Department Name: Academic Success
Position Overview: Reporting to the Vice Provost for
Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies (VP-AAGS), the Director of
University Assessment works with the VP-AAGS to provide management
and leadership for curricular outcomes assessment and program
review to support the University’s mission, strategic initiatives,
and resource planning.
Under the direction of the VP-AAGS, the Director works
collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to ensure
the assessment of student learning outcomes for academic programs,
including the KU Core, KU’s general education program. This
includes the documentation and tracking of clearly articulated
learning outcomes for all courses and programs.
The Director will collaborate with staff in the Center for Teaching
Excellence, departmental chairs, faculty, academic administrators,
Analytics, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness (AIRE), the
University Core Curriculum Committee (UCCC) to build and implement
assessment policies, practices, and systems, and link assessment
activities with strategic planning. Along with the Assistant Vice
Provost for Academic Affairs, the Director liaisons with the KU
Medical Center to report assessment activities. The Director also
works with staff in Student Affairs and Academic Success to support
the assessment of co-curricular activities and provides guidance
with co-curricular assessment activities to ensure assessments meet
In collaboration with departmental chairs, faculty, academic
administrators, AIRE, and campus stakeholders, the Director
oversees and supports academic program reviews and related
activities on a planned and recuring basis that demonstrate
institutional effectiveness and provide input for strategic
planning, analysis, and decision-making to determine if programs
should be enhanced, maintained, discontinued, or subject to
The Director is responsible for ensuring assessment and program
review practices meet requirements of the Higher Learning
Commission (HLC) and Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), as well as
expectations of the Association of American Universities
The Director will ensure that assessment and program review
activities contribute to the University’s mission to promote
social, economic, and environmental justice, and will be dedicated
to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
This position is a full-time, 12-month position with an opportunity
for a courtesy appointment in an academic unit that ties to the
Director’s area of academic expertise.
80% - The Director will work
collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to:
- Plan, organize, coordinate, and monitor curricular assessment
programs, projects, committees, and activities campus wide, with a
focus on assessment of institutional learning outcomes and their
integration with KU Core courses and academic programs.
- Develop policies, practices, systems, and procedures that
reflect best practices in assessment, including the integration of
assessment results for continuous improvement.
- Implement assessment plans that promote student learning,
degree attainment, and success after graduation.
- Coordinate all assessment and program review activities and
reports needed for compliance purposes and for Higher Learning
Commission (HLC) accreditation, for compliance with KBOR policies
and procedures, and to meet AAU expectations.
- Liaison with Student Affairs and Academic Success for
- Liaison with KUMC for curricular and co-curricular
- Ensure assessments have clearly articulated learning outcomes
for all courses and programs.
- Plan, organize, coordinate and monitor program
20 % - Oversee the collection, analysis,
reporting, disseminating, and archiving of assessment
data/reports/results to support accreditation, program review, and
resource planning. Manage the university’s assessment and
program review website.
Position Requirements: This position is required to work
on-site at the University of Kansas, Lawrence campus.
- Earned master’s degree from an accredited institution.
- At least ten years of progressively responsible academic and/or
administrative experience in higher education.
- Experience in assessment of learning outcomes in higher
- Supervisory experience.
- Doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
- Five or more years of professional experience in assessment of
learning outcomes in higher education.
- At least fifteen years of progressively responsible academic
and/or administrative experience in higher education working in
assessment, accreditation, faculty development, and/or curricula
- Experience collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to an
accrediting agency or governing body, and monitoring
- At least five years of college-level teaching experience.
Contact information for Applicants: Jennifer Roberts;
Additional Candidate Instructions: To see full
announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/20523BR.
A complete application includes: (1) a cover letter
addressing how the required qualifications are met; (2)
a complete Resume; and (3) a list of three professional
references. Application review will begin Monday, November 8,
2021 and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is