Administrative Careers - Academic Advising, Administrative Careers - Program Administration
General Purpose: The Director will support the campus with the assessment of student learning in undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs. The Director will collaborate with faculty, staff, and academic administrators in developing and implementing assessment plans and methods, analysis and sharing of results to improve educational effectiveness. The Director is also responsible for professional development opportunities, including training and workshops with faculty, staff, and administrators. In addition, the Director will facilitate institutional survey administration, data collection, analysis, and reporting to campus constituents.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibility
Provide coordination for learning outcomes assessment for academic programs:
Assist the Assistant Provost of Educational Effectiveness with planning and directing the Academic Program Review process, Annual Learning Outcomes Reporting which may include: department presentations, individual meetings with chairs and faculty, annual follow-up on Memorandums of Understanding
Provide and facilitate faculty training in assessment and information sharing
Assist in the design of authentic assessment measures of student learning with curricular and co-curricular programs
Collaborate with Student Development in assessing university learning outcomes
Coordinate the implementation of national surveys such as NSSE, HERI CIRP, CSS, DLE, Christian Life Survey, or as determined by the Assistant Provost of Educational Effectiveness
Facilitate internal surveys, instruments, and focus groups necessary to support programs in improving their academic delivery and effectiveness
Distribute and promote the use of assessment results for institutional and program planning
Actively support the Assistant Provost of Educational Effectiveness with WSCUC accreditation and disciplinary/specialized accreditation requirements
Integrate and disseminate assessment and evaluation data by maintaining an assessment clearinghouse, website, and other mediums of data transparency
Support University committees in activities calling for assessment and curricular evaluation expertise
Co-chair the Educational Effectiveness Committee
Collaborate with university administrators to foster a culture of assessment and improvement
Exhibit leadership in various assessment projects and initiatives in a collaborative team environment with administrators, faculty, and staff.
Other duties as assigned
Reporting to the Assistant Provost of Educational Effectiveness
Hours Per Week: 40
Months Per Year: 12
Hiring Range: $6,250.00 - 7,083.33 per month
Ph.D./Ed.D. in an academic discipline (e.g. Higher Education, Sociology, Psychology).
At least 5 years professional experience in Higher Education, preferably in the area ofteaching, learning, and assessment
Expertise and direct experience in learning outcomes assessment in a university setting for both campus and online based instruction
Applied and advanced knowledge of research and assessment methodology, curriculum development (campus and online), assessment design and implementation, and accountability issues
Knowledge of various types of survey methodology, assessment programs and accreditation standards for programs and institutions
Experience leading or supporting academic program review for a department or as an external evaluator
Ability to compute, evaluate and positively communicate the general principles of evaluation and assessment
Strong qualitative and quantitative research background; experience with statistical analysis techniques, database management and report writing and presentation.
Ability to prepare reports, analysis and summary tables using a statistical software package
Three (3) years of experience in leading faculty training and development
Ability to plan and facilitate assessment training workshops for experienced and non-experienced faculty
Strong presentation skills to communicate assessment plans and results effectively with a wide range of audiences and to facilitate dialogues with colleagues within the University
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with deans, chairs, directors, faculty, and staff
Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple task/projects
Ability to work in a multi-project, fast-paced office environment and able to meet concurrent deadlines
Knowledge of the current realities in the higher education climate and ability to communicate these realities across a diverse audience
Knowledge of WSCUC Accreditation Requirements
Holds personal theological beliefs that are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. Maintain a lifestyle in consonance with sound Christian principles and those promulgated by the University.
Biola University's Doctrinal Statement remains the foundational document regarding the theological position of the University. Biola's position from its inception has been and remains Christian, Protestant and theologically conservative. Prospective and existing employees must affirm that their personal theological beliefs are in agreement with the Biola Doctrinal Statement. A prospective or an ex...isting employee's church affiliation will be considered in determining his or her understanding of and compliance with Biola's theological position.
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