Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance
The Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance is a 12-month appointment in support of the Office of the Provost. Office hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities can require occasional evenings and weekends. The candidate must possess an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith and be committed to service at a dynamic, interdenominational, evangelical Christian university where the integration of faith and academic excellence is paramount. The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University’s Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.
The candidate must think critically, recognize trends, and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators. The Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance should possess excellent organizational skills and must be able to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects in order to meet deadlines. The candidate will perform other related duties as required and deemed appropriate in support of the Provost and will serve as a member of university committees as assigned.
General areas of oversight include: accreditation, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, university policy, institutional research, and compliance. The Associate Vice President for Accreditation and Quality Assurance oversees the Assistant Director of Quality Assurance and the Director for Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
INSTITUTIONAL SACSCOC LIAISON
- Coordinates the activities necessary for the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Coordinates the writing and preparation of all institutional reports prepared in support regional accreditation, including aiding in the preparation of substantive change applications.
- Maintains familiarity with the Principles of Accreditation and requirements for compliance.
- Manages regional accreditation activities to include site team visits, and resources for site teams.
- Provides accreditation compliance training and consultation to university officials.
- Manages software for accreditation reporting.
- Evaluates academic policy in light of accreditation requirements.
CHIEF ASSESSMENT OFFICER
- Consults with Deans, Department Chairs, and Program Coordinators on the development and assessment of student learning and program outcomes.
- Coordinates the timely submission and collection of institutional effectiveness plans and results reports for all academic programs and support services units.
- Collaborate and provide support for programs seeking or holding specialized accreditation.
- Promotes the use of Institution-wide assessment for improvement (Best Christian Workplaces; Faith and Work Integration, Culture of Service).
- Assists the Provost in developing and implementing strategic institutional plans and initiatives.
- Researches issues of importance and sensitivity, providing insight on how trends/issues may influence LeTourneau University and/or apply within the university’s context.
Quality Assurance and INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
- Manages the staff within Quality Assurance and Institutional Research.
- Oversees timely submission of data for Federal, National, State, and institutional reports and publications.
- Oversees the collection of End-of-Course Evaluations and other assessment surveys.
- Responsible for coordination, maintenance and updating of University policies.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: May 1, 2017.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION OR NOMINATION:
For full consideration applications should be received by April 1, 2017. After that applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.
In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.
Electronic Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. E-mail completed application, copies of graduate transcripts and a current résumé to:
Dr. Steven Mason, Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs
LeTourneau University, Post Office Box 7001, Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-3201 Phone (903) 233-3210
Web Address: www.letu.edu
E-mail application and inquiries to: GerrieForbis@letu.edu
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.
LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.
Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.
LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.
LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacsoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.
The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Additional Information about the University can be found at http://www.letu.edu .