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The Director of Assessment and Accreditation (as determined by experience and qualifications) 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 successful candidate will:
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.
be in genuine agreement with the University's Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau.
think critically, recognize trends, and communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and senior administrators.
The Director of Assessment and Accreditation should possess excellent organizational skills and must be able to prioritize and manage multiple short and long-term projects to meet deadlines. The candidate will perform other related duties as required and deemed appropriate in support of the Office 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, and compliance. The Director of Assessment and Accreditation works closely with the Office of Institutional Research. This position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Administration.
Plans, implements, monitors, analyzes, and evaluates comprehensive and coordinated assessment, accreditation, and reporting efforts for the institution.
Coordinates and provides leadership of the activities necessary for institutional reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC).
Ensures and maintains institutional accreditation, through compiling and analysis of academic data and programs.
Monitors and assures compliance with accreditation standards and maintenance of documentation to prepare university accreditation and compliance reports.
Coordinates and leads the writing and preparation of all institutional reports prepared in support of regional accreditation, including aiding in the preparation of substantive change applications.
Maintains familiarity with SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation and requirements for compliance.
Manages institutional accreditation activities to include site team visits, and resources for site teams.
Provides accreditation compliance training and consultation to university officials and ensures the university adheres to any recommendations.
Responsible for performing complex analysis for assessment and accreditation data.
Manages software for accreditation reporting.
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.
Oversees academic and administrative unit assessments measured by SACSCOC and university specific standards and ensures adherence to any recommendations.
Works in collaboration with program area faculty to develop and implement assessment instruments and plans that improve the quality of academic programs and services.
Evaluates academic policy in consideration of accreditation requirements.
Eligible for faculty appointment.
A master's degree in higher education leadership, statistics, computer science, or related field is required. A doctorate and 4-5 years higher education experience preferred.
Knowledge of, and experience with, the accreditation process (SACS preferred).
Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of assessment, program evaluation, and research methods.
Understanding of institutional research, purpose and methods.
Understanding of best practices and research in higher education.
Experience in non-profit, Christian higher education preferred.
Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students, higher education broadly, and Christian higher education specifically.
Evidence of successful decision making in a collaborative environment and proven ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced innovative environment.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University offers group health insurance plans, life insurance, contribution to a retirement program, and undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and their dependents, among other benefits.
DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: January 1, 2024, or on a mutually agreeable date.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, completed application, and copies of unofficial transcripts. Applications are available at www.letu.edu/jobs.
Please submit applications electronically to OfficeoftheProvost@letu.edu.
Office of the Provost
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
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.
LeTourneau University is known as “The Christian Polytechnic University,” a comprehensive yet STEM-focused, evangelical, and interdenominational Christian institution. LeTourneau is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. LeTourneau offers more than 140 graduate and undergraduate programs in aviation, engineering, education, business, psychology and counseling, arts and sciences, nursing, and theology and vocation. Students enjoy the opportunity to take classes in person, online, or in a dual credit format.
Approximately 3,210 students (including online and dual credit students) currently attend LeTourneau University. With the average class size of 17 and a 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, students are able to develop close relationships with world-class faculty. Professors are experts in their chosen field, credentialed with degrees from the top universities around the world. Many come to LeTourneau straight from industry or missions contexts, offering real-world experiences in the classroom and rich mentoring relationships with students. At LeTourneau, student...s receive both academic excellence and intentional spiritual formation because the integration of faith and learning is paramount to the educational mission of the university. Faculty and staff are active in students’ lives and encourage students to know Jesus Christ and the abundant life He offers.
LeTourneau consistently ranks among the top colleges and universities in the nation and the state of Texas: Top National Tier, Best Regional University in the Western Region and Best Undergraduate Engineering Program (U.S. News & World Report); Best Small Colleges in America, Most Conservative College in Texas, Best Christian College in Texas (Niche.com) in 2022. Also, LeTourneau ranks in the top 20 Best Value Colleges in Texas (Payscale.com) and Best Value Schools (U.S. News & World Report). LeTourneau University was founded in 1946 by businessman and devout Christian, R.G. LeTourneau, and his wife, Evelyn. Its beautiful, 162-acre, residential campus is located in Longview, TX. Learn more at www.letu.edu.