Director of Curriculum and Assessment



Posting Details


Posting Number: 06001790 Position Title: Director of Curriculum and Assessment Posting Date: 10/06/2020 Closing Date: 11/01/2020 Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: 12 month Anticipated Start Date:

December 15, 2020

Position Type/Employee Class: Administrative FTE: 1.0 Salary Level: 28 Starting Pay Range $71,626 - $74,500 Hours per Week: 40 Work Schedule: 8AM - 5PM Days of the Week: Monday - Friday Job Summary/Purpose:

Responsible for administrative functions related to the college and state curriculum process, including catalog content and production coordination. Serves as a resource person to faculty, staff, management, and external representatives on curriculum requirements. Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and management to advise and ensure compliance with the rules and policies of the State, financial aid, and COCC as related to curriculum. Responsible for leading, maintaining, and improving an institution-wide academic assessment program focused on developing, documenting and assessing student learning outcomes to improve quality of teaching, learning and student success. Works collaboratively with faculty, staff and management to facilitate the formation of measurable learning outcomes and manage the collection and interpretation of assessment related to those outcomes, including providing training to faculty and staff. Supervises the Instruction Systems Specialist position, including hiring, training, evaluation and discipline.

Essential Functions:

Curriculum

1. Review and work to improve curriculum format (degrees, certificates, and courses); serve as a resource to faculty and staff on education standards such as writing learning outcomes, determining credits, contact hours, and attendance method, and help craft pre-requisites and catalog descriptions as needed. Support and attend various meetings regarding curriculum development.
2. Coordinate state and local course approval processes. Approve course outlines; ensure accurate and complete outlines and state approval forms exist for courses. Determine FTE -reimbursable status and assign course numbers. Provide guidance to departments.
3. Facilitate the degree and certificate process. Attend various meetings regarding curriculum development and articulation. Research labor market information, support new program applications, and help coordinate the degree and certificate approval process both internally and for the State. Keep college informed on curriculum changes.
4. Work with deans and department chairs to ensure that new courses and programs (and revisions approved by curriculum committee) are properly built in the college BANNER system and communicated to student services staff.
5. Work with the Admissions and Records unit and the Registrar’s office to ensure accurate communication about new and modified programs and degrees.
6. Process catalog content annually. Verify accuracy of and produce catalog information with input from deans, directors, department chairs, and program directors.
7. Prepare and maintain Academic Affairs Committee and Curriculum Committee notes and records. Detect errors in scheduling of classes and work with deans, directors, program administrators, and department chairs to identify and resolve problems. Represent Academic Affairs Committee in statewide discussions about FTE, course and instructor approval processes, OCCURS data, and course numbering.
8. Oversee, develop and coordinate Academic Affairs Committee and Curriculum Committee web presence. Work with Marketing and Publications to ensure consistent message and useful tools are readily available.

Assessment

1. Provide leadership in compliance through knowledge of accreditation requirements and standards at the program and College level and the compliance expectations around the development, documentation and assessment of learning outcomes at the course, program and degree/certificate levels.
2. Collaborate with faculty and academic leadership in the development, mapping and document of student learning outcomes.
3. Collaborate with faculty and academic leadership to support the collection and analysis of assessment data and documentation of improvements made as a result of the assessment process.
4. Provide training and leadership on measurement, assessment, research, and evaluation methodologies relevant to assessing student learning related to academic programs.
5. Coordinate the identification, summation and reporting of outcomes assessment information to support program and College accreditation reporting. Serve as the point person for storing, managing and disseminating assessment data related to assessment of student learning.
6. Coordinate the identification, summation and reporting on improvements made to teaching and learning as a result of outcomes assessment for planning and accreditation efforts. Prepare an annual report on findings.

Marginal Job Functions
1. Serve on college committees.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The position requires the knowledge of higher education curriculum development, principles, and trends in addition to an understanding of instruction and teaching methods. The position will be responsible for leading, maintaining and improving an institution-wide assessment program that focuses on student learning outcomes and institutional improvement.

1. Strong writing skills and interpersonal and public relations skills.
2. Strong attention to detail, organizational, follow-through skills, and high-level problem-solving and administrative skills.
3. Expertise in assessment, data analysis, and student learning outcomes.
4. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in order to meet tight schedules and time lines.
5. Ability to interpret, explain and apply knowledge of the college and state regulations, policies and procedures associated with FTE and course and instructor approvals, class scheduling, catalog and schedule production, and curriculum development.
6. Strong data entry and database management skills as well as knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
7. Must be able to work successfully with managers, faculty, staff, and students to explain and resolve problems.
8. Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a manner that reflects positively on the department and college.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Working hours are regular, per the established work schedule. Work is performed in an ordinary office, mostly sitting. Extended standing with some lifting is performed occasionally. Lifting of objects under 50 pounds is performed on occasion. Computer screen is used about 90 percent of the time. Must be able to climb or pull self upward, kneel, stoop, crawl and crouch. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, or any of the classes protected under Federal and State statues in any education program, activities, or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Social Science discipline or other discipline taught at COCC .
2. Requires a minimum of two years’ full-time policy, business, program management, assessment, teaching, or policy work experience in higher education or in a business environment.
3. Experience working in a higher education environment (community college or university)
4. Two years, or a combination, of teaching experience, curriculum development, and assessment.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in Business, Education, Social Science discipline or Curriculum Design.
2. Experience with Banner.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled No Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * Please define how you meet the requirement of a minimum of two years of full-time policy, business, program management, assessment, teaching, or policy work experience in higher education or in business environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please describe how you meet the requirement of two years, or a combination, of teaching experience, curriculum development, and assessment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please describe how you meet the minimum requirement of having two years work experience in a higher education environment (community college or university).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * While this is only a preference for the position, please indicate if you have experience with Banner.
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Please attach a document addressing the following: In 1500 words or fewer, describe your experience with curriculum and assessment, and show how it is applicable to the role of Director of Curriculum and Assessment at a community college.
    • Completed and Attached
  7. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  11. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 or DD215 form as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  4. Exercise Materials/Document
Optional Documents