Director of Outcomes Assessment
About Empire State College:
Empire State College was established in 1971 by Dr. Ernest Boyer as a distinctive statewide institution focused on innovative and nontraditional teaching and learning.
The college continues its 46-year commitment experimenting with new, flexible, and individualized modes of learning through such practices as mentoring students throughout their academic studies, creating individualized degree plans, valuing learning gained from life and work experience, building professional and social student support communities and creating flexible modes of delivery to meet students' diverse learning preferences. The college now boast over 75,000 proud and successful alumni and partners while serving appropriately 17,500 students a year who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.
Empire State College is a part of the SUNY System and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. With headquarters in Saratoga Springs, New York, ESC serves mostly working adults pursuing associate, bachelor's and master's degrees online and onsite at 35 locations across the state of New York and abroad.
SUNY Empire State College is seeking a Director of Outcomes Assessment (State Title: Senior Academic Advisor) for the Office of Decision Support.
The Director of Outcomes Assessment serves to enhance the college's capabilities in outcomes assessment and quality review. The Director of Outcomes Assessment is responsible for conducting analysis and research in collaboration with faculty, administrators, and professional staff to support continuous improvement of the teaching and learning environment. This position directs and oversees assessment initiatives and data management to implement assessment plans. This position will support the accreditation process and provide support to other initiatives in Decision Support.
Responsibilities include management of the General Education Assessment Review (GEAR), Area of Study (AOS) Review, and Assessment in the Major; documentation of those activities by preparing internal and external reports; soliciting faculty to participate in these reviews in collaboration with deans, associate deans and department chairs; and overseeing the collection of student work for assessment. The Director of Outcomes Assessment will conduct quantitative and qualitative research to support assessment initiatives and will provide consulting support to administrators, faculty, and staff to ensure best practice of assessment and program delivery regarding such complex issues as student engagement, student success, and student retention. The Director of Outcomes Assessment reports to the Vice President for Decision Support and works collaboratively with a range of academic and administrative staff. The Director of Outcomes Assessment supports institutional and specialized program accreditation by maintaining familiarity with accreditation standards and provides documentation to support the accreditation process. SUNY Empire State College is beginning a Middle States self-study cycle with a reaffirmation visit scheduled for 2019. The Director works with faculty and department chairs to close the loop on assessment research - feeding results into improvement initiatives and tracking the effectiveness of those activities.
Rank/Salary: Up to 85,000, commensurate with experience
Empire State College is an EOE employer.
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Applications Due By: October 1st, 2017
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I currently serve as an Assistant Teaching Professor for Penn State University in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at State College, University park. I teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The subject matter for the undergraduate level is focused on Advanced Integration and Interoperability (middleware), Business Information Systems and Information Technology Architecture Development, Database Design and Development, Data Science, and Project Management for which I am the state-wide chairman for IST 302 Project Management subject matter curriculum for the Pennsylvania State University system. The subject matter at the graduate level is focused on Enterprise Architecture with the emphasis on Business Process Architecture development based on a standard business modeling language.
Prior to Penn State University, I have held several part-time academic positions, for example, Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University iSchool, Cornell University, Saint John Fisher College, State University of New York (SUNY), Resident Senior Fellow at Rochester Institute of Technology at Saunders College of Business, and I served as Senior Advisor to the University Alliance for SAP Studies at the University of Wisconsin as well as a Senior Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University as a Distinguished Lecturer for Systems/Software Architecture Development.
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