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Curriculum, Assessment, and Articulation Specialist, 78786

Hiring Department

Office of Curriculum and Assessment

Job Description

The Curriculum and Articulation Specialist will report to the Vice Provost of Curriculum and Assessment. This position in instrumental in facilitating UMKC’s quality improvement efforts for curriculum development, annual assessment review, and modification/updates.

The Curriculum and Articulation Specialist facilitates ongoing collaboration between UMKC academic units and community college partners to develop, plan for, and communicate optimal curriculum plans (Major Maps and transfer guides) for both domestic and transfer students with intended UMKC plans of study/majors.

Coordinates and assists the University Assessment Council (UAC) in:
  • Annual review of all academic program assessment submissions (Graduate, Undergraduate, and Professional).
  • Annual academic program feedback regarding curricular metrics (for example, percentage of graduates with no required exceptions to the curriculum, DFW rates in major courses, equity measures for student successful completion of gateway/foundational courses) and curricular actions summary are communicated to individual department chair and College/School Dean annually.
  • Review of program level goals and outcomes as part of the Academic Innovation review process.
  • Archrival of all University program assessment meetings, training, and communications.
  • Supervises Graduate Assistant efforts to support UAC activities.
Acts as Transfer and Articulation Officer with MDHE and the CBHE:
  • Coordinates and assists the review of all student petitions regarding University-wide general education requirements (UMKC Essentials and MDHE Core 42). Determines actions necessary to update transfer equivalency database with input from appropriate departments; acts on petitions within guidelines for approval and coordinates updates in the student’s degree audit.
  • Assists in maintaining archive of all UMKC undergraduate, domestic articulation agreements in which admission requirements, curricular sequencing, and course equivalencies are central. Initiates annual review and tracking of students participating in MOU program to determine positive outcomes.
  • Assists UMKC and community college faculty and staff as needed when developing updated articulation information and or creating new 2+2 or dual enrollment programs for transfer students – ensures MDHE and UMKC academic regulations are being met.
  • Collaborates with UMKC academic units, UMKC Records and Registration, and primary community college partners to ensure the quality and completeness of the UMKC transfer equivalency data base and transfer guides. Annually reviews courses transferred to UMKC by sending institution to confirm equivalency evaluations are up to date, and recommends further review by academic unit or the General Education Curriculum Committee (UMKC Essentials) where not.
Attends monthly Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Catalog Committee meetings to ensure appropriate updates.
  • Ensures consistency among primary communication sources regarding UMKC undergraduate program availability and degree requirements. Sources include: annual UMKC Undergraduate Catalog, UMKC degree audit (College Source, u.achieve), UMKC degree mapping tool (College Source,, and MDHE College & Degree Search website.
  • Responsible for maintaining Major Maps and implementation and programming of UMKC degree mapping tool (College Source, and supports encoding for degree audit tool (College Source, u.achieve).
  • Collaborates with Vice Provost of Curriculum and Assessment to ensure UMKC documents and degree mapping reflect final actions by MDHE regarding program approval, including program emphases.
Acts as primary contact for community college and UMKC academic advisors, staff, and administrators regarding transfer student academic requirements (including UMKC General Education), course equivalencies, and academic policy (42-hour Block and Missouri Reverse Transfer).
  • Provides training for UMKC and community college academic advisors regarding academic areas above.
  • Provides ongoing training for UMKC academic advisors on best practices for advising tools (transfer guides, u.achieve, that reflect academic requirements.
May contribute to the teaching mission of the University as time allows

Coordinates data analysis efforts necessary

Provides leadership and/or input to University committees or stakeholders regarding policy issues impacting transfer students’ academic progress at UMKC.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 4 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Full Time/Part Time

Full-Time, benefit eligible


$53,600 - 73,000 commensurate with experience and education

Application Deadline

Application review begins 2/13/2023

Position will continue to accept and review applications until filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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UMKC Statement on Diversity

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UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

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