The Research, Assessment and Evaluation (RAE) unit maintains data on the Academic Advancement Program and AAP students while designing and implementing assessments and evaluations that examine their progress and outcomes. RAE supports a culture of research-informed decision-making by collecting, analyzing, and reporting on data related to AAP’s students and services. Our team of researchers provide data and data analysis support to all the AAP units, campus partners, and stakeholders to inform AAP initiatives and offerings.
AAP RAE also provides AAP students with the opportunity to engage independently and collaboratively with institutional research projects that can inform real world practices and decision-making within the program from data cleaning, coding, and visualization to analyses and report writing. Learn more about how to get involved under the Join Our Team tab.
Research – producing new knowledge “for AAP students, by AAP students”
Assessment – assess students’ experiences throughout the academic year to inform real-time changes
Evaluation – examine student experiences
RAE 2021-2022 TEAM
RAE 2021-2022 TEAM
AAP Student Profile - Fall 2021
AAP Past Student Profiles
The RAE unit invites AAP students who are interested in conducting institutional research specifically about AAP to apply to be an Undergraduate Research Assistant.
Undergraduate research assistants will work alongside fellow undergraduates and graduate student mentors and are expected to commit at least 10 hours per week to assigned research activities. Potential projects involve the different units and programs within AAP, including Peer Learning, Counseling, Mentoring, Summer Programs, VIPS and CCCP Scholars, Data Dashboards, and more!
Undergraduate Research Assistants have opportunities to collect and analyze data, learn data analysis and visualization software, and gain marketable research skills. Additionally, RAs will benefit from research methods and mentorship from RAE staff.
The Undergraduate Research Assistant position requires you to be:
1. A member of AAP
2. At least a second-year student OR a transfer student.
No previous research experience is required.
While the research assistant position is unpaid, there are opportunities to receive Student Research Program (SRP) 99 course credit, 199 directed research, and academic credit through other coursework. For more information about SRP, visit the link below:
Applying to Join the Team
Applications for the 2023-24 Academic Year will be available Spring 2023. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our interest list and be notified when the application opens.
RAE Research Lab
Box 951541 – 1101A Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1541
Interested in AAP? Want to know more about AAP and our students and programs? Looking to collaborate with AAP? AAP’s Research, Evaluation and Assessment unit accepts data requests from UCLA campus stakeholders seeking information about AAP students and programs. To submit a data request, please access our data request form below. For questions about data availability, please email us.