Director Academic Planning and Assessment

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 008979
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Director Academic Planning and Assessment
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

8 hours/day for five days per week

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Academic Affairs
Department Assessment and Accreditation (Adm)
Work Location Fretwell
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The mission of the Office of Assessment and Accreditation is to supports the assessment, planning, accreditation and professional development needs of the University community and higher education communities around the state. This Office has four functional areas: 1) assist academic and administrative departments in planning, improving key processes and assessing performance; 2) provide support to decision makers for translating planning, outcomes, and survey analyses into strategic; 3) oversee and monitor the implementation, evaluation, and management of divisional effectiveness activities and institutional accreditation compliance; and 4) support assessment activities and promote the use of results for quality enhancement.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Director of Academic Planning and Assessment has primary responsibility to assist academic, and administrative and educational support units in the development and implementation of sound strategic and operational planning and assessment of the plans’ effectiveness. The position will provide instruction and active support in the development, coordination and maintenance of effective assessment activities. In addition, this position will support continuous improvement of academic departments in relationship to the self-examination process. This will include assisting faculty and staff in demonstrating the quality and viability of programs and services.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

The Director of Academic Planning and Assessment will provide leadership and consultation for academic planning, assessment efforts, and regional accreditation. The Director will be responsible for supporting the development and review of strategic plans and its achievement, and the use of those results for continuous improvement. The Director will also be responsible for assisting departments and units in the organization, administration, and review of program quality and viability self-studies. Furthermore, the Director will monitor and report on the effectiveness of the Division of Academic Affairs, Colleges, Units, and Departments in meeting its goals and objectives.

Minimum Education/Experience

A master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required. Also required is a minimum of three years of full-time experience at an institution of higher education facilitating academic planning assessments and self-studies.

•Engagement with academic program assessment and working with faculty to promote model assessment practices.
•Engagement in working with faculty and staff to promote effective strategic planning and assessment practices.
•Engagement in the design, evaluation, and assessment of program performance.
•Engagement in teaching and/or facilitating workshops about strategic planning, assessment, and self-study practices.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the value and importance of sound and strategic planning, assessment, and self-study processes and practices.
• Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with faculty and staff.
• Experience leading teams, task forces, or committees.
• Ability to translate data into usable information and transform it into formats that are consumable for decision-making purposes.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

A doctorate is preferred.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses
Special Notes to Applicants

The finalist is subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 02/05/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
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