The Associate Director of Assessment manages the university's student learning outcomes assessment process, provides assessment support for academic programs and student-service units, shares assessment best practices with faculty and staff, develops assessment trainings and workshops, and writes reports for a variety of institutional assessment purposes.
The Associate Director of Assessment is a highly-collaborative member of the Office of Planning and Administration and reports to the Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Planning.
- Works closely with the staff of the Office of Planning and Administration to ensure data integrity and provide accurate, timely, and relevant assessment information for internal and external reporting purposes.
- Manages the university's assessment-reporting process for academic programs and student-service units, which involves the annual collection, organization, and evaluation of all academic program and student-service unit assessment reports.
- Provides assessment support and guidance to faculty and staff across the university, conducts individual and group consultations, and develops regular assessment trainings and workshops.
- Serves on the University's Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee and manages the committee's annual assessment report evaluation process.
- Collaborates with assessment committees at each of the schools and colleges to ensure assessment practices meet university standards.
- Supports other centralized institutional effectiveness processes, including periodic administrative review and administrative unit assessment.
- Collaborates with Institutional Research and other units to develop assessment surveys. Plays an integral role in collecting data and writing reports for regional accreditation purposes. Performs other related duties as required.
- Expertise in the development of student learning outcomes and assessment methods for a variety of academic disciplines.
- Strong survey development, administration, and analysis skills.
- Excellent relationship building skills with an understanding of academia and research universities.
- Familiarity with the scholarship of teaching and learning or discipline-based education research.
- Demonstrated ability with assessment management software and tools, statistical analysis software, and online survey development tools.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office and other computer software.
- Experience creating/using interactive assessment dashboards.
- Strong project management skills.
- Fluency in report writing, as well as oral and graphic presentation of findings.
- Ability to be a self-starter, with proactive mindset.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including phone, email, and public speaking.
- A terminal degree and five years of teaching experience at a research university are preferred.
A master's degree and three years of related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.