Director of Institutional Assessment-ASMN

Position Summary

Provides support for the assessment of student learning and student development of both degree program and general education outcomes, including UCOs Transformative Learning principles and the Student Transformative Learning Record (STLR). Provides support for the university program review and program improvement processes. Maintains compliance with assessment requirements of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission, and provides support for approved specialized accreditation in academic departments and colleges. Advocates for building a campus-wide culture of assessment of and improvement in student learning.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties listed in this job description are intended as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position responsibilities.

Develops, reviews, and maintains a strategic plan and annual report for the Office Institutional Assessment.

Oversees the assessment committee structure. Chairs the university level Assessment Committee. Appoints sub-committees to address specific focuses of assessment as needed.

Coordinates assessment of the mandated areas defined in the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education assessment policy (Entry-Level, Mid-Level, Program Outcomes, and Satisfaction) and other areas as defined by the university's accrediting agencies.

Reviews and develops Entry-Level placement policies (Entry-Level Assessment). Works with the University College and Office of First Year Experience (Division of Enrollment and Student Success) in implementing Entry-Level Assessment.

Works with the Core Curriculum Committee (university) to develop and implement general education outcomes assessment (Mid-Level Assessment).

Working through the university Assessment Committee, develops and implements assessment of all academic programs including majors, minors, and certificates (Program Assessment).

Develops and implements university-wide assessment to evaluate student, alumni, and stakeholder satisfaction (Satisfaction Assessment).

Serves as a consultant for faculty and staff on institutional assessment project designs and practices.

Works with the Transformative Learning Committee to provide support for the institutional assessment of Transformative Learning activities and initiatives, including the Student Transformative Learning Record.

Supports the university's program review and program review processes.

Supervises the administration of assessment projects coordinated through the Office of Institutional Assessment including university level projects and college/department projects..

Serves as a liaison between the Office of Institutional Assessment and the UCO Administration, faculty, students, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Regional University System of Oklahoma, accrediting agencies, stakeholders, and the public on assessment related topics.

Promotes and disseminates information about assessment of student learning at UCO through presentations and reports to faculty members, administrative groups, students, professional organizations, accrediting groups, stakeholders, and the public.

Manages the annual budgets for the Office of Institutional Assessment.

Hires, trains and supervises personnel in the Office of Institutional Assessment.

Monitors and makes recommendations related to changes in Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Higher Learning Commission policies affecting institutional assessment.

Reports on the university's institutional assessment program to internal and external audiences.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications / Experience Required:

Doctorate degree. Extensive knowledge of fundamental theories, principles, and concepts related to academic assessment. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results. Extensive knowledge and comprehensive understanding of functional area. 6+ years of experience with leading planning, including program development and innovation, and assessment. Appropriate profession accomplishments and credentials.

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) will be accepted in lieu of a resume.

Experience Preferred:

Faculty experience is preferred.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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