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Academic Assessment Manager - Academic Professional/Sr. (Open Rank/Hybrid)

Employer
Georgia Institute of Technology
Location
Atlanta, GA
Salary
$79,000-$83,000
Date posted
Oct 6, 2023

About Us

Overview

Georgia Tech prides itself on its technological resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to building an outstanding and diverse community of learning, discovery, and creation. We strongly encourage applicants whose values align with our institutional values, as outlined in our Strategic Plan. These values include academic excellence, diversity of thought and experience, inquiry and innovation, collaboration and community, and ethical behavior and stewardship. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance and is aware that attracting faculty may require meeting the needs of two careers.

About Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with numerous economic and cultural strengths. The Institute serves more than 45,000 students through top-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs in engineering, computing, science, business, design, and liberal arts. Georgia Tech's faculty attracted more than $1.4 billion in research awards this past year in fields ranging from biomedical technology to artificial intelligence, energy, sustainability, semiconductors, neuroscience, and national security. Georgia Tech ranks among the nation's top 20 universities for research and development spending and No. 1 among institutions without a medical school. 

Georgia Tech's Mission and Values

Georgia Tech's mission is to develop leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. The Institute has nine key values that are foundational to everything we do: 

1. Students are our top priority. 

2. We strive for excellence. 

3. We thrive on diversity. 

4. We celebrate collaboration. 

5. We champion innovation. 

6. We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression. 

7. We nurture the wellbeing of our community. 

8. We act ethically. 

9. We are responsible stewards. 

Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will become an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological research university of unmatched scale, relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges and opportunities of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional, principled leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact. 

About the Office of Academic Effectiveness

Office of Academic Effectiveness (OAE) at Georgia Tech fosters a culture of improvement and sustained excellence across academic programs and support units. Through on-going engagement and assessment support services, the Office contributes to the Institute's commitment to excellence in student learning and quality assurance. Visit www.academiceffectiveness.gatech.edu.

Location

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

This position will focus on academic assessment primarily related to undergraduate education in transformative learning. The position will implement assessment efforts for the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), a required report for the reaffirmation of accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The QEP topic is Leadership in Progress and Service: Creating Intentional and Transformative Learning Experiences. While the Academic Assessment Manager will be positioned in the Office of Academic Effectiveness, the QEP is organizationally positioned within the Office of Undergraduate Education (OUE). Georgia Institute of Technology is scheduled for reaffirmation of accreditation in 2025. The position will focus on the design and implementation for the QEP assessment process, collaborating with the leadership of the QEP. Successful implementation of these efforts will require close collaboration between OAE and the leadership in OUE.

Job Responsibilities

1. QEP Assessment: Manage assessment efforts for the QEP, a component of Georgia Tech's accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) (more information may be found at https://provost.gatech.edu/quality-enhancement-plan).

a. Along with the Executive Director for Assessment, meet periodically with the leadership of the QEP to ensure alignment of QEP assessment with other assessment and accreditation efforts across campus.

b. Collaborate closely with the QEP Director, faculty, and staff to plan and implement QEP assessment and SACSCOC reporting (QEP due February 2025).

2. Initiate and oversee data collection for purposes of measuring the QEP Outcomes:

a. Collaborate with QEP leadership and faculty, as well as the Executive Director of Assessment, the Associate Provost for Academic Effectiveness, and the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (or designee), to implement the 5-year assessment plan for QEP.

b. Collaborate with faculty and staff to implement assessment processes and good practices.

c. Assist with organizing, outlining, and writing assessment reports and SACSOC reports.

d. Serve on appropriate Institute committees related to the QEP and academic assessment.

e. Participate in accreditation activities.

3. Academic Assessment

a. Assist with additional projects, efforts, or requests related to academic assessment as assigned by the Associate Provost

Required Qualifications

This position vacancy is an open rank announcement. Final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Non-tenure Track Academic Faculty ranks as outlined in section 3.2.2 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook (https://www.policylibrary.gatech.edu/faculty-handbook/3.2.2-non-tenure-track-academic-faculty-members-hiring-and-promotion- guidelines) 

Minimum Education / Experience Requirements

Academic Professional

  • Terminal degree
  • Significant related experience or promotion from the rank of Associate Academic Professional
  • Quality of performance and potential development must be recognized by peers

Senior Academic Professional

  • Terminal degree
  • Evidence of superior performance in the chosen field
  • Recognition by peers (whether national, regional, or local)
  • Successful and measurable related experience
  • Five (5) years or more as an Academic Professional

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience

  • Direct experience in assessment of academic programs - preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Professional experience in a research university setting.
  • Experience in basic statistics, database/spreadsheet management, and data analysis.
  • Experience with educational survey information.
  • Experience with statistical analysis packages (e.g., R, SPSS, SAS) and/or with text analysis software (e.g.NVivo, etc.).

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty  ;an d staff members from diverse backgrounds on assessment projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student learning outcomes, including applied learning contexts outside the traditional classroom, using a variety of direct and indirect assessment methods.
  • Demonstrated fluency in research and report writing, as well as oral and graphic presentation of assessment findings.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven expertise in designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on assessment projects.
  • Possess excellent organization and planning, prioritization, problem-solving, follow through, and time management.

Proposed Salary

The Institute offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefit package as well as an exciting, challenging, and rewarding work environment. The final salary offer commensurate qualification and experience.

Required Documents to Attach

Applications will be reviewed immediately and accepted until the position is filled. The position is available immediately with a negotiable starting date. Application shall include

  •  a cover letter;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • the names, titles, and contact information (email, phone) for four professional references (references will not be contacted without prior notification).

During the application process, candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample demonstrating their ability to effectively communicate the analyses and findings of assessment activities or research. This writing sample is not requested for the initial application.

Contact Information

Requests for information may be directed to Loraine Phillips at loraine.phillips@gatech.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests. 

Georgia Tech is a member of the University System of Georgia (USG), where every member of the community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values - Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect - that form and guide the daily work of the organization. USG and its institutions foster an environment where all members of the USG community are free to share ideas and opinions. Learn more about Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression.

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