ASSESSMENT & EDUCATION INNOVATION SPECIALIST

ASSESSMENT & EDUCATION INNOVATION SPECIALIST

Req #: 189981 Department: UW BOTHELL - OFFICE OF STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS Job Location: UW Bothell Posting Date: 05/13/2021 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Although open until filled, priority application date is June 1, 2021. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.

UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.

The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.

The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.

The three priorities of the University’s current Strategic Plan - Increasing Access, Achieving Excellence are to: strengthen diversity and equity, enhance community and campus engagement, and advance cross-disciplinary teaching and scholarship.

In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.

Reporting to the Executive Director for the Learning and Teaching Collaborative, the Assessment & Education Innovation Specialist supports campus-wide academic assessment and program accreditation projects charged by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. The person in this position will also provide consultative services for unit-level academic assessment efforts aligned with UW-Bothell’s mission of expanding access to excellence in higher education through innovative and creative curricula, interdisciplinary teaching and research, and a dynamic community of multicultural learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assessment of Campus-wide Learning Goals:
  • Supports the Academic Affairs Division and faculty governance with the intentional improvement of student learning through data-informed processes that examine learning outcomes within a diverse student population context.
  • Collaborates with relevant units to develop culturally-responsive assessment practices associated with student learning outcomes under the supervision of the Executive Director.
  • Supports Schools and designated Academic Affairs sub-units as they plan and develop culturally-responsive assessment practices associated with the campus-wide student learning outcomes.
  • Supports Academic Affairs with culturally-responsive assessment for periodic campus-wide program reviews related to the campus-wide learning goals.
  • Develops and implements data-sharing agreements and processes between IR and Academic Affairs.
  • Works collaboratively across the tri-campus system to complete the variety of complex tasks necessary to maintain institutional accreditation.

    Consultative Services to Support School-Specific Accreditation and Learning Outcome Assessment:
  • Provides guidance to Schools as they develop student learning outcomes specific to their programs.
  • Provides guidance to Schools for developing culturally-responsive assessment practices associated with student learning outcomes specific to their programs.
  • Provides guidance to Schools as they develop and implement robust and culturally-responsive methods to evaluate teaching that align with the Faculty Code and best practices.
  • Provides guidance to Schools as they develop and implement data-sharing agreements and processes between Institutional Research and Schools.

    Supports the Campus Community to Successfully Achieve Educational Assessment, Innovation, and Accreditation Goals:
  • Supports Academic Affairs with culturally-responsive assessment associated with institutional grants and other organizational development efforts.
  • Presents assessment results to stakeholders.
  • Works collaboratively with leadership to facilitate appropriate responses and continuous improvement to findings from the prioritized assessments.
  • Supports training for faculty and staff on culturally-responsive assessment techniques and practices to develop their assessment and evaluation competencies.
  • Serves as the assessment liaison for the campus with identified points of contact within each Academic Affairs unit and faculty governance.
  • Serves on relevant standing and ad-hoc campus-wide committees.
  • Liaises with tri-campus assessment community as needed.
  • Continues professional development and actively contributes to the higher education assessment profession.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline.
  • At least 4 years of experience in higher education that includes practice with the following:
    o Best practices in higher education academic assessment and evaluation methodologies grounded in antiracist and social justice principles.
    o Accreditation requirements for higher education.
    o Intermediate quantitative data collection and analysis skills including statistical software.
    o Intermediate qualitative data collection and analysis techniques including focus groups, in-depth interviews, survey design, and qualitative data software (e.g., Atlas TI, NVivo)
    o Data management and data-sharing best practice.

    Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Possess advanced knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion as an integrated part of assessment in higher education.
  • Possess advanced to expert interpersonal skills to promote effective and inclusive collaboration that is mindful of the population(s) being served and involves them in the process of assessment.
  • Able to explain (in writing and verbally) assessment processes and outcomes to non-specialists, as well as prepare reports for various audiences.
  • Able to manage multiple complex tasks without direct supervision.
  • Aware of assessment requirements for international accreditation bodies such as AACSB and ABET.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with internal and external diverse constituents including students, faculty, and staff.

    DESIRED:
  • Master’s degree or higher in Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Higher Education Administration, Institutional Effectiveness, Educational Psychology, or a closely related field.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .



Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .

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