Posted: Mar 26, 2021
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Vice President Of Learning Assesment and Educational Effectiveness

Full-time
Salary: $90,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A
Education

POSITION SUMMARY
Reporting to the Vice President, Academic Affairs (VPAA), The Assistant Vice President of Learning Assessment and Educational Effectiveness (AVPLAEE) oversees the composition and coordination of assessment of student learning outcomes and assists in the evaluation of academic programs in academic departments, integrates assessment activities and results with accreditation processes, disseminates obtained information among University constituents and stakeholders, and sponsors instructional support activities. Additionally, the AVPLAEE is part of the University Executive Council.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides strategic leadership and expertise on assessment-related polices, practices, and activities;
  • Provide leadership and guidance for university committees tasked with assessment and student achievement;
  • Collaborates with campus units through the development and maintenance of institutional structures to demonstrate educational and institutional effectiveness;
  • Collaborate with administration and faculty to develop and implement a comprehensive system for assessing institutional effectiveness and student learning at course, program, and university levels for programs and services;
  • Assist divisions and departments (including academic departments) in designing and conducting benchmarking, outcome, satisfaction, and other studies;
  • Integrates assessment and evaluation efforts across campus, and integrates assessment activities and results with accreditation processes;
  • Provides professional leadership of the assessment process by communicating the purposes of student outcomes assessment, designing and delivering programs and workshops to a wide range of participants;
  • Assist departments in the development and delineation of assessment plans and assist in the selection of appropriate measures and methods for assessing student learning outcomes;
  • Analyze and communicate the results of assessments conducted and evaluate the effectiveness of established assessment processes to all stakeholders;
  • Assist with, support, and coordinate the reporting of assessment activities and the evaluation of majors and programs; support planning and budget decisions at the department, university and unit levels, and represent the University and its assessment and evaluation processes to external agencies;
  • Chairs the Institutional Assessment Committee;
  • Ensures that accreditation requirements, including compliance with assessment standards are incorporated among other institutional goals and objectives, into the planning and evaluation process of the University and academic units;
  • Facilitate a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds;
  • Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the VP Academic Affairs;
  • Develop an understanding and appreciation of the mission, history, current programs, services and goals of Capitol Technology University;
  • Contributes to the overall success of the University by performing all other duties as assigned by the VP Academic Affairs.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned master’s degree in an academic discipline;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with formal assessment processes;
  • An understanding of statistical analysis;
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • The ability to plan and conduct effective meetings;
  • Evidence of leadership ability;
  • Has knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds;
  • Experience editing and proofreading, with the ability to produce high-quality materials while adhering to multiple deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of varying levels of education and diverse backgrounds;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks and deadlines;
  • Ability to adapt to competing and shifting priorities with high levels of efficiency and accuracy;
  • Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to analytical rigor;
  • Knowledge of assessment principles and tools in higher education;
  • Experience in the design of a variety of assessment tools such as surveys, focus groups, rubrics, etc;
  • Applied professional experience in designing and conducting qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods assessment studies;
  • Professional experience delivering research findings to both technical and lay audiences including the use of data visualization and data storytelling;
  • A team player for the success of the university.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

There are limited physical demands; however, this position requires sitting and occasionally standing for extended periods of time, and repetitive motions for tasks such as operating a computer mouse and keyboard, and hearing and speaking on the telephone. The candidate must be able to lift, pull, bend, grasp, and occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.