Are you passionate about ensuring academic excellence and fostering continuous improvement in education? Do you thrive on working collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to uphold the highest standards of accreditation? If so, Dakota State University invites you to apply for the position of Assessment Coordinator within The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences.
About The Beacom College of Computer & Cyber Sciences
The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences currently offers five undergraduate programs, including Computer Science, Cyber Operations, Network and Security Administration, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Game Design. Two master programs, including a Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS) with specializations in Cyber Operations and Artificial Intelligence and a Master of Science in Cyber Defense (MSCD). The Beacom College also offers three doctoral programs, including Ph.D. in Computer Science, Ph.D. in Cyber Operations, and Ph.D. in Cyber Defense. The Beacom College is the largest college at DSU with more than 1,200 students including both undergraduate and graduate students.
As Assessment Coordinator for the College, you will play a pivotal role in achieving and maintaining accreditation. You will collaborate closely with the college dean, program coordinators and Beacom faculty members to create and implement ABET, CAE, and program assessment plans. Your responsibilities will include collecting and analyzing data and preparing comprehensive reports for submission, ensuring our programs remain in compliance with accreditation criteria.
- Support the College Dean in creation, maintenance, and dissemination of the ABET, CAE, and program assessment plans.
- Collect, organize, and analyze assessment data to evaluate student outcomes and program effectiveness.
- Prepare accurate and timely reports for submission to ABET and other relevant accreditation bodies.
- Collaborate with faculty to facilitate ongoing assessment activities and maintain a culture of continuous improvement.
- Conduct training sessions and workshops for faculty to ensure a thorough understanding of accreditation requirements and assessment processes.
- Collaborate with various stakeholders to maintain documentation and evidence of compliance.
- Stay up to date with changes in accreditation criteria and assessment best practices.
- A bachelor’s degree is required, a bachelor’s degree in curriculum and assessment, project management or similar field is preferred.
- Familiarity with accreditation processes and standards.
- Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, interpret, and present data effectively.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
- Detail-oriented and highly organized, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Advanced ability with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel).
- Commitment to strict confidentiality of data.
- Previous experience working in higher education is preferred.
- Flexible benefits package – including paid time off, health and retirement benefits
- Life and disability insurance options
- Reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities
- Professional liability coverage
Information about DSU:
Dakota State University is a special focus STEM university with an emphasis in computing information technologies and cyber security across all areas of human endeavor. Over the years, DSU has established its reputation as a distinguished regional and national leader in computer science and cybersecurity education and research. We embrace opportunities to provide our students, faculty, and future collaborators with the most innovative technologies and facilities, to produce transformative research and development, and create an outstanding base of faculty, students, and programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels. DSU holds three prestigious designations from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense, Research, and Cyber Operations.
Among the exciting things happening at Dakota State we have a major public-private partnership in DSU RISING, a gift-driven campaign in two phases, totaling $130 Million. DSU RISING has already produced several major new opportunities and facilities on campus: The Beacom Institute of Technology, the Madison CyberLabs (cyber-related research and technology application across many industries), the Applied Research Lab (DSU-ARL), and the Paulson Cyber Incubator and Entrepreneurial Center.
New projects funded and in process include the extension of DSU’s Applied Research Corporation (ARC) to a new facility in Sioux Falls, expansion of the number of graduates from the Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences, and the launch of the statewide Governors’ Cyber Academy (K-12 cyber education program).
How to Apply:
DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a list of at least three references.
Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About Dakota State University:
DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.
Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.