SUNY Empire State College is currently seeking applicants for a Director of Assessment and Program Review. Reporting to the Executive Director for Institutional Effectiveness, the Director for Assessment and Program Review (State Title: Staff Associate) manages and facilitates all facets of student learning outcomes assessment processes, supports formal program reviews, and accreditation activities. The Director supports the Provost and Executive Director in developing and executing a strategic vision and plan for assessment, program review, and student learning improvement, and the maturation of an assessment culture at the College. Serving as collaborator and project manager, the individual works with faculty, leadership, and staff in developing assessment and review activities that are meaningful, empirical, and time and cost effective, improving learning experiences and programmatic effectiveness.
The position is situated in within the College's office of Decision Support and demands the ability to solve complex problems by gathering data, reasoning logically, drawing valid conclusions, and writing clear and concise reports. The individual will be a collaborative, creative, independent problem-solver, and have ability to work with diverse faculty and staff from multiple disciplines and functions. Above all, the Director will be committed to improving student and institutional outcomes related to student learning and success, will possess a deep understanding of accreditation requirements, and collaborate with others to decide how to best achieve continuous and sustainable improvement.
Specific duties include:
- Develop and manage assessment and program review operations, workflows, processes, data collection, schedules, and communication.
- Work collaboratively with faculty and administrators across the college in the planning and development of sound assessment initiatives yielding measurable outcomes.
- Implementing comprehensive approaches to assess educational units and program level student learning outcomes.
- Prepare timely, professional reports (oral and written) and presentation materials based on findings and disseminate information internally and/or for external reporting.
- Design and execute strategies to promulgate a culture of assessment utilizing strong interpersonal, organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
- Develop and maintain thorough, organized documentation and detail to support current and future assessment and accreditation needs.
- Build and/or maintain an accessible site to document the assessment efforts of the college and an evidence repository for accreditation efforts.
- Research and develop or acquire assessment tools and evaluation instruments (e.g., rubrics) that include attention to assessment of diversity and inclusion practices in teaching and learning.
- Develop training materials and provide professional development workshops and webinars regarding assessment and program review for faculty, staff, administrators, and students.
- Work with office of the Provost and the accreditation liaison officer to ensure compliance with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education regarding policies and standards of accreditation, etc.
- Work across divisions to support assessment of institutional effectiveness.
- Master's degree in relevant field such as educational assessment, research and measurement, social sciences, or other related disciplines.
- Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in the assessment of learning outcomes in higher education, accreditation, and/or curricula development.
- Demonstrated competence with quantitative and qualitative methods and practices in higher education.
- Demonstrated competence with data collection and analysis and generating written summaries, reports, and presentation materials.
- Experience with institutional and/or specialized accreditation standards.
- Experience with student learning outcomes assessment and formal assessment processes including assessment design, and evaluation methodologies.
- Earned doctorate in related field.
- Proficiency with statistical packages (such as SPSS, SAS).
- Experience developing and delivering professional development related to assessment for faculty, staff, and administrators.
- Higher education teaching experience.
- Project management skills.
- Data visualization skills.
- This position is located in Saratoga Springs, NY.
- SUNY Empire provides employees with a flexible work environment with a part-time telecommuting option per the current SUNY Telecommuting Policy which has been extended to June 30, 2023.
- Occasional travel required to fulfill department, division, and college-wide commitments.
- VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
Rank/Salary: SL4 / $75,000+, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Empire State College is an EOE employer.
We are pleased to offer our employees a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer professional-development activities for professionals and support staff, as well as faculty-development opportunities that encourage pursuit of disciplinary and community-focused research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and leadership development.
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Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit the following documents, which are required for consideration:
- Cover letter
- Name and contact information of three references
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