit arenas, this is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to learn the various steps involved in an evaluative process.

Required Qualifications*

  • Demonstrate proficiency using Microsoft Word
  • Basic use of Excel and/or Google Spreadsheets
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably in an education setting
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Adaptability and a willingness to ask questions, request feedback on a regular basis, and share insights and recommendations as necessary.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Flexibility in working hours, averaging 10-15 hours/week

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience working in a K-12 or university setting is ideal but not necessary

Additional Information

Physical Demands/Work Environment 

  • The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.