1. What is your job title?
Data Analyst in the Learning Analytics team at RMIT.
2. Briefly, how would you describe your role in terms of your place in your institution?
I manage government mandated surveys for higher education and vocational education, which includes surveys from QILT, ASQA and NCVER. This involves sample preparation, survey promotion, survey implementation, response rate reporting, and generating RMIT internal reports.
3. From your perspective, what are the emerging areas of interest in institutional research?
How we utilise the data that we are required to report on to inform learning and teaching.
4. What do you believe will be the future priorities for institutional research?
To improve learning, teaching practice and program design, to prepare students to be ready for work and life. Students invest their valuable resources and time on getting a quality education, and this investment should mean that they gain connections with industry and community.
5. Complete this statement: In my role, I can’t operate effectively without…
…having support from a wide range of people from different units at RMIT, including internal and external parties, as well as having beer party during Friday afternoon team meetings, sharing yummy multicultural snacks in the office, and giving away surprise handmade crafts to colleagues!
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