As a key member of the Academic Council, the Assistant Vice
President of Institutional Effectiveness, in concert with the
Provost, Deans, Directors, and Academic Program Directors, assists
in the establishment and achievement of college-wide academic goals
with a primary focus on the assessment of curriculum and online
instruction. Further, the Assistant Vice President of Institutional
Effectiveness designs, implements, and monitors an array of
academic initiatives, programs, and priorities to ensure
accreditation requirements are achieved.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are
not limited to:
- Provide guidance to departments concerning curriculum
development, assessment of curricula and programs, and compliance
with the requirements of SUNY, Middle States, NYSED, and other
- Collaborate with Provost, Deans, and Program Directors, to
investigate, assess, and adopt or discontinue courses, programs,
and pedagogical approaches based on data, national trends, and
- Guide the development and implementation of various academic
policies where institutional assessment is concerned; communicates
across schools and departments about the impact of curricular and
policy changes on College procedures, operations, and resources,
facilitating resolutions when necessary.
- Act as the College's liaison to the Middle States Commission on
Higher Education (MSCHE) and ensures that accreditation
requirements, including compliance with accrediting standards are
incorporated among other institutional goals and objectives and
into the planning and evaluation process of the College.
- Assist, as necessary, the Deans, Program Directors, and faculty
of externally accredited programs to ensure compliance with
accrediting standards and timely reporting of all information to
- Coordinate the assessment of student learning outcomes of
all academic programs within the institution.
- Coordinate the documentation and reporting of academic
outcome assessment, as related to improvement of student learning
and continuous improvement of instruction.
- Coordinate and provides professional development related
- Evaluate, develop, and coordinate implementation of
tools to analyze and document outcomes for academic programs
- Provide college-wide leadership to committees and
groups responsible for the accomplishment and measurement of
- Work as a faculty resource for the course assessment
process. Collaborate with faculty to develop timelines,
collect data, and communicate with administration and faculty
regarding course and program outcomes, etc. Work with faculty to
ensure a structured way to share assessment best practices.
- Develop and evaluate the College's annual Assessment Plan.
- Work with the Provost, Deans, and Program Directors on
strategic planning, operational planning, and institutional
assessment within Academic Affairs.
- Work with confidential data and make data driven decisions
necessary to meet accreditation goals, including experience with
integrated student information systems and using data for analysis
- Provide oversight for distance education and online
instructional programming with specific focus on developing,
maintaining, and assessing best practices for teaching and learning
in the online environment.
- Oversight of National Council for State Authorization
Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) to ensure the College and
curricular programming meets interregional guidelines for distance
- Oversight of partnerships with community members, high schools,
etc. where outreach (workforce development, non-credit offerings,
dual enrollment, and early college) is concerned.
- Gain and maintain NACEP accreditation for College in the High
- Maintain open communication with high schools, community
colleges, and other community partners.
- Provide oversight of Institutional Research and lead efforts in
collecting, interpreting, analyzing, and presentation of data that
supports assessment of student learning.
- Provide oversight for Applied Learning to ensure the curricular
goals and student learning outcomes, as related to applied
learning, are met.
- Model outstanding relationship-building skills.
- Supervise the following units: IRB, Institutional Research,
Callas Center for Educational Technology & Instruction, and the
Center for Excellence & Innovation.
- Maintain a participatory leadership style in a dynamic and
rapidly changing environment.
- Demonstrate innovation, creativity, and flexibility in problem
- Represent the Provost in committee meetings and related
internal and external obligations, as necessary.
- Support the overall work of the Office of the Provost through
leadership of projects and duties assigned by the Provost in
collaboration with other units or divisions of the College.